Spanish Colonial or Spanish Revival homes are inspired by the rich architecture of Spain and Latin America. Typically, these homes are one-story, with elaborate arches, matching interior hallways, and entryways. Many basic design features include, terracotta clay, red barrel tile roofs, or flat roofs with castle-like parapets.
There is a distinct texture and visual depth in design with the use of wooden door accents, light stucco exterior walls, decorative elements that typically appear around arches and near the small windows, wooden support beams, and inner courtyards. There are also components of materials, such as stone, ceramics and pottery, and elegant ironwork used for stair or balcony railings, window coverings, or as exterior design.
These ageless homes bring together Mediterranean, Moorish, and Spanish Colonial elements, suggesting that they borrow ideas from early American settlers from Spain. There are many varied designs encompassing the “Spanish” style, because it has been inspired by many different sources over the years. Famed architect Wallace Neff, designed several classic estates in the 1920s and beyond, in his own classic Spanish Colonial Revival style, creating what is now known as “California Style.” Many Spanish homes include a separate Casita, the Spanish word for “little house,” a detached house that serves as a guest house, studio, or home office.
Stunning Luxury Spanish Haciendas can be found virtually everywhere in the Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hancock Park, and in the Hollywood Hills. Spanish homes and are a great way to invite Mother Nature inside, like coming home. Possibly the most important feature of Spanish architecture is that these homes are meant to induce a warm, cozy feeling, while still being grand in size.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS MOUNT OLYMPUS CLASSIC SPANISH
1725 MOUNT OLYMPUS DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $3,455,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA
Classic 1920’s Spanish architecture on lower Mount Olympus Drive in the Hollywood Hills. An inviting private courtyard greets you upon approach. Gorgeous engraved beamed ceilings, Spanish tile and arched doorways are featured prominently in the living room. A step-down room adjacent with stunning wood floors is currently being used a pool/billiards room.
A simple yet elegant remodeled kitchen opens to the ample size dining area. The primary bedroom has an elegant, coved ceiling with beams. It features a private patio as well. There are multiple outdoor areas for seating and entertaining. The patio features brick flooring and is surrounded by mature and lush landscaping. This signature Los Angeles Spanish home is awaiting your arrival.
LOS FELIZ THE CLIFFORD CLINTON RESIDENCE
5470 LOS FELIZ BLVD, LOS FELIZ | $5,800,000 | 5BD | 6 BA
Well, here’s a Spanish Colonial Revival to gush over. Designed by architect Arthur W Larson, the Clifford Clinton Residence is a registered Historic Cultural Landmark. The impressive frontage conjures days of bygone Hollywood. The gorgeous ornate front door sets the tone for the stately decor inside: beamed ceilings, leaded windows, and original molding unlike we’ve ever seen before. We do confess we’re glad none of the taxidermied animals made their way over from the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria that Clifford founded in downtown Los Angeles.
Presenting The Clifford Clinton Residence, HCM 997 in Los Feliz. Designed by architect Arthur W. Larson in 1928, this was once home to the family of Clifford Clinton, founder of the famous Clifton’s Cafeteria. This formidable Spanish Colonial Revival is replete with impressive architectural detailing indicative of a bygone era, when flower fields and orange groves dotted the hills below the Observatory. Beyond the hedged and gated wraparound frontage spanning 230′, Juliette balconies, decorative ironwork, tiled courtyards and patios, and red clay rooflines demonstrate the richness of period architecture rarely found.
BEACHWOOD CANYON CLASSIC SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL
2980 BELDEN DR, LOS ANGELES | $2,895,000 | 4 BD | 6BA
Beachwood Canyon has a rich history of architecture. The developers even hired stone masons from Europe to work on some of the original houses. This classic Spanish Colonial Revival home has charm to spare.
The spirit and magic of vintage Hollywoodland lives on in this majestic 1927 Spanish compound in the heart of Beachwood Canyon. A perfect blend of exquisite period details and modern updates can be found in this spacious 4BR/6BA located on three levels and a sprawling hillside lot with pool and guest house.
WEST HOLLYWOOD EXCEPTIONAL SPANISH ARCHITECTURAL
743 N ORLANDO AVE, LOS ANGELES | $3,195,000 | 3BD | 4BA
We love a good classic Spanish architectural home. The one combines original details with thoughtful design updates. If you’re looking for an exceptional home in the heart of Weho, this one deserves a peek.
