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Three-bedroom Craftsman in Highland Park HPOZ asking $1.15M

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Built to last in 1912

Known as the Josephine Clark Residence, the shingled Craftsman sits on an ample corner lot in Highland Park’s Hampton Terrace section.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Ilana Gafni and Christopher Pomeroy

This Craftsman cottage in was built in 1912 by the real estate company Poor and Wing, which played a major role in Highland Park’s development. The home’s contractor was Frederick C. Coryell, who oversaw the construction of the nearby Ebell Club that same year.

The home is considered a contributing structure in a section of Highland Park’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) known as Hampton Terrace.

Perched high above the street on a corner lot bordered by an arroyo stone wall, the three-bedroom cottage retains many of its original details, including hardwood floors, box-beamed ceilings, an arroyo stone fireplace, wainscoting, wood-framed windows, and built-in hutches and bookcases.

Modern elements include central heating and air, and an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartzite countertops. The bathrooms have also been updated.

Moving outside, the .28-acre property contains a detached two-car garage and well-landscaped gardens with native plants and fruit trees. Asking price for 405 N. Ave 53 is $1.15 million, and open house will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ilana Gafni and Christopher Pomeroy of Crosby Doe Associates share the listing.

The vintage home enjoys bucolic southwest vistas from its hilltop perch.
Original features include hardwood floors, built-in hutches, and wood wainscoting.
The sunny kitchen has been updated with stainless appliances and quartzite countertops. There’s also an original built-in china cabinet in the breakfast room.
Other features include wood-framed windows and period-style light fixtures.
There are three bathrooms.
The home is on a .28-acre lot landscaped with fruit trees and native plants.