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HISTORIC HOLLYWOOD AND THE NEW CLASSICS

 

Long before Hollywood became what it is, even before characters could be heard speaking on screen, the Wattles Mansion was built high on a Los Angeles hill, its grounds planted with forty-seven acres of gardens. Starting March 23, the expansive Mission Revival–style home is the setting for the second annual Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase, for which MILIEU is a proud media sponsor. The event continues through April 16; a special VIP evening takes place March 25, at which all of the some sixteen invited designers, including representatives from Williams Sonoma Home and Sherwin Williams, will be in attendance.

Gurdon Wattles commissioned the mansion in 1908, with his fortune deriving from his work as one of the first financiers of the Hollywood film industry. His home, one of the few remaining in Los Angeles from that era, represents the very origins of Hollywood. MILIEU is especially taken with this year’s theme that highlights how even the most venerable of homes can incorporate contemporary design. The current issue of MILIEU will be available to all goers.

Proceeds from the historic event will benefit the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, No Kill Animal Shelters of Los Angeles (NKLA), and Save Iconic Architecture (SIA).

Tickets to the showcase can be purchased through http://bit.ly/2ola6g8

Photography by Mary E. Nichols