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Five Historic Homes

Alvarado Terrace National Register District
Los Angeles, California

5 National Register Historic Homes on Alvarado Terrace for Sale

1317 Alvarado Terrace
1317 Alvarado Terrace
8 bedrooms + 2 bedroom Suite + Ballroom; 6 baths; 6,793 square feet of living space; 17,530 square-foot lot with room to park 18 cars History: Constructed in 1905, the Boyle-Barmore House was designed by architect Charles E. Shattuck in a Craftsman style with Tudor influences. Built for Calvin A. Boyle, one of the founders of the Hollywood Board of Trade, the house was acquired in 1908 by Edmund H. Barmore, president of the Los Angeles Transfer Company.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Own five historic homes in the Alvarado Terrace National Register District. These remarkable turn-of-the-century homes are located directly across from Alvarado Terrace Park, a 1½ acre passive park designed for reading and strolling. Alvarado Terrace was originally intended to be the second most expensive street in Los Angeles. Built between 1902 and 1906, the homes were designed by notable architects and built for captains of industry.

Each of the five homes has been designated a Los Angeles City Cultural Monument. Four of the homes are immediately adjacent to one another, and the fifth is located diagonally across Alvarado Terrace Park (which has all levels of Historic status), the centerpiece of this renowned neighborhood. The homes reflect a rich eclecticism in architectural variations: Craftsman, Victorian, Mission Revival, Tudor, and Shingle-style.

The Alvarado Terrace homes are contributors to the National Register District, and they are Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monuments (HCM) situated in the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Alvarado Terrace was constructed on the site of the first Los Angeles Country Club - Windmill Links, known for its original windmill head clubhouse. The Windmill heads remain at one of the properties. This District provides a complete Historic Neighborhood that has been featured in motion picture and television productions.

