Nov. 3, 1907
Mrs. E.N. Eskey is building this 10-room house in Pico Heights, on Van Ness just south of Pico.
According to The Times, the two-story house (with basement) has a first floor divided into a reception hall with an oak staircase leading upstairs. The living room features built-in bookcases and a massive brick mantel. The dining room has a built-in buffet and china closet, with a pantry and kitchen.
The floors are quarter-sawn oak on the first floor and maple flooring in the rest of the house. The Times says there are four chambers, presumably bedrooms, a sewing room and a bathroom upstairs, as well as an alcove.
In the basement, a coal bin and a Rudd heater.
The cost? $5,000 ($102,617.85 USD 2005) a bargain by today’s standards. Note that in March 2004, 1244 S. Van Ness sold for $1,037,500.
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Update: This house is still standing and has been painted blue. I'll post some photos once I get the film developed (yes, I'm old-school).