08/16/2010 12:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

1940 Eclectic Hollywood Villa By Architect Francis Pierpont Davis

Via Curbed LA: This 1940 $3.695 million Italian villa was originally designed by architect Francis Pierpont Davis, AIA and later updated by designer John Woolf in 1950. The original listing boasts that the villa has been "designated as 'One of the 100 Most Desirable Homes to Own' by Architectural Digest." This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home is all about the ceilings: the living room has "hand carved ceilings for a cathedral in Europe," the dining room has "high arched, towering dome ceilings," and the master bedroom has sixteen-foot ceilings with skylights. Out in the backyard, there's a sauna, bar, cabana, pool, and garden grounds.

Photos by Michael McNamara. The home is listed with Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker-BH North.

$3.695 Million Hollywood Villa