Los Angeles, CA 90027
The W.C. Fields Estate. A legendary masterpiece in the heart of exclusive, celebrity-filled and gated Laughlin Park. On two-thirds of an acre and set among some of the most important homes in Los Angeles, 2015 De Mille Drive is a celebration of Hollywood's Golden Age. Italianate architecture, influenced by the Beaux-Arts movement, fits effortlessly into the Southern California vernacular. Perfect proportions and scale create a sense of ease and comfort throughout. Original design and details, including antique mahogany paneling and woodwork from a Spanish monastery, merge with modern amenities to create a harmonious and updated floor plan for today's living. Large terraces, balconies, and walled courtyards evoke the romanticism of the time and capture the stunning city and Griffith Observatory views. Architect W.M. Clarke created the ultimate flow and California living experience by focusing on the relationship between the interiors of the home and the outdoor spaces. Expansive grounds and gardens, rumored to have been designed by Lloyd Wright, are the backdrop of this esteemed residence. Mature trees and established plants provide privacy for the glamorous swimming pool. Glass and copper solarium floats above the city. For over 100 years, the home has played host to noted actors of the time, industry elite, and heads of the sports and entertainment world. This trophy property is ready for its next custodian.