It's election day, in case you haven't heard, so let's take a look at the old Beverly Grove house of the notorious Howard Jarvis, politician, anti-tax advocate, and the driving force behind one of California's most controversial constitutional amendments ever: Proposition 13, which set property taxes at 1970s levels and now caps their yearly increases (opponents say it's largely responsible for the state's money troubles; proponents say it helps keep grandma in the house she's been living in for decades). (Jarvis's widow appears to have sold in 2008 for $822,500.) If you've been reading your California Voter Guide, you've probably seen the name Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the advocacy organization he founded. His old 1925 house has gotten the usual awful kitchen and bathroom updates, but still has nice bones, plus five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a garage, a saltwater lap pool with waterfall, Viking appliances, and Swarovski chandeliers. Asking price is $1.599 million.
· 515 North CRESCENT HEIGHTS Blvd [Redfin]