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Home of the Week: Elderly Windsor Square Victorian mansion was no wallflower

Home of the Week | Windsor Square

The mansion, which is more than 12,000 square feet, was built in 1890 in Westlake but was moved to Windsor Square in 1914.

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Consider this gabled Victorian a well-traveled dame.

Originally built by landholder Isaac Newton Van Nuys — the San Fernando Valley neighborhood is named after him — on a corner in Westlake, the mansion was moved in 1914 by his son, J. Benton Van Nuys, to its current location in Windsor Square.

Standing three floors tall, the 1890s home is entered through a domed turret, once the focal point of lavish parties and soirees. Inside, the spirit of a bygone era is evidenced in hand-carved details, stained glass windows and a hidden bar room complete with a secret door.


If the home looks familiar, that’s because it’s been featured in numerous Hollywood productions, including in the 2003 film “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

The details

Location: 357 Lorraine Blvd., Los Angeles, 90020

Asking price: $8.195 million


Year built: 1890

House size: 12,565 square feet, 11 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.62 acres

Features: Hardwood floors; detailed molding; hand-carved walls and staircase; grand entry with sitting room; dining room with leaded and stained-glass windows; library; hidden bar room with separate entrance; French-inspired ballroom; eat-in kitchen; music/recreation room; swimming pool; formal landscaping

About the area: In March, five single-family homes sold in the 90020 ZIP Code at a median price of $5.25 million, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Lisa Hutchins, (323) 464-9272, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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