Few architects have left a bigger mark on Southern California’s architectural panorama than Paul R. Williams. The prolific designer labored on hundreds of tasks throughout his decades-long profession, together with a wholesome mixture of public landmarks and personal residences.
One of many latter simply surfaced on the market within the Westside neighborhood of Little Holmby, the place a Colonial Revival-style spot is up for grabs at $5.25 million. It’s the primary time the home has hit the market in half a century.
Williams, who made historical past as the primary Black member of the American Institute of Architects, constructed the house in 1937 for Watterson Rothacker, the proprietor of a movie processing lab. On the time, it price $19,800 to construct — which appears low-cost, however was truly comparatively costly for the period.
The property traded arms a couple of extra occasions over time earlier than promoting to the present proprietor, inside designer and businesswoman Ann Ascher, for $176,000 in 1971.
The lobby. (Marco Franchina)
The lounge. (Marco Franchina)
The bay window. (Marco Franchina)
The formal eating room. (Marco Franchina)
The outside. (Marco Franchina)
Stone, shutters and dormer home windows carry colonial type to the outside, and inside, the grand lobby showcases a Paul R. Williams trademark: the spiral staircase. The dramatic, swirling steps boast gold carpet and wrap round a crystal chandelier overhead.
Elsewhere are 5 bedrooms and 6 loos in 5,250 sq. ft, together with a blast from the previous in one of many visitor bedrooms full with vibrant floral wallpaper surrounding lime inexperienced carpet.
Fireplaces anchor the lounge and library, and bay home windows line the formal eating room. Partitions of glass cowl the kitchen, resulting in a leafy yard with a kidney-shaped swimming pool. The property spans simply over a 3rd of an acre.
Bret Parsons and Aaron Montelongo of Compass maintain the itemizing.