American Four Square
[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until all of them are online.]
From Page 50: Van Buren Place founder Percy H. Clark lived in this 3,000 square-foot American Four Square built in 1903. The current owners bought the house around 1987, you can see it around that time in the photo below.
Apparently the previous owners, in an attempt to help sell the house, painted the home a shade of turquoise. Alarmed at the negative reaction the bright color was getting from prospective buyers the owners mixed in gray to the paint resulting in what the current occupant calls a "gone-wrong Cape Cod."