A couple of weeks ago, we made the acquaintance of a modernized barn loft being offered for lease in Highland Park’s Garvanza district. Per the Craigslist notice, the rustic rental was located on a 1.5-acre compound shared with three historic additional residences. Now it appears one of those aforementioned other residences is about to become available, according to a new Craigslist ad that popped up this week. Take it away, posting.
“Fully and authentically restored, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Victorian residence located on a large wooded, shared lot in the Garvanza district of Northeast Los Angeles, next to Pasadena. The residence is designed for house lovers looking for a unique, picturesque setting in an Old World environment. The house dates back to 1888 and was carefully restored in 2009. The room count consists of a living room, den, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, entry foyer, two bedrooms, and two baths. The kitchen contains commercial grade appliances positioned in a 1920s butler’s style pantry design. Flooring is all Douglas fir; ceilings maintain hand painted designs, and rooms are traditionally painted. The landscaping is lush with large trees, sweeping lawns, and mature plants and shrubs. All are maintained by a weekly gardening service.”
“The large 1.5 acre lot is shared with 3 other historic residences.
House comes with a large one-car garage. Central air and heat, private BBQ patio, washer and dryer, sound system and alarm system included.”
According to historian Charles Fisher, who features the house in his Garvanza guidebook, it was originally located on a hillside in Chinatown, but moved to its current location by preservationist owner Brad Chambers, who has restored a number of vintage properties in the neighborhood, including the historic Workmen’s Cottages and Donnelly House. Monthly rent for the Avenue 64 residence is $2,950.