A renovated Craftsman that dates back to the early 1900s rests on a quiet corner lot in northeast Los Angeles’s Highland Park neighborhood. Among its many alluring features is the thriving, multifunctional garden that encompasses the two-bedroom home.
After purchasing the residence in 2017, the current owners partnered with local landscape architect Vanessa Espinoza to create a sustainably landscaped yard with a climate-friendly irrigation system that sustains butterflies, birds, and bees in the area. "The yard features a swale that was purposefully designed to function as a natural, in-ground gutter," says one of the homeowners. "When rain races off the roof, the water is then stored [in the swale] to nourish the more than 100 plants that surround the home."
The 1,230-square-foot dwelling presents a calming oasis filled with spacious living areas that are connected by an open floor plan. Restored heritage elements dot the residence, including beamed ceilings, built-ins, and casement windows that shower the interiors with warm sunlight.
Steps away from the living and dining areas, the remodeled kitchen features butcher-block countertops that span the back wall of the room. All-new stainless-steel appliances complete the space.
The home’s two bedrooms both feature large closets with open shelving. Outside, a detached studio can easily be used as an office, home gym, or guest suite.
"In addition to being surrounded by creative, caring neighbors, this Highland Park home affords close proximity to a public library and playground," says one of the homeowners. "The Gold Line metro stop is just a couple blocks away, [as is] the popular Figueroa Street." Scroll ahead to see more of the 1910 Craftsman home, which is now listed for $849,000.
5927 Piedmont Avenue in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $849,000 by Tracy Do of Compass.
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