The house was built in 1928 for an associate of film star Ramon Novarro.

The Mayan Revival home was once owned by Diane Keaton

One of Los Angeles’s most unique silent film-era residences is back on the market.

Last listed in 2016, Lloyd Wright’s Samuel-Novarro House is still looking for a buyer appreciative of its unconventional Mayan Revival design style.

The home was constructed in 1928 for Louis Samuel, business manager of early screen icon Ramon Novarro. When the star discovered that Samuel had embezzled his money to pay for the house, Novarro assumed ownership of the home and worked with architect Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) to expand the residence.

Novarro isn’t the only celebrity tied to the home. In the 1990s, Diane Keaton restored the property with the help of architect Josh Schweitzer.

Nestled into a hillside lot in the Los Feliz Oaks, the home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a total of 2,690 square feet of living space. Ornamented with lines of copper siding, the home’s exterior consists of smooth white concrete walls and geometrically arranged window panels.

Inside are concrete and hardwood floors, walls of glass, built-in shelving, and a frosted glass entryway. Balconies and patios run along the sides of the house and a swimming pool is framed by copper-lined walls and fed by a fan-shaped fountain.

The home is asking $4.295 million.

Living room
Dining room
Door to pool
Swimming pool

Source: Real Estate


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