Lloyd Wright / Samuel Novarro

Lloyd Wright originally designed this home for Louis Samuel, a Hollywood business manager, on a steep, hillside lot in Los Feliz in 1928. Wright’s signature design element, the now-weathered hammered copper flashing–with an arrowhead motif–provides both beauty and functionality, protecting the porous concrete from air and moisture.

Due to financial difficulties, Samuel was forced to sell the house in 1931 to silent movie star Ramon Novarro. Wright remodeled the house, adding a music room, pergola and walled garden. After years of neglect the property was in need of a serious restoration. In the fall of 2008 Justin was hired to restore the home and bring back its original history and charm. This home has been hailed as an art deco masterpiece reflecting a great area of hollywood cinema and has been declared a historical cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles .