112 North Harvard in Hancock Park

112 North Harvard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
4 BD/ 2 BA

The Heart House, designated a Historical Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles was constructed in 1910 and designed by Architects John & Donald Parkinson.  This stunning early 20th century craftsman style home is tucked behind a wooden gate, surrounded by mature coniferous and palm trees just a moments drive to Larchmont Village and Silver Lake. This home is also convenient to studios, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles and boasts views of the Hollywood Sign.

The home features grand detailing and craftsmanship in all respects.  Dark wooden beams run horizontally across the living room and dining room ceilings, wood work surrounding the large picture windows, door frames and chair railings match this rich color. Gorgeous hardwood floors run throughout the home.

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2004 La Brea Terrace in the Hollywood Hills

2004 La Brea Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90046
3 BD/ 3.5 BA

Nestled in the heart of this private gated enclave in the heart of Hollywood sits this 1902 traditional craftsman home. Sited on a flat lushly green half acre this home boasts an open and large living room with wood burning fireplace and beautiful wood floors throughout. Rarely do homes of this caliber and grace become available in this exclusive neighborhood!

The main level of this home consists of an open living room, dining room and media room. The airy feeling is accentuated with an open beamed white painted ceiling and full picture windows.

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4929 Sycamore Terrace in Highland Park

4929 Sycamore Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90042
2 BD/ 2.5 BA

In Highland Park, this charming craftsman, built in 1900, sits in a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in an area called “Professor’s Row.”  Making careful remodeling decisions to not alter the interior so that it remained consistent with the exterior, this home has been expertly remodeled from the studs up retaining the original architectural details. Situated on a 7,365 square foot lot surrounded by a low hand-built rock barrier, wrought iron fence and drought resistant plants, this home offers plenty of entertaining areas surrounding the pool and easy indoor/ outdoor flow.

A signature among craftsman homes, this property offers a wide welcoming front patio.   Read more…

2020 Cummings Drive In Los Feliz

2020 Cummings Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90027
5BR, 3.5BA

Built in 1905, the Cummings Estate is Los Feliz’s oldest estate, not to mention the cornerstone to the prestigious gated community of Laughlin Park, a highly sought-after neighborhood for those seeking privacy and security while still remaining close to cafes, shopping and the Los Angeles nightlife. Cummings Estate hasn’t been on the market in 50 years.

Behind the gates and at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home features open verandas, a heated pool and winding paths through landscapes of mature trees and native grasses.  This 4,037 square foot home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and is full of original details and charm.

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1229 North Sierra Bonita Avenue In Pasadena

1229 North Sierra Bonita Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

2 BR, 2 BA

This Arts and Crafts Bungalow was built by award winning architect Peter Tolken in 1912.

The 1,172 square foot residence features an open plan interiors set within a beautiful garden.

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5771 Valley Oak Drive In The Oaks

5771 Valley Oak Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

7 BR, 7 BA

This sprawling estate was built in 1913 and is the largest craftsman home in the Unites States. The 13,250 square foot home, known as Artemesia, is situated on nearly 2 acres of wooded grounds in the highly desirable, gated community of the Los Feliz Oaks.

The residence features an English arts and crafts interior with incredible details, like a built-in concert pipe organ, huge ballroom, 6 grand Batchelder fireplaces and more.

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4211 Glenalbyn Drive In Mt. Washington

4211 Glenalbyn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

8 BR, 4 BA

This new listing in Mt. Washington, known as Treehaven, was built between 1908-1924 and is listed as L.A. Historic-Cultural Monument #392.

The property was originally built for the Bent family by Architectural Design Co. It includes two craftsman style homes on the same .31 acre property, both a large main house and a guest house with a studio.

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1051 North Avenue 64 In Garvanza

1051 North Avenue 64
Los Angeles, CA 90042

4 BR, 2 BA

Built in 1905, this spacious craftsman residence is located in Historic Garvanza, a subdistrict of Highland Park. The 2,576 square foot home was recently registered as a Historical Landmark and is part of the Mills Act tax program for yearly tax savings.

The 4 bedroom, 2 bath just a few steps from Pasadena’s ornate Church of Angels. It features many architectural details of early California architecture, including clinker bricks, stained Oregon pine woodwork and open beamwork.

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3251 Garden Avenue In Atwater Village

3251 Garden Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2 BR, 1 BA

Just saw this cute Spanish craftsman in Atwater Village today. It was built in 1924 and maintains many period details, like coved ceilings, hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

It has been updated to include new copper pipes, upgraded electrical panel and breakers, a newer hot water heater and new subway tile in the bath.

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L.A. Conservancy’s “At Home With History” Tour

The Los Angeles Conservancy presents another in its popular home tour series “At Home with History” on Sunday, November 6th from 10am to 4pm. Visitors will get the opportunity to explore the historic neighborhoods of Los Angeles, known as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, or HPOZs. They’ll be able to speak with docents as well as residents about their experience living in HPOZs, and see firsthand how owners create personal, livable homes while preserving their historic integrity.

This special, one-time-only tour will feature three relatively new HPOZs, coined “the triplet” by residents because of their close proximity: Country Club Park, Wilshire Park and Windsor Village. The three locations are adjacent to one another, sharing a border along Crenshaw Boulevard near Olympic Boulevard. Developed in the early to mid-twentieth century, each neighborhood has a unique and fascinating history and feature diverse styles of architecture.

“At Home with History” includes docent-led tours of six private homes:

  • Mediterranean-style Milbank Mansion (G. Lawrence Stimson, 1913) in Country Club Park
  • Restored 1911 Craftsman home in Country Club Park
  • A Beaux-Arts/Italianate house, circa 1920, in Wilshire Park
  • 1926 Mediterranean/Spanish Colonial Revival home in Wilshire Park
  • French Eclectic apartment complex built in 1936 in Windsor Village
  • Prairie-style home built in 1915 in Windsor Village

Tickets for this tour are $30 for Los Angeles Conservancy members, $40 for the general public, and $10 for kids 12 and under. You can purchase tickets online here.

(Photos by Larry Underhill)