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Garcetti to move family to Getty House, mayor's official residence

November 15, 2013|By David Zahniser
  • Eric Garcetti and wife, Amy Wakeland, center, during the mayor's swearing-in ceremony, plan to move to Getty House.
Eric Garcetti and wife, Amy Wakeland, center, during the mayor's… (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles…)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to move his family out of their Silver Lake home and into Getty House, the official residence for the city's mayor, a representative said Friday.

Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said the mayor's family hopes to finish moving into the 8,076-square-foot English Tudor-style mansion in Windsor Square by the end of the year.

Garcetti spent much of the past decade living in Echo Park, relocating his family to Silver Lake in 2011.

Amy Wakeland, Garcetti's wife, told Windsor Square neighbors of the planned move at a meeting Thursday night, Robb said.

Garcetti told The Times three months ago that he was pondering a move to Getty House, which has a spacious backyard and a rose garden installed by former Mayor Tom Bradley's wife, Ethel. At the time, Garcetti said the outdoor gardens would provide a great play space for his daughter, Maya, a toddler.

Built in 1921, Getty House was deeded to the city in 1975 as a gift from Getty Oil Co. It is operated by a nonprofit foundation and has been the site of many special events, including a recent one at which Garcetti welcomed dozens of mayors from across Los Angeles County.

Bradley lived at Getty House, but two of his successors, Richard Riordan and James K. Hahn, declined to do so.

Antonio Villaraigosa lived at Getty House for much of his tenure, moving out when he left office in June.

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