Historic Victorian Splendor

2800 Manitou Avenue
Los Angeles,, CA
Sold Price: $399,000
MLS Number: 22163376
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1897
Building Size: 2214 Square Feet
Lot Size: 4532 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: 12 foot ceilings, Eligible for Mills Act benefits, Fireplace in master bedroom, Fountain in backyard, Hardwood floors, Lincoln Heights HPOZ, Oriel windows, Patterned shingling, Projecting bays, Workshop in Basement

The historic Lemberger-Sigler Residence is a classic two-story Queen Anne-style Victorian built in 1897.  This charming home is part of the Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Zone and qualifies for the Mills Act, which gives owners a potential property tax reduction to help rehabilitate, restore and maintain their buildings. 

Walk through the white picket fence into the English garden styled front yard and enter a bygone era. The home is replete with all the precious details of the period, starting with an elegant foyer and wrap around wood carved staircase. Significant historical features include patterned shingling, oriel windows and second story windows with projecting bays. There are original hardwood floors and 12-foot high ceilings throughout, as well as a new forced air heating system. The kitchen has copper fixtures, custom cabinetry with leaded glass, and tile countertops. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room. A formal dining room has wainscoting, chandelier and built-in cabinetry. The formal living room features beautiful picture molding along the walls and is anchored by a grand fireplace with renewed mantel.

A guest bedroom is just off the living room. Upstairs are four more bedrooms including a master bedroom with a fireplace and sitting room with stained glass windows. The downstairs bathroom has an extra long, clawfoot tub. The second bathroom upstairs has double sinks. There is a detached garage and a backyard with relaxing fountain and shaded deck. The full basement is currently used as a woodshop and storage area.

Conveniently located near Downtown L.A., this home is within walking distance of a major grocery store, post office, drug store, public library, Lincoln Park, and is close to the Gold Line Metro stop, Union Station and San Antonio Winery.