Interior and fashion designer Jamie Haller pulls this Angelino Heights Craftsman from the depths of disrepair and thoughtfully restores it to its former glory.
The two-story 1905 Craftsman is located at 1040 West Kensington Road. It stands with an entertainer’s backyard featuring an old stone patio shaded by mature trees, a large grassy yard, an orchard, a vegetable, and a native garden bed.
Beyond the original front Dutch door, the interior opens to a well-lit space with natural light streaming through Tudor-style casement windows. Restored original details include Douglas fir millwork, pocket doors, built-in bookcases and benches, and oak floors. There’s a decorative brick fireplace in the living room with a beautiful arched opening and an expansive wood mantle that spans the length of the wall.
Expanded and reconfigured, the bungalow offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a formal parlor room, and a roomy updated kitchen fitted with a center island, soapstone countertops, and custom maple cabinetry. Perhaps the best feature is the bedroom with a wall of original Craftsman character windows framing the Echo Park Lake, sunsets, twinkling lights, and views of the Hollywood Hills and the Griffith Observatory.
With a new foundation, copper plumbing, updated electric wiring, and a new dual HVAC system, the home stands on a 7,940-square-foot lot near Sunset Blvd and Downtown Los Angeles nightlife.
Listing courtesy of Craig Ekedahl – Maisonre