This house was on Palm Drive. I didn't recognize the name of the family. It was a lovely Spanish Revival, Mediterranean style two-story home with a pool. The walls in the dining room, butler's pantry and kitchen were wrapped and upholstered in a garden style green and white trellis-like print, reminiscent of the 1970's. Very faaaaancy for it's day! There were many architectural features common to higher-end homes of this style, like a telephone nook, good-size maid's room with bath, powder room, step-down living room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Even the closets in the master bedroom were fairly good sized for house built in the 1930's. It's a large lot, The pool is like a postage stamp in the backyard, even though it's a fairly big swimming pool. What a perfect house for entertaining!
On Saturday the house was packed. Larry and I went back Sunday afternoon and the place was almost empty! There were some lovely paintings and lots of gorgeous china and crystal, tons of books and records too.
I picked up a few treasures. A beautiful lunch tablecloth, a pristine hankie, a dark green Haeger USA Pottery bowl and a few books. My brother just loves Leo Rosten's books. I'll save that one for his birthday. I have the LACMA book on mid-century architecture, but this is a pristine copy and will make an excellent gift. The prize: The Girl Scout's Handbook from 1963!