Historic Homes

A 1920’s Italian Villa Filled with Old Hollywood Glamour

Step into Villa Vallombrosa -- the home of writer and interior decorator Annie Kelly, where every corner feels like a curated museum and holds a story of famed former tenants.

Nestled within the iconic Hollywood landscape, Villa Vallombrosa is a historical cultural monument built in the 1920's that was once home to New York socialite and antiquitarian Eleanor Dewitt. It's Tuscan Venetian style exudes timeless elegance and a rich tapestry of history, as it sits perched above Watsonia Terrace in the historic Whitley Heights area of Los Angeles. Annie and her husband, renowned photographer Tim Street-Porter, have preserved its original charm while infusing it with their own unique narrative.

From the intricate details of the curved, concrete facade to the whimsical charm of the Juliette balcony, each element has been lovingly maintained to honor the home's heritage. It is a treasure trove of antiques and mementos gathered from their world travels.

Purchase Annie's book, City of Dreams: Los Angeles Interiors, here.