Set behind gates on about half an acre, this Queen Anne Victorian was designed by John C. Austin, who left his mark on Los Angeles with such landmarks as the Griffith Observatory and L.A.’s City Hall. Named for the original owner, Chicago grain merchant Hiram Higgins, the historic-cultural monument was built in 1902 on the corner of Wilshire and Rampart and later moved in sections to its current location in the early 1920s.
Location: 637 S. Lucerne, Los Angeles, 90005
Price: $5.888 million
Year built: 1902
Architect: John C. Austin
House size: 9,918 square feet, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms
Lot size: 0.43 acres
Features: Period details, wood floors and molding, delicate arches, formal living room, dining room, screening room, updated kitchen, office/library, detached guest house, paver patio with fountain
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90005 ZIP Code in May was $1.539 million based on 4 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 88.1% increase in median sale price from the previous year.
Agent: David Parnes and James Harris, The Agency, (424) 400-5916
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