8250 Fountain Ave West Hollywood, CA USA

Les Maisonettes

Construction date: 1927*

Current name:

Four Gables


Leland Bryant





Historical Summary:

The buildings within the Harper Avenue District embody distinctive characteristics of various period revival architectural styles. The area defines a district that possesses a concentration of historic properties that are unified by their multi-family form, period revival design and date of construction. 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. The courtyard at 1320-24 Harper Avenue, was the first multi-family structure in the district, illustrates the simple character of the beginnings of this significant development. It provides a historical vantage point from which to view and understand the increasingly ornate and sophisticated designs in the district. This pattern of development also reflected an increasingly sophisticated population in the area, many of whom were associated with the film industry.


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 3-story apartment building in the Chateauesque style built in 1927. The building is rectangular in plan.

* Date source: Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

Description generated by RuskinARC.