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1930s Spanish by Ralphs supermarket architect Russell Collins asking $8.5M

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The Los Feliz home was built for grocery chain scion Elmer Ralphs

Photos courtesy of Josh Myler/The Agency

Los Feliz’s Nottingham Avenue is stocked with an impressive array of period-revival homes by noted architects such as Paul R. Williams, Wallace Neff, Carleton Winslow, and Robert Finkelhor.

Now available on the swanky street is a 1930 Spanish designed by Russell Collins, architect of the original Ralphs supermarket in Westwood Village as well as early Ralphs markets in Pasadena and on Pico Boulevard.

Collins designed the two-story home for Elmer Ralphs, who helped run the chain founded by his uncle, George A. Ralphs. Sadly, Elmer did not get to enjoy the home for long, as he died of blood poisoning the same year it was completed.

The .3-acre property contains three structures: a main house, guest house, and poolside loggia. Per the listing, there are six bedrooms and nine baths all told, along with parking for eight cars.

Although both the main house and guest quarters have been recently and extensively made over, some period details remain, including archways, leaded glass windows, mahogany woodwork, wrought iron railings, and original Spanish tile flooring.

Asking price is $8.495 million, and open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.