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Disney CEO helps effort to save Paul Williams home in Brentwood
Disney CEO helps effort to save Paul Williams home in Brentwood

In the leafy Oakmont section of Brentwood, populated by Hollywood moguls, money men and a maestro, one house stands out for its relative modesty: the 1940 single-story traditional at No. 7 that was designed by famed Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams. This week the property was saved from demolition at the last moment when city building officials issued a stop-work order to crews who had already ripped wood siding from the front and taken sledgehammers to the roof. The city — which had issued permits for both the demolition of the existing 3,900-square-foot structure and for the construction of a new 23,000-square-foot house with five-car garage — had been alerted...

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