Canfield-Moreno Estate

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Canfield-Moreno Estate
The Paramour Mansion during the 1930s
Location 1923 Micheltorena St.
Coordinates 34°05′41″N 118°16′19″W / 34.09475°N 118.272°W / 34.09475; -118.272Coordinates: 34°05′41″N 118°16′19″W / 34.09475°N 118.272°W / 34.09475; -118.272
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 the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Canfield-Moreno Estate
Location of Canfield-Moreno Estate in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

The Paramour Estate is a historic residence and estate located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, California. The estate was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988 as The Canfield-Moreno Estate.


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 died of injuries she sustained in a car accident; her chauffeur driven car plunged off Mulholland Drive while enroute home from a party. 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 [3] who named it The Paramour Estate.


  1. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved September 2, 2006. 
  3. ^ George, Lynell (April 29, 2007). "Dana Hollister". Los Angeles Times.