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5231 Franklin Ave

5231 Franklin Ave, Los Feliz, CA 90027


On the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. Circa 1921, Roy D. Jones, architect. A once in a lifetime opportunity to restore and reimagine one of Los Feliz's most premier properties. Steps to the world famous Sowden House, with a personal walk-gate into star studded and celebrity filled Laughlin Park sits 5231 Franklin Avenue. Two lots, totaling approximately 23,000 square feet, offers ultimate potential and flexibility. Italianate architecture, influenced by the Beautiful Beaux-Arts movement fits effortlessly into the Southern California vernacular. Original moldings, chinoiserie details and period fixtures have withstood the test of time. Large formal living room with an adjacent family room opens to the incredible outdoor space with oversized swimming pool, huge side yard and various fruit trees. The formal dining room floods with natural light. Charming, vintage kitchen opens to the bright and cheerful breakfast room. Large and perfectly proportioned bedrooms outfit the upper level. Bathrooms with original tiles and original millwork reflect the period and are a nod to Hollywood's Golden Era. Huge additional space upstairs can be reimagined to accommodate the most discerning buyers. Separate work space off the garage and music room can be used in myriad ways. Rear pedestrian gate offers access directly into Laughlin Park. Rumored to have been home to one of Los Angeles's most noted silent film stars. Fantastic walkability score makes this unheard of opportunity a true diamond in the rough. Complete rehab or development opportunity.


5 Beds

3 Baths

4,743 Sq.Ft. Living Area

23,530 Sq.Ft. Lot

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Features & Amenities


Total Bedrooms 5
Total Bathrooms 3
Full Bathrooms 3
Flooring Mixed
Fireplace Decorative


Stories 2
Garage Space 2
Water Source City
Utilities City
POOL In ground
ROOF Tile, Rolled
Lot Features Double lot
Heat Type Central
Air Conditioning None

Area & Lot

Status For Sale
LOT SIZE 23,530 Sq.Ft.
MLS® ID 22-221547
Type Residential
Year Built 1921
lifestyles Historic
Architecture Styles Traditional
School District LAUSD


SALES PRICE $4,750,000

Victoria Massengale


Michael Maguire

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