L.A. Preservation Buff and Philanthropist Howard Rudzki Delivers Modern Take on A Highland Park Classic

6021 Meridian Avenue in Highland Park sits on a corner lot with views that extends from Dodger Stadium across the beautiful Arroyo Seco. Restored by real estate philanthropist and preservationist Howard Rudzki, the classic Spanish-style home blends old world charm with contemporary comfort.

Built in 1922, this redesigned home delivers a modern take on a Highland Park classic.  The main living space features high ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed woodwork highlighted by two stunning built-ins. There’s easy flow to the breakfast nook and kitchen which is finished with stone countertops and dark wood cabinetry.

From drawer-pulls to window latches to period-inspired lighting, Rudzki paid attention to all of the wonderful small details that fill the home. Storage is ample, including large closets in both bedrooms. Bathrooms are finished in Saltillo tile and cool fixtures like a pedestal sink and soaking tub.  Slip out the French doors to the outdoor areas: a patio beneath a pergola and a sun-splashed roof-deck atop the garage – ideal for entertaining.

Today, Highland Park is among Los Angeles’ most happening neighborhoods.  Located northeast of the city, this quaint suburb is built on gently sloping hills.  In the past, it was considered the hot-rod capital of Southern California. Today mom and pop cafes, book stores and fitness studios line its streets.

“This neighborhood has retained its small town feel, and yet you are just minutes from L.A,” said Rudzki.  “It has a rich history and culture and wonderful old homes.”

Offering sweeping 360 degree views, this refurbished, well located home will put you right in the heart of it everything.  It offers easy access to the Metro Gold Line, as well as walking distance to intersection of York and Figueroa which is home to several of the hippest restaurants and vintage boutiques in the city.



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