A quick trip along Griffin Avenue through Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights reveals that several homes are on sale. All those “For Sale” signs posted in front yards caught the attention of the owners of the Flying Pigeon L.A. bike shop in neighboring Highland Park. ”There are about 6 to 8 homes for sale on Griffin in #90031,” says a message on the Flying Pigeon Twitter feed. “What’s up w. that?”
Has the frenzy of flipping across the Arroyo Seco in Highland Park prompted Griffin Avenue property owners to cash in? Whatever the reason, home buyers will currently find half a dozen properties for sale on Griffin between from about Avenue 28 on the south in Lincoln Heights to nearly Montecito Drive on the north in Montecito Heights, according to Redfin.
The selections range from some heavily re-muddled buildings that have been stripped of any historic charm and features, including this four-plex in Lincoln Heights, to some relatively well-preserved Craftsman-style homes and basic bungalows.
The home pictured above, for instance, is a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage in the 4500 block of Griffin Boulevard. It’s a probate sale with an accepted offer and an overbid amount of $384,000, says the listing. Many buyers and agents would rather not deal with a probate sale, especially with a home that will need a considerable amount of updating. Still, this 1922 bungalow comes with hardwood floors hidden under carpeting, a vintage kitchen dining nook and other original moldings and windows (plus a garage) that might make the extra trouble worth it.