Back in March, The Eastsider reported on a dingy, white Victorian in Boyle Heights that was struggling to find a buyer. A woman named Dawn, who came to admire the place after her parents looked but eventually passed on buying the 118-year-old home, feared a flipper would buy it and strip away its historic charm. Well, a flipper did buy the Fourth Street house in late June for $250,000. But instead removing its vintage appeal, the owners undertook an extensive renovation and left the Queen Anne-style home with an eye-catching paint job on the outside as well as original moldings, Douglas Fir floors and other period features inside. Now, the three-bedroom house is back on the market with a $450,000 price tag, according to Zillow.
Is all that time and effort going to pay off with a quick New Year’s sale or will selling a Boyle Heights Victorian at this price prove a challenge?