1300-08 N Harper Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

Villa Primavera

Construction date: 1923*

Current name:

Villa Primavera


Arthur and Nina Zwebell




Spanish Colonial Revival

Historical Summary:

This building is part of the City's Courtyard Thematic District. The courtyard housing type reflects significant components of the cultural and architectural development of Southern California. Courtyard housing reflects the region's mild climatic conditions by extending interior spaces into the outdoors. It integrates the Southern California dream for individual housing and a yard with the practical need for higher density development. The building reflects significant patterns of growth and settlement in West Hollywood. The increasing demand for housing that accompanied the rapid growth of the Los Angeles region in the 1920s was well-served by the high density of the courtyard building. The Fountain Corridor in particular possesses a high concentration of elaborate courtyard designs. The district's location between Beverly Hills and Hollywood and adjacent to the developing Sunset Strip, made it an increasingly attractive area for luxurious residential 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 1-story apartment building in the Spanish Colonial Revival style built in 1923. The building is center space in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

Description generated by RuskinARC.