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1920s “Fantasy Bungalow” In Atwater Village

3636 Brunswick Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2 BR, 1 BA

Built in Atwater Village in 1928, this home is one of a handful of “fantasy bungalows” built along Brunswick in the 1920s. The homes have exotic designs, brightly colored turrets, cupolas and arched entryways–influenced by Hollywood’s silent film sets of the time. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, this home is part of “the most architecturally distinct parts of Atwater, and Los Angeles, overall.” Early developers built these fantasy bungalows in rows of lots, with all the homes around 1,100 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, floor or wall furnaces, and an icebox for ice delivery.

3636 Brunswick is one of three similar homes in a row.¬†Currently, the residence’s dramatic Egyptian revival exterior is covered by foliage, as you can see on Google Street View. The above photo from Los Angeles Conservancy gives you an idea of how the trio of homes would have looked back in the 1920s. (3636 Brunswick is the white home on the far left.)

Check out interior photos, after the break!

There are hardwood floors throughout and beautifully arched ceilings and windows. The living room also has a decorative fireplace.

In the living room and dining room, there are impressive arched windows that look out onto the lush yard.

The cozy 1,001 square foot house has undergone recent renovations to the kitchen and bathroom.

The light filled bedroom opens up to the patio and yard through French doors.

The second bedroom also opens to the patio. There is a separate spacious and bright artist studio, as well.

The home is sited on a 5,670 square foot lot with a spacious wood deck for relaxing and entertaining…

And a beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees and a grape arbor.

This historic home is in a great Atwater Village location–close to restaurants, yoga studios, shopping and freeways. If you’d like to see it in person, email Rob or call him at 323-775-6305!

More info and photos of 3636 Brunswick Ave.

Listing courtesy of Ninkey Dalton, Prudential-Palisades and Karen Lower, Coldwell Banker-Beverly Hills.

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