"Inspired by the style of C. F. A. Voysey", this 1992 single-story house sprawls its way across the front of its 3/4 acre Kenwood lot. Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, famed English architect and industrial designer, was known for his early 20th century country homes that drew on vernacular rather than academic tradition. Kenwood's not the English countryside, but this enormous urban lot with staggered English landscape-like plantings and greenhouse is the next best thing. If you look at the aerial view, the house has two wings forming an L-shape with a semi-circular screened porch as connective tissue. Each wing has a living space and two bedrooms with a kitchen at the meeting point. It's a shade under 3,000-square-feet all together and we agree, it looks pretty damn "serene". What of that greenhouse? It's practically conservatory caliber— large, heated, and tropical. A better one in any price bracket we've yet to find. Squarely in the Kenwood mansion district, this urban anomaly is asking $1,195,000.
·Listing: 4933 S Ellis Ave. [Urban Search]