Tiny Echo Park bungalow to get supersized

Big bungalow in the works | Jim Schneeweis

Bigger bungalow in the works | Holly Hampton

ECHO PARK — At first glance it looks like this pint-sized, 440-square-foot bungalow at the corner of Lake Shore Avenue and Grafton Street is going to get torn down. But it isn’t. Instead, the one-bedroom house will be get a second story as part of a large expansion, according to the Building & Safety Department. When it’s done, the total size of the home, which was built in 1922, will grow by nearly 1,800 square-feet and add an enclosed carport.

While the bungalow is not getting torn down, you may not be able to recognize it once the work is done.


  1. From the second floor they’ll have an amazing view of the Waze-directed commuting hoard attempting to avoid Glendale Blvd via Lakeshore, Scott and Grafton in the afternoon and evening. Too bad they won’t be able to exit their carport!

  2. What is wrong with this neighborhood? I thought I live on street with nightmare neighbors who just keep constructing more and more in such a small amount of space. This is not Beverly Hills people. I wish they would just go back to where they came from. ?

  3. This is in my neighborhood. I live a few houses away from this building. I’m mourning our beautiful hillside views that will get stolen away from this mega property. Typical side affect of Eurotrash moving into the area. I gave the “owners” of this property a piece of my mind while walking the dog the other day…

    The owners sat on this for over four years! If they wanted a big ugly house, there’s some pre-fab crap on Glendale by the 2 freeway they would have loved. There is a similar bungalow behind this property that was lovingly restored about two years ago to a period-perfect state. It’s a lovely update to a lovely old home, fits in well with the scope of this neighborhood — and the owners rent it out for a pretty penny!

    I can just tell the owners of this plot really don’t care about this area. If they had, they wouldn’t have left the lot sit vacant for so long, nor would they have torn down the structure to compete with the views and well being of their neighbors. Just one look at the house on the adjoining property would have convinced any conscientious homeowner a renovation is a smart, more economically stable choice.

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