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Home of the Day: John C. Austin’s Higgins House in Windsor Square

Home of the Day: John C. Austin’s Higgins House in Windsor Square

The Queen Anne Victorian, listed for $5.888 million, was designed by noted L.A. architect John C. Austin and built in 1902.

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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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