Paul Williams’ personal residence sells in Mid-City L.A.

The personal residence of the late architect Paul Williams has sold in the Mid-City area for $2.29 million.

Williams, the first African American to become a member of the American Institute of Architects, became popular as an architect to the Hollywood elite during his six-decade career. His clients included such stars as Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power and Lucille Ball.

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.

A lanai and living room open to a patio and gardens. The living room features a green marble hearth and distinctive soffit ceiling. A bar hides behind wooden doors.


Also within the 4,440 square feet of interiors are a formal dining room with built-in storage, the original kitchen and breakfast area, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a two-car garage.

Williams, who died in 1980 at 85, left a large body of residential work. His commercial projects included work on 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 were the listing agents. Daniel Stevenson of the Agency represented the buyer.

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