Laughlin Park, Los Feliz's exclusive gated community

The W.C. Fields Estate

The W.C. Fields Estate

Laughlin Park, originally only 40 homes, is an exclusive, gated community in Los Feliz that was rated by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the “top five” neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Due to lot splits, the community now houses about 60 homes.  The luxury estates run the gamut in architectural styles from English, Mediterranean and Craftsman to Traditional and Modern, many with remarkable city and ocean views. Many famous architects have designed homes in Laughlin Park, including several by Frank Lloyd Wright.  

Established in 1905, the enclave is secure behind gates between Los Feliz Blvd and Franklin Avenue on the Western edge of Los Feliz.  Laughlin Park was once home to many of Hollywood’s rich and famous including W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplain and Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille’s villa was built by developer Homer Laughlin on the largest, highest lot in Laughlin Park and has amazing panoramic views. Today many well-known celebrities and filmmakers are still drawn to the neighborhood with its quiet seclusion and peaceful tree shaded streets: In 2012 Twlight star Kristin Stewart purchased a home for close to $2.2 million in Laughlin Park.

The W.C. Fields estate on De Mille Drive, the "main drag" of Laughlin Park,is a return to Hollywood's Golden Age and has recently been put on the market, but after not takers at close to $8 million, the listing has expired from the market.  Linwood Drive, Cummings Drive, and Laughlin Park Drive are the main streets in Laughlin Park.

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