Property Crush

Look Inside: This $975K L.A. Home Is Packed to the Brim with Character

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Colorful and charming, this Los Angeles home is on the market for the first time in years.


Things we love about this property crush: 

Scoop this Beachwood Canyon beauty up while it’s hot. The home is hitting the market or the first time in nearly 40 years. 

From the exterior, the house is so colorful and charming with a brick walkway that beckons you to go inside. Go ahead! It’s spectacular.

Built in 1922, the two-story gated home makes you feel almost like you’re living in a storybook—it’s just the most lovely little cottage that bursts with color around every corner. 

Let’s start with the downstairs: A homey living room has hardwood floors and high, open-beamed ceilings. There’s an adorable fireplace, too. Just behind it lies a dining room that’s flooded with natural light, thanks to a long wall of windows. Walk towards the kitchen—there’s even more charm to be seen. The colorfully-tiled Dutch floor and backsplash, farmhouse sink (under a window, to boot), and the O’Keefe & Merritt vintage stove flanked by modern stainless steel appliances makes this space a dream for cooking. But the best part is the built-in banquette for eating meals. 

Off the kitchen, there’s a room that would serve perfectly as your own California greenhouse, complete with a small sink and surrounded by windows. There’s also a downstairs bedroom with beautiful hardwood flooring; the en-suite bath with stone tiling offers a nice contrast. 

Follow the spiral staircase up and you’ll come upon the second bedroom; it also has an en-suite bathroom with a pretty pedestal sink and clawfoot tub. 

But it’s the outside that may be the best part of the home (it’s Los Angeles, after all). A lush outdoor oasis has a bi-level private yard with a brick patio and loads of trees and plants—like your own little tropical oasis in the middle of the city.

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