Historic Los Angeles Home Ready for the Open House
The former home of Bill Robinson, best known as the tap dancer Bojangles, is on the real estate market in Los Angeles, according to Curbed.
Painstakingly built by architect Paul Williams in 1938, the home was commissioned by Robinson and his second wife Fannie in the 1930s. Fannie had hoped owning a home would ground her husband, and she worked tirelessly with Williams and an interior decorator to design and furnish the space, the Paul Williams Project explains. The plan didn’t work, as the couple divorced less than a year after unpacking.
Visitors to the open house will be able to see the many outdoor living spaces and the detached “adult playroom” constructed specifically for Robinson. A covered patio and manicured garden make for the perfect spot to relax or entertain friends, while the separate structure, which once housed a pool table and tiki bar, may serve as a game room or guest quarters, the source reports.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is also located near the University of Southern California campus and is being marketed as possible rental property for students, Curbed explains. Hopefully, the new homeowner will appreciate the Hollywood history behind the house before leasing it to undergrads.