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1912 Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)

Janes Village Historical Landmark District
Altadena, California

Historic Crawford Home

Gorgeous 1912 Craftsman
Gorgeous 1912 Craftsman
Step through the front door to find the exquisite craftsmanship of the home itself with exceptional, preserved details.
The Crawford House has been designated by Altadena Heritage as one of the few homes in west Altadena with historical significance. The 99 year old, two story model Craftsman sits within the Janes Village Neighborhood, and includes a guest house.
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Living Room with Batchelder Fireplace
Living Room with Batchelder Fireplace
The living room features a Batchelder fireplace, a Beaux Arts stained glass window echoed across the room by the etched glass doors of the built-in cabinets, coved crown with picture rail molding, base molding, original silk wallpaper, embossed ceiling paper, light sconces and push button light switches.
Gourmet Kitchen Remodeled in 2005
Gourmet Kitchen Remodeled in 2005
The delightful 21st century reconceived kitchen which features modern convenience while staying true to the charming characteristics of the home.
Dining Room
Dining Room
The dining room has a candelabra chandelier, masterfully crafted built-in buffet, double pocket doors, and plenty of windows.
Foyer
Foyer
Step through the front door to find the exquisite craftsmanship of the home itself with exceptional, preserved details.
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,692
Stories 2
Acres 0.4
Lot Size 17,100

Features.

  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Sprinkler System
  • Workshop
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Skylight
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Batchelder fireplace
  • Clawfoot tub
  • Dual zone A/C and heat
  • Horse Property
  • New foundation
  • Push button light switches
  • TV / film preferred location

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Historic Crawford House in Altadena, California

The 99 year old, two story model Craftsman sits within the Janes Village Neighborhood, and includes a guest house. The expansive, lushly landscaped, fully fenced lot has 27 fruit trees and a huge entertainment area with fire pit, gazebo, and an outdoor kitchen. Living room features a Batchelder fireplace and a Beaux Arts stained glass window echoed across the room by the etched glass door of the built-in cabinets. The gourmet kitchen was remodeled in 2005 with Wellborn cabinets, Travertine counters, hardwood floors, recessed lights, and Frigidaire Professional Series stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner range and self-cleaning convection oven. The spacious master suite has a walk-in closet, a TV/reading lounge, and a balcony overlooking the estate grounds. Newly remodeled full master bathroom features Carrera marble, a stand alone shower, brushed nickel hardware, and a claw foot tub with overhead skylight. New exterior paint, whole house security system, automatic sprinklers, and dual zone ac/heat.

Crawford House Biography

Significance: In its architectural and historical resources survey of the community conducted in the early 1990s, Altadena Heritage determined the Crawford house was eligible for listing on a local inventory of significant properties, due to its status as one of West Altadena’s surviving farm structures, its good state of preservation, and its contribution to the architectural and historical context of the Glenrose Avenue neighborhood.

Original Building Permit: There is no original building permit on file for this property. Los Angeles County did not begin issuing permits for its unincorporated areas until 1927.

Other Building Permits: This house has evidently changed very little since it was first built. The only building permit found in County files for this property allowed the installation of new air-conditioning and heating equipment in March 1989.

First Owners:
Frank W. Crawford shared the house with his wife Kittie Ellen Crawford and their daughter Stella O. Crawford. At the time the house was built, the Crawford property encompassed almost nine acres, running 769 feet north-south along Rose Ave. between Mariposa and Harriet Streets and 505 feet east-west along Mariposa and Harriet. Although local directories in the mid-1910s identified Mr. Crawford as a dairy rancher, the 1920 census described him as a fruit rancher. West Altadena at that time had a number of small family dairies, supplying milk to their immediate neighborhoods, so the Crawford “ranch” may well have had a small number of cows grazing under fruit trees.

Assessor’s Records:
The Los Angeles County Assessor first visited the property probably in the year 1915. At that time he recorded a single 1 ½ story bungalow with estimated square footage of 2012 located on 8.93 acres. Also on the property were a barn, a bottling house, and a bunkhouse. Heat was provided by a wood-burning stove. Interior finishes were described as “plain” and “stock”. The Assessor returned in 1922 to record construction of a garage on the property.

Excerpts from full Biography of 2821 Glenrose Avenue by Tim Gregory

Archived in January, 2016

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