Canfield-Moreno Estate

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Canfield-Moreno Estate
ParamourMansion.jpg
The Paramour Mansion during the 1930s
Location 1923 Micheltorena St.
Coordinates 34°05′39″N 118°16′01″W / 34.09418°N 118.26688°W / 34.09418; -118.26688Coordinates: 34°05′39″N 118°16′01″W / 34.09418°N 118.26688°W / 34.09418; -118.26688
Built 1923
Architect Robert D. Farquhar
Architectural style(s) Mediterranean Revival
Governing body private
Designated 1988[1]
Reference No. 391
Canfield-Moreno Estate is located in Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Canfield-Moreno Estate
Location of Canfield-Moreno Estate in Los Angeles

The Canfield-Moreno Estate, also known as The Paramour Mansion, or The Crestmount, is a historic residence and estate located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, California. The estate is named after its original owners, and it was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988.

History[edit]

The mansion is a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Mediterranean Revival architectural style mansion on 4.5 acres of view property. It was designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and built in 1923. When it was the opulent residence of silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife and oil heiress, Daisy Canfield Danziger, daughter of pioneer oilman Charles A. Canfield, it was the scene for lavish Sunday afternoon parties for members of high society and silent screen notables.[2]

On February 23, 1933, Daisy Canfield was returning from a party and died when her car plunged off Mulholland Drive. Since then, the 22-room estate has seen many incarnations, including the Chloe P. Canfield School for Girls. In 1950, it became a convent for Franciscan nuns. In the 1970s the Franciscan nuns ran a home for girls at the estate. They sold the property in 1998 to Dana Hollister.

Current[edit]

In 1998, Dana Hollister, a philanthropist and civic patron, bought the property.

Many renowned artists like Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Beck, John Mayer, Lucinda Williams, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Colin James, Vic Chesnutt, My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, Sting, Elton John, John Mayer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made music in the mansion. It has been host to the 2000 Silver Lake Film Festival and used as a set location for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Intolerable Cruelty, and Scream 3, as well as for Britney Spears' music video "My Prerogative".

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