Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Outpost Estates is a Los Angeles neighborhood bordered by Mulholland Dr., Franklin Canyon, Runyon Canyon Park, and Cahuenga Boulevard.
In 1853, Don Tomas Urquidez built a three-room adobe house on the site where the neighborhood is now located. Soon after, General Harrison Grey Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times and veteran of the Spanish-American War, purchased the property from Urquidez. Otis built a clubhouse on his newly acquired property that he designed for entertaining and dubbed “The Outpost.”
Charles E. Toberman acquired the property in 1924 and spent the next 20 years developing it as a luxury residential neighborhood. Toberman required that all residences on the property be built…