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Eagle Rock in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Egasse-Braasch House

 
 
Egasse-Braasch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2018
1. Egasse-Braasch House Marker
Inscription.  Storybook style. Jean L. Egasse, architect. Albert and Constance Braasch, builders. Built 1923. Declared 2013, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1042, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 1042.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 34° 8.613′ N, 118° 13.005′ W. Marker is in Eagle Rock, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Hill Drive and Windermere Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Hill Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2327 Hill Dr, Los Angeles CA 90041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Eagle Rock Branch Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagle Rock City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castle Crag (approx. 0.6 miles away); Somerset Farm (approx. one mile away); Barack Obama ‘83
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By Craig Baker, 2018
2. Egasse-Braasch House Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Verdugo Village (approx. 1½ miles away); Goode House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Adams Square Gas Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Rock.
 
Regarding Egasse-Braasch House. The curves and arches, although not symmetrical, are all geometrically related, in order to create an ensemble of harmonious lines.
The Egasse-Braasch House has been known by several names over the years —
The Lotus House – the name that the Braasch family used for the house. There are carvings, tiles, plaster florettes and stained glass windows with the motif to this day.
The Good Will Hunting House – named by neighbors when the former residents of the house became famous.
The Castle – is what Matt Damon and Ben Affleck called it.
The Egasse-Braasch House – named by the current owners for the architect Jean-Louis Egasse, and the name of the original family who commissioned and lived in the house from 1923 to 1978.
 
Egasse-Braasch House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2018
3. Egasse-Braasch House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Oct. 24, 2021