Built in 1888 for Iowa State Legislator, Frederick J. Teale, with strong American Foursquare and Folk Victorian architectural elements. The first floor features 11-foot ceilings, expansive living room and kitchen flanked by a double parlor split by huge pocket doors. The four bedrooms upstairs are book-ended by a porch in the front and a balcony in the back. Nuanced architectural features include leaded transoms with stained glass inlays, floral engraved newel posts, and many built-ins. Upgrades include copper plumbing, retrofitted foundation, permitted industrial grade wiring, solar panels, marble counter top, and premium composition roofing. The delightful, gated and private front yard includes mature landscaping and box gardens. The backyard oasis boasts a wonderful deck extending off the kitchen that overlooks a sparkling swimming pool! Additional features include a large, separate studio room (not counted in the square footage) off the 1-car, gated garage, and a basketball shot court with painted key and glass backboard! Property can easily be converted into a Duplex! It's a block away from the Metro-Light Rail, a short drive over the bridge to Downtown LA's Art's District, and within 3 miles of the 5, 10, 60, 101, 110, & 710 freeways.