"Since the Novarro days, the house has been home to a number of musical theater types: composer Leonard Bernstein, theater director Jerome Robbins, and musical-comedy duo Betty Comden and Adolph Green. This is the house that gave actress Diane Keaton the historic preservation bug (she hired architect Josh Schweitzer to restore it)," and most recently Christina Ricci, prior to selling it to the current owner. - CurbedLA
Upon entering this 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home, you are greeted with a highly published entry and doorway illuminated by the glass above. The living areas feature a spacious floorplan, which truly exemplifies the meaning of a California in-and-out flow.
Although most homes built in 1928 are typically characterized by dark corners, small bedrooms, and square dimensions, Lloyd Wright's work stands apart. The master suite on the bottom level is both spacious and inviting, while the optional master bedroom perched at the top of the house features 360degree views and opens out onto an expansive terrace.
Hilariously enough, Diane Keaton was quoted saying this: "If you have a family, it’s not as easy to live in a Lloyd Wright house,” she told The New York Times in a past interview. “They are beautiful. But they have very, very small bedrooms.”
She clearly wasn't referring to this particular Lloyd Wright, which serves as an architectural statement negating time, fad novelty, and corrosion. The Samuel - Novarro House on 2255 Verde Oak, serves as a testament to everlasting architecture and provides inspiration and awe to both architects and home-collectors alike.