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Los Angeles California<br />
Actor Humphrey Bogart called this Hollywoodland cottage home from 1938 to 1940.  Designed by xxEvander Hoven and completed in 1926, its front door is reached via a drawbridge slung on suitably massive chains, now charmingly overgrown with ivy.  A 1997 fire destroyed the home’s wood shingle “seawave” roof, along with much of the interior.  A local fire ordinance prohibited the reinstallation of wood shingles, and while the present composition shingle roof is a laudable attempt to maintain the home’s original flavor, it cannot compete with the texture of the original.