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Charming condo in Spanish-style stunner The Andalusia lists for $849K

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The historic complex is located right off the Sunset Strip

The living room is flooded with natural light and is decorated with a jute rug, antique wood furniture, and a cream-colored sofa. Stained wood beams run horizontally across the ceiling. A window is framed by a pair of arched wall nooks.
In its 766 square feet, the condo holds a dining room and step-down living room replete with period details.
Photos by Alex Zarour, courtesy of Sasha Anthome

A perfectly staged condo in one of the city’s most beautiful and elegant garden complexes has come up for sale.

Named The Andalusia, the complex was built in 1926 and is described in its National Register of Historic Places application as “perhaps the most accomplished building” by Arthur and Nina Zwebell, the designers who pioneered and mastered courtyard living in Los Angeles in the 1920s.

Located just off the Sunset Strip at 1471 Havenhurst Drive, The Andalusia, which was added to the national register in 2003, was once home to Clara Bow, Marlon Brando, and Jason Schwartzman.

The Spanish-style complex contains nine condos arranged around a central tiled courtyard and green garden. Most of the units retain their original light fixtures, decorative ironwork, and kitchen and bathroom tile.

That appears to be the case in unit No. 6, which also boasts a floor-to-ceiling beehive fireplace, exposed beams, elaborate spindle railing, and arched wall nooks. In the kitchen, contemporary elements include a dishwasher and Viking oven. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence measures 766 square feet and is listed for $849,000, with HOA dues of $455.

A close-up shot of the white fire place, which runs from floor to ceiling in a pyramidal shape. The top is stacked. The insert is iron with a scalloped edge. Opposite the fireplace is the arched, wood front door, also with scallop detailing.
The Zwebell’s artistry and craftsmanship is still evident, from the ironwork on the fireplace to the beams with decorative corbels.
The dining room is large enough to accommodate a four-chair dining table. The floor and woodwork are stained a dark brown, almost black. The walls are white.
An ornate railing divides the dining room and step-down living room.
Close-up of the kitchen counter and sink with original brownish red tile in a herringbone pattern. Above the sink is a window covered in an iron grate.
The original ironwork extends into the kitchen.
The bathroom has a bathtub alcove. The sink is built into the plaster wall.
The handsome bathroom, with its original tile in a creamy gold and black color scheme.
A verdant, mature garden surrounds a brick pathway that leads to a tiled fountain. The complex is behind the fountain.
The Andalusia has a loggia, round tower, balconies, and terra cotta roofing.