Due to its overwhelming prevalence in the California landscape and in the real estate market, we occasionally find ourselves getting a bit burned out on Spanish-style architecture. But just as we start to feel that old ennui, along comes una casa especialmente bonita, such as this Beverly Grove beauty, to sweep us off our feet. Built in 1930, the well-preserved three bedroom boasts an abundance of gasp-inducing features, including three deco-tiled baths, original etched wood doors, crystal doorknobs, stepped tray ceilings, hand stenciled baseboard moldings, gothic arches, French windows, and a sunken living room with a (painted--d'oh!) beam ceiling and decoratively tiled fireplace. There's also an adorable circular breakfast nook, front courtyard with fountain, and covered outdoor dining patio, complete with chandelier. Last sold in 2000 for $630,000, the 2,029 square foot residence is now listed at $1.239 million.
· 6341 DREXEL Ave [Redfin]