Casa Granada (1929)

A year after completing plans for La Fontaine and Romanesque Villa, Leland Bryant designed another apartment building in the district called Casa Granada, commonly known as Harper House.  The restrained Churrigueresque styling evoked a luxury and glamour sought by film industry professionals such as Joe E. Brown, Jeanette Loff, Norma Talmadge and Roland Gilbert.  What sets this design apart from his others is the incorporation of a courtyard into the foot of the L-shaped building.  The courtyard acts as an outdoor foyer for the apartment units that have individual entrances.