170 S Grant St
Sponsored by the Merchants of West Washington Park
Built in 1900 in the Mission Revival Style for $3,800, Bruce Morgan has added his footprint to this “Quirky” house and made it his own. Interesting features include the domed room in the guest bedroom (cozy and great for reading) and the Spanish Mission Style with stucco on the top and textured brick on the ground. Besides the domed rooms on both floors there is a whiskey shot glass on the dome’s spire from the 1980’s when the owner at that time was doing the first renovation. He would take neighbors to sit out on the dome and they’d do a shot, leaving the shot glass on the spire for easy access later! Being a DIY-kinda guy, Bruce has done most of the recent renovations himself (with a little help here and there from professionals): a new kitchen, French doors to the outside, enlarged doorways downstairs, new landscaping and yard lighting, new lighting fixtures throughout the house, removing a wall between two smaller bedrooms creating a spacious master suite, new finishes and window coverings and a new roof. His future plans include an expanded garage and skylights in the bathroom and stairway. Bruce has lived in the ‘hood for 32 years and loves the edgy, quirky and lively aspects along with the pioneering/renovating spirit of the neighborhood. “I love the neighbors, the unique architecture, the close proximity to Wash Park, downtown, the freeway, and the mountains…and over the course of the past 8 years, I’m increasingly falling in love with Broadway and the fun attitude of the strip”.