5769 W. Briarcliff Road 90068
5769 W. Briarcliff Road 90068 Los Feliz USA
1.3 acre, 2s, 5-bath, maids room, 5338 sq/ft, pond, horse corral.
Potential National Register of Historic Places Listing,
Potential City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
“Briarcliff Manor”. “McCray / Thorkildsen house.”
Enlarged Japanese garden, built rustic lodge/ballroom or carriage house. Carriage house, lodge and swimming pool cabana are now a separate home, 5750 W. Valley Oak.(Source: Ruth Solner.)
Sandler Real Estate Brochure.
Anne Kenmore articles, 06/15/78 & 06/08/78 Wilmore Press, 06/08/78, “McCray home story told”.
“A Hillside Home at Los Angeles” by Charles Alma Byers; Architectural Record, 1914.
“History of Briarcliff Manor” by Anne Kenmore. Louis Allan McCray (oil man) home, built 1911.
A. B. Rust, architect. Sold to Thos Thorkildsen (“Borax King”) 1916.
“Restoring an Historic Hollywood Estate”, by Mark Pierson, American Bungalow # 11, March 15, 1996, p. 11
1910 photo of garden & home. (Source: Real estate brochure)
Notable owners: “Elvira, Mistress of the Night” Cassandra Peterson, actress, early 1990s; Brad Pitt, actor, mid -1990s
See article re: Brad Pitt’s consolidation of estate, Los Angeles Times, 01/26/97, Sec. K, p. 1,3.
(Source: Multiple Listing)
5769 Briarcliff Road (Value $25,000): 1) Clifford J. Gillespie, head of household; white married male 54 years of age; born in South Dakota; miner, mining company; earns $2,400. 2) Floyd E. Gillespie, wife; white married female 56 years of age; born in Iowa; lodging housekeeper. 3) Floyd L. Gillespie, mother; white widow 89 years of age; born in Kansas; not working. 4) Gay L. Bartholomew, brother-in-law; white married male 68 years of age; born in Minnesota; broker, real estate. 5) Beryl L. Bartholomew, sister-in-law; white married female 61 years of age; born in Iowa; not working. 6) Howard C. Wagar, lodger; white single male 33 years of age; born in Minnesota; radio operator, merchant shipping, earns $2,490. 7) Arthur J. O’Connell, lodger; white single male 32 years of age; born in New York; not working. 8) Frank B. Gerhard, lodger; white single male 23 years of age; born in Germany; salesman, food packing. 9) John A. Bristow, lodger; white single male 35 years of age; born in South Carolina; salesman fire prevention equipment; earns $200. 10) Robert C. Black, Jr, lodger; white single male 29 years of age; born in Florida; in school; clerk, H.O.L.C.
Type: Craftsman Sold
Bed Rooms: 5
Area: 5,338 sqft
Year Built: 1910