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Fremont Place mansion once home to an archbishop and a razor inventor seeks $11 million

Historic Fremont Place mansion
A grand Mediterranean mansion once home to Archbishop John J. Cantwell and safety razor inventor King Gillette is for sale in the gated Fremont Place neighborhood of Los Angeles for $11 million.

An estate with a rich history is for sale at $11 million in Fremont Place, a historic gated community in the mid-city area of Los Angeles.

Built over a century ago, the Mediterranean Revival-style mansion has past owners who include King Gillette, the inventor of the safety razor, and John J. Cantwell, the first archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Patricia Barham, a publisher and socialite, is another former resident.

On the market for the first time in 90 years, the grand two-story sits on 1.25 acres of manicured grounds and has a horseshoe-shaped driveway.


The home opens to lavish living spaces replete with mahogany woodwork. Among the common areas are a living room, a dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a sunroom and a library with a fireplace. Seven of the home’s nine bedrooms lie on the second floor.

Thanks to Cantwell, who wanted a space for hosting church officials, the home also has a white-walled chapel, complete with stained-glass windows.

A swimming pool and a covered lounge flanked by landscaping complete the grounds.

Chase Campen of Compass holds the listing.


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