AKA: Sinclair, Harry F., House, La Canada-Flintridge, CA; Arnds, Theodore, House, La Canada-Flintridge, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Scherer, Lester G., Architect (firm); Lester George Scherer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1927-1928

total floor area: 8,172 sq. ft.

3972 Alta Vista Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA


Lester Scherer designed this large 1928 residence for Joseph W. Wall, who was in the insurance business.

Building History

Architect Lester G. Scherer (1898-1973) created a U-shaped, hacienda plan for the Wall House, done in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style.

Subsequent owners included the oilman Harry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956) and the heir to the Sparkletts Drinking Water Company fortune, Ted Arnds (1930-1981).

The residence, set on a 1.3-acre lot, was owned by Robert De Pietro, of De Pietro Holdings, LLC, in 2019. (Thank you to Robert De Pietro who communicated this information to the author in a telephone conversation, 01/18/2019.)

Building Notes

In 2019, the Wall House contained over 8,000-square feet, and had 8 bedrooms and 7 baths.

Los Angeles County Assessor Number: 5821011003

PCAD id: 22641