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Mapping LA’s most incredible lost mansions

These estates were torn down, but their stories are not forgotten.

How Old Hollywood and starchitecture built Santa Monica’s Gold Coast

The stars of the silver screen collided with the stars of architecture on a small strip of beachfront in Santa Monica.

Ravishing 1920s home modeled after Tuscan villa can be yours for $11.8M

It’s the former home of one of the top architects of Southern California’s Golden Age of architecture.

Spanish Colonial where Howard Hughes crashed his plane is for sale for $14.45M

The Wallace Neff-designed home has been thoroughly updated with a fantastic hand-painted ceiling and a lot of marble.

City committee says no to landmarking threatened Bel Air home designed by Wallace Neff

The owner plans to demolish the property, but the city officials didn’t find the French Revival home worthy of preservation.

Once-neglected Palm Springs hacienda by Wallace Neff is now a knockout

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."

Grand Wallace Neff fixer in Hancock Park sells for $5.75M

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.

1930s hacienda by Wallace Neff in Palm Springs can be yours for $3M

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.

Lavish Neoclassical mansion by Wallace Neff asking $6M

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

Primed for a comeback: 1930s fixer in Palm Springs

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.

Wallace Neff-Designed Colonial Asks $2.397 Million

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.

Wallace Neff's Stunning Schoenborn Residence in Los Feliz Asking $5 Million

Gorgeous 1920s Mediterranean by Wallace Neff in Pas's Prospect Park Asking $3.8 Million

Rent a Historic 1920s French Normandy Revival By Wallace Neff In Pasadena

PreservationWatch: Howard Hughes Crash Edition

The Wallace Neff House That Howard Hughes Crashed His Plane Into Is Set to Be Demolished

1970s Wallace Neff in Holmby Hills Asking Mindblowing $75MM

Wallace Neff's "Authentically Mexican" Millikan House In Pas

Old Time Starchitect Wallace Neff's Bastardized Los Feliz House

Wallace Neff Singer Sewing Estate in Glendora Flips Out

1937 Wallace Neff With Trendy Reno in Los Feliz Asking $3.2MM

3 Biggest LA Sales Last Week Include a Wallace Neff Teardown

Bob Newhart Lists Wallace Neff in Bel Air For $15.5 Million

Maroon 5er's Spanish in Los Feliz With Wallace Neff Remodel

Here Are the 3 Biggest LA Home Sales of the Last Week

Reese Witherspoon's Ojai Ranch Chopped Down to $7.25MM

1920s French Normandy Revival by Wallace Neff in Pasadena

Reese Witherspoon Lists Wallace Neff Ranch in Ojai For $10MM

1920s Spanish Colonial by Wallace Neff in La Canada

1932 Wallace Neff in Pasadena With a Pool

Bev Hills Wallace Neff House Owned By Betty Grable, Diane Keaton, Madonna Asking $18.495 Million

Wallace Neff's Revolutionary Bubbles Make a SoCal Comeback

Buy the Bev Hills House Howard Hughes Crashed a Plane Into

Early Wallace Neff Spanish Colonial in Beverly Hills

Altadena Wallace Neff Hits Market For First Time in 4 Decades

LA Times Heiress Flipping Judy Garland's Bel Air House

1920s Mediterranean in Pasadena Designed By Wallace Neff

1926 Wallace Neff House Built For Huntington Hotel Manager

Pasadena Showcase House Shutdown