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This 1911 Adirondack-style California Bungalow is a gem steeped in rich history of the So Cal Arts & Crafts movement. Today, the private urban oasis has been renovated for those who love to garden and entertain. Situated on end of a cul-de-sac with peek-a-boo views of the Griffith Park Observatory, the property features two private yards.
Retreat on the veranda supported by Redwood tree trunk beams or around the fire pit surrounded by tall hedge lined pathways. A secret garden is also tucked away through a large archway. The second yard features a generous grass area with lush plants and a space for outdoor movie nights . 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with original details and a Batchelder tile decorative fireplace. Centrally located near Larchmont Village & Sunset Junction, the Melrose Hill Historic District (HPOZ) feels as like “Mayberry” has been found in the middle of LA.
The property enjoys Mills Act property tax status. Many upgrades include: electrical, plumbing, roof, foundation, HVAC, windows, doors, hardscape & landscape.
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Melrose Hill History
Melrose Hill HPOZ is a small gem of a neighborhood exemplifies why Los Angeles is known as “the bungalow capital of the world.” The modest single-family homes of this tree-shaded community were built between 1911 and 1926, at the height of the popularity of the California bungalow. Nearly half of its 45 residences were designed and constructed by the Briggs Company, whose president, Sidney L. Briggs, was the principal motivator for the subdivision and development of the area.
In the 1920s, Douglas Donaldson, a leading artisan in the Southern California Arts and Crafts movement, taught art classes in his studio at one of the homes in the area. There is still a small town charm evident in the community and neighbors get to know each other through an annual fall potluck block party where that politicians and members of the police and fire departments are invited to. In December, the community throws a holiday party, complete with strolling carolers, twinkling lights on nearly every home and manufactured snow for sledding. The neighborhood features antique street lights, struck from a 1910 lamp mold once used in New York’s Central Park.
840 North Melrose Hill was built in 1911 as one of the earliest homes in Melrose Hill HPOZ and was the primary residence of Sidney L. Briggs.
Offered by Loveland Carr Properties
251 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004