8841 Evanview Drive was built in the Hollywood Regency style in 1941 by builder Lyn Andre. Over Andre’s career she built and remodeled several homes in West Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills including the house across the street at 8850 Evanview which was her first project. One night while having a dinner party with husband cinematographer Warner Cruze’s friends Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, they fell in love with 8850 Evanview Dr and bought it. Needing a new house, her husband purchased the lot across the street, where Andre built 8841 Evanview, which was her second project.
Andre pivoted the volumes of 8841 Evanview to accommodate the hillside. There are four volumes, the first being the ground level detached garage, then two bedroom volumes, and the main living room and dinning room which is the largest. The house is 3 br 3ba with 2,300 sqft on 5700 sqft lot. There is a great rooftop patio that has satillo tiles that above the living room, amazing view of the Los Angeles Basin can be seen from there.
Some Regency details still survive. Such as the Panels in the livingroom,
and the some oval windows and the pediment over the front doorway.