I want to live here:

Here is the building those pretty house-warming invitations were based off of!
Designed by Arthur and Nina Zwebell, who designed many Spanish colonial mission-courtyard style buildings in LA, many of which are now historic landmarks.


According to the New York Times, "the apartments were commissioned in the 1920's by Cecil B. DeMille to house stage actors from New York whom he brought to Los Angeles when talking pictures arrived."

see more of their buildings after the jump...

"Set craftsmen were reputedly responsible for the phantasmagorial sense of architectural detail at El Cabrillo, which includes a central outdoor Moorish fountain, timbered ceilings, Catalina tile work, swashbuckling wrought-iron hardware and scaled-down versions of Citizen Kane-like carved concrete fireplaces in each apartment."


There's lots of Hollywood lore about this building, which you can read about in the NYT article, but it is also notable for being used for the show Chuck and the movie 'Til There Was You.

The Zwebells also designed this apartment building in LA:

And this building below in Los Feliz, which currently has a one-bedroom available for $1500/month... can that be for real??


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