The Restored L.A. Home of Poet Alice Lynch Is a Rad Option If Your Budget Stretches to $1.8M
Built in 1922 by architects Henry Hewitt and John Byers, the adobe-style home cleverly integrates modern finishes within a historic footprint.
A one-of-a-kind adobe home was recently listed for sale in Los Angeles, California. Nearly a century old, the home was the result of a 1920s partnership between local architect Henry Harwood Hewitt and prominent adobe builder John Byers. The current owners have respectfully updated the home, mixing modern finishes with original timber beams and arched glass doors that lead to a sunny central courtyard.
Byers, who is noted for building numerous adobe style buildings in southern California, led a team employing Mexican craftsmen to complete the traditional method of construction. The master architect also published several articles in the 1920s–30s on the influence of native California architecture.
Hewitt, a graduate of MIT and the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, is best known for his design of a Masonic Temple, and several schools, but turned to residential design later in his career. The architects reportedly partnered to build several adobe-style buildings together.
Known officially as the Alice Lynch Residence, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom residence spreads out across 2,500 square feet. A U-shaped floor plan splits the bedrooms equally between the upper and lower levels, while a large living area fills the center of the home. Updated finishes range from stuccoed cabinetry in the kitchen to modern concrete counters in a bathroom. Outside, the 1,000-square-foot courtyard offers a large space for entertaining or relaxing in the sun. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $1,800,000.