A Los Angeles Cultural Monument, the Treehaven property in Mount Washington has housed over half a dozen families since a small cottage was first built on the grounds in 1908. A larger house was added in 1915, creating a multigenerational refuge underneath a sprawling canopy of cedar, elm, eucalyptus, and palm trees.
While historic records do not list an architect, it is believed the 1915 Craftsman-style main residence was designed by Guy V. Colf, who also built the home and was known to serve dual roles on other projects. The 1908 cottage was built by the original property owner, Charles E. Bent, to serve as an artist studio and city retreat. While generations of families have since left their mark on Treehaven, the home’s history reveals itself through the many charming and original details.
The timeless Craftsman-style residence retains much of its original charm, offering built-ins with leaded glass doors, handcrafted woodwork, and period fixtures. A five-room lower level features a large living area with an original fireplace, accompanied by a formal dining area and study. The kitchen offers updated appliances while retaining its original layout and cabinetry. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are found upstairs.
The detached cottage is now a duplex offering additional living space, including a two-bedroom, one-bath rental space that is presently occupied at market rate. The other half of the structure retains its original purpose as an artist studio. In 1988, the entire Treehaven property was designated Los Angeles Cultural Monuments #392, solidifying its place within the Highland Park/Garvanza Historic Preservation Overlay District. A current Mills Act contract also provides tax benefits for the property. Scroll ahead to see more of this unique offering, currently listed for $2,485,000.
The historic Treehaven property, located at 4211 Glenalbyn Drive in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $2,485,000 by Edith Reyna and Liz Johnson of Compass.
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