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Mellenthin-Style House Once Owned By William Mellenthin

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As The Valley Observed blog explains, real estate developer William Mellenthin built hundreds of houses throughout the San Fernando Valley beginning in the 1930s. Sometimes called "birdhouse" homes, Mellenthin properties frequently featured birdhouse detailing above their garages, diamond pane windows, red brick fireplaces, dovecotes, and other country/traditional design elements. One of the neighborhoods developed by the Mellenthin Company was the part of Sherman Oaks known as Hidden Woods, where you'll find this 1949 residence, once owned and occupied by the developer himself. Sited on a .41 acre lot, the property features, per the listing, four bedrooms, two full baths plus three half baths, dining room, family room, living room, hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, and swimming pool. A short sale listed at $999,000, it's currently accepting back-up offers.
· 4949 ETHEL Ave [Redfin]
· "Birdhouse" Homes [The Valley Observed]