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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eastside Property: Time to take a dip into pool properties

Photo from Redfin

With summer fast approaching,  the idea of a backyard pool – or central air – might be moving higher up the “must-have” list of Eastside home shoppers. But homes with inground pools can be hard to find on the Eastside, where most Spanish Colonial cottages and Craftsman bungalows were built well before backyard pools and spas became a symbol of suburban Los Angeles.  And those homes with lots large enough for a pool often carry a high-price tag, including the $1.94 million Silver Lake home pictured above with a lap pool and spa.  Still, if the refreshing sight of a backyard cement pond appeals to you, here are some Eastside pool properties to consider:

Mt. Washington
3800 San Rafael Ave
Steep hillsides make building a pool more challenging and expensive. But the owners of this Mt. Washington property found enough level land for a classic kidney shaped pool set on a grassy lawn, a rare setting for pools that are mostly surrounded by concrete or wood decks.
Price: $1.08 million
Glassell Park
2516 W. Avenue 34
Could this be an alternative for a swimmer after the Glassell Park municipal pool closes for the season in mid August? This rectangular pool is not exactly a looker but it’s big and the 1923 home is one of the relatively lower-priced pool properties currently on the market.
Price:$528,000
Highland Park
241 S. Avenue 57 #118
Yes, you will have to share this pool with the other residents of the condominium complex. But the homeowners association will presumable take care of the maintenance and imagine the mid-century themed pool-parities you can host in the 1960s-era recreation room.
Price: $158,800
Photos from Redfin

One comment

  1. Check out my new listing at 1327 Coronado Terrace in Echo Park. Pool!

    http://www.1327CoronadoTerrace.com

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