The living room of the historic "Wolf's Lair Castle", formerly the residence of Gilded Age Hollywood real estate developer L. Milton Wolf. Los Angeles architecture firm Tim Barber Ltd. restored the French Normandy Revival style property in Hollywoodland. Photo by Noah Webb.

French Normandy Revival Residence

Restoring and renovating a notorious French Normandy style castle rising high above Lake Hollywood was a delightful challenges. Working with the experienced and discerning eye of our music industry client made for an inspired collaboration. The work on this fabled compound began with the Castle, a Pool house and a Gate House and included its John Lautner addition from the 60's. 

We renovated the quirky interior with a new kitchen and baths, including a study, a gym and a sauna, and adding elements like steel doors and windows, a recording studio and a stage. The pool was re-imagined, the parking court expanded—and the carport with roof deck and spiral stair to the master bath was designed as if it had been built in 1926. Working with landscape designer Patricia Benner, we even installed an urban forest and a meditation platform at the summit overlooking Lake Hollywood.  


A Castle for the King of Techno”, The New York Times

Project Team

Architecture & Interiors: Tim Barber Ltd.
Construction: Richard Holz, Inc. 
Landscape: Patricia Benner Landscape Design

Photography by Noah Webb