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With some TLC, this 1912 Prairie-style Craftsman could be divine

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It was the first home built in Glendale’s Verdugo Woodlands

Cameron Carrothers

Originally part of the 36,000-acre Rancho San Rafael, the Verdugo Woodlands were annexed into the city of Glendale in 1912. Developers immediately got to work constructing houses in the bucolic neighborhood, first among them this stately residence on Wabasso Way, which was used in the tract’s marketing materials.

Known as the William Lindsey House, the American Foursquare/Prairie-style home was designed by Alfred Priest, a prominent local architect whose work includes such Glendale landmarks as Seeley’s Furniture store and Brand Avenue’s Security Trust & Savings Bank.

On the market for the first time in decades, the five-bedroom, four-bath residence is not in tip-top shape, but it’s also got quite a lot of strong points, including hardwood oak floors, extensive mahogany interior detailing, original hardware, French doors and windows, two fireplaces, and a bevy of built-ins. Another major plus is its sizable .71-acre lot.

Per the listing, the property is “eligible for inclusion in the Glendale Historic Register, and possible Mills Act tax savings.”

Asking price is $1.75 million, and open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. April 23.