Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Smith House (Primary)
Smith House (Historic)
969 N STONE CANYON ROAD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1937-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Smith House - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Cliff May
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
969 N STONE CANYON ROAD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEL AIR NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Spanish Colonial Revival     Related Features: Wall, Perimeter; Swimming Pool; Mature vegetation
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Interior; Stucco Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Unknown Material: Unknown
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Irregular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Exposed rafters; Eaves, wide; Eaves, open; Combination Material: Clay tile
Component: Window Type: Divided lights; Casement; Single; Paired Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Single; Arched opening, round Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Remodeled by architect Cliff May in 1946.

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-04-30
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
Mediterranean and Indigenous Revival Architecture, 1887-1952
Spanish Colonial Revival, 1915-1942
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Is an excellent example of its type and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • Originally designed as a single-family residence
  • Exemplifies the character-defining features of the Spanish Colonial Revival style
  • Stuccoed exteriors; secondary materials may include wrought iron, wood, cast stone, terra cotta, and polychromatic tile
  • Single and multi-paned windows, predominantly casement in type
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • One or two stories in height
  • Gable, hipped, and/or flat roof, typically with clay tile roof or roof trim
  • Complex massing, resulting from turrets, towers, corbelled overhangs, multiple and often asymmetrically organized wings, exterior staircases
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Research indicates that this is the Smith House designed by Cliff May. According to R. Nicholas Olsberg, it is the first of Cliff May's spec houses in Los Angeles. It is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival residential architecture and exhibits quality of design.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1937-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: beacd2f9-a76f-47f3-b7ac-d5ca42117219
    Property Identification Number: 144B149 148
    House ID: 969025

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Cliff May (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)