Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
The Mansion (Primary)
The Mansion (Historic)
2451 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1925-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
The Mansion - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
2451 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Primary
2483 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
2475 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
2467 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Mediterranean Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Unknown/not visible

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-12-02
Context/Theme
Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with Significant Persons in the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Individual must be proven to have made an important contribution to the entertainment industry
  • A residence designed specifically for a significant person in the entertainment industry, or the long-term residence of a significant person in the entertainment industry
  • The individual must have resided in the property during the period in which he or she achieved significance
  • Retains essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May also be a good example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • Is directly associated with the productive life of the person within the entertainment industry
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    Materials
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of Mediterranean Revival residential architecture in the Laurel Canyon. Prominent residential estate with various and extensive landscape features. Property appears to be related to the stone gate at 2450 across the street (the two feature similar stonework), which is alleged to have tunnels leading to that house.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1925-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2013-12-02
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    Mediterranean and Indigenous Revival Architecture, 1887-1952
    Mediterranean Revival, 1887-1942
    Residential
    Eligibility Standards
  • Exemplifies the character-defining features of the Mediterranean Revival through an eclectic combination of features or a non-specific reference to the region
  • Eclectic combination of stylistic features from several countries of the Mediterranean
  • Clay tile roof or roof trim
  • Arched openings, including arched focal windows
  • Is an excellent example of its type
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Location
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of Mediterranean Revival residential architecture in the Laurel Canyon. Prominent residential estate with various and extensive landscape features. Property appears to be related to the stone gate at 2450 across the street (the two feature similar stonework), which is alleged to have tunnels leading to that house.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1925-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: c7bcfc61-98fa-4f38-97e2-3bf1c7d97666
    Property Identification Number: 153B173 319
    Property Identification Number: 153B173 321
    Property Identification Number: 153B173 346
    Property Identification Number: 153B173 360
    House ID: 1004454

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Harry Houdini (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)
    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

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