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For $679K, a landmark Craftsman bungalow in Monrovia

Wood paneling and an impressive river rock fireplace

Photos by  David Baker, courtesy of Donna Baker

This two-bedroom Craftsman bungalow is a lovely example of the type of charming, old Monrovia homes that tend to list for lower prices than those in buzzier urban ‘hoods like Echo Park and Silver Lake.

“Monrovia has a lot of older homes. The area north of Foothill—which is where this home is located—is where most of the older homes are that are the more significant ones,” Jim Wigton, president of Monrovia Historic Preservation Group, said.

Incorporated in 1887, Monrovia is one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County. This house on Greystone Avenue was built in 1906 (a year before the town’s first movie theater opened) by and for Frank O. Eager, a local architect who primarily designed California bungalows, Wigton said.

Located on a corner lot, it’s got pleasant curb appeal with a rock front porch shaded by mature trees.

Inside, there’s ample wood paneling, “newer” oak floors, and an impressive river rock fireplace with a wood mantle that stretches the entire length of the room. In addition to two bedrooms, a smaller, third room is positioned at the front of the house.

The backyard holds a concrete patio, grass, and a pergola.

A registered landmark with the city of Monrovia, the home is listed for $679,000.