Obscure USC housing fact: three students a year can rent rooms in Colonel John E. Stearns's old mansion just northeast of the school, on St. James Park. The house was built in 1900 and designed by architect John Parkinson, who collaborated on City Hall (the mansion is a city historic-cultural monument and has been used in filming Six Feet Under, House, and Usher's "In the Mix" video, according to its website). Also up for rent is the adjacent Colonel's Cottage, a little one-bedroom house also designed by Parkinson and finished in 1900. The 400 square foot house comes with one bathroom, built-ins, a breakfast nook, gated parking, and use of the three-quarters of an acre that make up the grounds. The lease doesn't start until August, but rent is $1,500 per month.
· $1500 / 1br - 400ft² - "DOLL'S HOUSE" COTTAGE ON A 3/4-ACRE ESTATE - WALK, BIKE TO USC (UNIVERSITY PARK - NORTH OF USC) [Craigslist]
· The Colonel's Cottage [Robinson Residences]