The first district in the city of Los Angeles to get historic designation, Angelino Heights is famous for its impressive collection of Victorian-style homes. But standing out amongst the neighborhood’s Queen Annes, Stick, Eastlake, and Folk Victorians is this eye-catching Mission Revival with scalloped parapeted gables and a red-tiled roof. Known as the Daggett Residence, it was constructed in 1910 for the family of Charles Daggett, owner of a number of oil wells around the city. Designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #222, the frozen-in-time landmark hasn’t changed hands in over 80 years, but is set to go to auction next month.
Elevated above the street on its corner lot, the three-story house is just shy of 5,000 square feet. Its first floor is dedicated to the public spaces, which include a living room, formal dining room, and library. Four bedrooms are spread around the second story, with two more on the top floor, originally the servants’ quarters. There’s also a sleeping porch, attic, and a large basement. Notable architectural details include oak floors and wainscoting, box-beam ceilings, built-in china cabinets with leaded glass, a wood-burning fireplace with original tile surround, pocket doors, clawfoot tubs, and antique sconces and chandeliers.
Per listing agent James Casey of Harcourts Prime Properties, after sustaining considerable damage in the Northridge earthquake of 1994, the home’s entire foundation was strapped with massive new beams, posts and shear walls, the chimney was repaired, the exterior re-stuccoed, and some copper plumbing installed. That’s all great, but there’s still much work to be done. Among the projects the future owners should prepare themselves to tackle are restoring the original double-hung windows, installing modern HVAC, adding a new carport or garage, and updating the kitchen and bathrooms.
Opening bid for the landmark property, which occupies a sizable 16,486-square-foot lot, is $1.4 million. The auction is scheduled to take place January 19, 2023.