Built in 1905, the two-story Craftsman is located at 1040 West Kensington Road. It stands with an entertainer’s backyard featuring an old stone patio shaded by mature trees, a large grassy yard, an orchard, a vegetable and native garden bed.
Just beyond the original front dutch door, the interior opens to a well-lit space with natural light streaming in through Tudor-style casement windows. Restored original details include Douglas fir millwork, pocket doors, built-in bookcases and benches, and oak floors. There’s a decorative brick fireplace in the living room with a beautiful arched opening and a wide wood mantle that spans the length of the wall.
Expanded and reconfigured, the bungalow offers three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, a formal parlor room, and a roomy updated kitchen fitted with a center island, soap stone counter tops, and custom maple cabinetry. And, perhaps the best feature of them all is the bedroom with a wall of original Craftsman character windows framing the Echo Park Lake, sunsets, twinkling lights, and views of the Hollywood Hills and the Griffith Observatory.
With a new foundation, new copper plumbing, updated electric wiring, and a new dual HVAC system the home stands on a 7,940-square-foot lot, near the nightlife of Sunset Blvd and Downtown Los Angeles.
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Listing courtesy of Craig Ekedahl – Maisonre