Hancock Park & Larchmont Village
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Lonely Planet review
LA has gorgeous homes galore, but there’s nothing quite like the old-money mansions flanking the tree-lined streets of Hancock Park, a genteel neighborhood roughly bounded by Highland and Rossmore and Melrose and Wilshire. LA’s founding families, including the Dohenys and Chandlers, hired famous architects to build their pads in the 1920s, and to this day celebrities such as Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas and Keifer Sutherland make their homes here. It’s a lovely area for a stroll or a drive, especially around Christmas when houses sparkle.
Wrap up your visit here with a cappuccino and a browse through tiny Larchmont Village, the neighborhood’s small-town-America-style commercial strip. Keep an eye out for celebs – Paramount Studios is just up the street.