Architect Paul Williams’ personal residence lists in L.A.'s Mid-City

Architect Paul Williams became known as an architect to the stars during his six-decade career catering to the Hollywood elite.

The first African American to become a member of the American Institute of Architects, his client list included such names as Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power and Lucille Ball.

Now his personal residence in Los Angeles’ Mid-City neighborhood is on the market at $2.395 million. But it doesn’t look like the house will be there for long. Within days of the listing the family trust had an offer in hand.

Built in 1951, the midcentury-modern home reflects the Hollywood Regency style in the entry foyer with a wrought-iron stair railing depicting gazelles ascending the steps.


Williams always placed importance on access to the outdoors in his designs. In his home, a lanai and living room open to a patio and gardens. The living room is further distinguished by a green marble hearth and soffit ceiling. Wooden doors hide the bar.

Other rooms within the 4,440 square feet of living space include a formal dining room with built-in storage, the original kitchen and breakfast area, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Williams died in 1980 at 85. In addition to his large body of residential work, his projects included the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport and the original St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Mike Deasy and George Penner of Deasy/Penner & Partners are the listing agents.

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