I can only dream of the lovely parties that have taken place within this area alone. The Bette Davis unit in particular is very special. It overlooks the courtyard on the south side and the Chateau Marmont to the north. On my last visit I saw a picture in a silver frame of Ms. Davis on the fireplace mantle (she was posed in front of that very same fireplace) and I can’t forget the Oscar that was predominately displayed in the telephone cubby within the entry hallway that belonged to the tenants at the time.
Being a transplant here from San Francisco, I can’t help myself when it comes to knowing whether a celebrity has lived in a building. Besides Bette Davis, there has been numerous other film stars that have called Colonial House home. According to “Hollywood: The Movie Lover’s Guide”; Carole Lombard and William Powell lived there in the early thirties and Clark Gable had also became a resident. Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Tim Burton, Myrna Loy (according to findadeth.com) graced this premises and I also heard Jodie Foster at one point had bought a unit in there. We must give props to Leland A. Bryant; he was the designer of this magical residence.
A husband and wife design team: Arthur and Nina Zwebell created this stunner back around 1926. The interior courtyard is sensational.
Cesar Romero and Clara Bow (according to Wikimapia.org) are rumored to have lived here.
This 1928 building was restored by Xoren Balbes. He owns the Sowden House. If that sounds familiar, I wrote a piece about that place a few weeks ago. This development was built by Cecil B. Demille. Per the N.Y. Times, Mr. Demille used set designers to create the architectural details. This may look familiar to fans of the NBC show “Chuck”. This was the home of the main character on the show. (source: Wikipedia).
David Wallace, author of “Lost Hollywood”, believes that Cecil B. Demille built this place to house the N.Y. actors that he transplanted here from New York. One way to keep them here too!
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(image credits: photos 1 & 3: Rory Barish, realtor at Keller Williams, photo 2: Arleen Ruby: realtor, photo 4 &5: Ron Holliman, Coldwell Banker, photo 6: Richard Battaglia, Prudential, photos 7 & 9: Marianne Singer, Coldwell Banker)