Los Angeles California
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.