Outpost Estates, Los Angeles

Outpost Estates is “as close as a downtown hotel but like a mountain lodge.”

In the early 1920’s developer Charles E. Toberman set out to make the area located east of Runyon Canyon Park and north of Franklin Avenue into one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential parks in the world.

To see his vision materialize Toberman imposed strict building requirements for each plot of land. Architecture was limited to Spanish style only featuring sloped roofs and genuine kiln tiles. The streets of this canyon neighborhood within the Hollywood Hills were filled with ornamental streetlights. And, like the Moreno Highlands in Silver Lake, all utilities were placed underground.

To promote sales in the Outpost Estates, Toberman borrowed an idea from the developers of Hollywoodland and erected a large sign. It is said to be the largest neon sign ever built at that point in time to promote residential real estate.

Many of the original houses are still standing today and the neighborhood continues to offer that feeling of being so close to it all yet feeling miles away.

To find a home for sale in the Outpost Estates visit Hollywood Hills real estate.