Designed by high society architect Harry Hayden Whiteley
Resurfacing on the market after a substantial price chop, this Spanish Andalusian-style villa in Los Feliz was completed in 1926 by architect Harry Hayden Whiteley for Barney Coleman, a successful local physician.
One of two residences on Cromwell Avenue designed by Whiteley, the three-story villa was acquired in 2005 by former-child-actor-turned-radio-personality Danny Bonaduce and his then-wife Gretchen for $2.6 million, before being acquired by Gretchen following their divorce two years later.
Perched high above the street on a gated half-acre lot, the home contains four bedrooms, five baths, a formal dining room, a modernized kitchen, a library, a billiards room, and a screening room within its 6,529 square feet of living space.
Original architectural elements include an impressive rotunda entry with curving wrought iron staircase, hand-stenciled ceiling, and stained glass windows; carved archways; French doors; built-in hutches; and hardwood and tile floors.
Outside, there are multiple balconies, decks, and patios from which to enjoy expansive city views, as well as an amoeba-shaped swimming pool and parking for 10 cars.
Listed in November for $4.998 million, the property is now asking $4.398 million.
- 4039 Cromwell Ave [Sotheby’s International Realty]