Wallace Neff portrayed in book

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

NEW BOOK on architect Wallace Neff.

Father of the California style of architecture, Wallace Neff is featured in the third and latest volume in the series, “Master Architects of Southern California 1920 – 1940.”

Neff’s career spanned six decades and included designing homes all around Southern California, including the Leaf House in Hancock Park. This mansion on June Street has served as the British Consul General’s residence since 1957.

LEAF HOUSE was built in 1929 for attorney Earle Leaf, vice president of the National Bank of Commerce. Above, the entrance hall. Today, it is the residence of the British Consul General.

A Neff home recently sold in Hancock Park for $5.75 million, said realtor Bret Parsons, who is the book’s co-author with Marc Appleton and Eleanor Schrader.

Neff’s client lists included families such as Doheny, Pickford and Gillette, and his homes have been owned by many movie stars. Neff, a prominent resident of Pasadena, died in 1982 at 87.

The new book is available at angelcitypress.com now and on Amazon Jan. 1. Paul Williams, the first Black member of the American Institute of Architects, will be featured in the next volume of the Master Architects, which is due out spring, 2021.

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