The 1910 Craftsman in Windsor Square is filled with character
Are you on the lookout for the greatest of the greats - a veritable oldie-but-goodie that despite its age (over 110 years old in this case) has not only received a period-appropriate restoration and update courtesy of its current owners, but that still has some vintage tricks up its proverbial sleeve? This alluring Craftsman home, located in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Square, just might be the perfect home for you and it just went on the market recently for a whopping $5.4 million.
“This is an amazing Craftsman,” John Duerler of Hancock Homes Realty says about the property. “In 1910, there were some builders that added a little more upgrades to these Craftsman homes; i.e., the crown molding that is in the living room and dining room. Also, these moldings favor Queen Anne style from the 1800s, which may have had some overlap into 1910.”
Located on just under a quarter-acre of land, the property features a two-story shingled and brick-accented main house, as well as a guesthouse with a wet bar attached to a two-car garage. In total, the property covers just over 4,500 square feet with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two kitchens.
As well as the original hardwood floors, crown moldings, stained glass, casement windows, and loads of built-ins, there are plenty of modern amenities, including surround sound, water-purification and security systems, that add to the elegant interiors throughout.
According to Rich Report, this property is surrounded by a gated driveway leading to the guesthouse/garage in the rear. The front of the house is bordered by an extra-wide walkway that passes by a manicured lawn and mature Japanese maple before emphasizing the covered front porch. Upon entering the residence, one is greeted by a grand oak entrance flanked by sidelights that opens up into a wood-clad foyer. There is also a curving staircase and bookcases with stained-glass doors at the top of the room, topped off by a high wood-beam ceiling.
In addition to the formal dining room that has a bay window, there is a spacious living room that features a fireplace, and a hand-crafted mantle, as well as a spacious living room that includes a fireplace. It presents a retro-style kitchen, which is outfitted with Carrera marble countertops and a subway tile backsplash, a porcelain sink, a refurbished dual oven with six burners, a newer antique-style refrigerator, a butler’s pantry, and a breakfast room that is connected to the retro-style kitchen.
There are four bedrooms upstairs, including a primary suite with a roof deck and an unfinished attic that could be converted into a creative space, according to the listing; and the private backyard includes a pergola with an al fresco dining area, a barbecue, and a swimming pool with a jet system that surrounds a decorative fountain. Several other amenities are available, including a shower and a dog run.