When this Echo Park Craftsman was built, way back in 1915, D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation wasscreening in theaters and Typhoid Mary was in the headlines. The century-old bungalow may look much the same on the outside as it did in the silent-film era, but it’s been significantly overhauled to keep in step with modern times and tastes. Along with a new foundation and roof, the three-bedroom, two-bath home has been treated to an interior makeover by designer Karen Vidal.
The 1,556-square-foot bungalow is sited above the street, with a shaded front porch that overlooks an Arroyo-stone bordered garden of succulents and native plants and flowers. A crescent-moon-embellished front door opens to an expansive living room featuring a brick fireplace, built-in cabinetry, beamed ceilings, and picture windows.
Just past the living room is a dining room with pitched ceilings, which flows into the kitchen and breakfast nook, appointed with custom cabinetry, a built-in banquette, and soapstone countertops. Other notable features include hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and hand-crafted cement floor tiles.
Outside, there are multiple artfully landscaped patio and terrace areas, as well as a detached carriage house converted to a studio or office.
Last sold in 2013 for $990,000, the property is now asking $1.586 million. Karen Lower of Compass has the listing.