Via Curbed LA: This three bedroom, two-and-a-quarter bathroom home known as Ard Eevin was designed by self-taught architect Nathaniel Dryden in 1903. It is now listed on the national register of historic landmarks and lends its name (and weight) to Glendale’s newly-designated Ard Eevin Highlands Historic District. After having remained in the same family since it was built, Ard Eevin is now on the market for the first time ever, at $1.599 million.
Nathaniel Dryden’s remarkable style (Curbed LA calls Ard Eevin a mix of “Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and ‘West Indies Plantation’ “) can also be seen in his more well-known works. In addition to Ard Eevin, he is known for “El Miradero” or The Brand Castle. Dryden was commissioned by brother-in-law Leslie Coombs Brand, one of Glendale’s earliest developers, to design a magnificent family estate on the hills overlooking Glendale. Upon Brand’s death, the property was transformed into the Brand Library and park for the use of all Glendale residents. Dryden also built what’s known as the “Virginia Robinson House” in Beverly Hills for his daughter Virginia, who married Harry Robinson, of the J.W. Robinson Department Stores family. Her property was left to the Los Angeles County and is now open for tours.
Photos by Erik Grammer Photography, courtesy of the official listing with Armen Sarkissian with Prudential California Realty.