Posted on 1 Jul
Tour this history-rich home that evokes the spirit of glamorous years gone by. Spotlighted in Home Feature’s July issue, The Agency’s 9956 Toluca Lake Avenue was designed by Paul Williams, the architect behind the residences of Hollywood’s glitterati, such as Frank Sinatra, Lon Chaney, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Originally built for Screenwriter’s Guild cofounder Gladys Lehman (screenwriter of Shirley Temple’s Poor Little Rich Girl), the 7,000-square-foot Tudor revival manor simultaneously embodies high style and classic simplicity. The natural light-filled living room complemented by the beautifully framed fireplace emanates pure elegance, along with the grand entry, gracefully curving staircase, exquisite woodwork and butler’s pantry. The great room, aptly called “The Den,” carries a distinct ambience for entertaining—equipped with a pool table, antique radio and built-in seating, the dark-tone space is reminiscent of scenes from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The gazebo, perched on a knoll and surrounded by lush greenery, overlooks the lake not far from a private dock, fishing area and golf course. 9956 Toluca Lake Avenue is listed by The Agency’s Craig Knizek and Farrah Aldjufrie. Check out the details and photos in the full feature “If These Walls Could Talk”.