Nestled in the Hollywood foothills, like the Andalusian hill towns that inspired it, Las Orquideas is a collection of five villa-like structures housing nine unique residences and one flex space. Wilfred Buckland, Cecil B. DeMille’s art director and the original owner, designed the property for himself as a replica of a Spanish hill town, with ascending walkways, connecting gardens, and intimate plazas. The entire complex has been immaculately restored by the design team of Howell + Padgett, honored for their restoration of Torre del Moro in Beachwood Canyon. If ever there was ever a pride-of-ownership asset, Las Orquideas is it. The 9-residence compound offers the style, character and rich details of a landmark historic property with the modern amenities of new construction. The Mills Act building can be delivered fully vacant, providing endless opportunity to a visionary investor. A Hollywood starlet reborn.

Restoration Highlights:

  • New roofs
  • Copper rain gutters
  • New exterior plaster finished in period methods with original 1920s color
  • New water mains running to each apartment allowing for future individual metering
  • New central air/heat units for each apartment.
  • Washer/dryers
  • New electrical
  • New gas lines with modern meters that can be read from the street
  • Sub Zero refrigerators
  • Wolf ranges
  • Bosch appliances
  • Waterworks tile in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Custom kitchen cabinetry
  • Hollywood Stripe awnings
  • Soundproofing
  • Expertly landscaped grounds highlighting century-old Eucalyptus trees
  • 14 garages upgraded with new openers
  • Private gated and secure entrance to each building
  • Private terrace, garden patio or balcony with each residence

Sold $12,500,000
  • 18 Bedrooms
  • 15 Bathrooms
  • Garage, 14 Spaces
  • 10573 Sqft
  • 15125 Lot
Barry Gray
Barry Gray
Founding Partner and Broker Associate
Mobile (323) 822-3200
CalDRE 01358622
Joshua Gaunya
Joshua Gaunya
Vice President / Founding Partner / Director of Operations
Mobile (310) 275-2223
CalDRE 01503643
Mike Deasy
Mike Deasy
Mobile (310) 275-8880
CalDRE 00542204

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1901 North Orchid Avenue is a residential income property located in Los Angeles, CA. This property sits on a 15125 sqft lot, is 10573 sqft, with 18 bedrooms, 15 baths.