AKA: Chateau des Fleurs, West Hollywood, CA; Mi Casa, West Hollywood, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Zwebell, Arthur B. and Nina L, Architect and Designer (firm); Arthur B. Zwebell (architectural designer); Nina L. Zwebell (architectural designer)

Dates: constructed 1927

3 stories, total floor area: 18,739 sq. ft.

1400 Havenhurst Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90046-3815

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Occupying a long, narrow lot, the Spanish Colonial Revival Ronda Apartments were designed by the husband and wife team of Arthur and Nina Zwebell. The apartment complex was configured in three rectangular parts; a narrow block with its long axis paralleling Havenhurst Drive and contained two multi-floor apartments and an underground parking garage entrance. Behind this, two longer rectangles with their long axes runing east-west extended east toward North Crescent Heights Boulevard. The two east-west blocks were separated by two alley-like spaces, the northern one containing a Spanish Colonial garden.

Building History

The Zwebells designed the Ronda Apartments for owner Richard Dix (1893-1949), an actor who appeared in 218 movies during his career. (See "Film Actor Richard Dix Dies at 54," Los Angeles Times, 09/21/1949, p. A1, and "WIdow and Children Share Richard Dix Wealth," Los Angeles Times, 09/24/1949, p. A16.).

Building Notes

In 2015, the Los Angeles County Assessor indicated that Ronda Apartments had 14 units with 22 bedrooms and 19 baths.

Los Angeles County Assessor Number: 5554-007-006

PCAD id: 4753