A Lush Los Angeles Compound With a Shingle-Clad Cottage and Lime-Green Home Seeks $2M

A Lush Los Angeles Compound With a Shingle-Clad Cottage and Lime-Green Home Seeks $2M

Taking up four lots, this secluded property also includes a detached studio and verdant green spaces.

A recently listed Los Angeles property offers respite from the blare of the city. Located between Glassell Park and Mount Washington, the four-lot compound hides two homes and a studio behind a dense border of native plants and trees. At the front of the property is a restored, shingle-clad cottage—originally built in 1936—and at the back is a bright, contemporary home built in 2012. Lush landscaping and numerous walkways connect the two structures.

The two-home property sits along Division Street in Los Angeles, which slices through the neighborhoods of Glassell Park and Mount Washington. From the street, pavers lead past a variety of plantings to reveal the wood shingle–clad cottage, originally built in 1936 and later revamped.

Inside, the two-bedroom cottage is anointed with original details. The living area offers wood paneling, hardwood floors, and built-in cabinets and shelving.

The cottage offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a separate office space. Original wood details and vintage finishes can be found throughout the interior. The second home adds three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all wrapped in a joyful, lime-green facade. In another corner of the property, a detached studio provides space for a home office. In total, the three structures provide nearly 2,750 square feet of living space.

A large window in the cottage’s living room overlooks the lush front lawn, which is also hidden from the street by a fence and thick vegetation. 

A series of windows run above a tiled countertop and backsplash in the kitchen. A vintage stove sits along another wall.

Another view of the kitchen shows cabinetry that lines the rear wall.

Several shady patios and decks, grassy stretches, and raised garden beds help this home feel like an oasis. However, the conveniences of the city are still nearby—including many shops, restaurants, and famous attractions. Keep scrolling to see more of this unique urban retreat, currently listed for $2,149,000.

Toward the back of the cottage, another large picture window overlooks several massive trees around the property.

Expansive windows continue into one of the sunny bedrooms.

One of the bathrooms features contrasting shades of pastel-colored tiles and paint. A small make-up area is nestled below a bay window, while a copper sink completes the vanity.

A look at the cottage's second bedroom. A built-in desk occupies a small nook in the corner.

Outside, a partially covered patio provides a shady perch above the gently sloping backyard.

Numerous patios and pathways connect the compound.

A studio and storage building also sits to one side of the property, offering a quiet spot for a home office or potential guest suite.

At canopy-covered patio is located in another corner, adjacent to raised vegetable beds.

A stone pathway leads to the second home at the back of the .57-acre compound.

The three-bedroom, two-bath structure features a vibrant, lime-green facade.

The main entrance opens into a double-height dining area. Green accents provide a pop of color while wood panels disguise railings along the staircase and second-floor walkway. 

The dining area also features a built-in table. Along the opposite wall, a sliding glass door provides access to the garden.

A look at the sun-lit kitchen with butcher-block countertops.

An angled window provides a view of the verdant landscaping outside.

Upstairs, a principal suite features several floor-to-ceiling windows at the corner.

Outside, yet another patio provides a private space to relax and entertain.

4007 Division Street in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $2,149,000 by the Courtney and Kurt Wisner Real Estate Team at Compass.

Editor’s Note: The article was updated on September 2nd to clarify a few of materials and plantings around the property.

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