Open House: Sunday, June 28 between 2 PM – 5 PM
2532 5th Ave, West Adams Terrace
Beds, Baths: 5 BR, 2 BA
Floor Area: 2,840 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: “The Gordon L. McDonough House, Historic Cultural Monument #417, an elegant 1908 Craftsman home built by noted architect Frank M. Tyler, and named for a Senator who lived in the house. Restored, retaining its beautiful original woodwork – beamed ceilings and wainscoting in the stunning dining room, impressive original fireplace and built-in bookcases in the living room, stately original stairway and banister with landing, and glorious large casement windows throughout. Original butler’s pantry connects the dining room to the huge kitchen and breakfast area, which opens out to the extra large backyard, and also a 5th bedroom, perfect for an office. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with original fireplace and private bathroom. Large 2nd bath upstairs, with clawfoot tub. The exterior has wonderful broad eaves, and sweet front porch. Best of all – the house has the Mills Act contract already in place, a substantial property tax reduction! Lovely HPOZ neighborhood!”
Public property records reveal that old gal’s seen a lot of ups and downs over the last couple of decades. Declared a historic monument in 1989—one of five residences designed by Frank M. Tyler to get landmark status—it’s fallen into foreclosure a couple of times since then. Put up for auction in 2013 “in need of TLC,” per the listing, it sold for $527,500.