LA House Histories creates custom-made books about the history of homes. The books profile all the owners from the original construction to the present, with a vast array of vintage photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, aerial photos, and more. The unique hardcover volumes, which typically span 150 pages, are one-of-a-kind commissions not sold to the general public. An extraordinary, evocative connection between owners and their home, an LA House History book is a meaningful gift for any special occasion.
We have worked on a wide range of properties, from Brentwood to Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills to Hollywood. Many of our histories have chronicled the homes of classic Hollywood icons, such as Shirley Temple, David O. Selznick, Cecil B. DeMille, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Sinatra. We also create books for historic homes throughout the United States. And for virtually any older home, we can uncover captivating material by working on an hourly basis, often in as little as a few hours.
We also research historic properties for LA real estate brokers, architects, and interior designers. Our custom solutions help brokers secure a listing, market the home, and thank their clients. For architects and designers, we uncover vintage photographs and drawings to inform creative decisions.
Founder and architectural historian David Silverman grew up in Los Angeles, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley in 1990. He attended NYU School of Law and practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles for 19 years.