1932 Spanish Revival – Los Angeles, CA – $1,400,000

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Added to OHD on 12/17/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/17/18   -   32 Comments
160 S Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Price

$1,400,000

Beds

3

Baths

2

SqFt

2007

Here's a fabulous opportunity to redo a very original Spanish with a fantastic floor plan and upside in the Miracle Mile North HPOZ and near the Grove. It's on the market for the first time in 80 years. This is a probate sale and does not require court confirmation. This fixer is being sold "as is" with no repairs or credits, including termite work.
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32 Comments on 1932 Spanish Revival – Los Angeles, CA – $1,400,000

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  1. DeniseLynn says: 174 comments

    The living and dining rooms are wonderful. And curses on anyone who alters the kitchen, pantry, and bathrooms. I love that there’s a floor plan in the listing.

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  2. NonaKNonaK says: 96 comments
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    Austin, TX

    A little cleaning and painting and this would be a knockout. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and always liked this part of town even, as a child. My parents had friends that lived in this area. I hope the new owner respects this house for its historic value. The bathrooms and kitchen are priceless.

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  3. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1734 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    Wonderful bathrooms, kitchen, and pantry with their really pretty tiling! Plus, there’s a breakfast nook, which is always a good thing in my book. The main rooms are all good-sized, and the floor plan has a nice, convenient flow to it – looks logical.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      I love that there’s a floorplan. The only thing that I’m puzzled about is the entry into the living room. On the floorplan it looks like you walk through a closet to get to it!

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1734 comments
        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central , NY

        Lol, I just looked back and yep, I see the foyer and a coat closet, but… no door/entrance into the LR! I love floor plans, but you’re right, this one is missing a detail. 😉

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        • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          Yes! I looked again after I posted that and realized there wasn’t a door from the closet into the living room. There HAS to be an interior door to it, right? I need to study the photos more for clues.

  4. RossRoss says: 2313 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I am waving my Magic Protective Wand over the whole house, with a double wave over the FABULOUS kitchen and INCREDIBLE bathrooms.

    Oh my. Oh my my my!

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  5. bfish says: 3 comments

    This house is a jewel box waiting to be polished. I absolutely LOVE the details! it needs to be sold to a dedicated supporter of this style, with deep pockets.

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  6. StevenF says: 632 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Many of these Spanish Colonial homes in Southern California seem to feature a huge, interestingly-shaped plate glass window in the living room…I love them. I would turn the front bedroom that has no direct access to a bathroom into a den. The only other things I’d do is paint the walls and replace those Jalousie windows, which seem like a nightmare to clean. Metal casements would look amazing in their place.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1734 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      I’d prob do the same thing with the non ensuite bedroom and agree about the jalousie windows.

    • brigidbrigid says: 216 comments
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      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I did not know that was what those windows were called. I thought they were trailer bathroom windows cause when I was a kid in the 60s that was what our bathroom had. And we lived in a trailer in California!

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      • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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        1927 Spanish
        NY (house is in VA), NY

        Lol! I just found out recently what those are called. And I actually like them! I think it’s a positive association from my days of living in Virginia Beach as a kid. I know they’re not suitable for this style of house, though.

  7. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 380 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Los Angeles simply has some of the best bathrooms and kitchens in the Universe. It’s amazing that quite a few from this era have survived intact.

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  8. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    “fabulous opportunity to redo a very original Spanish” GRRRRRR

    Let’s hope there’s not too much redoing! The bathrooms and kitchen and pantry are fabulous! There may be some cosmetic fixes to be done…hard to tell. But hopefully if there are, the owner will try to match what’s already there. Love the mural in the first bathroom and also its decorative border that runs around the room.

