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Romantic 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival in Whitley Heights asking $1.4M

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The former home of early Hollywood director/screenwriter William James Craft

Photos by Sherri Johnson/Shooting LA, courtesy of Jacqueline Tager/Sotheby’s International Realty

Now up for grabs in the historic enclave of Whitley Heights is a two-story Spanish Colonial Revival designed by local architect Charles D. Grolle.

Built circa 1923, the Iris Circle abode is the former residence of prolific silent-screen director William James Craft, who managed to churn out 70 or so films before his untimely 1931 death in a car accident.

Set high off the street behind a gated courtyard, the 2,450-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two full baths. Notable features include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, a decorative fireplace, wrought-iron accents, French doors, multiple patios, and a wrap-around rooftop deck from which to enjoy hillside and Hollywood-sign views.

It’s also got a two-car garage, a definite plus given the competitive nature of parking in the neighborhood.

On the market for the first time in two decades, the property is listed with an asking price of $1.398 million. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.