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Front Entrance with Beautiful Cornerstone Oak Wood
Front Entrance with Beautiful Cornerstone Oak Wood
The front walkway, front porch, and window sills are all fashioned of solid granite rock. The heavy wooden front door opens to the entry where you are greeted by an original Steuben glass chandelier of Moorish design. The magnificent entryway features quarter-sawn oak paneling that flows into the adjacent living room, the library, the dining room, and all the way up the majestic full width three story staircase.
Art Nouveau Fireplace estimated at $259k with Grueby Landscape Tiles
Art Nouveau Fireplace estimated at $259k with Grueby Landscape Tiles
The living room features a floor-to-ceiling art nouveau fireplace with a striking brass hood, and Grueby field tiles in addition to two exquisite Grueby landscape tiles. Above the fireplace, a large-scale oil painting depicts the area surrounding Alvarado Terrace in the early 1900’s.
Incredible layered Stained Glass
Incredible layered Stained Glass
The stunning three-story staircase is made of quarter-sawn oak and features a captivatingly beautiful built-in inglenook bench. Heavy wooden pocket doors open to the wood paneled dining room with its oak coffered ceilings, original fireplace, and extensive built-ins with leaded-glass doors. This room is filled with exquisite stained glass. The front window begins a stained glass scene with multi layered glass and cast iron as part of its design. The scene continues in windows that flank each side of the massive fireplace continuing the scene with the same use of materials. In addition, there are four stained glass panels inset into the fireplace, continuing the theme with Stueben light sconces hanging from these details on each side. Above the quarter sawn oak fireplace is an oil painting which depicts the Alvardo Terrace scene and the windmill that marked Los Angeles’s first golf course. The library boasts Moorish-influenced wood accents and built-in bookcases inspired by Owen Jones’s Grammar of Ornament.
Dining Room with Stained Glass and Woodwork
Dining Room with Stained Glass and Woodwork
On the first floor you’ll find the common rooms, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath with doors to the exterior. The large main kitchen includes a granite table, an enormous commercial stove/oven combination, a massive refrigeration unit, and original built-in cabinetry with glass-fronted display shelves. Two butler’s pantries contain original closets and cabinets with grain bins, a root cellar, and additional refrigeration and freezer space to accommodate the home’s vast size.
The Carriage House at 1317 Alvarado Terrace
The Carriage House at 1317 Alvarado Terrace
Carriage House with lots of Parking
Carriage House with lots of Parking
The Carriage House of the Boyle-Barmore home was built in 1909 on this lot which was also designed by the same architects in the same style to match the main house. This was the original caretaker’s residence. It’s a two-story 2000 square-foot air-conditioned home with 7 bedrooms, 2-3/4 baths, and an impressive pull-down Murphy bed fronted by a beautiful beveled mirror.
The Interior of the Carriage House
The Interior of the Carriage House
1325 Alvarado Terrace
1325 Alvarado Terrace
5 bedrooms; 6 baths; 5200 square feet of living space; 14,706 square-foot lot with a 2-1/2 car garage including a turn-around area and monkey pit, plus space to park an additional 8 cars History: Built in 1902 for Morris Cohn, who is credited with bringing the garment industry from New York City to Los Angeles, the Cohn House was designed by renowned architects Frank D. Hudson and William Munsell. Hudson and Munsell also designed the Busby Mansion on Adams Blvd., once known as the “Street of Dreams,” and the Museum of Science and Industry, built in Exposition Park in 1910. The Cohn House is a quintessential Craftsman home with rock-faced sandstone at the entrance and porch. Three gabled dormers lend it the look of a Swiss chalet. Both the Cohn House and Cohn’s downtown garment building were designed by the same architects and designated as Historic Cultural Monuments.
The Japanese Room in red decor
The Japanese Room in red decor
This home boasts beamed ceilings, expansive paneling, and crown molding throughout. The main fixtures are all original and irreplaceable. A heavy wooden front door with leaded panel sidelights leads to a 50-foot long living room that extends from the front of the house all the way to the backyard. Impeccably restored 2-inch wood pocket doors open to the living room and another set of craftsman detailed pocket doors then lead to a unique Japanese room. The exquisite Japanese room boasts windows that open to create the illusion of an outdoor tea room, with elaborate screens that disappear into the wall. The opposite side of the living room has a library the overlooks the backyard with built in inglenook seat and bookcases.
Exquisite Entry and Staircase
Exquisite Entry and Staircase
The large kitchen and two butler’s pantries contain all the modern conveniences and appliances while maintaining a period appearance. Extensive built-in cabinetry will accommodate everything an accomplished chef and host desire. Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast room which has an entire wall of original built in cabinetry which include glassed in bookshelves, two drop leaf desks, and a built in dresser for linen.
Dining Room and Woodwork
Dining Room and Woodwork
On the second floor, you’ll find a master suite plus 4 generous bedrooms, one with an outside porch. The Master Suite has a pocket door that opens to a large dressing room, a pocket door walk in closet, and the Master Bathroom. The third floor is an immense room with nearly 1000 square feet of wood-paneling, a 12-foot ceiling, separate air conditioning, hardwood flooring, and a 3/4 bath. Originally a ballroom, its many windows offer views of the city skyline and garden all around.
1333 Alvarado Terrace
1333 Alvarado Terrace
9 bedrooms; 6 baths; 5476 square feet of living space; 24,878 square-foot lot with a 4-car garage and 3 car workshop plus a 1884 Carriage House above the workshop History: Built in 1902, the Gilbert House is one of the most eye-catching homes in the district. This quintessential shingle-style home was inspired by Standord White (McKim, Mead and White) and is reminiscent of the Loire Valley which boasts a massive plinth of Santa Barbara sandstone inspired by HH Richardson. The house was first purchased and occupied by Wilbur F. Gilbert, a wealthy Texas oilman. As late as the 1980s, Gilbert's daughter, Carolyn McCulloch, was still living in the house and receiving checks from the producing oil wells.
Large Living Room
Large Living Room
Incredible Carving on Fireplace
Incredible Carving on Fireplace
On the second floor you’ll find 5 bedrooms. The Master bedroom has curved windows overlooking Alvarado Terrace Park and Downtown skyline. A beautiful inglenook bench provides seating on both sides of the fireplace. There is a stunning library with glass-fronted built-in bookcases that evoke the period. Four generous sized bedrooms and an additional 2-1/2 baths round out this level. The top floor features 3 bedrooms, a spacious living room, and another full bath.
