This Highland Park Craftsman was looking a little worse for the wear as recently as last year, when current owners Zachary Leigh and Lourdes Hernandez purchased the property.
The couple encountered the 1916 residence while working on The Ruby Street, a nearby church that their company, Good Form, has converted into a wedding venue. Leigh tells Curbed that the home’s previous owner hoped to tear it down and build condos on the quarter-acre lot, but a prolonged battle with the Garvanza HPOZ Board prevented that from happening.
Now, the couple has given the hundred-year-old home a major makeover, with the assistance of preservation architect Louisa Van Leer. Featuring new hardwood floors, appliances, cabinetry, and just about everything else, the main house is light, airy, and open. On the exterior, it’s sporting a new paint job and a drought-tolerant garden.
The couple also restored a smaller house next door and a garage behind the main residence—now converted into an in-law unit. Together, the two additional structures contain three more bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. They’ll come in handy for buyers looking for extra space or rental income.
The before and after pictures below detail the dramatic transformation over the past year. After paying $1.1 million in 2016, online records show, Leigh and Hernandez have listed the refreshed property for $2.199 million. Open houses will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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