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Alluring 1930s Spanish-style home in Los Feliz asking $1.9M

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Features include beamed ceilings, colorful tile, built-ins, and an inviting pool

The step-down living room features beamed cathedral ceilings, original hardwood floors, and a carved plaster fireplace.
Photos by Rancho Photos, courtesy of Alicia Lawhon/Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’re a fan of good old-fashioned California Spanish-style architecture, here’s a lovely specimen. Located at 4250 Los Nietos Drive (which translates to “grandchildren,” in case anyone’s wondering) in Los Feliz, the tile-roofed residence was constructed in 1933.

According to a history on the property prepared by “Building Biographer” Tim Gregory, it was built for Ray Mensing, a telephone installer, and his wife Isle, a department store clerk, at a cost of $4,000.

The three-bedroom, two and a half bath home has seen minimal alteration over the years. Outstanding architectural attributes include a step-down living room with wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, oak and pine floors, highly detailed wrought iron work, colorful bathroom tile and fixtures, stained glass accents, casement windows, a carved plaster fireplace, and built-ins.

Exterior features include multiple covered patios, a heated saline pool, an outdoor shower, an outdoor kitchen, and an abundance of citrus trees. On a 5,647-square-foot lot, the property is listed with Alicia Lawhon of Sotheby’s at an asking price of $1.899 million. Open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The path to the front door is lined with lemon, lime, orange, and tangerine trees.
The staircase is enhanced with intricate woodwork, curlicued wrought iron, and stained glass accents.
Glass doors in the dining room open to a covered patio.
The kitchen has been updated with cork floors and professional-grade appliances.
The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and a spacious sitting/sun room.
The upstairs bathroom is a real show-stopper.
Along with a sizable saline pool and outdoor shower, there’s a covered dining patio with outdoor kitchen.