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Willard Ford's live-work space in Chinatown up for grabs

Among the more interesting live-work spaces to come on the market in downtown L.A. this spring is Willard Ford's Kim Sing Theatre, which is listed at $4.5 million.

Yes, the owner is A-list actor Harrison Ford's son. He's made a go of using the place in Chinatown for events, as a retail showroom and as his private residence.

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The onetime vaudeville house and movie theater, built in 1926, retains its original bow truss ceilings and neon theater. Most of the building has been reworked and modernized to include a large kitchen, an audio-visual room, a two-story showroom, retail space and an outdoor courtyard.

There are four retail spaces and a total of about 9,000 square feet of space.

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The industrial-style residential loft has 3,500 square feet of living space in two stories, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The self-contained master suite has its own entrance, a loft office and a kitchen.

Ford bought the property in 2000 for $300,000, public records show.

David Kean of Teles Properties is the listing agent.

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