Built in 1928 for the president of Occidental College

Now up for grabs in Eagle Rock is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 989. Located steps from Occidental College, the Spanish Colonial Revival was designed by early LA architect R. S. Davis for Arthur G. Coons, who ascended from a role of economics professor at Oxy to serving as its president from 1946 to 1965.

Built in 1928, the Coons House consists of a two-story main residence with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a lower level one-bedroom guest unit with separate entrance.

Notable features include beamed ceilings, arched doorways and niches, hardwood floors, wrought iron fixtures, multiple fireplaces, casement windows, and French doors. Updates include central A/C and a new roof.

Located on an 8,059-square-foot hillside lot, the home’s bucolic grounds contain a variety of trees, bougainvillea, climbing roses, succulents, native plants, and cactus, and per the listing, have been a featured site for a Theodore Payne Native Garden tour.

Also noted in the listing is the home’s Mills Act status, “allow[ing] new owners significant tax reductions.”

Asking price for the historic property is $1.449 million. Open house is scheduled for Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m.

Source: Real Estate


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