Shulman House

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Shulman House
Shulman House is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Shulman House
Location of Shulman House in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Location 7875-7877 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°7′23.6028″N 118°22′3.756″W / 34.123223000°N 118.36771000°W / 34.123223000; -118.36771000Coordinates: 34°7′23.6028″N 118°22′3.756″W / 34.123223000°N 118.36771000°W / 34.123223000; -118.36771000
Built 1949-50
Governing body private
Designated March 25, 1987[1]
Reference no. 325

The Shulman House is a mid-century steel home and studio in the Hollywood Hills. In 1947 architectural photographer Julius Shulman asked architect Raphael Soriano to build him a house and studio in the Hollywood Hills. By August 1947 the design was decided upon, and construction began in the early months of 1949. The building took nine months to complete and was occupied in March 1950. Garrett Eckbo designed the landscaping. It has remained unaltered, and the Shulman House was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles in 1987.[1]

The house was sold for $2,250,000 on November 24, 2010, to writer Jonah Lehrer, who resides there with his wife Sarah L. Liebowitz.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Los Angeles Department of City Planning (February 28, 2009), Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments, City of Los Angeles, retrieved 2010-05-11
  2. ^ Beale, Lauren (December 4, 2010). "Hot Property: New owner in the picture at Julius Shulman residence". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Gelles, David (April 14, 2012). "Jonah Lehrer: The man with the big ideas". FT Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Kudler, Adrian (November 30, 2010). "Just The Right Buyer for Julius Shulman's Laurel Canyon Soriano". Curbed LA. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
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