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Location: Los Angeles, California
The Skinny: Designed by celebrated L.A. architect Frank Meline as a Sunday school and rectory for a Methodist church, this Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument was acquired by the society ladies of the Ruskin Art Club in 1926, four years after it was finished. The structure came to the market this January in pretty drab shape for $1.25M, and it's since been given a staid and handsome residential conversion by Lander Design.
The 3,351-square-foot dwelling has an expansive living room with high beamed ceilings and french doors that open out onto a central courtyard with a fountain, in keeping with its Mission Revival tradition. Plus, as Curbed LA pointed out when the place first came on the market, there's a grand total of three original Batchelder tile fireplaces. The asking price for this stately abode in historic Windsor Village is $2,395,000.
· Historic Ruskin Art Club Reinvented as a Home, Asking $2.4M [Curbed LA]
· 800 S. Plymouth Blvd [Architecture for Sale]