Fernbacher Flats, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1099
Built: 1926 Declared: 12/09/2015
This duplex, located near Hancock Park, was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style by Frankie Faulkner, one of only a few female architects practicing in Los Angeles during the 1920s. Faulkner is known for her Spanish Colonial Revival designs and several intact examples of her single-family homes from the late 1920s in Silver Lake still survive. Constructed in 1926, the two-story duplex features a large turret at its northwest corner, punctuated by triangular tiled vents and capped with a Spanish clay tile conical roof. Each unit retains its original entry door with a speakeasy-style opening device. Other interior details include original hardwood floors, arched doorways, tiled bath-rooms, beamed ceilings in the ground floor living room, and coved ceilings on the second story living space.