INSIDE THE CELEBRITY-FILLED TROUSDALE ESTATES

Trousdale Estates. Very few, if any, other places on the planet can claim such a concentration of talent, power, wealth, and, thanks to its rash of drop-dead gorgeous architecture from the mid- to late 20th century, good taste. It's Old Hollywood glamour at its finest and freshest. Historically snubbed by more grandiose and established corners of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, the leafy realm—originally a sprawling estate owned by members of the Doheny oil dynasty—has more recently earned stable recognition for being an architectural treasure. Case in point: Trousdale Estates (Regan Arts, $75), a new coffee-table tome by producer and historian Steven M. Price, who chronicles in its pages the area's famous residents, historical milestones, and society gossip. Not to mention its cache of images revealing the 410-acre neighborhood's homes designed by luminaries such as Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), Wallace Neff, Buff & Hensman, and Cliff May, among many others. As architect Brad Dunning writes in the book's foreword, "But most of all it's (cocktail) time to revel in a strange and extraordinary past, place, and era."

Author: David Foxley

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Ridgeline Residence, Carla Ridge Drive; Paul McClean, Designer, 2014.

Photography: Nick Springett

Skouras Residence, North Hillcrest Road; Harold W. Levitt, Architect, 1956.

Photography: Sam Frost

Model House 1, Carla Ridge Drive; Rex Lotery, Architect, 1965.

Photography: Matthew Rolston

Kert/Kranzler Residence, Loma Vista Drive; Thomas A. Carter, Architect, 1957; 2010 Remodel by Brad Dunning Architectural Designer.

Photography: Dan Chavkin

Hunter/Phillips Residence, Trousdale Place; Harold Levitt, Architect, 1964.

Photography: Erik S. Neldner

Ridgeline Residence, Carla Ridge Drive; Paul McClean, Designer, 2014.

Private Residence 2; William Hefner, Architect, 2012.

Photography: James Ray Spahn

Adler Residence, Wallace Ridge Drive; A. Quincy Jones, Architect, 1960; 2004 Remodel by Cory Buckner, Architect.

Photography: Nick Springett

Adler Residence, Wallace Ridge Drive; A. Quincy Jones, Architect, 1960; 2004 Remodel by Cory Buckner, Architect.

Photography: Nick Springett

Cole Place Residence, Cole Place; Architect Unknown, 1964; 2010 Renovation by Steve Hermann, Designer.

Photography: Jim Bartsch

Cole Place Residence, Cole Place; Architect Unknown, 1964; 2010 Renovation by Steve Hermann, Designer.

Photography: Jim Bartsch