Spectacular Paramour Estate in Silver Lake seeks $40M

The Paramour Estate in Silver Lake, once the lavish residence of oil heiress Daisy Canfield and her dashing hubby, silent screen Antonio Moreno, hits the market.

Swimming pool and a great view of the city

The heiress commissioned architect Robert D. Farquhar to design a Spanish Mediterranean-style estate on the highest promontory in the Los Angeles basin. Sited on 4.5 acres, the estate is one of the few spots in Los Angeles where you have 360-degree views from Downtown L.A., the Hollywood Sign, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean.

Fireplace and sitting place of the Paramour Estate Silver Lake
The Paramour Estate Silver Lake

The walled compound is accessed through gates on 1923 Micheltorena Street in Silver Lake’s Moreno Highlands. A driveway takes you up to a circular motor court with grounds adorned with rose gardens and, once upon a time, a citrus orchard, grape arbor, terraced fountains, and a wishing well.

Bedroom of the Paramour Estate Silver Lake
Bathtub and gorgeous furniture

The main home features a ballroom, a living room with a twenty-five-foot high stenciled wood-beamed ceiling, an adjoining bar, and a formal dining room. The public spaces are lined with arched windows and doorways looking out or leading to a 60-foot, hand-tiled marble pool. In addition to the primary residence, there are four separate guest cottages, multiple patios, and room to park 50 cars to show off your prized auto collection.

Swimming pool view
Swimming pool of the Paramour Estate Silver Lake
The Paramour Estate Silver Lake
Listing courtesy of Sally Forster Jones | Compass

Since its completion in 1923, the property has served as a personal residence where Hollywood’s Golden Age luminaries attended roaring parties and lavish Sunday lunches. It has also been a school for girls and a convent for Franciscan nuns. Since 1998, current owner Dana Hollister has rented the space out for filming, photoshoots, weddings, and special events to help her fund the careful restoration of the Mansion and grounds. 

The historic property falls under the City of Los Angeles Use Code 7500, allowing for Institutional Use such as Philanthropic, Educational, or other. The asking price is $39.995 million.

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