Tour Rimpau Boulevard homes Nov. 5

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tour three Hancock Park homes designed by legendary architects Roland E. Coate, FAIA, and Gordon B. Kaufmann, FAIA, on Sun., Nov. 5. The homes tour continues a long tradition going back to the founding of the local Windsor Square – Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) in 1976.

This year’s WSHPHS tour event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features homes adjacent to one another on Rimpau Boulevard and dating to the 1920s. The tour also includes food, wine and a silent auction to help support the work of the nonprofit WSHPHS.

GORDON KAUFMANN, FAIA, designed this house at 505 Rimpau Blvd. that will be on the Nov. 5 tour.

Fluff McLean
The tour will honor the late Fluff McLean, a longtime president of the Historical Society who also served as homes tour chairman.

The proceeds from this year’s event will provide seed money for a project to beautify the barren concrete pedestrian islands at Beverly Boulevard and Rossmore Avenue. In past years, tour proceeds have served as seed money for other local beautification projects such as creating the islands of Wilton Place, the gardens of area fire stations and a police station, as well as the gardens of John Burroughs Middle School, Francis Blend School for children with impaired vision and Third Street School.

Gordon Kaufmann, FAIA
Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann’s designs are visible throughout Southern California. He is responsible for the architecture of La Quinta Resort, Scripps College, the Doheny family’s Greystone Manor, Santa Anita Park, the Hollywood Palladium and the Los Angeles Times Building, among many other commissions. He also was lead architect for Hoover Dam. Two of his Rimpau Boulevard houses will be on the tour.

Roland Coate, FAIA
Roland E. Coate started his practice with Kaufmann. After an amicable split, Coate went on to design many important buildings on his own. In addition to the third Rimpau Boulevard house on the tour, Coate designed All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, the Fudger (later Howard Hughes) house on Muirfield Road, the large English Tudor home now being restored on the northwest corner of Hudson Avenue and First Street and the Monterey Revival-style home on June Street in Hancock Park designed for Jane and Robert Brant and now part of the residential compound of the Turkish Consul General.

The upcoming tour features the first floors and gardens of the three houses between Fourth and Sixth streets, and there will be volunteer docents to guide visitors through the homes and gardens.

This year’s event is being chaired by WSHPHS trustee (and Larchmont Chronicle co-founder) Jane Gilman and Hancock Park resident and interior decorator Joseph Guidera, with assistance from committee leaders Richard Battaglia, June Bilgore and Paul Hoen.

Tickets are $75 for non-members; $65 for members. They can be purchased on the day of the event at 505 Rimpau Blvd. or in advance at

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