LOS FELIZ—A 1934 French Tudor Revival home designed by Walt Disney architect Frank Scott Crowhurst is on the market for $2.4 million.
This Crowhurst design is located on 3827 Carnavon Way hidden in the hills of Los Feliz. It is approximately 2,455 square feet on an 8,000 square foot lot and contains 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The home has been described to have a fairy-tale like charm. Stone steps lead visitors to the entryway where they get a view of the exterior wall of the home adorned with a painting of a pastoral scene with a girl, a cat, and a gaggle of geese.
Some notable features of the home include its classic brick fireplace, a dining room with period chandelier, cathedral-beamed ceilings, and views that overlook hills of Griffith Park. Includes peg and mahogany floors, built-in bookcases, French doors, and steel mullioned casement windows. Despite its age the home has been maintained throughout the years and has kept its original quality and integrity.
The project was not Crowhurst’s first whimsical design for a home. Back in 1932, Crowhurst designed Walt Disney’s private home located on 4053 Working Way which is now a historical monument. Many historians describe Disney’s personal residence as an “enlarged Hansel and Gretel cottage.”
The architect behind the design of the home F. Scott Crowhurst was behind many building projects established by Walt Disney Productions. Paul D. Newby commissioned Crowhurst to design the house after purchasing the lot from William Mead in October 1933 who was an original developer from Los Feliz. Its association with a local skilled designer, its state of preservation, unique plasterwork, and its contribution to the architectural historical context of Carnavon Way may make the property eligible for a listing in a local inventory.