Palisades Teardown, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a bit of old Hollywood tradition in Pacific Palisades, California. The home is now on Amalfi Drive but was built in 1924 with an address on Haldeman Road. At that time, the Uplifters Club owned Rustic Canyon where several members built homes. It is said that the home was designed by architect William Dodd, an Uplifters Club member who designed what is now the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. The home was later bought by Hal Roach Studios, and became a Hollywood hangout for some of Hollywood's early big stars such as Harold Lloyd, Jean Harlow and Will Rogers. It was reputedly occupied by Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy during his divorces. The home is, as the listing admits, in need of a lot of work but it has, as they say, lovely bones. The property website says "restoration or wrecking ball?" Restoration, please! This home is listed at $5 million.
Gallery: Palisades Teardown