1201 N Crescent Heights Blvd West Hollywood, CA USA

Villa Italia

Construction date: 1931*

Current name:

Villa Italia






Italian Renaissance Revival

Historical Summary:

Constructed in 1931, the building embodies distinctive characteristics and is a prime, intact example of Italianate style architecture. This style of architecture is characterized by widely overhanging eaves with decorative brackets beneath and tall, narrow windows, commonly arched or curved above. The "Villa Italia" was constructed as a high density apartment building. These taller residential structures were meant to emulate the taller apartment buildings in New York City, familiar to those in the entertainment industry who were relocating to Los Angeles. For this reason, the building reflects significant geographical patterns, specifically those associated with the growth and relocation of the entertainment industry. It constitutes a significant representation of the community planning methods of this particular time and geographic location.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : West Hollywood Cultural Resource

Status Code:


Architectural Description:

This is a 5-story apartment building in the Italian Renaissance Revival style built in 1931. The building is rectangular in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

Description generated by RuskinARC.