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Grand green Craftsman fixer in HiFi asks $899K

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Coffered ceilings, pocket doors, gorgeous woodwork, and built-ins galore

Photos by John Nilsson/Oz Images LA

This eye-catching Craftsman has seen quite a bit in its 100-plus years of existence. Built in Hollywood in 1910, it was moved to its present location on Westlake Avenue in Historic Filipinotown a decade later. And according to the listing copy, Josephine Baker, Count Basie, and other Jazz Age luminaries are believed to have been regular guests of the home’s early owners.

While time has taken its inevitable toll on the old gal, it’s not hard to imagine her being brought back to her glory days.

Among the 3,129-square-foot house’s stand-out features are maple and rosewood floors, coffered ceilings, pocket doors, a decorative fireplace, and extensive built-ins with leaded glass. It’s also blessed with a wide covered porch, a basement, and unfinished attic.

Not so outstanding but rife with potential are the five-bedroom home’s kitchen and two bathrooms. In the words of the listing, “While some systems have been updated, the home awaits the full re-imaginings of today's visionary designs.”

On a 6,000-square-foot lot, the property is listed with an asking price of $899,000. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.