Members of the Arroyo Guild, architectural partners Robert Farquhar Train and Robert Edmund Williams designed a number of Los Angeles-area landmarks, including Angels Flight funicular railway and Judson Studios.
In 1910, the gifted duo built this lovely shingled bungalow in Highland Park’s Garvanza district. Located a few blocks from Williams’ own former residence, the four-bedroom, two-bath home sits far back from the street at the end of a wisteria-shaded path, and has been admirably well-preserved and updated.
Measuring in at 2,704 square feet, it features cedar siding, and Douglas fir and oak flooring throughout. Other distinctive elements include three sets of original glass-paneled and solid wood pocket doors, a tiled fireplace, push-button light switches, a Murphy bed, a clawfoot tub, a sleeping porch off the master and second bedrooms, and built-in hutches, bookcases, and dressers.
Out back is a massive yard artfully landscaped with Arroyo stones and populated with mature orange, apple, tangerine, lemon, and guava trees. The listing notes that the .31-acre lot is zoned R2, allowing for the addition of a second dwelling.
According to public records, the idyllic property belongs to Steven Levenson, the Tony Award-winning writer of the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” who purchased the home in 2014 for $1.04 million. It’s now asking $1.349 million.
Open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- 332 N. Ave 66 [L34 Group]