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Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Novarro House sells in Hollywood Hills
Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Novarro House sells in Hollywood Hills

The Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Novarro House in Hollywood Hills has sold for $3.8 million. The Los Angeles landmark has had several celebrity owners over the years. The dramatic Art Deco-style house is named for “Ben Hur” star Ramon Novarro, who had it built in 1928 for his personal secretary, Louis Samuel. Samuel originally occupied the house. Before Novarro moved in he rehired Wright to expand the interior space. A pergola, a music room and a bedroom suite were added. The four-level house was rented in the 1940s by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, among others, as they worked on the musical “On the Town.” More recent owners have included actress Diane...

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