Walled, gated, and hedged classic 1928 Spanish home on coveted Orlando Avenue, providing privacy and comfort in an A+ location.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE
1760 COURTNEY AVE, LOS ANGELES | $15,495,000 | 7 BD | 8 BA
When we here a home has been featured in Architectural Digest back in the 1920’s, our interest is piqued. This Spanish Mediterranean estate is hidden at the base of the Hollywood Hills up a private drive. Thankfully the owners have taken on the stewardship of this 100 year old home and have made period appropriate renovations. Let’s hope this home goes to a buyer who is willing to continue that tradition.
Over the course of its illustrious history, the Blair Estate has maintained its status as one of the most legendary estates in Hollywood. Completely hidden from the street, a long, gated driveway leads to a sprawling 1+ acre park-like haven. Originally built in 1924 by George H. Fruehling for the renowned developer John H. Blair, this masterful estate was crafted to showcase the best of Spanish Mediterranean architecture to a newly developing Los Angeles.
SUNSET STRIP HOLLYWOOD HILLS SPECTACULAR SPANISH
1911 N CURSON AVE., LOS ANGELES | $4,150,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA
The SoCal landscape is known for some gorgeous Spanish homes. This renovated Andalusian architectectural is a quintessential example of Hollywood Hills glamour.
Rare & authentic 1927 Andalusian farmhouse has been meticulously renovated and reinvented, while retaining the original charm. A stone driveway and steps lead to a discreet entry into a dazzling double-height living room with stenciled and beamed ceiling, adjacent zinc bar, and laundry room. Living a grand life in luxurious style.
BEVERLY CENTER CLASSIC SPANISH 1930’s DUPLEX
6371 ORANGE ST, LOS ANGELES | $1,995,000 | DUPLEX | 2 BD | 1 BA | EACH UNIT
Welcome to 6371 Orange Street. From the curb appeal of this classic Spanish 1930’s duplex to the period detail interiors, this property is loaded with charm. Enter the Art Deco doorways and discover the building’s prominent exterior carved archways are graciously repeated inside separating the common areas.
The high ceiling living rooms are lined with acanthus leaf corbeled beams, built-in shelves, and beautiful decorative fireplace. To your left is a large formal dining room and swinging door leading to the fabulous breakfast nook and kitchen areas.
HANCOCK PARK CLASSIC SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN
823 S HUDSON AVE., LOS ANGELES | $3,175,000 | 4 BD | 3 BA
In the lovely Brookside neighborhood sits this classic Spanish Mediterranean home. Hidden behind mature hedges, this architectural home has charm to spare. The grand living room window is a showstopper. Lush vegetation and a stunning pool make for the kind of outdoor setting where your guests will never want to leave.
Classic 1920’s Mediterranean home located in the prime community of Brookside/Hancock Park! Hancock Park Classic Spanish Mediterranean home features a dramatic 2-Story living room with stunning interior staircase. Presenting an imposing fireplace and mantel. A spectacular floor to ceiling leaded glass window overlooking your private front yard!
HOLLYWOOD HILLS UNIQUE SPANISH COLONIAL
1545 N ORANGE GROVE AVE, LOS ANGELES | $2,794,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA
Designed by famed LA architect H.J. Knauer and located on the premier, tree-lined street in coveted Sunset Square, this unique Spanish Colonial Revival is a romantic urban oasis in the heart of the city.
Once known as “The Chess Set” and home to national chess competitions, World Champion Bobby Fischer would stay in the guest house for months at a time.
BEL AIR LUXURY SPANISH THE ERNST LUBITSCH ESTATE
268 BEL AIR RD, LOS ANGELES | $ 19,995,000 | 5 BD | 8 BA
Can we get a membership to the pool? This luxury Spanish estate definitely has architectural pedigree and may need some fluffing up. We’d be happy to pitch a tent in the backyard and lounge away the summer days by that stunning swimming pool.
