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1920s Italianate Revival estate in San Marino seeks $2.1M

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A classic ready for a refresh

Photos by Michael Wilkerson, courtesy of Tom Flanagan/Compass

On a tree-lined street in tony San Marino lies this 1928-built Italianate Revival home designed by architect Garrett Van Pelt, Jr.

Van Pelt, as part of the firm Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury, has designed a number of historically significant buildings in the LA area, including the USC Pacifica Asia Museum and the Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows (now a federal court building).

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is described by listing agent Tom Flanagan of Compass as “ready to reclaim its glory.” The two-story house still holds its original wood and tile floors.

A dining room, a retro kitchen, and a large backyard are features of the home. The rear yard is shaded by an oak tree that is more than 150 years old. The oak shares the space with citrus trees and a detached garage.

For the last 46 years, the dwelling has been owned by the same family. It’s now for sale, asking $2.1 million.

The house still has its original tile.
The living room holds a fireplace and large windows, as well as built-in niches.
The house has a separate dining room.
The kitchen has a vintage look to it.