The Trousdale section of Los Angeles is a treasure trove of mid-century architecture. From the very beginning Trousdale Estates was designed to be an exclusive enclave to provide its residents “a life above it all.” With its unparalleled views from above Beverly Hills, homes open up to vistas that span from the lights of Downtown LA to breathtaking ocean views spanning to Catalina Island.
Trousdale has been the choice for glamorous Angelenos since notable architects built the first estates here in the 1960s. After losing its popularity for a time, Trousdale has been rediscovered by a new generation and is currently involved in its own Renaissance of restoration and renovation.
Living in Trousdale
The land that is now the Trousdale Estates was originally developed by entrepreneur and advertising executive Paul Trousdale. His vision was to transform the hills into a magnificent neighborhood that maximized the views of the canyon, city and Pacific Ocean. This “mod” community showcases the designs of noted architects, many of the homes are nowbeing updated to new levels of luxury and design. From the start, Trousdale courted the wealthy and well known, and today Trousdale Estates is one of the top choices for many of the world’s most famous celebrities.
The character of the neighborhood has been preserved by the actions of the Trousdale Estates Homeowner’s Association. All construction in Trousdale must be single-story so that each and every home maintains its stunning views. But there are no restrictions on style and the result has been exuberant and opulent variations on the original theme of Mid-Century Modern.
Residents of Trousdale are close to all that West Hollywood and Beverly Hills have to offer with the fantastic dining and the latest shops and boutiques of the famous Beverly Hills Platinum Triangle. The city of Beverly Hills provides the services, amenities and schools for the Trousdale neighborhood.
Real Estate in Trousdale
Trousdale is an excellent choice for those looking for high-end architectural design in an exclusive setting. It is common to find homes in Trousdale that have been featured in Architectural Digest. There are many stunning homes in the community that represent Mid-Century Modern and Modernist architecture that have been lovingly updated to meet today’s high standards of living.
Many of the original homes in Trousdale were designed by renowned architects of the day including Harold Levitt and Frank Lloyd Wright. There are many examples of this golden era of home design in Trousdale and many of the residences have a pedigree of ownership that include legendary entertainers, actors, writers and high-tech executives. Recently, Elvis Presley’s French Regency style home changed ownership in Trousdale Estates. In the past few years, the trend in the neighborhood has moved toward the tear down of existing structures and the building of luxury residences that incorporate the most up-to-date technology and today’s popular amenities.
To learn more about the many architectural masterpieces in Trousdale and making one of them your next home, call Verna Helbling. She looks forward to introducing you to some of the most beautiful homes on the market.
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