Private and secluded, and surrounded by the 35-acre Elyria Canyon Park, this Mount Washington Craftsman home offers the ideal mix of the historical and today. The remodeled home features more than 2,300 square feet of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, along with a bit of unique history.

According to the original owner of the home, this abode was once the primary residence of John Howard Lawson, a longtime screenwriter in Hollywood, who was also well known for being a member of the “Hollywood Ten” – a group of movie professionals who were blacklisted during the time of Joseph McCarthy and the U.S. “communism” era.

Initially built back in 1909, this cute bungalow provides an ideal mix of the original and top-notch updates – which include buffed hardwood floors, custom wood kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and professional outdoor landscaping.

The outdoors can be accessed from almost every room of the house – and the exterior amenities are equally appealing – starting with multiple decks, which offer breathtaking views across the Southern California hills. In the front yard, drought-tolerant landscaping provides year-round greenery, as well. There is also an expansive front porch, which could be the perfect place for taking in the comfortable morning breeze.

Located in a private cul-de-sac at 948 Elyria Drive in Mount Washington, this home is currently available on the market, and is listed at $1.089 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.