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Beachwood Canyon

Beachwood Canyon is the birthplace of “Hollywoodland” and the Hollywood Hills residence of the internationally recognized Hollywood Sign landmark. Named after Albert Beach, Beachwood Canyon is located on the eastern portion of the Hollywood Hills from Franklin Avenue up to the Hollywood Sign and west to east from Beachwood Canyon Drive to Bronson Avenue. In the 1920s the upper portion of the canyon was originally call Hollywoodland where Hollywood Hills homes for sale where advertised by using the Hollywood land Sign. The founding Los Angeles real estate developers of Beachwood Canyon comprised General M. H. Sherman (founder of West Hollywood), Harry Chandler (Publisher of the LA Times) and Los Angeles real estate developer Sidney H. Woodruff. Their grand vision for Hollywoodland was to develop a Mediterranean Riviera of Hollywood Hills homes with the architecture and landscaping inspired by the southern regions of France, Italy and Spain. Undoubtedly, Hollywoodland‚Äôs strongest appeal lies in the many well preserved original character Hollywood Hills homes. Their charming storybook styles range from vine-covered “Hansel and Gretel” cottages to Normandy castles fit for royalty such as the historical “Wolf Lair” property. Some of America foremost architects have designed homes in the Beachwood Canyon hills such as John Delario (the chef designer of Hollywoodland), Richard Neutra and John Lautner. At the heart of Beachwood canyon is the original stone pillars and sign still stand greeting visitors and residence to Hollywoodland complete with its own market, coffee shop and stables.