At a sprightly 110 years old, this Craftsman beauty looks pretty darn good for its age! Built way back in 1912 — and moved to its current locale in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Square around 13 years later — the lovingly preserved bungalow just popped up on the market, asking a tad under $4 million.
Found on a corner lot spanning over a quarter-acre — amid a prestigious tree-lined street occupied by a Victorian mansion for sale by Kat Von D and the famed Dorothy Chandler Estate — the five-bedroom, six-bath property is surrounded by high hedges. Updated through the years, the two-story structure was last sold to a couple in the entertainment industry for $3.6 million less than a year ago, in December 2021.
Charming from the outset is an ornate standalone gate and manicured lawn, with a secured driveway off to the side leading to a detached garage that’s been converted into a studio space topped by a one-bedroom guest apartment with its own living room, kitchenette and bath. The main house sports a terracotta-clad roof and an inviting front porch, all complemented by a dark red façade accented by a wealth of stone. Inside, nearly 4,000 square feet of living space boasts coffered wood-beam ceilings, rich hardwood floors, the original stained-glass beveled windows and restored wooden paneling.
An entrance foyer flows to an attractive library bathed in cobalt blue on one side, and a living room displaying a wood fireplace with a brick surround on the other. A formal dining room adjoins the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with a powder blue eat-in island holding a built-in Thermador range and double ovens, an apron sink, a walk-in pantry and small wallpapered breakfast nook with a built-in banquette; and elsewhere is an upstairs master suite replete with a windowed seating area, dual walk-in closets, and a tiled bath adorned with dual vanities, a soaking tub and shower.
French doors off the kitchen spill out to a trellised patio space encased in stone that’s ideal for al fresco entertaining with a cozy fireplace, and kitchen and barbecue setup. Steps lead down to the private backyard, which is highlighted by a spa, as well as a large waterfall-bedecked pool flanked by a sundeck, massive grotto-style fireplace and grassy lawn.
The listing is held by Ali Jack of Compass.