Snag This Sun-Drenched Spanish Bungalow in L.A. for $775K

Snag This Sun-Drenched Spanish Bungalow in L.A. for $775K

By Kathryn M.
Originally built in 1922, the renovated Los Angeles home features arched doorways and a checkerboard Saltillo tile floor.

A Spanish-style bungalow is now up for grabs in the trendy Highland Park area of Los Angeles, California. Although nearly a century old, the home benefits from modern updates that preserve its original character—inside, floors covered in warm-hued Saltillo terracotta tiles steal the show.

A stuccoed facade is complemented by updated landscaping, including a new fence. The front porch and main entrance are located to the left.

The front door opens into a bright, sunny living area at the center of the home. A contrasting mix of Saltillo tiles run throughout the interior.

Named after the city where they are made in Mexico, authentic Saltillo tiles are crafted by families of artisans using regional riverbed clay. The manufacturing process has changed somewhat over the course of 100 years, but each tile is still crafted in part by hand, resulting in variations that give each piece a unique look. Traditionally, the tiles came in only a few sizes and colors, while modern options include an array of shapes and sizes.

Ample glazing brings natural light into the living area. 

A dining nook is nestled to the left of the home’s entry, just off the living area. The largely white interiors allow the Saltillo tile floors to take center stage.

Offering two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the 864-square-foot home is located within walking distance of many popular restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. The .04-acre lot manages to squeeze in a backyard patio with a dining and seating area, as well as a space for lounging beside the front porch. The home was recently listed for $775,000. Keep scrolling to see more of the interior and outdoor spaces.

A pair of arched doorways lead to a bathroom on the left, and a kitchen with modern appliances on the right.

The renovated kitchen features custom cabinetry, wood countertops, and a tile backsplash. Open shelving above the stove enhances the sense of space.

A side door through the kitchen provides easy access to the backyard patio.

The primary bedroom is located on the opposite end of the home, accessible from the living area. An alcove provides a place for the bed, while built-in cabinetry offers storage.

Beautiful wood detailing frames the alcove.

A window overlooks the backyard at the other end of the room.

The remodeled en suite bathroom features a cast-concrete sink, as well as a large shower.

The second bedroom along the front of the home is currently staged as a home office.

Outside, a fenced-in patio stretches along the rear facade. New plantings along the edge complete the look.

The outdoor space provides enough room for both a seating and dining area.

The Saltillo tiles continue on the covered front porch. 

A lemon tree provides a shady corner for relaxing in the front yard.

227 N Avenue 50 in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $775,000 by the Tracy Do team at Compass.

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