The 1906 Craftsman
Harvard Heights is an enchanting pocket of Historic West Adams known for its concentration of Craftsman bungalows and Victorian mansions. And, as always, the result of passion and artistic vision is a stunning transformation. This time around, a wretched home bearing many years of neglect has been graciously resuscitated and now stands as a sparkling example of a residence steeped in charm and craftsmanship from more than a century ago. This gorgeous 1906 Craftsman built by the California Bungalow Company boasts all the features and warmth of a treasured homestead. By combining its classic design with a generous setback that’s elevated slightly above street level, this home exudes the sort of presence that garners the immediate attention of everyone passing by.
We have saved and restored the best features of the home, including original millwork, pocket sliding doors, an abundance of built-ins and leaded glass throughout the main level. And, of course, stunning hardwood floors are found in every room. Even the quaint back porch features gleaming fir at your feet. And to round out the efforts of staying true to the home’s heritage, vinyl windows were replaced throughout the home with restored double-hung and casement versions in their stead. Taking the easy route is simply not in ReInhabit’s DNA!
As for pure livability, you really can’t ask for much more. The huge living room, which features original board-and-batten walls and a decorative fireplace, was truly designed for entertaining. A grand piano would feel perfectly at home in this veritable salon. Pocket doors separate the living room from a formal dining room, which also opens to the back porch and deck. Even early Craftsman homes embraced California’s ideal of indoor/outdoor living! Situated between the dining room and spacious kitchen is the original pantry, ensuring you'll never be short on cabinet space. Lastly, a laundry room tucked neatly away behind the kitchen also opens to the back yard, making for a simple task if you love the scent of sheets that are dried in a warm summer breeze.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, one in each corner of the house. The master features an oversized picture window with built-in seating and en suite bath. Of the three remaining bedrooms, one boasts a large balcony overlooking the back yard and offers peek-a-boo views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills. And finally, even the attic offers unlimited potential. Cavernous and newly finished from top to bottom, including three windows, the space is extra bright and airy - a perfect solution for all your storage needs and more!