Thorsen Residence, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1018
Built: 1913 Declared: 04/25/2012
This Craftsman style home was built in 1913 as a single family two-story residence. The front-gabled roof is pitched low and constructed from composition singles, supported by open eaves, barge boards, and decorative brackets. Two off-centered brick chimneys extend from the fireplaces in the study and living room. Albert H. Puttcamp designed the home for baseball player Elmer Thorsen and his wife Hope, who developed the concept for the building. The Thorsen Residence was one of the first houses built in the Ridgewood Park subdivision, near Hancock Park, and exists as an excellent example of a pre-World War I, custom Arts and Crafts home.