September 9, 2016, 11:52 am
By Philip Ferrato
Where: 5867 Tuxedo Terrace, Hollywood Hills East
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His own home (designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #1031) is officially described as “French Normandy” but that’s just the exterior, and probably too generic a description for this eclectic fantasy in stucco, hand-troweled plaster and leaded glass. The genius of the house is in the mix– a little Gothic, a touch of Moorish, an exquisite domed foyer that could be on Mykonos, and a vaulted living room that’s one of LA’s loveliest small spaces. Hanson clearly paid a lot of attention to what went on above. Possibly because he created soaring, vaulted spaces at Forest Lawn, he wanted to live in them as well.
What We Love: Set in a walled garden, the house is surrounded by patios and ancient eucalyptus trees.
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