Canfield-Moreno Estate

Coordinates: 34°05′41″N 118°16′19″W / 34.09475°N 118.272°W / 34.09475; -118.272
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Canfield-Moreno Estate
The Paramour Mansion during the 1930s
Location1923 Micheltorena St.
Coordinates34°05′41″N 118°16′19″W / 34.09475°N 118.272°W / 34.09475; -118.272
ArchitectRobert D. Farquhar
Architectural style(s)Mediterranean Revival
Governing bodyprivate
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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 Canfield-Moreno Estate is a historic residence and estate located in the Moreno Highlands neighborhood of Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California.[2][3] It was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988. Originally known as Crestmount, the estate also is called the Paramour Estate.


The mansion is a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Mediterranean Revival mansion on 4.5 acres. 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 Moreno, 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.[4]

On February 23, 1933, Daisy Canfield died of injuries she sustained in a car crash; her chauffeur-driven car plunged off Mulholland Drive while en route 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.

In 1998, the property was used as the fictional Hillcrest Academy in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

That same year the property was sold to restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who named it The Paramour Estate. In 1999, the finale of Scream 3 was filmed there. In 2021, Hollister listed it for $40 million.[5]

In 1999, the band Shivaree filmed their music video for the song "Goodnight Moon" in the drained out pool of the estate.

Throughout the early 2000s and early 2010s, the property was used in a multitude of different reality television series, including From G's to Gents, Love Games 2, Rock of Love: Charm School, Charm School with Ricki Lake, Rock Star: INXS, Rock Star: Supernova, and The X Effect

In 2004, Britney Spears shot the music video for her cover of Bobby Brown's My Prerogative at the Paramour Mansion. The song was the first single off of her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative. [6]

In 2006, My Chemical Romance recorded their album The Black Parade there. Vocalist Gerard Way claimed to have night terrors while staying there, which he recorded his accounts of and used in the track Sleep. The band claimed the mansion was haunted.[7]

The estate was used as the filming location for the music video of Sofia Carson's song "Glowin' Up", which was featured in the 2021 Netflix film, My Little Pony: A New Generation.[8]


  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. ^ Moreno, Anthony, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA (1923)
  3. ^ An Architecture Walking Tour of Silver Lake's Micheltorena St.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved September 2, 2006.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Jack Flemming (March 29, 2021), Her convent fight with Katy Perry is legendary. Now restaurateur Dana Hollister lists for $40 million in Silver Lake Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Coleridge, Daniel R. (January 2005). "The Next Wave". Out. Aaron Hicklin. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
  7. ^ "My Chemical Romance's Black Parade at LA's Haunted Paramour Estate". Curious Archive. 2023-01-27. Retrieved 2023-01-28.
  8. ^ "VIDEO: Sofia Carson Releases Music Video for 'Glowin' Up'". Broadway World. October 8, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2023.