AKA: Artemesia, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Brown, Frank A., Architect (firm); Vermeulen, Alexandre Aurele, Landscape Architect (firm); Frank A. Brown ; Franz Otto Engstrum (building contractor); Alexandre Aurele Vermeulen (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 1913

2 stories

2142 Canyon Drive
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90068

The Engstrom property stood at the intersection of Foothill Drive and Canyon Drive in the Hollywood Hills.


Landscape architect Aurele Vermeulen produced a landscape design for the 12-acre Hollywood Hills estate of real estate investor and building contractor Frederick O. Engstrom near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Canyon Drive in 1913. ("See "Engstrom Residential Park," Contractor and Manufacturer, 09/20/1913, p. 10.) At the time, Engstrom was the President of the F. O. Engstrom Company, General Contractors, Los Angeles, CA. Architect Frank A. Brown was the architect of Engstrom's palatial, 13,000-square-foot residence.

Building History

This expansive residence, reflective of contemporary "ultimate bungalows" in Pasadena, was owned by building contractor Frederick O. Engstrum (born January 4, 1848 in Stockholm Sweden-d. 06/14/1920 in Newburn, NC), but was commissioned by his son, Frederick E. Engstrum (1874-1923).

Building Notes

In 1910, Frederick Engstrom resided at 2704 Ellendale Place in Los Angeles, CA, before he had this residence built in the Hollywood Hills.

PCAD id: 22149