Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Hunt and Burns, Architects (firm); Nordquist, C.J., Building Contractor (firm); Silas Reese Burns Jr. (architect); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect); C. J. Nordquist (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1916-1917

2 stories

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531 Windsor Boulevard
Windsor Square, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Building History

Louis Isaacs, a partner with his brother Max in Unique Cloaks and Suits, commissioned the Pasadena architectural duo of Hunt and Burns to design this extensive, 12-room house in Los Angeles's Windsor Square neighborhood in about 1916. The Los Angeles Times said of it in a real estate review of 09/10/1916: “In Windsor Square, which has witnessed important building activities during the present year, there has just been started, among other new places, a twelve-room residence in the Italian renaissance type for Louis Isaacs. The house, which was planned by Hunt & Burns, is being constructed by C.J. Nordquist. The site is a large lot on Windsor boulevard, north of Sixth street. The dwelling will be faced with cement plaster and will have balustrades of cast stone above the cornice line and across the front terrace. The entrance will be particularly imposing. Black walnut, oak and enameled cedar will enter into the attractive interior finish. A two-story garage, containing living-rooms for servants, will be built at the rear of the grounds.” (See “With the Builders: Fine Homes for West End Sites,” Los Angeles Times, 09/10/1916, Real Estate and Development Section, Section V, p. 1.)

PCAD id: 23864