ECHO PARK — Developed over more than a century, Echo Park’s housing stock includes a wide variety of styles, from Craftsman and Spanish Colonial bungalows to contemporary-style homes and apartments. Two properties now seeking to be declared city historic monuments – a Mid Century home designed by John Lautner and a century-old Neoclassic home – underscore the neighborhood’s architectural diversity.
Trina Turk and Jonathon Skow, owners of what has been described as a “long lost” Lautner , have filed an application with the city to have the 1948 home in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park declared a cultural historic monument. The couple, which have restored several Modernist homes in Palm Springs, purchased the property on Avon Park Terrace last year for $1.225 million after winning a bidding battle.
Meanwhile, on a hill on the eastern edge of Echo Park, the owner of a Neoclassic-style home on Everett Street has also filed an application with the city to designate the two-story property a historic landmark. The Resotvich House is a “rare, intact example of early residential development in the area,” according to a city survey of historic and cultural resources. “Most examples from this period do not retain integrity.”
The 2,220-square-foot home sits next to an 1899 house that a developer plans to demolish as part of a planned, 50-unit apartment complex.