The Ernst Lubitsch Estate. One of the grand Bel Air properties located just past the East Gate, is on the market for the first time in over 62 years. Home to one of the most famous film directors, this estate is steeped in history. Kings, presidents, dignitaries, and Hollywood royalty have all been entertained here.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS CLASSIC SPANISH ARCHITECTURAL
1750 N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD, LOS ANGELES | $4,250,000 | 5 BD | 4 BA
When we think of classic vintage Hollywood, certain images come to mind. This gorgeous Spanish architectural home in the Hollywood Hills fits that image to a tee. Rare opportunity to own a true piece of Los Angeles history with this authentic, Old Hollywood inspired Spanish estate in the Hollywood Hills.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS SPANISH OLD WORLD CHARM
3324 BENNETT DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $3,349,000 | 4 BD | 4 BA
Hollywood Hills Spanish Old World Charm. Restored 1930s Spanish character home situated on a private expansive lot nestled in the Hollywood Hills.
This architectural home was built for a legendary silent film star. Capturing old world charm with modern amenities. Grand foyer opens to this impeccably turnkey 4-bedroom estate surrounded by natural light.
LOS FELIZ PRIVATE AND GATED SPANISH COLONIAL ESTATE
5672 VALLEY OAK DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA | $9,875,000| 6 BD | 6 BA
Los Feliz Private and Gated Spanish Colonial Estate, tucked into a cul-de-sac and sits on a sprawling 3/4-acre lot.
Comprised of three parcels with a massive flat lawn. The grounds include a meditation sanctuary with koi pond. A large, terraced hillside with an orchard of fruit trees, wildflowers, and seating areas. The area has been designated as a Certified Monarch butterfly way station and would be the perfect site to build an additional structure with views to Century City.
INCREDIBLE WEST HOLLYWOOD DESIGNER COMPOUND
948 N ORLANDO AVE., LOS ANGELES | $16,995,000 | 8 BD | 10 BA
Incredible West Hollywood designer compound like nothing seen before.
An oasis-like hideaway offers unique multi structure luxurious live/work options surrounded by tall privacy hedges, olive trees and extensive specimen gardens.
1920’S RENOVATED SPANISH STUNNER | COVETED HUNTINGTON LIBRARY ESTATE OF PASADENA
735 HOLLADAY ROAD, PASADENA | $4,850,000 | 6 BD |5 BA
An extensive restoration was completed in 2019. Bringing this architectural gem up to today’s standards. With meticulous attention to detail the original charm was preserved.
The inviting foyer leads to an expansive living room and formal dining room. A classic fireplace is the centerpiece of the light filled living room. French doors lead to a covered terrace.
ONE-OF-A-KIND 1920S TURN-KEY SPANISH CHARMER ON THE ICONIC HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
7939 HOLLYWOOD BLVD, LOS ANGELES | $2,700,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA
Original architectural features, including stained glassed windows, tiles, and archways are complemented by exquisite landscaping surrounding the home.
This remarkable home includes three traditional bedrooms upstairs, plus a two-car garage with bonus/flex space above.
EXPANSIVE 1920’s SPANISH ESTATE PERCHED ATOP A PRIVATE LOT | FOOTHILLS OF HOLLYWOOD
7475 HILLSIDE AVE, LOS ANGELES | $6,999,000 | 7 BD | 5.5 BA
Originally built in 1926, and meticulously updated by design firm Pierce & Ward. Ideally located on a discreet cul-de-sac, with unparalleled views, brilliant design, and incredible original details.
Private, secure entrance leads past spectacular tiered gardens. A large flat, grassy pad leads to the dramatic entrance
RESTORED AND RENOVATED CLASSIC SPANISH VILLA COMPOUND | LOS FELIZ
2310 N CATALINA ST., LOS ANGELES | $7,479,000 | 5 BD | 6 BA
One of Los Feliz most coveted legacy estate properties with breathtaking city to coast views. Former home of Hollywood legend and AMPAS founder Frank Lloyd.
Exposed beaming and trusses adorn high vaulted ceilings. Distinctive original details & romantic Hollywood character remain.
STUNNING SPANISH ESTATE IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS
1512 SUNSET PLAZA DR, LOS ANGELES | $4,650,000| 4 BD | 5 BA
Ideally located above Sunset Strip, this beautiful home is private, stylish, and ideal for entertaining. All the grandeur of classic Hollywood and suitable for today’s lifestyles.
Formal living room opens to 2 patios with city views. 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms spread across 3 levels. Stained-glass windows, colorful Spanish tile and wrought iron railings.