Around the same time that Abbot Kinney was dredging canals in Venice as part of a scheme to create a culturally-inspired resort town à la Venice, Italy, he was also building a subdivision of sturdy, family homes for middle-class Angelenos, just south of what today is the 10 Freeway.
In his honor, the tract is called Kinney Heights (the “heights” was supposed to “evoke appealing landscape qualities”). Located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, it’s part of the larger West Adams Terrace historic district, and it’s still filled with lovely old Craftsman homes, including this charming three-bedroom painted a robin’s egg blue.
Built in 1906, property records show, it comes in at 1,712 square feet, and per the listing, it features coved, plaster ceilings, a built-in china cabinet, and refinished original woodwork. It’s surrounded by beautiful landscaping, which can be enjoyed from the ample front porch.
The original carriage barn sits in the backyard. It was built in 1905, per the listing, but has been updated inside.
Last sold four years ago for $730,007, the property is now on the market for $899,000.
- 2158 West 24th Street [Redfin]