The Wattles Mansion is truly a one of a kind Los Angeles landmark. A luxurious reminder of a time that has long ago passed, this 1907 home is still situated on its original 47 acres, representing the largest intact, historic property within Los Angeles city limits. This year will be the first time the City of LA will open the Wattles Mansion to the public as a designer showcase, where the city’s top interior designers will come together to reimagine the property through the theme of, ‘Hollywood, The First 100 Years.’
Cooper Pacific Kitchens, premier kitchen design firm, is working with acclaimed Southern California interior designer Kathleen Beall, ASID, CID in providing access to premium kitchen appliances at her period specific kitchen as part of the City of Los Angeles Wattles Mansion Showcase. The firms of Cooper and Beall have a working relationship spanning over 20 years with Beall recognized for the international Gold Nugget Award of Merit for another vintage inspired kitchen project. CEO Steven Cooper, will loan a gorgeous La Cornue range and hood, for a breathtaking focal point of the room. La Cornue’s state of the art ranges and stoves have a rich history, spanning from 1908 Paris to present day, where they are still handmade to order with incredible amounts of detail and pride.
Each La Cornue is assembled by one single person, from the start of production all the way to finalizing the very last details, ensuring every product is top of the line. A favorite of cooking legend Julia Childs and movie stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney, there’s truly not a brand that can come close to rivaling the quality and rich history of La Cornue.
The City of Los Angeles has partnered with Reitzhaus and Modern Luxury Media to transform the Wattles Mansion into a designer showcase with the glamour and romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Each designer has chosen a famous star or movie from the era as inspiration. Beall, president of the Beall Design Group, Inc., has chosen the Oscar-winning “The Artist” in her design of the kitchen suite, which includes the butler’s pantry, dry pantry (now reimagined as a flower arranging room), and a staff dining room turned breakfast room. The preview event will be covered by the show house media sponsor Modern Luxury Media for INTERIORS California Magazine. The show house itself, each room, and each designer will be featured in Angeleno Magazine.
About the Wattles Mansion:
Built for the Wattles family as a vacation home in 1907, this mansion turned into the family’s permanent residence shortly after when Gurdon Wattles became a primary financier of early Hollywood movie studios. In its time, the mansion entertained, wined, and dined all that the early Hollywood movie era had to offer. It was built in Mission Revival style by architectural stalwarts Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey known for their extraordinary work around Los Angeles. The city of Los Angeles later purchased the home directly from the Wattles family.
The Wattles Mansion Showcase House takes place on March 25 – April 17th with tour hours between 10AM-4PM.
For tickets and more information, please see http://www.reitzhausproductions.com/
Proceeds will benefit the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks; Homes for Heroes, a foundation benefitting homeless veterans; and the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation.