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The sign that read “Outpost” in neon letters 30 feet high was, like the original “Hollywoodland” sign, raised up to publicize a new housing development, Hillside Homes of Happiness.

Dolores Del Rio - One of the first celebrities to live in the Outpost neighborhood

Dolores Del Rio – One of the first celebrities to live in the Outpost neighborhood

In 1914 Charles E. Toberman acquired ten acres just west of La Brea and north of Hollywood Blvd for a $70,000 option from seller T.E. Gibbon, former vice president of the Salt Lake Railway. Mr. Tobermann, know as the “Father of Hollywood”, was responsible for such spectacular landmarks as Graumann’s Chinese Theater (now Manns Theatre), The Hollywood Bowl, El Capitan Theater, The Egyptian Theater and The Roosevelt Hotel. Mr. Toberman put in streets and the necessary grading and lighting, subdivided the acreage into lots and sold them for the unheard of price of $65 and $75 per front foot. The development, which would come to be called Las Colina Heights became one of his most successful developments. It featured many fine homes, built and sold by Toberman to families who desired the “ultimate in gracious living”.

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Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Over the next twenty years, Mr. Toberman oversaw the development of Outpost Estates, a planned community which he regarded as his supreme achievement of the more than fifty-three subdivisions he developed in Hollywood.

In the early 1920′s, times were good… Mr. Toberman was in the midst of an extensive improvement program on tract #9408, the Outpost Drive and Outpost Circle area, the heart of his Outpost Estates. He had a vision of a planned residential community, a “jewel in the hills” and was determined to develop his dream. Architecture was limited to pure Spanish with sloped roofs of genuine kiln tiles. Flat roofs were strictly forbidden. He also implemented rigid building restrictions that required plaster wall construction, ensuring enduring strength and earthquake resistance. In fact, many of the original homes have survived all subsequent earthquakes with no discernable damage.

1922 Premiere – Grauman’s Egyptian

As a result of his design sense and attention to the latest refinements in living, luxurious homes and building sites in the area were in great demand. Outpost Estates was acclaimed far and wide, and Mr. Toberman continued to open new and carefully planned segments of this exclusive area. He was quoted in the newspapers as predicting a period of prosperous growth for all of Hollywood. And there truly seemed to be every indication of this.
The area has no shortage of luxurious, lavish and extravagant Spanish Baroque Revival Mediterranean estates. Perhaps the most notable are the Dolores Del Rio estate on Outpost Circle formerly owned by fashion designer Richard Tyler and the Drew Barrymore estate now owned by Juicy entrepreneur Gila. David Lynch and Bergman once shared a Lloyd Wright home here on La Presa for a time as did Ben Stiller.

Charles E. Toberman

In 1926, Mr. Toberman built his own “ultimate dream house” at 1847 Camino Palmero in Las Colinas Heights. His Spanish mansion, which is still there and recently restored, is set in acres of landscaped gardens at the end of a long driveway. The property features stately palm trees, an enclosed swimming pool, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor barbeques, a pitch and putt golf course and a horseshoe pitching range.

Testimonials

Chuck Ranberg and Bob Fisher – 3146 Arrowhead Dr.

Rose & Terry we are so grateful for everything you did to help us achieve our dream of our next move and selling our house at an amazing price!

Morgan and Luc Des Grosiellers – 4440 Sancola Av.

What more can I say except that Terry found our dream home. My wife and I had been looking to buy our first house, a daunting, stressful experience, made pleasant and exciting by Terry and her team. Communicative, patient, and accessible, there was no question she couldn't answer and was always available to speak on the phone, no matter the day or time. Now settled into our home, we count just how fortunate we were to choose Terry as our agent.

Zach Matheny - Durand Dr. and Lugano Pl.

Rose - Thanks for getting us this place! That makes two great places you've found us that we would have never known existed had you not found them for us. We really appreciate it and are very excited to move in. I loved this house from the minute I walked in. It is perfect for us (both location and architecturally) and we'll be very happy to be living in the neighborhood.

Paul and Joan Smith - 3266 Craig Dr.

Rose, Terry and their team were great to work with! Because of their knowledge and expertise, we were able to find the house we wanted in the Hollywood Hills. When Terry was waiting for an inspector, she saw a deer under the oak trees on the Universal property next door. We are still waiting to see that deer, but we did have the very rare sighting of a mountain lion the first week we moved in. Never a dull moment. You will be in good hands!

Arthur Iinuma - 6934 Cahuenga Park Trail

"I’m the worst sort of buyer. I don’t have a lot of money, never bought a house, and am terribly inquisitive about every detail. Nevertheless Terry and Rose responded to all my questions, and even when I ran out of them, called me daily to update me on the status of the transaction or simply to check-in. They were incredibly professional and responsive and I never got the sense that I was being blown-off. If you’re looking to buy in the Hollywood Hills, they know the area inside and out, and can tell you what to look out for and help advise on a good buying decision. They’re always careful to remain as objective as possible – something that few agents have mastered. I would definitely work with them again."

Shelley Rabin – 2481 Lindsay Ln.

“A few months ago I called Terry to help me find a home for my son. I expected her to run for the hills, (she knows I am very particular). On our first meeting I told Terry "no pressure, I need the perfect house in less than 3 months". Terry just smiled, and said, "let’s get started". Terry was relaxed, never lost her smile, and kept me positive when I was worried. The final result was outstanding. We found the perfect house in our 1st choice neighborhood. The deal went through so smoothly, I kept thinking something cannot be right. It was 100% right. Thanks Terry, you are a star!!!!!!"

Anne Marie Lardeau and Bruce Carpenter – 3440 Troy Dr.

“Terry and Rose did for us in 11 weeks what another broker couldn't accomplish in nine and a half months. They found the right buyer for our home and we sold it within 1% of our asking price. They used their considerable marketing skills and problem-solving experience to overcome any impediments that might slow down the process of selling our home. We have the highest respect for their professionalism, skills and integrity.”

John Willows – 3301 Ledgewood Dr.

“Rose, thank you so much for helping me, as executor, in selling my former neighbor’s house. Since I live 140 miles away, I had to rely on you to handle all the details that kept coming up in the escrow and your help was invaluable. Your able assistance came as no surprise since you helped me when I sold my house twelve years ago. When, as executor, I had to find a realtor to sell my neighbor’s house, I didn’t consider anyone other than you. I think that a return customer is the best compliment you can receive.”

Verity and Alex Rudzinski – 6350 Bryn Mawr Dr.

“Rose, we just want to say a huge thank you for all your help in selling our house and finding our dream home. It was such a pleasure working with you. You did such an amazing job. Hope to keep in touch.”

Kimberly & Joe Crowley –755 S. El Molino & 2205 N. Mar Vista Ave.

“Rose, we cannot thank you enough for all your work! Your persistence, dedication & professionalism paid off to our great benefit. We have learned the difference between an amateur and pro. Thanks Again.”