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1920s Spanish Colonial Revival has preserved interiors, big backyard for $1.85M

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It was built by and for the architect who helped design the Central Library

A photo of an empty room with hardwood floors, a fireplace, and big windows on both sides of the room. The fireplace is flanked by an arched door and a staircase.
Original Spanish tile and wood details are part of the 1920s appeal of the house.
Photos by Paul Barnaby, courtesy of Rosemary Low and Natalie Gonzalez/Sotheby’s International Realty

Behind the gates of Los Feliz’s tony Laughlin Park enclave, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style dwelling awaits its next owners.

Built in 1922, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow as his private residence. Winslow was an in-demand architect in the early 20th century, with commissions including the (now demolished) Carthay Circle Theater and a number of churches throughout Southern California.

Winslow also worked on the Central Library in Downtown with Bertram Goodhue, and finished the library when Goodhue died before the project’s completion.

The house at 1923 Laughlin Park Drive retains a number of its original features, including hardwood floors, wood details, fireplaces, fixtures, and Spanish tile. The high, beamed ceilings and wealth of windows also appear original to the well-preserved house.

The roughly 2,300-square-foot house sites on a quarter-acre lot with a large, currently scruffy lawn bordered by mature, privacy-providing trees. It is listed with Rosemary Low and Natalie Gonzalez of Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.85 million.

Spanish-style tiled floors in the entry are a nice complement to the white walls of the Spanish Revival style interior.
The entry of the home.
An empty, sunlit room with high, beamed ceilings and a fireplace and French doors that open to the outside.
The house still has its original hardwood floors.
A white room, empty, with wood built-ins and a staircase to the next room.
The spacious home measures about 2,300 square feet.
The house’s yard could use a trim, but the lot is big—a quarter acre.