The Paramour Mansion during the 1930s
|Location||1923 Micheltorena St.|
|Architect||Robert D. Farquhar|
|Architectural style(s)||Mediterranean Revival|
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.
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.
In 1998, the property was sold to Dana Hollister, who named it The Paramour Estate.