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Landmark Prairie-Style Craftsman in Mt. Washington Asking $1.9M

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The home was erected in 1909 by the same firm who built Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian theaters

Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 691, a.k.a. the Carl C. Warden Residence, was built in 1909 by the Milwaukee Building Company, the architectural firm led by Mendel Meyer and Philip Holler, who would go on to design numerous landmark buildings in Los Angeles, most notably Grauman's Egyptian and Chinese Theatres.

Now on the market for the first time in 20 years, the 3,565-square-foot Prairie-style Craftsman has five bedrooms, three and a half baths, an updated kitchen, a formal dining room, a sun porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, French doors, and a wrap-around veranda. Per the listing, the Mount Washington residence also benefits from Mills Act tax breaks. But its strongest selling point just might be its half-acre lot, which features meandering paths, mature fruit trees, an oversize chess board, and spectacular views. Asking price for the Rome Drive property is $1.888 million, and open house is scheduled 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

878 Rome Dr [Official site]