Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Neff, Wallace, Architect (firm); Tomson, Tommy, Landscape Architect (firm); Edwin Wallace Neff Sr. (architect); Thomas Tomson (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 1936

2 stories, total floor area: 13,000 sq. ft.

Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA


Architect Wallace Neff (1895-1982) designed many residences for well-to-do actors in Hollywood, including this 13,000-square-foot, French Provincial manor house for Joan Bennett. The T-shaped main house had brick walls painted white and a hipped roof covered it. The casement windows and doors had long, thin proportions, the openings of the first floor trimmed with black shutters. Two tall chimneys anchored either end of the rectangular main house's short walls. The landscape architect Tommy Tomson (1900-1986) designed the gardens for Bennett.

PCAD id: 20167