Historic Homes

The Beck House

A rare warehouse conversion in Hermosa Beach. Note the ESS at right of vintage photo, that was the name of the circuit board manufacturer that owned the building up until 1999. The current owner re-designed as an artistic / loft-like single family residence. It’s now zoned single family, so don’t get any wild ideas about…

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The Heim House

The Heim House, built in 1887, in a photo from 1980 and today. One of the iconic Victorian residences on Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights. Once the home of Ferdinand Heim, a brewer who owned several saloons in Los Angeles. Continue to swipe to see interesting advertisements from 1901 – 1903 for “help wanted” /…

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R.E. Ibbetson House, 1889

West Adams Blvd At the time the vintage photo was taken in 1980, the Victorian residence was owned by Douglas Carlton, an engineer and preservationist who was director of “Keep Old Los Angeles”, which he claimed help save the Wiltern and other significant LA Landmarks. He ran for mayor twice, bolstered by a group called…

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Home of Lewis Stone – Wilton Historic District

This 1908 Classical Revival in the Wilton Historic District still has its fluted columns, only the garden looks more modern. The architect is unknown, but Lewis Stone, the famous stage and screen star, lived here in the 1920’s. Stone was a contract player for MGM for 29 years, a record for any artist to one…

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The Ernst House by Architect Gregory Ain

The Ansalem A. Ernst House by Architect Gregory Ain has listed for $1,799,000 in the Los Feliz Oaks. First time on market in over twenty years, this iconic home is LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 840. The house, built in 1937,  is in original condition and does require restoration. The location is lovely, with canyon views…

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Irving Gill Townhouse a block from beach just listed

A townhouse in the Horatio West Court in Santa Monica, designed by renowned architect Irving Gill, has listed for 2.6 million.  It is a block from the sand!   The 1919 property is a City of Santa Monica Landmark as well as being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This is one of…

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The Theadora Van Runkle Residence listed by Deasy Penner

Truly one of the best examples of a “home as art” that I’ve ever seen….. hidden up a long gated drive lies this enchanted creative sanctuary, situated on nearly half an acre. Past the garden gate, you are transported to another time. “Pebble Court” was the home and studio of ageless artist in residence Theadora…

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