Orson Welles’s Hollywood Home
Los Angeles, CA
Originally constructed in 1921, this Southern Neoclassical style residence is one of the few structures of its kind in Hollywood, as well as the final home of Golden Age radio, screen and stage luminary Orson Welles. Through Welles’s and subsequent dwellers’ occupancies, the structure was deteriorating, subdivided by many small rooms and a large spiral staircase. However, its new owners, a growing family, were passionate about honoring its iconic past. In renovating and restoring the home, we aspired to gain functionality for the owners’ lifestyle without entirely losing the connection to Welles.