Some time ago I found this great old photograph of a Missiony-Spanishy-style house in the hills. The question is – what hills? There was no accompanying information with the photo and I am curious to see if anyone might have any clues regarding its location. I think it’s a fair guess to say Southern California, but where in Southern California? Los Angeles, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank, Hollywood? Who can be sure?
It’s not great architecture, admitedly. Whoever designed it threw in a whole bunch of gimmicky features to “jazz” it up, but the overall effect is kind of intriguing. I was particularly fascinated by what looks like a penthouse room on the roof accessible from that unusual tower in the center. The curving exterior staircase sweeping up to the Juliet balcony entrance is pretty cool too. And who’s there on the stairs looking out towards who knows where? Pretty intense gaze it would seem.
If you have any ideas I’d sure love to hear them and maybe we can figure out the party responsible for this strange yet oddly compelling pseudo-Mission Spanish Castlette.