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.