33941 Copper Lantern

1929, Woodruff

Mills Act: Yes

This one-story Spanish Colonial Revival Bungalow was featured on the 2004 home tour. The owners, who are members of the Historical Society, rescued this charming Woodruff house from squatters. The house was originally built in 1929 as a weekend vacation spot for owners from Hollywood. Of course, Sidney H. Woodruff had developed Hollywoodland in the Hollywood Hills before he came to the Dana Point area sometime in 1926-27. The one-story house displays many typical features of the style including the hand trowelled stucco, red clay barrel tile roof and wood windows. Built in an “L” plan with an intersecting gable roof, the wall under the gable has a fixed, multi-pane window in a large circular arch opening. An under-roof entry portch has a front facing, double wood casement window and a side facing entry door. The stucco texture is unusual and gives the appearance of having been applied over a stone wall. The Barnes have restored the oak floors and the decorative fireplace in the front room was typical of the time and contained a heater for warmth. Period tile countertops have been added in the kitchen and the kitchen floor has been restored with inlaid linoleum also authentic to the period.