Real Estate Report: Party-Ready Paul Williams in Bel Air, $10.479M


Paul Williams was responsible for a lot of grand houses in Los Angeles. Here’s one in Bel Air that’s fully restored and ready for a party.


The Basics: A five-bedroom, seven-bath Mediterranean/Spanish house dating to 1929 and recently restored, asking $10.749M. Not So Basic:  Designed by noted Los Angeles architect Paul Williams and restored by Michael Le Fetra, one of LA’s best serial architecture collector/restorers. Which pretty much guarantees immaculate (but expensive) time-travel back to the period. And in the tradition of the Great Depression, a good house to fill with your closest friends.

What you’d expect from Paul Williams- beautifully proportioned rooms with simple, classic details. They don’t even need much furniture. Too bad there are no images of the bathrooms, but we can see a catering team in that kitchen (below) The listing says it’s “positioned and designed for large gatherings without compromising the classic floor plan” which is always good to know. 

On the far right, a glimpse of the motor court for 10+ cars. Williams developed his own hybrid “English” style and did fewer of these Mediterranean houses. When he did, they look like the earlier George Washington Smith houses in Santa Barbara and Montecito, with terraces and covered loggias plus French doors to the outside.

Listing: 241 Copa de Oro Road, Bel Air  [Redfin]


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