Last week, we made the acquaintance of a 1930s Spanish-style property in Outpost Estates built by early Hollywood real estate mogul Charles E. Toberman. Popping up on Craigslist this week, we've got the former residence of Charles's uncle, two-time mayor of Los Angeles JR Toberman. A co-founder with his nephew of the Hollywood Holding real estate development company, Toberman erected the two-story house on North Harvard Boulevard in 1907 and lived there until his death in 1911. As detailed in a 2005 LA Times story, the house had grown dilapidated and was headed for a date with the wrecking ball until preservationists from Hollywood Heritage stepped in to save it. Declared a Historic-Cultural Monument in 2005, the restored 4,000 square foot residence was subdivided into four residential units, one of which is now available. Per the ad, the apartment on offer is a one-bedroom, one-bath with walk-in closet, wood floors, wood paneling, an eat-in kitchen, and "authentic turn-of-the-century claw foot tub/shower." Monthly rent, including utilities and parking is $1,610.
· $1610 / 1br - Apartment in Historic House [Craigslist]