1333 Alvarado Terrace
1333 Alvarado Terrace
9 bedrooms; 6 baths; 5476 square feet of living space; 24,878 square-foot lot with a 4-car garage and 3 car workshop plus a 1884 Carriage House above the workshop History: Built in 1902, the Gilbert House is one of the most eye-catching homes in the district. This quintessential shingle-style home was inspired by Standord White (McKim, Mead and White) and is reminiscent of the Loire Valley which boasts a massive plinth of Santa Barbara sandstone inspired by HH Richardson. The house was first purchased and occupied by Wilbur F. Gilbert, a wealthy Texas oilman. As late as the 1980s, Gilbert's daughter, Carolyn McCulloch, was still living in the house and receiving checks from the producing oil wells.
Dining Room
Dining Room
The Gilbert House features a massive, welcoming covered porch leading to an impressive two roomed mahogany glass-doored entrance with inglenook seating and a beautifully restored grand staircase. Brilliant stained glass windows surround an original double-flu brick fireplace. The formal hand-painted ceilings with original quarter-sawn oak and inlays are all in wonderful condition, lending an authentic historical feel to this home. The ground floor boasts a parlor, billiard room, living room, and a formal dining room with inlayed hardwood floors. There is an absolutely amazing carved fireplace. An office, a large kitchen, a laundry room, and 1-1/2 bathrooms complete this first level.
Large Living Room
Large Living Room
The ground floor boasts a parlor, billiard room, living room, and a formal dining room with inlayed hardwood floors. There is an absolutely amazing carved fireplace. An office, a large kitchen, a laundry room, and 1-1/2 bathrooms complete this first level.
Incredible Carving on Fireplace
Incredible Carving on Fireplace
Fun Fact: John Paul Getty grew up nearby and used to walk to school with Carolyn.
Dining Room
Dining Room
This home has a newer roof and well-kept amenities of the time period. There is a one-bedroom Carriage House over the 3 car workshop, plus a 4 car garage. Fun Fact: John Paul Getty grew up nearby and used to walk to school with Carolyn.
1345 Alvarado Terrace
1345 Alvarado Terrace
7 bedrooms; 7 baths; 4200 square feet of living space; 11,085 square-foot lot with gated parking for 10 cars History: One of the most celebrated homes in Los Angeles, Powers House was built in 1903 for Pomeroy Wells Powers, a well-known lawyer, real estate developer, and President of the City Council. Designed by Arthur L. Haley, the home is built in the Mission Revival style and has been described as “exuberant.” A 5-foot square photo of the home by well-known architectural photographer Jules Shulman hangs in the entrance of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs department.
Main Living Room
Main Living Room
This historic stucco house exudes curb appeal, as it is fronted by an arcaded veranda that supports a second-floor balcony. Rising from the balcony are towers connected by a curved parapet wall. Three of the original towers light up, and the one with the highest ceilings is often used for special events. A museum-quality restoration, the Powers House’s first floor boasts a Great Room that runs the width of the entire home, encompassing several cozy seating areas, all centered by an impressive restored brick fireplace and leaded glass windows abound. A Moroccan-themed sitting room, a parlor, a library, a garden room, a breakfast room, two bathrooms, and a formal dining room all contribute to the elegant space. There is also upgraded air conditioning.
Entrance and West Side
Entrance and West Side
Many of the rooms feature thick wood pocket doors with refurbished original hardware. The wood-paneled walls are the original Douglas fir in excellent condition. All of the woodwork has been extensively restored. All rooms are decked out in period paint colors, trim, and wall coverings, with complementary antique furniture. The original lighting fixtures and oak hardwood floors have also been restored.
Fireplace and East Side
Fireplace and East Side
The large kitchen has been restored to historic detail, with a 1905 six-burner stove and a Sub-Zero refrigerator cleverly disguised to look like an old wooden ice box with period nickel hardware. The second floor provides 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a wraparound balcony that runs across the front and along one side of the house. From the high-ceilinged tower room on the third level, visitors will enjoy expansive views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith observatory, downtown skyline, and the snowcapped San Gabriel mountain range.
1866 West 14th Street
1866 West 14th Street
2 bedrooms + 3 bedroom Master Suite; 3 baths; 3,274 square feet of living space; 6,366 square-foot lot with 2-car garage and additional parking for 2 History: The Beyrle House was designed by Wesley Eager and Sumner Hunt, who is said to have been one of the top five architects at the turn of the last century. This quintessential Craftsman home was constructed for lumber baron Andrew Beyrle and his family. His brother Robert was the most respected structural engineer in the world at the time. Known for pioneering structural concrete foundations, Robert built the Broadway Tunnel, the largest diameter passage of the era. The brothers pulled Beyrle House’s permit in April of 1906, just days before the big San Francisco earthquake. In order to protect their gem of a home from future seismic activity, Andrew had Robert designed a caisson foundation that was strong enough to support a 10-story office building.
Entrance and Suspended Staircase
Entrance and Suspended Staircase
Above a sandstone base, this two-story Craftsman frame house is decked out in shingles and clapboard siding. Beautiful front and back gardens encourage peaceful relaxation. The footprint of the structure allows each room to have a view of the now-historic AlvaradoTerrace Park and the street on the National Register.
Fireplace
Fireplace
The interior boasts a jaw-dropping suspended staircase with beautifully detailed railing. The flooring and walls have been restored, and all of the doors depict the distinct Sumner Hunt style. Refinished pocket doors open to the dining room and impeccably restored kitchen. Enameled in teal, the antique stove is a standout feature in the mostly stained-wood kitchen. Glass-fronted built-in cabinets line the walls, while the center table doubles as both serving and prep space. Beamed ceilings, period paint colors, extensive paneling, and original light fixtures are guaranteed to impress. This home has new energy-efficient air conditioning.
Kitchen
Kitchen
The home contains maple flooring reclaimed from the 1932 Olympic Swim Stadium, along with salvaged original wainscoting from the stadium’s locker room. The avocado tree in the backyard was grown from a seedling originally gifted to a close neighbor by the Emperor Maximillian prior to the construction of this house, a friend of her father.
Bedrooms 10
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 6,793
Stories 3
Acres 0.4
Lot Size
4 houses next to each other

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