1338 N Harper Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

Villa Sevilla

Construction date: 1931*

Current name:

Villa Sevilla


Elwood Houseman




Monterey Revival

Historical Summary:

The buildings within the Harper Avenue District embody distinctive characteristics of various period revival architectural styles. The Monterey Revival building (1338-52 Harper Avenue) possesses similar, yet simpler, features as well as recessed balconies, which are typical of the style. The Harper Avenue District reflects significant patterns of growth and settlement in West Hollywood. The location of the district between Beverly Hills and Hollywood and adjacent to the developing Sunset Strip, made it an increasingly attractive residential area in the 1920s. The multi-family form and luxury of period revival styles were new to the West Hollywood community, which, until the 1920s, had been dominated with simple single-family development.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : North Harper Avenue Historic District
Designated at State/Province level : California Register of Historical Resources
Designated at Local level : Courtyard Thematic District

Status Code:


Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story apartment building in the Monterey Revival style built in 1931. The building is center space in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

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