The Eastsider’s post on the blue-and-orange make over of an Echo Park apartment building prompted a Silver Lake resident to send over photos of a Hamilton Way apartment complex that also recently received a colorful paint job–this one featuring some splashes of tangerine and black trim. Turns out the triplex at the corner of Micheltorena Street and Hamilton Way was being prepared for sale by flippers who purchased the 63-year-old building for $410,000 in December, according to Redfin. That same renovated property – now sporting a wall of tangerine and the ever popular horizontal wood fencing – went up for sale this week at $799,000.
“Boring beige building not only went with bold colors (orange), but took a lesson from the house flippers and added horizontal beamed fences,” said the Silver Lake resident who lives near the Hamilton Way building. “Overall, place looks better (even if a little tacky) … So kudos to the owner for re-investing and trying to be creative within budget here.”
The new color scheme is certainly attracting attention but will it attract a buyer at $799,000?