This lofty Spanish-style residence cuts an impressive figure from the street. Built in 1928, it’s described in listing material as “Cazador Castle,” and, indeed, the 3,923-square-foot residence is complete with a tile-roofed turret.
According to the listing, the house was designed by residential architect Robert D. Jones, who built stately homes for prominent LA residents like Theodore Van de Kamp, who founded the once-prolific Van de Kamp bakery chain.
This Glassell Park home sits on a quarter-acre hillside lot with views extending to the San Gabriel Mountains. Inside are wood floors, coved ceilings, ornate light fixtures, and a built-in buffet in the formal dining room.
The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, with 3,923 square feet of floor space. The front door leads into a dramatic entryway framed by a winding tile staircase. A step-down living room has a wide picture window opposite an elegant fireplace and arched wall niche.
Behind the home is a large yard with a landscaped pathway and a gazebo. A two-car garage is attached to the house.
The showy estate is asking $1.995 million.
- 3845 Lavell Drive [Nick Mercado, Michael Remacle/Keller Williams]