Barbara La Marr may not be a familiar name for those of us who aren’t hardcore cinephiles. But Google her name, and you’d recognise her as the iconic face of ’20s Hollywood silent movie siren.

At the height of her career, Barbara had a 7,700 sq ft home in Hollywood Hills, California. Occupying a 2,023-sqm land, the three-level villa was fashioned after the French Normandy architectural style and had more bathrooms than bedrooms.

It boasted four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and three half bathrooms. Barbara passed away at just 29 in 1926, and remarkably the home has only changed ownership three times since then.


Who lives here: A couple and their seven children 
A renovated 1920s villa in Hollywood Hills, California
Who lives here: 
7,700 sq ft
The Novogratz

Its recent owners were Robert and Cortney Novogratz, a husband and wife design duo with over 20 years of experience designing and developing unique spaces across many typologies.

The couple bought the 100-year-old villa to renovate as their new home for their family of nine.

This article was originally published in Home & Decor.


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