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Classic Hollywood Hills Villa
The Villa Sophia and it's 1/2 acre of garden grounds sit perched upon 15' castle walls high atop a Los Feliz hilltop. Bright, sunny and spacious it overlooks a large emerald tiled pool. Views are south towards the downtown Los Angeles skyline and city lights, east to the mountains and west towards the ocean. The Villa is located on a cul-de-sac. Completely private, secluded and tranquil. Located in the celebrity-filled hills of the exclusive Los Feliz neighborhood.
Built by Clement Smoot in 1927, with a design by celebrated architect Henry Harwood Hewitt, it is a fine example of the Mediterranean Revival style that flourished during the years between the end of WWI and the 1930's. It is the former home of cult film director James Whale, subject of the Academy Award winning film "God's and Monsters" played by Sir Ian McKellan. McKellan was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance of the bon vivant James Whale. Lynn Redgrave who played Whales' house maid was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Whale lived at the Villa during the making of his best known films, Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The property is available for Film and Photo Shoots.
HBO television series "Entourage" filmed the final scene of its final episode after 8 seasons at the Villa Sophia. The final scene, which appeared after the credits was staged as an Italian Villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on the Italian Riviera. The scene is important because it is believed to have set the stage for an upcoming major motion picture based on the "Entourage" television series. The episode aired on September 11, 2011.
Victoria's Secret shot their Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer 2011 ad campaign at the Villa Sophia. See models Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton and Chanel Iman interviewed on the grounds of the Villa Sophia.
Had a hard time with the owner of this venue - he was condescending at best, and let his ego get in the way. Our small crew of 8 was quiet and kept he place neat all day. However, something rubbed him the wrong way and he said that he felt we never read the contract - emphasis on "felt" because he even admitted that we hadn't broken any of the agreement. Because he was unhappy with our "attitude", he ended up charging us for an "oil stain" in the kitchen which he said, had we not had said "attitude" he would not charge us for. Again, letting his ego get the best of him. Be ware.