We refer to a lot of houses as "time capsules," but this estate in West Hills seems to involve actual time travel. The Mission-style Lederer Residence was designed by John R. Litke around a central courtyard and built in 1933 for actor Francis Lederer. Inside, the house is more like 1733: whitewashed brick walls, Portuguese tile floors (deliberately cracked for authenticity), stained glass windows, and an antique store's worth of hand-carved wood furniture. Agent Sarah Cortell tells us that the house has been vacant for more than a decade, but when the owners decided to sell, they got all the original art and furniture out of storage and staged the house to match its 1965 Architectural Digest spread, right down to the table settings. The two-bedroom house, built with stone quarried on the property, is a sprawling 4,800 square feet, and there's also two-bedroom detached guest house. It all sits on more than 6.5 acres, and this is its first time on the market. The Lederer Residence was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1978 (the Lederer's stables on a separate property across the street were landmarked in 1974). It can be yours for $1.5999 million, and there is the option to buy all the furniture. Perfect for the antique-loving historical reenactor in your life.
· 23132 Sherman Way [Official Site]