Patio del Moro, a West Hollywood landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is currently on the market. The 1926 Spanish-Revival style apartment complex, located at 8225 Fountain Avenue, has been listed for $7,200,000.
According to the listing on Redfin, the 9,330-square-foot property features seven maisonette apartments, which were formerly home to notable figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Joyce Van Patten, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, and Suzanne Pleshette. The complex was built in 1925 by Arthur and Nina Zwebel, a husband-and-wife design team renowned for their innovative Southern California courtyard-style apartment designs. Patio del Moro boasts a premier West Hollywood address, situated just one block south of the famed Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip.
The description highlights its distinctive Andalusian and Moorish-inspired architecture, featuring a copper-domed Tunisian tower, horseshoe-arched entrance tunnel, and tiled fountains in both private and public patios, as well as fireplaces. The complex offers intertwined private terraces and patios, Juliet balconies, and private outdoor spaces. Most units feature handcrafted beam work, lofty spaces with high ceilings, original fireplaces, oversized arched windows, French doors, private patios, and unique tilework throughout each whimsical space.
As part of the historic Harper Avenue District, Patio del Moro is designated as a Mills Act property, offering a financial incentive for historic preservation that includes property tax savings for owners who invest in rehabilitating historic buildings. It is also part of the Golden Era Collection, which comprises four impeccably restored multifamily complexes in Los Angeles.
Additional features of Patio del Moro include 13 bedrooms, 10 baths, six garage spaces, and a shared laundry facility.
The video below is a tour of the Patio Del Moro, featuring an inside look of Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard and Joan Fontaine’s units. The video belongs to Christophe Choo of Beverly Hills & LA Real Estate, taken in 2014, when the Patio Del Moro was on the market for 5,588,000.
To view some current incredible interior photos, visit the listing link below:
This is the second histic West Hollywood building to be listed for sale recently.
West Hollywood historic firehouse structure, located at 958 Hancock Avenue, was listed for sale in early January. The 1920s, 2,477 square feet building has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The asking listed price is $1,449,000.
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