Open House Obsession: Impeccably Restored Paul Williams English Manor In La Cañada Flintridge, $5.6MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 535 Somerset Place, La Cañada Flintridge
When: Sunday, February 7 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
What: The great Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams (1894-1980) was a master at combining historical elements with the demands of modern living in both residential and commercial projects. With a hugely successful architectural practice, he had the opportunity to work in a myriad of styles for a wealthy client base while deploying the skilled craftsmen who came to Los Angeles to work in the film industry and the grand homes he designed are still much sought-after today.
Built in 1927 at the height of his career and during one of LA’s great building booms, this 5-bed, 7-bath English Manor house was renovated in 2004 without losing any of its style or pre-Depression dignity. It’s more of a compound– the driveway passes through the structure to a guest house and 3-car garage, plus there’s a pool house.
The interiors are the classic Southern California fantasy of an English Manor house. With more access to the outdoors.
What We Love: The perfectly restored vintage baths.
The master suite, below, also includes an immense dressing room.
The pool and pool house, below, a kind of Cotswold-in-California retreat.
More: Live vicariously at the property video, plus additional images and information at the property’s website.