The stars of the silver screen collided with the stars of architecture on a small strip of beachfront in Santa Monica.
It’s the former home of one of the top architects of Southern California’s Golden Age of architecture.
The Wallace Neff-designed home has been thoroughly updated with a fantastic hand-painted ceiling and a lot of marble.
The owner plans to demolish the property, but the city officials didn’t find the French Revival home worthy of preservation.
The property—which holds 10 bedrooms and features a pool, guest house, and fruit orchard—had fallen into such a shabby state, locals referred to it as "Grey Gardens."
TV exec nabs lavish Neoclassical mansion built for Ralph Chandler in 1960. The estate includes a thirty-foot domed ceiling, herringbone wood floors, and elaborately carved wood accents.
Built for the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, this Spanish-style estate, which holds 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a fruit orchard, and spa, was later neglected. It's been spruced up by a development firm, but still needs some polishing.
Built in 1960 for Ralph J. Chandler, nephew of Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler, the 8,000-square-foot residence's design was influenced by the Garden Pavilion of Versailles and the Petit Trianon
Following decades of neglect, the 10-bedroom villa, built for Singer sewing machine heir Arthur Bourne, is being restored by preservation-minded development firm ReInhabit. So far, it has cleared away more than 90,000 pounds of debris.
This well-maintained manor by old Hollywood architect Wallace Neff has some quirky interior design and a lot of historic charm. The home features hardwood floors, a beautiful mahogany library, and apparently an extraordinary shower.