Courtyard Historic District

(designated in 1992)

Courtyard housing is an important multi-family dwelling type both in Southern California generally and in West Hollywood in particular. It responds to the region’s mild climate by extending interior spaces into the outdoors and integrates the desire for individual housing and a yard with the practical need for higher density development. Historically, the courtyard building derived from Spanish architecture, but it is also expressed in many different revival styles. Fireplaces, benches, water elements, and landscaping, as well as distinctive craftsmanship such as tile work, iron grilles, and carved wood, give courtyard spaces a unique character. The higher density of the buildings in this district reflects the increasing demand for housing that accompanied the rapid growth of the Los Angeles region in the 1920s. The district’s location between Hollywood and Beverly Hills and its adjacency to the developing Sunset Strip made it a highly attractive area for such luxurious residential development.


1400 Crescent Heights Blvd
1224 Flores St
1230 Flores St
1255 Flores St
8468 Fountain Ave
8491 Fountain Ave
1400 Havenhurst Dr
1440 Hayworth Ave
1216 La Cienega Blvd
1355 Laurel Ave
819 Sweetzer Ave
821 Sweetzer Ave