On the heels of the blockbuster sale of her stunning West Hollywood compound, which set a neighborhood record when it traded hands for $16.6 million earlier this month, designer and real estate investor Morgan Brown is looking to cash out on a multipack of her other property holdings.
Marketed as “The Golden Age Collection,” the bundle consists of four separate multifamily complexes, three of which boast strong Old Hollywood cred and are located in the Tinseltown vicinity, while the fourth is found in Venice, and, if we may be so bold, really has no business being corralled along with the other properties. But that’s okay, because each can be purchased individually instead of as part of a set!
Arguably the most significant among the four offerings, and certainly the most Old Hollywood glam, is the complex known as Patio del Moro, which counts Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Humphrey Bogart and Joan Fontaine among its past occupants. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fountain Avenue complex was designed in the mid-1920s by the gifted husband-and-wife team of Arthur and Nina Zwebell, who set the standard for deluxe courtyard housing in Los Angeles.
Commissioned by a client who had traveled extensively through Spain and North Africa and become smitten with the regional architecture, the Zwebell’s imaginative design for Patio del Moro included a horseshoe-arched entrance tunnel, a courtyard fountain and fireplace, and a copper-domed Tunisian tower. The 9,330-square-foot complex contains seven units that range in size from one to three bedrooms and feature arched windows and doorways, lofty beamed ceilings, built-ins, detailed wrought iron and tile work, French doors, and hardwood floors. Priced at $7.425 million, the historic property also comes with Mills Act tax benefits.