AKA: Greenacres, Beverly Hills, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Crowell, Weymouth, General Contractor (firm); Hanson, A.E., Landscape Architect (firm); Webber and Spaulding, Architects (firm); Weymouth Crowell (building contractor); Archibald Elexis Hanson (landscape architect); Sumner Maurice Spaulding (architect); Walter Irving Webber (architect)

Dates: constructed 1928-1929

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1040 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-2702

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Another address is listed at 1740 Green Acres Drive.

Webber and Spaulding designed the Lloyd House as a variation on the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano, Italy, a dwelling built in the early 1600s; the house and gardens of this famous silent film comedian's estate became a popular tourist stop right after construction ended in 1929; landscape architect A.E. Hanson designed the gardens (covering 4.75 acres) between 1925-1929; the Lloyd Family was forced to sell the property in 1975, after failing in an effort to create a museum to the actor and director there.

Perched on a hilltop in Beverly Hills, CA, the Lloyd House--containing 44 rooms, 26 bathrooms, 12 fountains, 12 gardens, and a nine-hole golf course--was a potent symbol of Hollywood success and attracted wide attention in the media, enhancing its allure as a tourist destination.

California Historical Landmark: 961

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (07/24/1984): 279

PCAD id: 1521