If you’re a fan of good old-fashioned California Spanish-style architecture, here’s a lovely specimen. Located at 4250 Los Nietos Drive (which translates to “grandchildren,” in case anyone’s wondering) in Los Feliz, the tile-roofed residence was constructed in 1933.
According to a history on the property prepared by “Building Biographer” Tim Gregory, it was built for Ray Mensing, a telephone installer, and his wife Isle, a department store clerk, at a cost of $4,000.
The three-bedroom, two and a half bath home has seen minimal alteration over the years. Outstanding architectural attributes include a step-down living room with wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, oak and pine floors, highly detailed wrought iron work, colorful bathroom tile and fixtures, stained glass accents, casement windows, a carved plaster fireplace, and built-ins.
Exterior features include multiple covered patios, a heated saline pool, an outdoor shower, an outdoor kitchen, and an abundance of citrus trees. On a 5,647-square-foot lot, the property is listed with Alicia Lawhon of Sotheby’s at an asking price of $1.899 million. Open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.