In Californian Beverly Hills Engel & Völkers is currently marketing a villa designed by one of Hollywood‘s most influential architects: John Elgin Woolf. In the 1950s, 60s and 70s Woolf and his partner Robert Koch Woolf created the Los Angeles dwellings of acting stars such as Cary Grant, Judy Garland and Katherine Hepburn. The duo became world-famous and their building style is still imitated today. Woolf was a master of the popular Hollywood Regency style. His designs combine elements from Modernism, French Regency style and Neo-Classicism. They are both sleek and modern, and imaginative and playful at the same time.
The villa boasts a number of features typical of Woolf’s style. These include two-storey high doors, a mansard roof and a symmetric architecture. The room-high arched windows are equally stylish, providing a view of the beautiful garden. The numerous stucco ornaments, with which the individual rooms are furnished, add a vintage charm to the villa.
The property was built in 1972 and has a living area of around 570 square metres. The exclusive interior also reflects the elegant Hollywood of times past. Besides s a library and a pool, the villa has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The windows offer a unique view over Los Angeles and the surrounding mountains. The villa also has a guest room of almost 90 square metres, which has a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with a view over the city.
The villa is one of the four objects in the exclusive Trousdales Estates that were created by John Elgin Woolf. The sought-after residential area was once farmland, but was developed into the exclusive residential complex it is today, when it was sold to property developer Paul Trousdale in 1954. World stars like Elton John, Frank Sinatra or Michael Caine have or had their home here.
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