Samuel Novarro House by Lloyd Wright

Samuel Novarro House by Lloyd Wright

Samuel Novarro House, by Lloyd Wright - 2255 Verde Oak Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Samuel Novarro House, by Lloyd Wright – 2255 Verde Oak Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Right on the heels of the listing of the Sowden House in Los Feliz a few weeks ago comes another fantastic listing of a significant Lloyd Wright home. This time it’s the Samuel Novarro House in The Oaks, that exclusive neighborhood of hilly, winding streets at the western end of Los Feliz.

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 The home’s magnificence is announced by the gigantic address numbers mounted on a walled stairway that leads down to the home’s hillside entry. Inside, it is a meticulously restored showcase of the architect’s work featuring concrete floors, dramati

The home’s magnificence is announced by the gigantic address numbers mounted on a walled stairway that leads down to the home’s hillside entry. Inside, it is a meticulously restored showcase of the architect’s work featuring concrete floors, dramatic steel framed windows, and other wonderful Wright details such as a huge fireplace, the design of which echoes the geometry of the entire home.

 Remodeled by architect Josh Schweitzer for actress Diane Keaton in the 90’s, the home has been featured on the covers of several books and magazines.

Remodeled by architect Josh Schweitzer for actress Diane Keaton in the 90’s, the home has been featured on the covers of several books and magazines.

 Built in 1928 and owned, or lived in, by a string of celebrities over the years, this 3 BR / 3 BA home has a storied history. Originally built by MGM actor Samuel Novarro for his secretary, Novarro kept the home for himself after learning that his s

Built in 1928 and owned, or lived in, by a string of celebrities over the years, this 3 BR / 3 BA home has a storied history. Originally built by MGM actor Samuel Novarro for his secretary, Novarro kept the home for himself after learning that his secretary was stealing from him. Since then, other owners include Leonard Bernstein, Diane Keaton and Christina Ricci.

 The lower-level master suite features towering ceilings, huge windows and access to a large private deck and the yard.

The lower-level master suite features towering ceilings, huge windows and access to a large private deck and the yard.

 Of course, no celebrity-owned home from the Golden Age of Hollywood would be complete without a swimming pool. This one comes with beautiful canyon views and privacy from a grand wall that surrounds it.

Of course, no celebrity-owned home from the Golden Age of Hollywood would be complete without a swimming pool. This one comes with beautiful canyon views and privacy from a grand wall that surrounds it.

 The yard features a tranquil terrace, a jasmine covered walkway, bamboo tree-lined sitting area and much more.

The yard features a tranquil terrace, a jasmine covered walkway, bamboo tree-lined sitting area and much more.

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 I love the detail of this stairway. The architectural significance of the home is reflected by its designation as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (#130) in 1974.

I love the detail of this stairway. The architectural significance of the home is reflected by its designation as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (#130) in 1974.

 Once again drawing upon his penchant for Mayan themes, Wright employs copper sheathing to beautiful effect for the blocky, geometric exterior detail (as opposed to the textile-block used in the Sowden House).

Once again drawing upon his penchant for Mayan themes, Wright employs copper sheathing to beautiful effect for the blocky, geometric exterior detail (as opposed to the textile-block used in the Sowden House).

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If you would like to see this or any other property, call me to make an appointment. David Kubiczky, PLG Estates – 323.497.7555

2255 Verde Oak Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Listing Price: $4,495,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: 13,243sf
Year Built: 1928
Pool: In Ground, Private
Air: Central
Floor: Cement, Hardwood
Parking: Garage, 2-Car
Views: Canyon, City Lights
Fireplace: Living Room
MLS #: 13-660067

Listing courtesy of Aaron Kirman of Hilton & Hyland.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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