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Elegant Art Deco-influenced home by Frederick Monhoff in Los Feliz asks $1.65M

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Notable features include stepped-tray ceilings, built-ins, French doors, and a walled courtyard with outdoor shower and fireplace

Photos by Christine Bullard, courtesy of Rosemery Portillo

It’s often said that those who can, do, while those who can’t, teach, but that certainly wouldn’t apply to Frederick Monhoff.

A versatile architect, artist, and illustrator, Monhoff taught for over two decades at the Otis Art Institute and was an architecture instructor at UCLA. But he was also the designer of numerous buildings throughout Southern California, including the Palm Springs Biltmore and this attractive residence in Los Feliz that’s just hit the market.

Built in 1927, the Art Deco-influenced home was designed around a central courtyard and has three bedrooms and two baths, both of which have been updated, as has the kitchen.

Interior elements of note include stepped-tray ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in shelving, wrought-iron details, an elegant living room fireplace, and French doors and windows.

Within the home’s walled and gated courtyard, you’ll find a fountain with lily pond, an outdoor fireplace, and an outdoor shower. There’s also a private patio off the master bedroom.

On a 3,971-square-foot lot with a detached garage, the property is listed with an asking price of $1.649 million. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Christine Bullard, courtesy of Rosemery Portillo