Canfield-Moreno Estate

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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; -118.272Coordinates: 34°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
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 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 sold to Dana Hollister, 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.[permanent dead link]