Cecil B DeMille’s Estate in Los Feliz’s Gated Laughlin Park Just Hit the Market

If you’ve ever wondered what old Hollywood glamour feels like, walk through Cecil B. DeMille’s estate in Los Feliz’s gated Laughlin Park.

SaveDeMille was a famous Hollywood director remembered most for his epic and extravagant films: The King of Kings, Samson, Deliah, and The Ten Commandments. He wrote in his autobiography, “Since I came to California in 1913, I have never lived anywhere but Hollywood.” When the development of Laughlin Park began, he purchased one of the first homes built there. (Charlie Chaplin purchased the other.)Save

The living room and fireplace
The living room and an outside view
Swimming pool

DeMille lived in his estate for over four decades. It’s sited on 2.1 acres and consists of a Beaux-Arts-style mansion, a pool house, and a studio.

The current owners, an architecture-loving couple keen on restoration projects, enlisted the help of architecture firm Tichenor & Thorp to restore and add to the DeMille estate.

They spent six years bringing this six-bedroom, ten-bath house back to its former glory. Ceilings were raised where possible, and servant’s quarters were replaced with a larger kitchen and library. Original details, like Doric columns in the living room, were retained, with molded ceilings and an old-school prohibition-era style wine cellar.

swimming pool and Garden of Cecil B DeMille’s Estate in Los Feliz’s Gated Laughlin Park
Garden features staircase
Cecil B DeMille’s Estate in Los Feliz’s Gated Laughlin Park

The once-upon-a-time breezeway extending from an atrium that connected the estate to Charlie Chaplin’s former residence was removed, but the atrium remains.

The sprawling, idyllic grounds are straight out of your most beautiful dreams – a pool with arched fountains, incredible gardens, paths, and sitting areas, and a dead-on view of the Griffith Observatory included.

The only historic Cecil B. DeMille estate is exactly what you expect old Hollywood architecture to feel like – grand.

Listing courtesy of Brett Lawyer – Hilton Hyland




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