A Guided Tour of John Elgin Woolf Houses

A Guided Tour of John Elgin Woolf Houses led by Los Angeles architecture historian, Steven M. Price, author of TROUSDALE ESTATES: Mid-Century to Modern in Beverly Hills forthcoming on Regan Arts/Phaidon, February, 2016.




Call 310.541.2479 for reservations

June 6, 2015

12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Price: $100 per guest, includes lunch and shuttle transportation

(Parking details provided at time of registration)

Itinerary: Leave Beverly Hills City Hall parking lot at noon, return at 4 pm.

Guests will be escorted through three key projects of Hollywood Regency master architect, John Elgin Woolf:


Eleanor Parker Residence, Beverly Hills (1959-62)


Home to John Woolf and Robert Koch, 1967-75. This glamorous home was beloved by the architect, who purchased the property from his client and resided there with his partner, Robert Koch, for seven years.


Paul Lynde Residence, Los Angeles (1969-70)

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This property, originally owned by Errol Flynn, was recently the LA home of Grammy Award winning composer Moby and has intrigued the Los Angeles architecture and real estate circles.


John Elgin Woolf Office and Residence, Los Angeles (1945-48)

John Woolf Office

The tour will conclude with a viewing of one of John Elgin Woolf’s most iconic projects: his 1940s Office and Residence on Melrose Place, where the key design elements and strategies of the “Architect to the Stars” were born.

The tour includes refreshments and lunch, and is organized by Palos Verdes Art Center in conjunction with the Architectural Digest-recognized exhibition, “John Elgin Woolf: Master of Hollywood Regency,” on view through July 19, 2015.