Los Angeles home restoration pro gives life to old homes

Certain LA submarkets have pockets of historic homes ripe for restoration
  • Hollywood Hills, West Adams, Pasadena and Highland Park contain a number of historic homes.
  • The cost to restore and preserve a historic home is much higher than the initial purchase price.
  • Fenton is looking to undertake LA restoration projects on a contract basis moving forward.

When it comes to restoring historic homes Leonard Fenton has a true understanding of how time consuming, detailed and costly preservation projects can be. An entrepreneur who sold his ad agency to Microsoft, Fenton has spent roughly his entire adult life, at least 25 years, restoring his home – a 1913 historic mansion atop the Hollywood Hills.