While much of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park is lined with stores and other commercial buildings, small cottages and bungalows climb the steep hills on both sides of the street on a two-block stretch east of Elysian Park Avenue. The hillside bungalow courts, many of which date back to the 1920s, are clad in brick, stucco and wood and feature a main and often steep central stairway that runs up from Sunset Boulevard. Now, one of these courts, an 11-unit property built in 1921, is up for sale for $699,000.
Except for a pair of one-bedroom units, the rest of the clapboard bungalows are all studios, according to the LoopNet Listing.
The property, described in the listing as “Old Hollywood” in style, is a short walk away from another Sunset Boulevard hillside courtyard that was declared a city cultural historic monument in 2010. The small size of the free-standing bungalows and the green space in between serve as a counter point to the large, chunky apartment blocks that have been carved into the hillside. In fact, one of these newer buildings was a nominee in Curbed L.A.’s Ugly Building Contest.