With boutique stores like Marikoko, the Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line, and homes for sale like this Steinkamp Spanish it’s easy to see why Leimert Park, a historic South LA neighborhood, is on the rise.
Developer-builders Elwain Steinkamp and William T. Richardson built middle-class homes in Los Angeles from the 1930s to the 1950s. Their homes are easily spotted by the Spanish-Mexican style architecture with L-shaped floor plans, enclosed courtyards, leaded and stained glass windows, weather vanes, and decorative tiles. As Survey LA notes in this blog post, “They are in many ways some of the perfect houses for Southern California living.”
The home’s original beauty was kept intact. Vintage details include the original hardwood floors, fireplace, and formal dining room.
With two huge picture window swivel doors allowing light to flood the space, the detached garage makes a pretty sweat artist studio or home office.
And while living on a tree-lined street in a home with intact vintage details, updated electrical, copper plumbing, newer roof, and sewer line is more than enough reason to want to live here, this home has the bonus of being in a neighborhood crowned Curbed LA’s Neighborhood of the Year for 2016. Listed by Angela Bond, the three-bedroom, two-bath home seeks $725,000.