Museum of Fred Coupons, Savings and Museum Description for 2019
In 1982, Frederick R. Weisman purchased the Los Angeles estate to serve as a showcase for his personal collection of 20th-century art. He and his wife Billie Milam Weisman, an art conservator and curator, worked together to create a unique environment located within the Mediterranean-style villa. The villa was designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann in the late 1920s and exhibits the craftsmanship characteristics of that period, including hand-painted ceilings, stucco details, and wood-inlaid floors. In 1991, the Weismans added a contemporary annex, or art pavilion, designed by Franklin D.Israel, to accommodate larger-scale works. Today the Foundation estate, annex, and surrounding gardens is made accessible to the public by appointment only on guided tours.