Friday, July 10, 2020 / by Erik Bjorklund
Not to mention hardwood floors, detailed plasterwork, and built-in dressers.
Location: Los Angeles
Like many of the other homes on its silk oak tree-lined street, this Spanish bungalow in L.A.’s Leimert Park appears to have been frozen in time, looking much the same as it did when it was built back in 1932. The neighborhood, conversely, is currently in the throes of a major transformation. Game-changing developments are percolating, including the long-awaited Crenshaw/LAX Line, a light rail slated to open in 2021, and Destination Crenshaw, a $100 million, 1.3-mile-long “outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles.” Leimert Park Village Plaza, the neighborhood’s social and cultural hub, is just a five-minute walk from the property, which is located at 4260 South Norton Avenue.
Specs: 3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,498 square feet, 0.094 acres
In keeping with local interpretations of Spanish Revival style, the single-story residence has a red-tiled roof and front portico. The living room, kitchen, dining room, and breakfast room are clustered toward the front of the house, while the bedrooms are all accessed by one hallway toward the back. According to the listing, the home has been updated with copper plumbing and a new HVAC system, but otherwise its interior remains pleasingly intact. Notable features include hardwood floors with an inlay design, detailed plasterwork and moldings, built-in dressers and vanities, crystal doorknobs, and colorful original tile in the kitchen, bathrooms, and fireplace. Behind the house is a bougainvillea-draped courtyard with a tiled fountain and avocado tree, plus a detached garage. Take a virtual tour here.