The Stone Canyon Neighborhood is located in the western portion of Bel Air. Like Bel Air Estates, this neighborhood was the home to numerous individuals in the entertainment industry including actress and singer Judy Garland, director Timothy Whelan, director Norman Foster, actress Dolores Del Rio, actor Claude Rains, and actress Greer Garson. The notable architects of the period were commissioned to design houses in the neighborhood including Wallace Neff, Cliff May, H. Roy Kelley, and Gerard Colcord.
The Stone Canyon Road Historic District is comprised of the 60 single-family residences on either side of Stone Canyon Drive, beginning at its southern boundary, the intersection of Chalon and Stone Canyon Roads, and ending at its northern boundary, the intersection of Stone Canyon Road and Taranto Way. The district is just over a mile long and one-half mile north of Sunset Boulevard. Stone Canyon Road itself is gently winding over hills and has slight variations in grade along its length. The surrounding streets are similarly curving and frequently end in cul-de-sacs, following the topography of the area.
The Stone Canyon neighborhood is made up entirely of single-family Period Revival residences, predominantly designed in American Colonial Revival and Cape Cod styles. In addition to the houses, the district is further characterized by its winding streets, historic street lamps, and lack of sidewalks. There is not a uniform pattern of street trees, although there is an abundance of mature trees and vegetation lining the streets on each individual parcel.
The lots are irregularly platted, but each house has a generally consistent setback from the street, leaving room for a lawn, a garden or landscaping as well as a driveway that leads to a typically attached garage. All of the residences in the district are consistent in their massing and scale; the majority of them are two stories with irregular plans. Contributors have a high level of integrity and retain many of the character-defining features of their respective styles.