A dreamy hideaway with views to spare
Situated on over half an acre in hilly, quiet Elysian Heights, and with only one abutting neighbor, this three-story house seems like a place to get away from it all.
The main house, built in 1920, sits off the street, on a lot shared with mature citrus, avocado, and oak trees. Inside, the nicely maintained home holds onto a number of original features: hardwood floors, wood built-ins, casement windows, and, in the full bathroom, original 1920s tile. (There is also a more contemporary half bathroom.) In the living room, a fireplace fronted with Batchelder tile is an undeniable centerpiece.
A separate one-bedroom apartment on the first floor would make a sweet guest room, for a total of four bedrooms.
The generous grounds include multiple patios, winding paths, and a stone amphitheater, as well as rooftop access to really take advantage of those views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The house, on the open market for the first time, is listed for $1.698 million.
- 1831 Cerro Gordo [Tatiana Tensen/Sotheby’s International Realty]