The Arts & Crafts Home
Location and general information
Four bedrooms and two baths 1688 sq. foot single family craftsman bungalow with sound-insulated music studio. The front bedrooms have mountain views. The back bedroom and its screened sleeping porch have sunset views of L.A.’s hills (Mt. Washington, etc.). The main bath has been restored with a new clawfoot tub/shower and period fixtures. The upstairs landing has a large wood built-in with shelves/doors/drawers. Other features include original windows, restored molding/woodwork, built-in wood-work, views, and a working fireplace with recently lined chimney and a new flu/cover. Recently installed new heating and air-conditioning central air with a digital thermostat. Period storm windows provide insulation. The kitchen has a new Maytag stainless steel dishwasher, new disposal, stainless steel stove/oven, cherry-wood cabinets, and hardwood counters with same grain as original wood-work. Back bonus room is a permitted addition built with lots of light, new berber carpeting, wood dog door, and laundry sink and hook-ups. Wired for Directv and has an ADT security system. Best of all, there is a front porch with a porch-swing that makes the house a home. The porch is great for taking in the mountain views on the quiet evenings.
The two car garage has been converted into a sound-insulated (carpeted and insulated walls) music studio of about 400 sq. feet (that is not counted in 1688 sq. ft. of house).
The neighbors are great. It is a family neighborhood and there are no apartment buildings nearby. The nearby homes are eclectic (Spanish style and lots of little bungalows and cottages). And, the Highland Park area is great for walking hills, is about 6 miles to downtown, next to Eagle Rock and South Pasadena, has the Gold Line light rail, has Debs Park close by, Mud Puppies Coffee House, and is generally central to most of L.A. (it was one of L.A.’s first suburbs).
If you go to L.A.’s website at http://cityplanning.lacity.org/ and navigate around you’ll see that the home is a contributing structure on the Highland Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) map. Feel free to call L.A.’s Planning Dept., or look around the website, to find out about the area, the benefits of being a contributing structure, etc. The biggest benefit is that you can apply for a significant property tax reduction by applying for a Mills Act contract. You will need to research this yourself. But, if we were going to stay, we’d do it and, our conversations with L.A.’s Planning Dept. gave us no reason to think that we wouldn’t get approved.
Unit 2 Level 5 South
New England House, New England Street,
Phone 01273 327774
Fax 01273 327774
Mobile 0777 553 3453