Former Chandler House Hits the Market

Courtesy of Slate

The neoclassical estate on North Rossmore, which abuts the Wilshire Country Club, was designed by the architect Wallace Neff for the family of Ralph J. Chandler, nephew of former 'L.A. Times' publisher Harry Chandler.

A Hollywood home originally built for a member of the Chandler family 65 years ago is hitting the market for the first time.

Located at 105 North Rossmore, this neoclassical estate, which abuts the Wilshire Country Club, was designed by the architect Wallace Neff for the family of Ralph J. Chandler, a shipping executive who also was a nephew of Harry Chandler, the second publisher of the Los Angeles Times. The property is listed at $5.95 million.

Inspired by the Garden Pavilion of Versailles and the Petit Trianon, the 8,000-square-foot estate boasts palatial columns, balustrades and intricate moldings. It features a majestic rotunda entry with a dome ceiling that is approximately 30 feet high. The first floor has a living room, salon, formal dining room, powder room, kitchen and two staff bedrooms. Atop a staircase are three large bedrooms and a wood-paneled library offering golf course vistas. The grounds also include a marble terrace, fountain and formal gardens that were designed by Edward Huntsman. There also is an underground garage.

Ralph Chandler, who died in 1966, was the son of Harry Chandler's brother, Fred. Last year, Ralph’s son Andrew passed away prompting the property's first-ever listing. According to the agents, Berkshire Hathaway’s Andrea Cope and Shelli Broder, the unique integrity of the house is intact but it needs an upgrade.

“It is a mature house not a family house,” Cope told The Hollywood Reporter. “It is going to take a buyer who appreciates this type of architecture and style with a little bit of vision. But it really just transports you."

A showing of the property will take place Tuesday. 

See photos of the property below.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Slate

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