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Spectacular Craftsman bungalow in Riverside asking $1.2M

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The landmarked residence was built in 1909

The Harwood Hall House
Photos by Pierre Galant, courtesy of Benjamin Kahle and Zach Mayer

Located in Riverside’s picturesque Mount Rubidoux historic district, this eye-catching Craftsman was built in 1909 for Harwood Hall, the first director of the Sherman Indian Institute, a local boarding school for Native Americans. The one-and-a-half story bungalow—Riverside Landmark No. 70—was constructed by the Colton Hardware Company.

Measuring approximately 3,900 square feet, the Hall home contains five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Character features include a spacious covered porch, a handsome brick fireplace, box-beam ceilings, oak floors, pocket doors, and a bevy of beautiful built-ins made with Oregon pine and leaded glass.

Among the bungalow’s updates are a modern kitchen, copper plumbing, a retrofitted foundation, and a wood-paneled basement speakeasy. The home’s garage has also been converted to a “chef’s test kitchen.”

On a 12,197-square-foot lot with a pool, spa, and covered dining patio, 4570 University Avenue is listed with Benjamin Kahle and Zach Mayer of Deasy Penner Podley at an asking price of $1.2 million.

The living room features box-beam ceilings and built-in hutches made from Oregon pine wood.
More beautiful woodwoork and pocket doors are found in the formal dining room.
The gracefully modernized kitchen.
The home has five bedrooms.
A clawfoot tub in one of the home’s four bathrooms.
The basement has been converted into a rustic speakeasy.
Outside, there’s a covered dining patio and pool artfully landscaped with boulders.