The storied homes and career of one of LA’s most iconic Architects.
Set on nearly an acre of stunning grounds, this gated and private Italianate Palazzo by the highly revered Paul Williams is one of the finest properties in Los Feliz.
Williams’ work includes such icons as The Beverly Hills Hotel & Polo Lounge, The Saks Fifth Avenue Building, The Shrine Auditorium, and the LAX Theme Building to name a few. His 50-year career literally shaped Los Angeles, and at his passing in 1980 he had created nearly 3,000 buildings, most of them throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Known as the “architect to the stars,” Williams has designed homes for Old Hollywood’s greats ranging from Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Barbara Stanwyck, Tyrone Power, ZaSu Pitts, and Cary Grant. He was the first certified African American architect to join the American Institute of Architects in 1923, and was later inducted as the AIA’s first black member in 1957.
His recent renaissance is well deserved, his classic Hollywood Regency style has become a staple in contemporary architecture, luxuriously curving staircases, panelled ceilings, grand yet cozy spaces and a patio as an extension of the home were just a few of his innovative hallmarks in the 20s-40s and his seamless transition to 50’s architecture is showcased in numerous classic homes throughout LA.
Hilton & Hyland have been honored to represent some of the finest Paul Williams homes, his largest, The Azria Estate, represented by Mick Partridge, is currently on the market for $85,000,000 and holds a fabled lineage of famous owners. Villa Andalusia, represented by Jonah Wilson, is a stunning example of his early work and sits within the Hollywood friendly enclave of Los Feliz.
Renovated and maintained to perfection, with a level of style and detail that is second to none. It features his signature double-height entryway, arched walk-throughs and intricate panelling. The property boasts a separate home theater and private guest quarters. An exceptionally rare combination of history, location and architectural pedigree.
“To be sincere in my work, I must design homes, not houses,” wrote Williams. Between his love for all things opulent and his innate ability to make any room spacious, warm, and livable, to own an authentic Williams home is to uphold the utmost appreciation for architecture and timeless elegance. Needless to say, making an iconic Paul Williams home your home is still a rare opportunity you cannot afford to miss!
Villa Andalusia, 2612 Aberdeen Ave, Los Feliz | $11,500,000 | Represented by Jonah Wilson | View Listing
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