Petitfils-Boos HousE: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
“People use the expression ‘dream home’ all the time,” says television personality Dayna Devon, who, with husband Dr. Brent Moelleken, owns the Petitfils-Boos House in Los Angeles’ fabled Hancock Park. “But this house,” she continues, “is beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I had never dreamed this big in my whole life.”
An Italianate Renaissance Revival home with sweeping lines and soaring spaces, the Petitfils-Boos house was designed and built in 1921 by architect Charles Plummer for entrepreneur, Walter Petitfils. Situated in storied Windsor Square, the home may be the only single-family residence in the world clad in famous Gladding McBean architectural terra cotta tiles.
Dayna remembers being overwhelmed by the house’s interior the first time she and Brent viewed it. “Because it was tied up in a complex court case, we didn’t think it was something we could ever actually own. We were just so pleased to see and experience a home of this caliber. I remember putting my back up against the wall so I could just absorb everything about it. It took my breath away.”