Eastside Property: Views and despair at the top of Lincoln Heights

Boarded up and ready to sell: 2230 Two Tree St.

You can’t get much higher in Lincoln Heights than Two Tree Avenue, a narrow lane that cuts across a grassy hill and provides views of the downtown skyline and Dodger Stadium. But the city view is not the only eye-catching sight on Two Tree. A trio of boarded up and partially built, three-story homes that hug the hillside are hard to ignore.  Construction on two of the homes began five years ago, according to city records. Records for the third could not be found online.  Recently,  there has been renewed construction activity on the steep hillside, with one of the homes at 3320 Two Tree  now up for sale at $279,000, according to Redfin.

The approximately 2,300-square-foot house, the most finished of the three, is sandwiched between the roof-less house on the west and the still-to-be stuccoed home on the east.  Yes, it has nearly three floors and three bedrooms but the windows are smashed and the driveway is missing. Says the listing:

Home is being sold ‘AS IS / AS SEEN’ Condition!

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  1. Well, that’s a far cry from the $650K they are asking for the adjacent, less completed house. It will also foreclose. At least two of the three houses were being constructed by two relatives or friends who live out of state. I had contacted them in early 2009 when I first noticed the properties and the development stalled. Both of them refused to entertain my bailout offers at that time, which was unfortunate since the houses fell to decay without anyone living in the immediate vicinity to deter the drinking and tagging on that hill. I actually offered more than the current asking price. The views are truly mindblowing in my humble opinion, but the house will likely not be finance-able since there is no notice of completion. Sad. I would kill to come home to enjoy a drink with that sunset view of downtown Los Angeles.

  2. The views are absolutely amazing, I would go up there before they developed those lots on a clear day you could see the cranes at the port.

  3. @ El batmanuel – What I really wanted after going up there was the top of the mountain. A development group owns those – a full 360-degree view with a relatively flat pad. Sigh…

  4. Yes! Great shots from underneath, check out my shots from the opposite angle. Ugly both ways.

    I could do a timelapse of my pictures and only the graffiti would change thru the last 4 years on those houses.


  5. Cristina H. Garcia, Realtor

    Hello to you all:)

    I am the listing agent to two of these homes. Should you want to know the true story about these 3 properties please give me a call @ 323-899-3766.

  6. Cristina H. Garcia, Realtor

    The street name is Two Tree Ave. not Two Tree Street. Please make the correction on the story.

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