It’s like stepping back in time, into a gentile era of stately Period Revival mansions, a throwback to an era of abundant greenery and idyllic parks. One of the oldest and best-preserved upscale neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Windsor Square was one of the earliest elite neighborhoods in LA. John Barrymore, Hollywood royalty in his day, lived there.
Today it is the site of Getty House, designed by A.E. Hanson and the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles. Several celebrities skip the Hollywood Hills to make their homes here, in historic estates designed by the likes of Sumner P. Hunt, Silas Burns, and Hal Levitt.
Tucked between Larchmont Village, Koreatown, and Hancock Park, Windsor Square homes are easily identified by their lush foliage. The thoughtful, manicured landscaping is punctuated by palm, cypress, magnolia, elm, and sycamore trees. Few neighborhoods in central LA feel more woodsy than Windsor Square.
Tree-lined sidewalks make this a pleasant neighborhood for an afternoon or evening walk, admiring the Craftsman, Colonial, and Beaux Art architecture of the sprawling mansion homes, dating back as far as 1911, that line the undulating streets.
The sprawling mansion homes that make up Windsor Square command a median list price just south of $3 million. Best of all, there’s little chance of Windsor Square ever being spoiled by teardowns or Ultramodern assimilation. When the neighborhood was designated as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, the Windsor Square Preservation Plan was adopted to keep the woodsy, palatial splendor of Old Hollywood intact for future generations to enjoy.
Once the most exclusive neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the first neighborhood to receive below-ground power lines, today Windsor Square is a diverse neighborhood of educated professionals, stars, wealthy individuals and families.
In Windsor Square, the past merges gracefully with the present to build an affluent future across a landscape of trees and rolling greenery.
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