Breathtaking 1925 Mediterranean Villa W Iconic Swimming Pool & Epic Views.

Amber M.

Los Angeles, CA

Response Rate: 85%

Designed by noted architect Henry Harwood Hewitt in 1925, this Historic Old Hollywood estate is perched high on a hilltop at the edge of 4,300 acre Griffith Park in los feliz overlooking the ocean, mountains, Griffith Observatory & the LA skyline.
Romantic, classic, magical, breathtaking. Welcome to the Villa Calabria, a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Mediterranean escape in historic Los Feliz. A magnificent historic Old Hollywood Estate with an Italian Villa aesthetic in the Los Feliz Hills. Exterior terraces on three levels float above extensive lush tropical gardens, staircases, archways, italian marble statues, a swimming pool with arching fountain jets and an mind-blowing view. The property could pass for an Italian Riviera, Lake Como or Tuscan country Villa. It has been represented as all 3 in Hollywood films. Most recently in the 2015 "Entourage" movie as Jeremy Piven's hotel overlooking the Amalfi Coast and Positano. The views east look like the rolling hills of Tuscany. The views west are of the Pacific Ocean and Griffith Observatory. The views south, downtown L.A.
The Villa was designed by noted architect Henry Harwood Hewitt in 1925 and the current owner designed and added the period-loyal swimming pool. Villa Callabria has also been a location for many film and photography shoots. Can be used as a hotel, restaurant, cafe or mansion for purposes of filming.
This Villa was also home to English film director James Whale during the making of his four classic films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Director Whale was the subject of the 1998 Academy Award winning film 'Gods and Monsters". he dreamy 1998 film "Gods and Monsters", based on a novel originally titled "Father of Frankenstein", is a daring biographical interpretation of the inner life and imaginings of Whale at the end of his life. Both Sir Ian McKellan and Lynn Redgrave, of the English acting dynasty, received Oscar nominations for their work on the film.
key words: Mediterranean, Tuscan, Spanish revival, pool, Spanish tile, historic, subway tile, marble, brass, gourmet kitchen, eclectic, 1920s, artistic, archways, stucco, swimming pool, fountain, views

4,500 Sq. ft
Student Rate
Movable Furniture
Insurance required
Registered Historic


  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Chairs
  • Microwave
  • Tables
  • A/C
  • Coffee Maker
  • Sink
  • Heater


$5,000 to $10,000 (12 hour shoot)
Student Discount:

Property Rules

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: We ask for a single point of contact for the production on the shoot day. Please inform us who will serve as the Production Coordinator and provide us her/his contact information. The Production Co-ordinator must read and understand our House Rules. The Production Co-ordinator must be the first person to arrive at the property and the last one to leave. Her/his primary job is to keep everyone from the production out of the street so that our neighbors are not disturbed in any way. Her/his secondary job is to make sure that the production follows our parking rules and that any vehicles are parked on the uphill side of the property (past our garbage can area) and that load in and load out is as smooth as humanly possible. Lastly, we ask that when shooting EXTERIOR she/he keep the noise level down on the production. We are in a residential neighborhood and we must respect the right of our neighbors to their own domestic tranquility.
FILM/PHOTO PERMITS: It is the responsibility of the Production to determine if they need a filming/photography permit from Film L.A. The Magic Casa is in no way liable for any penalties that the production may incur due to their failure to secure a permit. We require proof of a film permit for shoots of 10 or more people.
NOISE: When outside, please be sensitive to and respect our neighbors and refrain from playing loud music or shouting. For music videos we require lip sync to playback from a cell phone.
OVERTIME: Overtime rate is 1.5 x your prorated hourly rate therefore please try to be accurate in your initial booking request. Overtime is calculated in minimum 1 hour increments. If you are minutes overtime you owe one hour of overtime but you may stay (shoot and load out) for the entire hour.
EXTRA CAST/CREW CHARGES: Extra, undeclared people on shoot day are charged at 1.5 x your prorated per person rate, therefore please try to be accurate in your initial booking request.
CATERING: We prefer that smaller shoots of less than 20 people set up catering in the kitchen. For larger shoots, the front lawn, north lawn and lawn next to the pool are good places for setting up catering.
BATHROOM: The designated bathroom is on the ground floor of the main house.
GUEST HOUSE: If you want to use the guest house (if it’s unoccupied) for anything more than filming/photography there is an $120 cleaning fee. We rent it by the night and it must be clean. You may use the main house bathroom and dining room for wardrobe, hair and makeup with no cleaning fee.
DRONES: NO DRONES ALLOWED. If you are caught flying a drone you will be charged a $5,000 penalty fee.
CHILDREN: Property must be alerted to any children. Children must either have a babysitter or be supervised by their legal guardian.
GENERATOR: If Production feels they will need a generator it must be cleared with the property.
SITE REP: For smaller shoots, the owner will act as site rep. Larger shoots will be required to pay a site rep. fee of $300 - $450. This is determined on a case by case basis.
WALK THROUGH: A walk through will take place before and after filming is completed with representatives of the guest and Host or On-Site Rep to determine if any loss or damage has occurred as a result of the production. The guest will be permitted to photograph and/or film the premises during such walk through. The guest will have the first opportunity to repair such damages itself or to engage licensed contractors to complete such repairs, if any.
No Smoking.
All equipment and props must be contained within the property - nothing on the street or interfering with neighbors in any way.
No animals without permission in advance.
Please bring enough Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Trash Bags and Hand Soap for your crew.
You must take all trash generated during your shoot with you or you will be charged a $50 fee.
Producer shall require that all crew/cast/subcontractors obey the reasonable directions of the location site representatives as relates to protection of the property and failure to do so shall be a breach of this agreement.
Overtime and extra fees must be settled before you can leave.
Owner reserves the right to republish any photos or video from the shoot found on the internet on the space's website(s).

Cancellation Policy

$5,000 to $10,000

12 hour shoot
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