Milton J. Black, Architect
Streamline Moderne in Los Feliz
Victor M. Carter Residence, Milton J. Black, Architect, 1935. Milton J. Black’s most notable work in Los Angeles spanned several architectural styles, from a Spanish Colonial Revival residence for film star Dolores del Rio, the Deco Mauretania Apartments in Hancock Park, and the legendary hot dog stand, Tail ‘o the Pup. Here, one of his rare residential works survives on a quiet, cul-de-sac street in Los Feliz. The aerodynamic curves and more elegant elements of the Streamline Moderne style in the residence are intact, with original casement windows, exterior copper trim and street address, interior magnesite staircase with chrome handrail, and built-in powder room vanity. A porthole window in the front door invites you into the elegance of the first floor formal dining room, and step down living room with fireplace and curved ceiling detail. 4 bedrooms with a 2nd story patio off the master bedroom, 4 bathrooms, den with built-in bar, and terraced backyard with fruit trees.