Silver Lake — A century-old Tudor Revival mansion that served as the home of Tokio Florist for more than 50 years has been put up for sale at an asking price of $5.5 million, according to Redfin and other listing services.
The half-acre property surrounded by a Trader Joe’s and other Hyperion Avenue shops and restaurants was placed on the market about a month after an estate sale was held to clear out belongings of Sumi and Frank Kozawa. The Kozawas were members of the Japanese-American family that had run the florist founded in the late 1920s.
In an oral history, Sumi Kozawa, who died two years ago at the age of 100, recalls that Hyperion Avenue, now a perpetually traffic-choked street and commercial hub, had “very few cars” when they moved in. “It’s just like still, like a country around here,” she said.
The approximately 7-bedroom, two-story home was moved to its current location in 1929, said the Kozawa’s daughter, Susie.
Kozawa said she won’t have a say in what the buyers do with the house or property. But, she hopes there will be a “creative reuse” of the property” so that there was a link to what was here.”
The listing description says potential uses include a restaurant, production facility, bed-and-breakfast as well as residential development.
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