Located a few doors down from Lloyd Wright’s Sowden House and concealed behind a thicket of tall hedges, this two-story residence was billed as the “House of a Thousand Years” when it was built in 1924, due to it being constructed almost entirely out of reinforced concrete.
Though it’ll be quite a while before that claim can be proven true, the Mediterranean Revival-style home looks to be holding up quite nicely thus far.
Measuring 2,762 square feet, the house contains four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a double-height living room, an office, and a library. Standout elements include an elaborately carved fireplace, beamed ceilings, wrought iron details, dual staircases, archways, and Palladian windows.
Exterior spaces include a thirty-foot balcony offering views to Downtown, a front deck, and multiple patios. Per the listing, there’s also a finished 250-square-foot storage room below the living room.
On the market for the first time in 24 years, the property is asking $1.799 million. Open houses are scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- 5163 Franklin Ave [Compass]