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Whimsical Larchmont triplex with a Jack London sculpture asks $919K

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As of last year, it’s a city landmark

Loft space
Built in 1923, the odd structure has three separate units.
Photos courtesy Pacific Union LA

Here’s your opportunity to own one of LA’s strangest city landmarks. Larchmont’s Finn Frolich House (or London House, depending on your preference) has a quirky, nautical-themed design and was a long-rumored residence of Call of the Wild author Jack London.

The house was constructed seven years after the author’s death, so it’s pretty safe to say those rumors have no merit, but a bas-relief of London does sit outside the entrance, and the home was built by a friend of the writer, sculptor Finn Frolich.

Landmarked last year, the unusual house rises three stories from a tiny 1,564-square-foot lot. On the outside are unusual features like lamps most often seen on seafaring vessels and a block-and-tackle pulley system once used to carry visitors up to a second-story entrance.

Inside, the building has three separate units, with a combined four bedrooms and four bathrooms spread across 2,336 square feet of floor space. Features include hardwood floors, lofted ceilings, arched entryways, and tall casement windows.

There’s also an outdoor patio space on the second level with a small studio and room for a garden or seating.

Asking price for the unusual complex is $919,000.

House towering over buildings next door
Back deck
Aerial view
A bas-relief of Jack London sits at the entrance to the home.