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Architect of art deco theaters shaped this Hollywood Hills West home

Home of the Week | Hollywood Hills West
The Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills West was designed by S. Charles Lee, a prolific designer of movie theaters during the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s.
(Cameron Carothers)

Sitting in the hills above the Sunset Strip, this 1920s house is among the residential works of architect S. Charles Lee, who designed hundreds of movie theaters during the art deco period.

Arched doors and windows, wrought-iron work and stenciled beams retain the era of Hollywood’s golden age. A smooth, oval-shaped rotunda emphasizes the Spanish home’s streamlined front entry.

The details


Location: 8287 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles, 90069

Asking price: $2.295 million

Built: 1926

Architect: S. Charles Lee


House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,553 square feet

Lot size: 4,496 square feet

Features: Vaulted ceilings with stenciled beams; picture windows; wrought-iron/stained glass details; oval-shaped foyer; great room with fireplace; formal dining room; patio/lounge; mature landscaping

About the area: In the 90069 ZIP Code, based on 11 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in November was $2.63 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 9.1% increase in median price year over year.

Agents: Ed Solorzano, (310) 777-2863, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, and Joe Babajian, (310) 623-8800, Rodeo Realty

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