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1916 L.A. Craftsman With Vintage Two-Person Trailer in the Backyard Asks $749K

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The interior features an original brick fireplace, wood paneling, and built-ins.

Dark gray-blue house with twin roofs surrounded by plants. Photos by Alex Zarour/Virtually Here Studios, courtesy of Nellie Barnett and Karlyn Nelson/Nationwide Real Estate Execs
Price: $749,000
Location: Vermont Square, Los Angeles

Built in 1916, this slate-colored bungalow at 1825 West 42nd Place sits squarely in Vermont Square on a block lined with mostly Craftsman-style homes. It’s a five-minute drive west to Leimert Park’s Village Plaza, once called “the Black Greenwich Village” by late filmmaker John Singleton, and a ten-minute drive northeast to Exposition Park and USC. Just as close is the Stocker Corridor Trail, a short, dog-friendly route that ends at the 400-acre Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, which has more trails, plus a Japanese garden and a pond for fishing.

Specs: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,176 square feet, 0.13 acres

Up for sale for only the second time in six decades, the century-old bungalow is teeming with original features like a river-rock porch, oak floors, a brick fireplace, wood-framed windows, stained glass, and tons of Douglas-fir moldings, paneling, and built-ins. While the open living room and dining area are heavy on woodwork, the rest of the home opts for a lighter color scheme. The updated kitchen has marble countertops, a white range hood and farmhouse sink, forest-green custom cabinets, and a bright eat-in area. Meanwhile, white cabinets, closets, and tile are used in the two bedrooms and windowed bathrooms. Out back, there’s a converted garage studio, vintage trailer that sleeps two (and is included in the sale), a gas firepit, and irrigated vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens.

Living room with a green sofa, brick fireplace, and dining area toward the back.
The home’s original brick fireplace has been converted to gas.
A dining room with built-in wooden cabinet and wood paneling.
The dining room’s beams, paneling, and built-in hutch are made of Douglas fir.
Kitchen with dark-green lower cabinets, white upper cabinets, and small seating area by the windows toward the back.
The kitchen with a small eat-in area has been updated with marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and custom cabinets.
Bedroom with large windows on two walls.
Windows on two walls ensure the bedrooms get ample sunlight.
Bathroom with white walls, sink, tile, and claw-foot tub.
One of the bathrooms features a vintage claw-foot tub.
Backyard with string lights, garden beds, and fire pit.
The backyard features a firepit and fruit and vegetable garden beds.
Seating area with a small table in a trailer.
The view from inside the vintage trailer included in the sale.