HOME in Los Angeles is an Italian Villa - (Built in 1920) 10,000 Sq.Ft. 16 Rooms & 6 Baths on 3 Levels - This is a replica of a 17th Century Villa Owned by The Duke of Alba in Florence, Italy. The Former residents are Norma Talmadge, Howard Hughes,Ralph Bellamy, the banker Marco Hellman and others. This is perhaps one of the most unusual and unique homes in Los Angeles with its San Simeon-like appearance. The walls are 2 foot thick concrete with immense rooms and is decorated in a most unusual and historical motif. Sitting on about an acre of land atop a hill in the Los Feliz area. There are private patios around the grounds, a
fountain with pond at the front-side and wonderful courtyards around the grounds. At the door you enter into another time. The entry-foyer is approximately 28 feet high with steps leading up to the multi-level Villa. A Baccara crystal chandelier, rococo dome fresco ceiling, stained
glass windows and terrazzo marble floors great you as you come in. The Living room is approx. 50ft. x 30ft. with a 20-foot ceiling reveling massive decoratively painted wood beams. A walk in Fireplace with 2 large lions resting on the mantel. The floors are solid oak with a herringbone pattern. Off the Living Room is the BallRoom also with stained glass windows, gold leaf columns, gold leaf inlaid ceiling and an outside balcony running the length of the ballroom,library and bedroom. The Library has a large fireplace and a bas-relief inlaid ceiling, as do other rooms of the Villa. There are hand painted Fresco's throughout many rooms and a bathroom with 1-inch square tiles covering the ceiling. Attention Grips: You'll love this. Easy roof access allows you to do day for night without
ladder problems. There has been some renovations as of 2002 and the front is now gated on the motor court area and is more private looking now.
Also some of the rooms have been restored or changed. We have now updated our files and the new pictures are here now. Also a pool has been added and an outside patio is new also.