Open House: Sunday, October 20, between 2 PM - 5 PM
2508 Aiken Avenue, Cheviot Hills
Beds, Bath: 2 beds, 2.5 baths
Floor Area: 2,155 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Enchanting Aiken Storybook Cottage! Masterfully crafted in 1930 by Architect Edmond Aiken, this home has been lovingly restored and renovated keeping the original charm and character reminiscent of English countryside cottages. Showcasing architectural details such as sweeping wood beamed ceilings, handcrafted built-ins, French doors, divided light windows, brick fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, wainscoting and detailed moldings. The main living areas feature a formal living room; sun-filled family room; upgraded kitchen with beautiful tiled countertops and a cozy dining room. Master suite showcases a classic brick fireplace, spacious walk in closet, delightful master bath with claw foot tub and separate tiled shower. The romantic outdoor living space provides an expansive wood deck overlooking the sparkling salt-water pool and stone patio perfect for dining al-fresco. The whimsical gardens are lavished with antique rose bushes, fragrant fruit trees and lush green landscaping."
Per an article from the LA Times in November 1990, Edmond Aiken was well-known for designing a number of English-style cottages in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood in the 40s and 50s. "Originally a shipbuilder, Aiken made use of every cozy corner, fashioning shelves for display, cupboards for storage and half-oval fireplaces that provide a view of crackling fires from any seat in the room." The article goes on to note how the late-Mr. Aiken's homes have continued to increase in value faster than other home sin the area, with one owner noting his home was valued at $60k in the 1970s and mid-$500k in 1990. This home last sold in 2000 for $619k.
· 2508 Aiken Avenue, Los Angeles, CA [Redfin]