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Cozy cabin hideaway in La Crescenta asking $850K

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An unpolished gem in a lovely setting

A one-story cabin with wood exterior and steps up to the front door.
The midcentury cabin is tucked away in bucolic Briggs Terrace.
Courtesy of Shawn Tanara

If you’re a writer or artist in need of a secluded spot to work on your masterpiece but missed the application deadline for a fellowship at MacDowell or Yaddo, this rustic residence in La Crescenta might be just the ticket.

Built in 1956, the one-bedroom, one-bath cabin is definitely showing its age, but with a bit of polishing could be quite a gem.

Measuring just under 1,000 square feet, the shingled cottage features hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, built-in hutches and shelving, wood-beamed ceilings in the bedroom, sliding glass doors, spectacular views, and an attached one-car garage. But perhaps the property’s strongest selling point is its 9,536-square-foot lot, which enables myriad gardening and other possibilities.

2326 Dorothy Street is listed with Shawn Tanara of Coldwell Banker at an asking price of $850,000.

A wood-floored room with a stone-fronted fireplace and lots of space. A table, a desk, and a couple of chairs sit in the space.
The living room features a stone fireplace and built-in bookshelves.
A long room with vaulted, high ceilings, and two big windows along the back wall, over the bed.
The bedroom is spacious with vaulted beamed ceilings.
A room with floor-to-ceilings bookshelves, and wrap-around windows.
Wrap-around windows maintain a constant connection to nature.
A one-car garage on the ground floor of the house.
Adding to the treehouse feel, the cottage perches atop a one-car garage.
An outdoor view of the house, where steps lead down to the house among tall trees and other landscaping.
The 9,536-square-foot lot presents all kinds of gardening opportunities.