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West Adams

Arlington Heights & Sugar Hill
Named for the great number of palatial residences built here in the early 1900's, imagination is the only limitation with these residences. They are traditionally styled in Craftsman, Mission Revival and Shingle Style architecture. They extend from Normandie to Crenshaw, and from Adams to Pico. The lovely William Clark library at Adams and Gramercy is a marvel of hand-painted murals and formal gardens, and should not be missed. Prices here average between $550,000 - $900,000. Bungalows can start at $450,000 and palatial mansions can sell for $1,000,000 and up.

Windsor Square, Lafayette Square, Victoria Park Circle and Country Club Estates
Unknown to almost all but the oldest residents of Los Angeles, these lovely areas boast residences built between 1910 and 1920 and are some of the most beautiful mansions of the city, rivaling those of Hancock Park, and at a fraction of the cost. A pleasant drive around these neighborhoods will put you right back into the days of the "Great Gatsby". One almost expects to see Duesenbergs and LaSalles lined up for some elegant garden party or soiree! As you can imagine, these are very low turnover neighborhoods. Prices around $850,000 and up. Please see our map for the various neighborhood locations.

North University Park
NUP has been long considered the prime restoration area within West Adams. Also, USC has been very active in the redevelopment and restoration of the homes and neighborhoods surrounding the campus. North University Park (NUP) still boasts some of the most beautiful craftsman homes and in particular, Victorian mansions in West Adams! The proximity to USC lends a collegiate air! Excellent shopping facilities can be found at 32nd Street Mall. Exposition Park, the Coliseum, the Shrine Auditorium, and the Convention Center (and the new STAPLES ARENA) are all virtually within walking distance. With several of its landmark homes on the National Register of Historic Places, and large sections designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ) North University Park has lots to offer to its new homeowners. Prices vary between 450K – to over a million due to large variations of style, size and types of property. Location: Harbor freeway to Normandie, Santa Monica freeway to Exposition.

The Bungalows
Extending basically from Adams, south to Jefferson, and from Western to Crenshaw, this area features the wonderful "Artistic Japo-Swiss Bungalows" which lured so many to California in the early years of this century. As if to compensate for their cozy size, the builders loaded these quaint homes with every imaginable built-in convenience, including fabulous china closets, drop-leaf desks, window seats, and even disappearing beds! The interiors are magnificent with beams, rustic fireplaces of stone or brick, and extensive beveled or stained glass. As you drive through this area, imagine these homes painted their original woodsy tones, with the brick and cobblestones exposed, and almost hidden in foliage as they were originally designed. For the person looking for quality in a manageable size, these are not to be overlooked. Prices range from $450,000 to $600,000.

Adams - Normandie
Immediately adjacent to North University Park, extending from Vermont to Western, and from the Santa Monica freeway to Jefferson, this area features a tremendous variety of large, spacious turn-of-the-century homes. Dramatic entry halls, sweeping staircases leading to spacious, airy rooms, rich wood moldings, turrets, gables, and palm-lined streets all combine to recall Los Angeles in its heyday. The large number of fixer-uppers make this area a bargain hunter's paradise, just waiting for your Midas Touch. In addition to the most house for the money, large parts have been designated HPOZ. Prices here range from $525,000 to $850,000.



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