The Real Deal Los Angeles

Historic Higgins House in Windsor Square seeks $9M

The home was once torn apart into three sections and moved on trucks
September 21, 2017 05:00PM

John C. Austin and the Higgins House (Credit: MLS, Wikimedia Commons)

UPDATED, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:15 a.m. : A home with more history than most items at the Getty Museum just hit the market.

The John C. Austin-designed Victorian home in Hancock Park is listed for $8.9 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. Austin was the notable architect behind — among other L.A. staples — the Griffith Observatory.

The home, which was named a Historical-Cultural Monument in 1988, has six bedrooms, a billiards room, a bar and den within its roughly 12,100 square feet of space. A two-bedroom guesthouse, swimming pool, screening rooms and landscaped garden can be found outside.

Chicago grain merchant Hiram Higgins is said to have commissioned the architect to build the Queen Anne-style home on Wilshire Boulevard. Following Higgins’ death, the new owner decided he liked the home but wanted to live on Windsor Square. The home was then sliced up into three, placed onto trucks and moved to its current location on South Lucerne to accommodate his wishes.

The home previously traded hands for $3.2 million in January, property records show. It was extensively remodeled and recently renovated.

Billy Rose from The Agency has the listing.

The legendary home has appeared on “Willard,” “The Addams Family” and “Beverly Hills 90210.” Austin once served as president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. [LAT]Natalie Hoberman