Designed by the well-known Los Angeles architect Roland Coates, this elegant residence was originally built in 1936. Little had been done over the years to modernize this 11,000-square-foot home, and its Hollywood glamour eventually faded. The challenge of this project was to restore and update the structures original elegance and to modernize its systems.
Several rabbit warrens of small rooms and hallways were eliminated in order to create new spaces or larger spaces with better access to the newly created exterior living areas. New rooms were added a screening room, a guest suite and a gymnasium.