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    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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      1947 Ranch
      OR

      I thought it had to be a typo Bethster. Other than cleaning the grout, painting and polishing this house is perfect.
      Sadly I worry it’s ripe for the granite/grey/taupe machine that has enough money to whatever they want.
      One lovely, lovely house.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 380 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        Its so odd… the “granite/grey/taupe machine” that has enough money to buy whatever they want apparently wants to buy whatever they see on TV. They have the resources to purchase and preserve culturally-significant quality which is truly impressive and admirable but instead frequently choose to throw it all away for something commonplace. Such actions say a lot about the people that behave that way. Hopefully this house will find someone who appreciates all of its many fine attributes.

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        • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          Well said. And now I have a new cause “FIGHT THE GRANITE/TAUPE MACHINE!”

          P.S. These renovations always make me think of a Beck song that has the line “They know that beige is the color of resignation.”

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  9. Jeanne Smith says: 48 comments

    Fabulous Kitchen and Bathrooms.

    1
  10. Mrs. Lidderdale says: 9 comments

    A refreshing untouched GEM. Harder and harder to find these days. I hope and pray the RIGHT person gets this. Cleaning and painting are all it needs.

    4
  11. Ju ju Bee says: 42 comments

    What a stunning Spanish home!!! so much wow factor. A bit of new paint, new window coverings, new sidewalk & freshen up the landscaping…..pure perfection. Hope the new owners retain & restore this beautiful home. It’s simply gorgeous!

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  12. KarenZ says: 834 comments
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    When I saw the heading “Spanish Revival in LA” my hopes really rose for the kitchen, pantry and deco style bathrooms. This house did not disappoint! I truly hope that someone does not undo all of the gorgeous details that we all love!

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  13. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 758 comments

    This house is utter perfection. I hope that the new owner will appreciate and preserve its distinctive period features.

    3
    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      It’s so hard to watch what’s been happening. I used to voraciously browse old L.A. houses just to see the wonderful kitchens and baths. But a few years ago the percentage of “stunning renovations” had jumped so high that I stopped doing it. Too depressing.

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  14. Gina Hill says: 67 comments

    All the tile work is wonderful! So many features are just like the same style house I lived in for 8 years. I could have a field day with this place!

    2
  15. Marc says: 171 comments

    This is an incredible relic of old LA, when the city was full of amazing Spanish revival and craftsman bungalows. Sadly, this area is highly desirable and I fear this house could be demolished and replaced with a modern 2 story box built to the lot’s limits and marketed for 3 million. It looks like the dining room chandelier has a star medallion that matches the one over the fireplace. I’m really going to try to get to the open house on Sunday.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      I hope you get there, Marc. Please report on it if you do!

      1
    • JimHJimH says: 3816 comments
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      Marc, I hope your teardown fears are unwarranted. The neighborhood appears pretty stable and I’m not seeing any new McMansions in the listings within 8-10 blocks.
      It’s not a very spacious house, and I could see someone wanting to add at least a master suite on a 2nd level, which could be done with minimal alterations downstairs. Sensitive expansion would be a far better result than demolition!
      There seems to be real appreciation for the Spanish style in the area – the new library across the street was designed to mimic the architecture of these houses.
      https://goo.gl/maps/ihyGWtGLhKQ2

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    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Marc, did you get by there?

      JimH, good to know some new buildings are being done in the Spanish style. The library looks very nice from the outside! But unfortunately individual buyers aren’t always interested in sensitive expansion (much less preserving the Spanish heritage). I’ve seen that on a major scale in New York City, but it’s definitely happening in L.A. too. So I understand Marc’s concerns.

      • JimHJimH says: 3816 comments
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        I understand Marc’s concerns and the long-term threat as well. I’m just trying to be optimistic.

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        • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          Of course. Optimism is definitely a plus!

  16. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    OK, I’ll raid my 401k and chip in $50K. Anyone got the rest? Oh, wait…that would only give me a 28th of the house. Not even a bedroom…. 🙁

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  17. Eliza says: 7 comments

    SO AWESOME LOVE LOVE. I have no other words. Whoever buys this better keep it intact!

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