6318 Washington Avenue was built in 1910 but neither architect nor contractor are know to us today. Bob and Karen Stoltz purchased 6318 Washington Avenue in 2001 and immediately set out to work to bring it back in shape. Some things had been lost since construction first began in 1909. 

The house was placed on Whittier's "Official Register of Historic Resources" in 1995 and is known as the Rios House because former Mayor Warner O. Rogers occupied the home with his family from 1932 to 1936. The large living room consists of Oregon pine woodwork finished in a "dull, rubbed finish, in the Mission style." The dining room and living room have built in china closets, buffet, built-in writing desk and window seats.

The Stoltzes home is fully recognized as a preserved California bungalow, inside and out. Bob and Karen say they were guided by a simple wish: "that if the original architect, builder, or owner walked through the front door, they would be pleased with the house today."

A Mills Act Agreement was in force at the time the house was locally designated.

SOURCE: This material is from the Spring, 2013 issue of Arts & Crafts Homes magazine. Article by Sarah Hilbert. Photographs by Jaimee Itagaki.  www.artsandcraftshomes.com