Now available - The Original Urban Residence Spanish revival courtyard buildings designed in the 1920's by Arthur and Nina Zwebell, 'El Cabrillo' is undergoing a meticulous restoration and will be converted into ten condominium units that will be available for the first time, Fall 2006. El Cabrillo was the Zwebell's first project east of the West Hollywood area. The underplayed exterior of non-standard size concrete block creates an adobe block effect and belies a more unusual and complex interior. Low archways are cut into the block to frame the entrance patios and accentuate the revelation of its iconic central courtyard with fountain and turret. Incorporate mezzanines and private porches, patios, balconies and other extensions amplify interior spaces and capitalize on views of the central courtyard. All interiors are skillfully modeled in light with lunette, baroque and other varieties of window openings. Also included: original tile, ironwork & fixtures, exposed timber ceilings, private & semi-private patios, and large wood-burning fireplaces. The Balbes restoration will honor the past and provide modern conveniences and updated systems including central air, fully-appointed kitchens, updated baths, washer/dryer units, and security. El Cabrillo is walking distance to the Metro and the nightlife and loft projects of downtown Hollywood. As a National Register of Historic Places designee, owners may qualify for the Mills Act Program for property tax relief. El Cabrillo is steeped in Hollywood history - one of the Talmadge sisters lived here, Hollywood lore connects the name of Cecil B. DeMille's daughter with this building, and at least one of Rudolph Valentino's films is alleged to have used El Cabrillo as a stage set. El Cabrillo continues its history as an urban palace offering a distinctly California lifestyle.