Villa Monaco, Armand Monaco & William Bordeaux, Architects 1921

Armand Monaco & Family
Grand Italianate Villa designed by Architects Armand Monaco and William Bordeaux c. 1921. Armand was a young boy when his parents immigrated from Italy in 1907 along with four other siblings, settling in Chicago. After graduation from Northwestern University, he served as Principal Designer in the Chicago architectural office of Jarvis Hunt. His name first appears in Los Angeles in 1921 when he worked as a designer in the offices of Robert D. Farquhar and Myron Hunt. In the same year he formed a partnership with William Bordeaux which lasted until 1926. Monaco & Bordeaux designed several Italianate style residences for wealthy clients during their partnership, including a home for actress Betty Blythe in Los Feliz and the Villa Monaco in Silver Lake, both in 1921 where Armand lived until 1965. After the partnership dissolved in 1927, Monaco continued to work, designing the original French Hospital in Chinatown (now the Pacific Alliance Medical Center) in 1927 and the Haggerty House in Palos Verdes Estates (now the Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo Del Mar) in 1928. His last project was the design for St. Peters Italian Catholic Church located at 1039 N. Broadway in 1947 (the design is similar to the Haggerty House built 20 years earlier). He died in Los Angeles on August 13, 1989.Situated on the crest of a hill just east of Hyperion Avenue, the Villa Monaco is reminiscent of the grand palaces that a young Armand might have imagined from his youth spent in Italy; it must have been something to see in the days before Interstate 5 freeway was built. With 5,722 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and five baths on a lot of almost 60,000 sq. feet it remains one of the grandest of Silver Lake homes. Located at 3021 Waverly Drive.Architectural Historian Helene Demeestere www.HistoricallyCorrect.com contributed generously to the information provided above.

Grand Italianate Villa designed by Architects Armand Monaco and William Bordeaux c. 1921. Armand was a young boy when his parents immigrated from Italy in 1907 along with four other siblings, settling in Chicago. After graduation from Northwestern University, he served as Principal Designer in the Chicago architectural office of Jarvis Hunt. His name first appears in Los Angeles in 1921 when he worked as a designer in the offices of Robert D. Farquhar and Myron Hunt. In the same year he formed a partnership with William Bordeaux which lasted until 1926. Monaco & Bordeaux designed several Italianate style residences for wealthy clients during their partnership, including a home for actress Betty Blythe in Los Feliz and the Villa Monaco in Silver Lake, both in 1921 where Armand lived until 1965. After the partnership dissolved in 1927, Monaco continued to work, designing the original French Hospital in Chinatown (now the Pacific Alliance Medical Center) in 1927 and the Haggerty House in Palos Verdes Estates (now the Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo Del Mar) in 1928. His last project was the design for St. Peters Italian Catholic Church located at 1039 N. Broadway in 1947 (the design is similar to the Haggerty House built 20 years earlier). He died in Los Angeles on August 13, 1989.Situated on the crest of a hill just east of Hyperion Avenue, the Villa Monaco is reminiscent of the grand palaces that a young Armand might have imagined from his youth spent in Italy; it must have been something to see in the days before Interstate 5 freeway was built. With 5,722 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and five baths on a lot of almost 60,000 sq. feet it remains one of the grandest of Silver Lake homes. Located at 3021 Waverly Drive.

Architectural Historian Helene Demeestere www.HistoricallyCorrect.com contributed generously to the information provided above.