North Sycamore Chateau, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1010
Built: 1936 Declared: 12/16/2011
Built in 1936 in Wilshire, the North Sycamore Chateau is a 6-unit apartment building built over subterranean parking. 350 N. Sycamore exemplifies the Chateauesque architectural style that was popular for apartment buildings throughout the 1930s in Los Angeles. The stucco exterior walls, towers with conical turret roofs, high ornamentation, tall and narrow windows, the steep, multi-gabled roof and intricate wrought-iron balcony with fleur-de-lis detailing are among its characterdefining features. The central courtyard is made up of a manicured garden and the interior boasts hardwood floors, decorative French mantles, ornamented crown moldings and built in cabinetry. The apartment building was designed by architect William Barber and built by the Publix Construction and Investment Company. The building is a combination of highly ornate Chateauesque detailing and ingenuity in engineering a relatively early underground parking structure.