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An ad man named Leonard Fenton has spent well over two decades now working on Artemesia, reputedly the largest Craftsman house ever built. And it is something.
The 13,300-square-foot mansion in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood was built a century ago by Frederick Engstrum, a construction tycoon who built downtown’s lovely Rosslyn Hotel, according to a story last year in Los Angeles Magazine. He hired Frank A. Brown to design the house in 1913 and made sure it had all “the latest environmental and technical developments,” including rainwater collection, electric intercom, central vacuuming system, and a record-setting Murray Harris built-in pipe organ.
Just a couple of owners later, Fenton bought the house in the late 1980s and has been restoring and modernizing ever since. It has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, that pipe organ, a carriage house, six fireplaces, a gate house, a sleeping porch with several Murphy beds, and new “swimming pool infrastructure” on 1.79 acres.
Fenton listed the property for sale in 2012 at $12 million, but pulled it off the market more than a year ago. Now it’s back asking $10 million.
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