This spectacular tour will provide insights into the beautiful homes in this enclave, and the extraordinary architects who designed them: Elmer Grey, Sumner Hunt, Paul R. Williams, Wallace Neff, and others. Bret and Eleanor will regale you with anecdotes about the lavish lifestyles of the personalities who inhabited these historic estates, and point out distinguishing features of their historical revival styles.
Bret Parsons is an award-winning real estate professional who often represents buyers and sellers of exceptional homes, often termed “architecturals,” throughout greater Los Angeles. In addition, he’s the founder and executive director of the Beverly Hills-based Compass Architectural Division, where realtor colleagues and the general public are educated about notable contemporary and traditional homes. In 2016, with architect Marc Appleton, Bret co-created the “Master Architects of Southern California” book series, which has compiled monographs, profiling the finest residential architects in the region’s history.
Eleanor Schrader is an award-winning architectural and interior design historian who lectures worldwide on the history of furniture, decorative arts, architecture, and interiors. She has been named a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA Extension, where she teaches history of architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts. She is also Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History at Santa Monica College. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York and has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. She serves on the Board of Directors of the John Lautner Foundation.
Tour will start at the Ebell Theatre
4401 W 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
$50 for ICAA Members
$65 for Non-Members
Ebell Theatre 4401 W 8th St Los Angeles, Hancock Park
Brett Parsons, Eleanor Schrader