Moby’s home is his castle

Forgiveness, I blame the horrible pun on a tenacious headache. The Castle has a John Lautner guest house and Mr. Moby likes his architecture, hence a blog: Moby Los Angeles Architecture Blog.

Moby's House

And, the castle has a really nice view – when I was a kid I used to skirt down past the house and hike the ridge above Lake Hollywood.

Wolf's Lair

Called Wolf’s Lair after its first owner, L. Milton Wolf, a real estate developer, it is a house with old Hollywood flourishes that Norma Desmond would embrace. On the hill overlooking the castle, mounted on a tall pole, is a lamp shaped like a crescent moon, so there will always be the reflection of a moon in the pool, a perfect example of 1920s Hollywood romance. I’ll buy you the moon, baby.

At Home With Moby in a Hollywood Hills Castle – NYTimes.com.

16 Comments »

  1. “On the hill overlooking the castle, mounted on a tall pole, is a lamp shaped like a crescent moon, so there will always be the reflection of a moon in the pool…” What an incredibly romantic touch.

    • (I could easily eat ten olives a day, or more!) Speaking of childhood lurking my nephew was on your turf last week having a portfolio review at FIT and visiting Parsons – he loved NY – and brought me home a very designer-y T-shirt crushed into a cube.

    • You’ll remember this, I think I might have been mistaken… So, you know where Creston dead ends? That little circle? I distinctly recall a house, a white one story, with kind of Liberace Greco-roman statuary out front. I was there a few weeks ago and it had disappeared—I think tastefully remodeled into a nice modern dwelling. Did I get that right or was it on another street? Thank you! V

      • Hmm. That doesn’t sound familiar, sorry. I might recognize a photo (if one existed?). Do you think we could talk Moby into throwing a present-and-past neighbors (and curious and fans) open house? 😉

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