The magnificent Wattles Mansion was built in 1908, and was the original home of famous financier Gurdon Wattles who bankrolled much of early Hollywood. It’s a classic Mission Revival masterpiece designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the now-gone Ambassador Hotel. Wattles Mansion features 47 acres of formal botanical gardens on a picturesque hill far above Hollywood Boulevard. Today the residence, owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, comprises the only remaining example of a pre-film industry Hollywood estate. It continues to receive lasting improvements to help preserve its status as one of the finest turn-of-the-century estates in Hollywood.
Wattles Mansion and Gardens is owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. It is available for film shoots and private events. For info: email@example.com
Victoria Reitz Interior Design is based in Toluca Lake, CA. Victoria has served as designer to clients in the entertainment industry, as well as: Silicon Valley. With her unique style and being able to design in any size space, Victoria has been featured in publications such as; California Homes, Angeleno Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Associated Press, LE Cite (Paris), Valley Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Style Network, opendoor.com and many other articles. Her proficiency and love of doing kitchens earned Victoria the cover of Spaces magazine in 2010, as well. She has also been a speaker for Bergamont Station and Dwell panel discussions.
In 2008, Victoria designed her first room in the Greystone Mansion Showcase House. This led her to become President of A.S.I.D. (American Society of Interior Designers), Los Angeles, in 2011. During this time, Victoria was the chair of Interior Design for the re-built Downtown Women’s Shelter In Los Angeles, Ca.
Wanting to take a step ahead in 2013, Victoria produced the Greystone Mansion Showcase House and designed a room there. This led to a short, but fulfilling term on the Greystone Board of directors, Friends of Greystone, Beverly Hills. Last year, Victoria produced The Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase House entitled, “Hollywood, The First 100 Years, as well as designed one of its rooms.” She will reprise her role as both producer and designer for this year’s showcase house, entitled, “Hollywood History: The New Classics.”
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