Our exquisitely furnished guest apartments evoke the comforts of old Hollywood, and the relaxing character of a home away from home.
Built in 1904, Lombardi House is a fully restored Victorian-style farmhouse in the heart of Hollywood. Surrounded by mature fruit trees and gardens, this 7,000 square foot historic home sits within walking distance to the charming restaurants of Franklin Village, as well as Hollywood studios, theaters, shopping and dining. Perfect for long stays or group celebrations, this
elegant historic home offers four newly renovated guest suites, each with its own personality and superb functionality. Our accommodations are modern, spacious and bright and can comfortably sleep up to 28 guests. The entire property is fully gated, enclosed for privacy from the street and offers secure, onsite parking.
A TRUE HOLLYWOOD ESTATE
Lombardi House is one of the oldest homes still standing in Hollywood.
Originally built as a modest one and one half story, shingle style residence, this historic estate was expanded in the 1930s to include colonial revival additions. Once owned by United States Senator Cornelius Cole, who maintained the property for his horses, it was also home to J.C. Newitt, one of the founding directors of the Hollywood Board Trade. The estate was then acquired by Philip and Sylvia Lombardi, retired Vaudevillian performers who moved west from New York City in the 1940s. As vocal coaches to some of the era’s most renowned performers of opera, film and Broadway music, they made their mark in Hollywood coaching Eddy Nelson for his
role in the film, Rosemarie, as well as country singer Johnny Horton.
Lombardi House soon became known among the Hollywood elite for the hospitality and discretion of its owners who entertained with great style and aplomb. Music, song and raucous laughter filled this historic Hollywood home as guests dined on fine china and crystal, enjoying the luxury and trappings of this grand estate. Son Raymond Coari Lombardi carried on the family tradition maintaining the property until 2004. He is still remembered warmly by his neighbors for his charming humor and “big heart.”