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Exceptional Arts & Crafts in Wellington Square – sold in 2013 needing substantial restoration/rehab
Former Ruby Dandridge Residence

2012 Victoria Avenue, Historic West Adams

Own a piece of history! Rare intact 1909 Arts & Crafts residence with its original light fixtures, extraordinary quartersawn oak trim and paneling, beamed ceilings, stained and leaded glass, and murals throughout -- plus, a turret! The formal dining room features murals depicting castles and forests, a leaded glass china cabinet and a stained glass window; the living room has a one-of-a-kind clinker brick fireplace imbedded with agates, serpentine, Mexican opals and other polished stones. The library has leaded glass doors on built-in bookcases and classical scenes in murals above. This historic house is truly awe-inspiring, with another interesting piece of the history that led to its survival: In the 1920s, the residence was moved from Adams Boulevard to its current location, and its exterior was remodeled to match the then-popular Mediterranean Revival style. Later owners, including actress Ruby Dandridge, have maintained the original character-defining features. The City of Los Angeles' "SurveyLA" has identified this house as a Contributor to the eligible Wellington Square historic district. This unique residence will benefit from a sensitive restoration/TLC and likely upgrades to systems, but it represents a seldom-seen opportunity to step back in time and own an Arts & Crafts masterpiece on a large (80'X145') lot.

Eastlake Victorian Masterpiece

1163 West 27th Street, Historic West Adams

One of L.A.’s finest restored Victorians!
The c.1890 Miller-Herriott House is a centerpiece of the historic North University Park area of West Adams, and is attributed to famed architect Joseph Cather Newsom. Double Victorian doors open to a stunning interior with an exquisite walnut and mahogany staircase, redwood trim, leaded glass windows, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, fabulously detailed Victorian fireplace tiles and mantles, rare Victorian antique chandeliers and gas/electric sconces, and Victorian-era furnishings. Bonus features include: finished loft-like third floor (attic) suite; basement Tuscan wine cellar; and secret doors and panels. A local and federal landmark, this Eastlake Victorian showpiece offers a unique combination of the 19th and 21st centuries.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 242 National Register Listed Property