Wattles Mansion, built in 1908, was the original home of Gurdon Wattles, a Nebraska banker who bankrolled much of early Hollywood.
The classic Mission Revival masterpiece was designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the Ambassador Hotel, which sadly met its maker via the wrecking ball.
Wattles Mansion features 47 acres of formal botanical gardens on a picturesque hill far above Hollywood Boulevard. Today the residence, comprises the only remaining example of a pre-film industry Hollywood estate.
This lovely, refurbished relic will soon host the second Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase. Hollywood History: The New Classics will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle.
Sponsors include Snyder Diamond, Sherwin Williams, LAYKIN et Cie, City of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The latter now owns and manages the mansion.
Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase | Hollywood, USA | Mar 23 – Apr 16