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USC1641

Los Angeles, USA

Kitchen

Kitchen

Living Room

Living Room

Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall

Upstairs Landing

Upstairs Landing

Rear yard

Rear yard

Student's Cottage

Student's Cottage

Drawing Room

Drawing Room

Library

Library

Dining Room

Dining Room

Carriage House

Carriage House

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Kitchen Living Room Entrance Hall Upstairs Landing Rear yard Student's Cottage Drawing Room Library Dining Room Carriage House Master bedroom Guest bedroom
Platinum

Member since

2001


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Grand Historic House Near the Center of Los Angeles. Close to transit, freeways and the University of Southern California.

Welcome to our 2-story, colonial-revival home of 6,000 square feet (557 sq. meters), constructed in 1900 on a ¾ acre lot (2,873 sq. meters), just south of downtown Los Angeles.  Our house has 16 rooms, five bathrooms, and a formal library.  It is an official historic monument of the city of Los Angeles, and has appeared in many movies and television shows, including "JAG," "Judging Amy," "Cold Case," "House," "Bones," "Six Feet Under," "NCIS," "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Brooklyn Nine Nine." In 1919, it appeared in a Mary Pickford silent movie called "Daddy Long-legs."

We are a retired couple (newspaper editor and office manager) who now own and manage our own student housing business. We live in most of the house, but we rent out three rooms in the west wing (formerly the servants' wing) to three students from the nearby University of Southern California. The students share our kitchen, but the rest of their area is separate from ours. They do not have access to our part of the house.

The main part of the house, which you would occupy, has two bedrooms on the upper floor.  One bedroom has two standard (double) beds and a small, attached bathroom with a basin, toilet and shower.  Next to the bedroom is a dressing room and another, larger bathroom with a basin, toilet, bathtub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a king-size bed and an adjoining bathroom with a basin, toilet and bathtub with shower.  Also on the upper floor are a  study and a media room with a large HDTV television set.

On the ground floor are a formal dining room, a drawing room, a living room, a  library, and a powder room with basin and toilet.  The library has a sofa that converts into a queen-size bed if an additional bed is required.  At the back of the lower floor are the kitchen and a small breakfast room used only by the students.

The students' have their own bathroom and their own entrance to the house, through the kitchen at the back.  They have their own stairs to the upper floor, and their part of the house is closed off from the rest, although we often leave the ground-floor connecting door unlocked and have never had any problem.

The only part of the house that is shared with the students is the kitchen stove. The students have their own refrigerators and sink in an adjoining pantry, and their own shelves, microwaves, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc. They have a small breakfast room off the kitchen for eating and studying.

Behind the house is a two-story carriage house with an upstairs apartment that is rented to two students.  Behind the carriage house is a small cottage that is rented to another student.

Our house is close to the University of Southern California, so many students and some faculty members live in the neighborhood. Because of the university, there are many fast-food restaurants within easy walking distance. Better  restaurants and shops are found downtown, one mile to the north.  There is a bus one block away that goes downtown, and another bus  that connects with the city's subway and light rail lines.
 
We are also well located for car drivers. Our house is just four blocks from the city's main north-south freeway (#110) and six blocks from the main east-west freeway (#10).  You can drive west to the Pacific Ocean (15 miles/24 kilometres), north to Hollywood (10 miles/16 kilometres), north to Universal Studios (15 miles/24 kilometres) or south to Disneyland (30 miles/48 kilometres).

Naturally, we would be happy to answer whatever questions you may have. 

Jim and Janice Robinson
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 13 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Student housing owner
  • Student housing owner

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Student housing owner
  • Student housing owner

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

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