To our delight, not all houses in Reynier Village are ‘Spanish Colonial Revival’. We have some fine examples of Tudor/English Revival, Transitional Arts & Crafts, and lesser known as ‘historic’ but nevertheless is, a style called Minimal Traditional, homes that were built in the late 1930’s-1940’s (and lasted until the early 1950’s).
You’ve seen Minimal Traditional all over Beverlywood and Beverlywood-Adjacent and Reynier Village has a few as well.
Here’s a typical Minimal Traditional home (location: Glendale)
The style was loosely based on the Tudor Revival and Eclectic Revival styles of the 1920s and 30s, but with much less ornamentation and decorative detailing. Although they are simplified versions of historic styles, they were still built with high quality materials (lathe & plaster walls, traditional fireplace mantles, crown moulding, paneled doors, and wood cabinetry). Exterior architectural detailing is restrained – the use of ornament is kept to a minimum. This type of house was built in great numbers in the years immediately before and after World War II.
Features: bay windows, multi-paned windows, sand-finish stucco,attached or detached one and two car garages, intermediate hipped, gabled or gabled on hipped roofs. Minimal Traditional features are sometimes mixed with later Ranch styles.