Bordered by Crenshaw, Venice, Washington and West Boulevards, the historic enclave of Lafayette Square was developed by banker George L. Crenshaw between 1913 and the early 1920s. While the 200-plus residences in the development run a wide gamut of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tudor, and Georgian Colonial Revival, they are all fairly substantial in size and boast generous lots.
Take this century-old Craftsman now on the market for instance. Located on S. Victoria Ave., the two-story bungalow contains six bedrooms and three baths within its 3,656 square feet. Its original features include a Batchelder fireplace, hardwood floors, stained glass, extensive woodwork, built-in cabinetry, and an expansive covered porch. On top of that, according to the listing, the .33-acre property also "incorporates a distinctive post-World War II outdoor recreation center that retains its original barbecue, kitchenette, built-in picnic table, [and] fish pond." Asking price is $1.399 million, and open house is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 between 2 and 5 p.m.
- 1740 South Victoria Ave [Coldwell Banker]