This is a rarity for Hollywood Heights, folks. This 1916 Craftsman bungalow at 723 Parkmont Street has loads of character and charm, and is more than 2,000 square feet! Most of the homes in this area are just tiny, with two bedrooms and one bath, and even some have only a one-car garage! This one, though, is so unique and is perfect for a free spirit looking for a home that feels lived in without needing a ton of work.
With three bedrooms and two baths, this beautiful home features artisan tile mosaic floors and backsplashes, heart-of-pine floors, and tons of original cabinetry. The “airplane” Craftsman style is heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, featuring exposed beams and geometric designs in the windows and cabinetry. With a total 2,526 square feet, this house is generously sized, too, and priced accordingly at $389,600.
Still, the rooms are a bit small, so perhaps the current owner’s oversized furniture will make the house seem a little cozier than it actually is. There are two separate living spaces, a study, and a breakfast area. Just tons and tons of room for all of your antiques and collectibles. The dining room features a huge sideboard for serving holiday meals, and a glass mullioned cabinet for showing off your china collection.
The kitchen is in great condition and only needs a few updates here and there. I would keep the cabinetry intact and replace the counters and the appliances. From there, it’s really good to go. I love the butler’s pantry off to the side in the kitchen — a feature echoed in the dining room’s hutch. If you love to preserve and can, this is a great area to show off your lovely jars of nibbles!
The home’s current occupant is using one of the bedrooms as a massage studio, but there is a study and two additional bedrooms, too. All of the bedrooms are 14×13, not exceptionally large, but not tiny, either. I do love the master bath, though, which features a walk-in shower and garden tub. The tub is surrounded by the same colorful mosaic tile you will find in the breakfast area and kitchen floor.
The backyard is an absolute gem, and has a koi pond and mounds of flowers and herbs separated by stone paths. It’s a picture out of a young girl’s dream — an English garden-type landscape in which you can hide away from the day’s responsibilities. A place that feels magical as the summer’s swarm of fireflies take to the air.
What do you think of this home? Magical, or is it too personal for the market?