As is typical this time of year, there's not much on the real estate front to write home about--or to write about, period. However, today's vigorous, upside-down shaking of Craigslist yielded a posting both intriguing (a notable architect is mentioned) and infuriating (no photos are provided). Per the ad, currently up for lease is a loft-style apartment in a Mount Washington Craftsman duplex built in 1912 by Henry M. Patterson, architect of Hollywood's historic First Presbyterian Church, as well as scores of other churches throughout Southern California. (Some background on Mr. Patterson and examples of his work can be found on Steve Vaught's highly informative and entertaining Paradise Leased.) The available unit features "two adjoining rooms, separate kitchen, utility laundry and small storage room ... vintage details including pocket doors, crown moldings, brass hardware, murphy bed, built-ins and oak floors. Leafy exterior in garden setting with large front porch and patio. Shared free laundry, 40's stove and fridge." Monthly rent for the 700 square foot residence is $1,395.
· $1395 / 1br - 700ft² - Craftsman Duplex [Craigslist]