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Japanesestyle Bernheimer Estate Hollywood Hills above Franklin

Japanesestyle Bernheimer Estate Hollywood Hills above Franklin


Japanese-style Bernheimer Estate, Hollywood Hills above Franklin Ave, circa 1925

La La Landscapes: Yamashiro, The Bernheimer Residence and Gardens, Hollywood, 1914

1918: Bernheimer Residence. Now the Yamashiro Hollywood

Hollywood Blvd and the Bernheimer mansion / Yamashiro Japanese restaurant, circa 1924

…leading to what appeared to be a Japanese-style gate:

Operating today as Yamashiro, a Japanese restaurant, this was once a private home built by brothers Adolph and Eugene Bernheimer, German immigrants/brothers ...

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As I drove past, I noticed that the stairs continued up the hill behind the gate, and I remember wondering just how high they went.


Bryn Mawr Sign



Yamashiro Hollywood in the Hollywood Hills

I was a bit surprised to find a steep set of stairs climbing up the hill to my left…

I honestly didn't expect to find anything other than the usual tangle of homes clinging precariously to the hills.


1918: Bernheimer Residence. Now the Yamashiro Hollywood

1918: Bernheimer Residence. Now the Yamashiro Hollywood


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The garage at the Bernheimer Estate. Now the Yamashiro

A number of landscaped paths still crisscross the upper hill, and I'd love to know which integrate elements of the original gardens.

The property ...

Yamashiro Restaurant, Hollywood, Ca

1918: Bernheimer Residence. Now the Yamashiro Hollywood

1918: Bernheimer Residence. Now the Yamashiro Hollywood

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Inside, the house was centered around a courtyard…

Equally impressive were the tiered gardens descending the hill, which included a sprawling miniature Japanese village…


Historic foyer in the Main House at Yamashiro

Yamashiro Setting - Yamashiro Hollywood



Discover Hollywood's landmark "mountain palace"




(1930s)*^#* – Postcard view showing the Mulholland Dam in the Hollywood Hills. Note how the front of the dam was filled in with dirt for additonal ...


Photo of Yamashiro Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, United States. Front Entrance

Interior courtyard of the Bernheimer Residence (www.image-archeology.com)



Hunt. Hotel Jap Garden


Perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, it affords stunning views of Los Angeles stretching out below all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

(1928)##^* - Before and after view through the gates of Beachwood Drive toward the Hollywood Hills.

The 1910 census enumeration of Adolph and Eugene Bernheimer at Staten Island, New York, when they lived in a Japanese-style bungalow built at the end of a ...

(ca. 1915)##^* -View showing a streetcar heading south on Highland Avenue in front of the Hollywood Hotel. In the background high on a hill sits the ...

Sadly, as the property changed hands, the gardens were significantly altered/reduced/vandalized over the years. However, the pagoda remains in place to this ...

(ca. 1915)*^^ – View looking north on Orange Drive showing the Lane Mansion (later Magic Castle) at the T-intersection with Franklin Avenue. The Bernheimer ...

The Inner Courtyard of the Main House at Yamashiro in 1914

Bedroom in the Bernheimer Residence (www.image-archeology.com)

(1920s)^** - Postcard view looking north showing the Hollywood Hills from Mulholland Drive, with a few houses in the foreground and a faint view of the " ...

(1928)* - View looking north from Olive Hill showing a residential area in East Hollywood with the Hollywood Hills in the background.

Women in doorway of Bernheimer residence (www.library.ucla.edu)


(ca. 1920s)*^ - The HOLLYWOODLAND sign was erected in 1923 to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.

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Bernheimer Residence and Gardens (www.image-archeology.com)

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Japanese Gardens Bring Serenity to Los Angeles |

Oil wells may be seen throughout the area while Hollywood and the Hollywood HIlls can be seen in the distance.

(ca. 1895)* - A couple poses outside of the large colonial revival residence located on Carlos Avenue in Hollywood, identified as once having been the home ...

(ca. 1924)*# - Panoramic look over the “Hollywoodland” Sign and over the ridge of the Hollywood Hills showing a detailed view of Burbank with streets ...

A National Landmark

Photo of Yamashiro Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, United States

Paul de Longpré Residence

(ca. 1890)* - People are seated in front of the first hotel in Hollywood, the Glen Holly Hotel, at the corner of Ivar and Yucca Streets.

... napkin Interior, Bar of Music, 7351 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

... turn at Sycamore Street, off Franklin Boulevard in the heart of touristy Hollywood, you'll find yourself on a narrow road that winds up into the hills.

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Wattles Japan. Garden

Photo of Yamashiro Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, United States. Sushi Selection $34.

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(1923)##++ – Aerial view showing where Laurel Canyon Rd emerges from the Hollywood Hills into West Hollywood. Laurel Canyon isn't the curving road in the ...

(ca. 1938)* - Panoramic view of Mount Lee and the Hollywoodland Sign from the peak of Mount Hollywood.

Aerial view of the Bernheimer Residence and Gardens (www.image-archeology.com)

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Note: The following is a guided tour through historic Hollywood, which starts at YAMASHIRO'S, then going east along Hollywood Boulevard, and concludes at ...


The 600-year-old pagoda and spectacular view at Yamashiro

Seen from the tiered garden

Cawston Ostrich Japanes. Garden

E. Waldo Ward

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The 1920 census sheet listing the Bernheumers at their estate with an address of 1995 Orchid Avenue. Within five years, however, Eugene was dead and Adolph ...


Night shot of NBC radio studios at the corner of Sunset Blvd and Vine St,

The block of Cahuenga south of Hollywood Boulevard, circa 1924 – HollywoodPhotographs.com. Pictured above ...

Lane-Wells Company headquarters in Los Angeles, circa 1939.

Photo of Yamashiro Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, United States. A great date night


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