The renowned R.W. Pridham Residence, also known as “Villa Marnel” :: One of the most sought after and storied estates in Hancock Park :: Magically woven into the historical fabric of Los Angeles, The Pridham Residence tells an unrivaled story of legacy and celebrity.
Originally built by business and civic leader R.W. Pridham, who proudly sat as Chairman of the LA County’s Board of Supervisors, the 8390 Square Foot home is a harmonious marrying of Spanish Mediterranean, Federal and Italian Renaissance styles. Remarkably intact, a keystone arched entry door, Corinthian columns, oversized fanlight windows and hipped dormers are just some of the original exterior hallmarks of the residence. Inside, emotional Federal Revival details welcome one into the cathedral entry and living space which includes a grand sweeping staircase, detailed balustrade and dentil moldings that coat almost every wall and ceiling, all astonishingly unblemished. A walnut paneled office with parquet floors overlook the large pool and grounds. Situated on almost an acre of land, the Pridham residence boasts unblocked views of the Wilshire Country Club from every rear window, pool, multiple decks and the two custom cabana’s that flank each side of the park-like yard, surrounded by thoughtfully designed landscaping. One of only 7 incredibly rare double lot properties in Hancock Park, the estate was also owned by Olympic athlete Ray Dodge, and is most known for it’s ownership under the legendary Frank Sennes, who founded the highly successful Moulin Rouge, which was the biggest nightclub and showroom in America at the time. The home was also rumored to have been a crash-pad for Frank Sinatra, and has hosted several celebrity, political events, weddings and was featured in films. A unique opportunity for a rare transfer of legacy.
Updated on May 5, 2022 at 5:02 pm