This three-bedroom home in Altadena was originally built in 1912 as a studio for artist Elena Scripps Kellogg, niece of Scripps College founder Ellen Scripps. The 1,500 square-foot Arts and Crafts structure was designed by prominent turn-of-the-century architect Charles Buchanan and doesn't seem to have changed much since then.
As the listing photos show, the front room still seems to be outfitted as a studio, with paintings displayed on easels throughout the room. A 1987 story in the LA Times suggests that these are likely Kellog's works and have been on display there for decades. The studio area also features some very handsome floor-to-ceiling wood paneling to go with exposed beams and Japanese-style lanterns.
Not much in the residence aside from the kitchen has been obviously updated in the last hundred years, but the house looks to be in good shape and the many original features certainly add to the historical charm. Per the listing, notable guests that passed through Kellog's studio include naturalist John Muir. Asking price is $800,000.
- 2764 Scripps Place [Estately]
- California Bungalows : Historic Residences on Altadena Tour [LA Times]