Property Crush

This Airy Nest in Los Angeles is All Gorgeous Beams & Butcher Block

published Jan 22, 2018
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In Los Angeles, a town known for outrageous spec houses and million dollar listings, it might come as a surprise that you can still find treasures from a bygone era. Take this light-filled 1932 home, whose delightful period details and cozy nooks makes it less reality TV and more real life.


  • 363 Museum Drive
  • Located in Los Angeles, California
  • $639,000
  • 846 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Things we love about this Property Crush:

This Los Angeles home harkens back to a time before “builder-grade” was an adjective – and an unflattering one at that. So when it comes to the dark wood-beam ceilings and board-and-batten molding in the spacious living room, we’re smitten.

The bright, three-window kitchen has a vintage feel, with a built-in breakfast nook, butcher-block countertops and that oh-so-sought-after feature: the farm sink. Plus, there are modern upgrades, like stainless steel appliances.

The large wooden patio, which includes a mature tree growing from the center of it, is a perfect spot for backyard entertaining and intimate dinners. But perhaps our favorite space in this two-bedroom charmer is the tucked-away sunroom, which features a huge window and feels like the ideal place for reading (or napping – no judgment).

Are you on the house hunt, or just the type of person who loves browsing real estate listings, even when you’re not in the market for a new home? Property Crush is a column where we feature actual real estate listings that get the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style (we haven’t done home inspections or anything, so don’t sue us).