The iconic home that once belonged to Norman and Dorothy Chandler is coming back on the market for $11.25 million. The Windsor Square mansion -- a city-designated historic-cultural monument -- was designed by associates of architect Julia Morgan (you remember -- the one who helped design Hearst Castle in San Simeon).
The 9,059-square-foot Beaux Arts-style house, which officially re-enters the market in mid-May (although if you find $11.25 million in the sofa cushions before that, we suspect they sellers would like to hear from you) oozes history. It was built in 1916 and has six bedrooms, a guesthouse with two more bedrooms, and a pool. It sits on a 0.83-acre lot. The house was once known as the "Western White House" because so many presidents -- Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon -- were guests here of the Chandlers.
It also was sometimes called "Los Tiempos," Spanish for "The Times." The Chandlers owned Times Mirror Company, which included the Los Angeles Times. Norman and his son Otis Chandler were both publishers of The Times. The home was the site of countless fundraisers that helped build the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the arts and music center located downtown.
Josh Flagg and Joe Babajian, both of Rodeo Realty, co-listed the property.