1924 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Priced At $1,849,000
This stately Los Feliz Craftsman residence combines the best of both eras of Los Angeles: The early architecture of the area (circa 1916) and all of todayâ€™s modern conveniences.
The main house is gated and privatized from the street by mature landscaping. A welcoming and intimate park-like setting is just inside the propertyâ€™s front gate. A sweeping roof line hovers over a large porchâ€”complete with swing, brick surround, and beams lofting above. Wood siding and a dazzling combination of early 20th-century paint hues augment the historic nature of the houseâ€™s exterior. And speaking of historic, this block of Canyon Drive is mentioned in the film â€œChinatown,â€ set in 1937 L.A., as the spot where detective Jake Giddes (Jack Nicholson) hides heiress Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) just before the Oscar-winning movieâ€™s climax.
Once inside the residence, the period details shine. Gleaming wood floors, moldings, paneling, and built-ins turn back time. An original over-scale fireplace anchors the living room. Built-in china cabinets bracket the dining area. Expansive (original) leaded-glass windows bring the lush, green outdoors inside.
If the heart of most homes is its kitchen, then this one beats loudly. Everything is here: Walls of windows, stainless-steel appliances, kitchen island with prep sink (and room for bar stools), original built-ins, custom cabinets, and built-in diner-style booth. Double doors lead out to an entertainerâ€™s patio area for summer cook-outs.
The main house has three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms; one with a step-in shower with frameless glass enclosure, and one with a soaking tub/shower combination.
BONUS ALERT: A converted garage now functions as a guest studio with its own bathroom (with a step-in shower). This versatile space adds a â€œfourthâ€ bedroom, office, writerâ€™s room, pool house, or gym. Stacked full-sized laundry machines are located here (perfect for all those beach towels). NOTE: There are additional laundry hook-ups in the main house.
The backyard is a wonderland of L.A. living. The swimmerâ€™s poolâ€”with three waterfallsâ€”features a Baja shelf and an elevated sun deck. Mature greenery surrounds the 8,000+ square-foot lot. Colorful plants line the flower beds (including rose bushes). The sun beams into the yard for hours each day; twinkling outdoor lights reflect off the pool’s surface every evening.
History, comfort, and room to live life to its fullest are here.