141 South Carolwood Drive was designed in 1936 by Robert D. Farquhar, who had the craftsmanship of the Italian Renaissance in mind when he created the property. Arthur Letts—something of a real estate development tycoon known for developing Westwood, Holmby Hills, and the UCLA campus, rescuing a bankrupt dry goods store and turning it into The Broadway department store, and financing Bullock's department store—chose the Holmby Hills location for the estate. After he died, his widow Florence Letts lived on the family property. With nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, an elevator, a guest home, staff quarters, a tennis court, and an Olympic swimming pool and pool house added by actress and professional swimmer Esther Williams, Owlwood clocks in at 12,201 square feet. When the estate was built, it was the largest home in Los Angeles.