John Arnholt Smith Residence, 1936 - Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

Cliff May, Designer

John Arnholt Smith Residence, 1936



The romance of Alta California is alive and well at the John Arnholt Smith Hacienda designed by Cliff May in 1936. Here, straddling the boundaries and history of both Los Angeles, & Orange Counties, the estate maintains over 2.3 acres of the high ground of one of Southern California’s early pastoral ranches. Hand crafted of masonry and heavy timbers like the California Missions themselves, the classic California walled courtyard design, with its wide shaded corridors, invites the casual hospitality, and an indoor-outdoor living lifestyle celebrated since the days of the ranchos. While the early vistas of citrus and avocado are no longer, the unobstructed panoramic City lights views, stretching from the mountains to the sea, provide a dramatic backdrop to this now park-like estate featuring broad lawns, gardens, courtyard & patios, olive orchard, pool, aviary, and gated parking. The property was prominently featured in the U.C.S.B. Museum Cliff May retrospective: Carefree California.


  • Year Built 1936
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Property Size: 4664 sf
  • Cliff May, Designer: Architect
  • Property ID: 755

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  • Address: 760 Via Miguel
  • City: La Habra Heights
  • State/county: CA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 90631
  • Country: United States
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