Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Home & History

Eastside Property: Another Boyle Heights house seeks to break the $400,000 barrier

Britannia bungalow-001

BOYLE HEIGHTS –  Last month’s $450,000 sale of a restored Victorian on Fourth Street was the most expensive sale of a single-family home in Boyle Heights during the past three years, according to Redfin. Now,  the owners of a Boyle Heights Craftsman are seeking to top ... Read More »

Mayor Eric Garcetti asking $8,500 a month for Silver Lake home

SILVER LAKE — Last year Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that his family was moving out of their five-bedroom Silver Lake home and into Getty House, the official mayoral mansion in Windsor Square. So what happened to Garcetti’s Silver Lake home?  It’s now up for rent at ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

Make like the Easter bunny this weekend and hop on over to some of the area’s open houses. Properties include a 3-bedroom family home with studio retreat in El Sereno ,and a thoughtfully renovated 3-bedroom perched in the hills of Mount Washington. Always check to make sure ... Read More »

Echo Park storefronts up for grabs

Jumbo Bargain for sale in Echo Park 4-13-2014 7-36-00 PM

ECHO PARK — The Sunset Boulevard restaurant and retail scene just east of Echo Park Avenue has seen a lot of change recently, with the closure of Barragan’s Mexican restaurant and efforts to open a new cafe and coffeehouse in the same area. Now, a chunk of storefronts ... Read More »

Condo developer wants to bring Venice Beach style to York Boulevard

Nolden project rendering in Highland Park. Courtesy the architects 4-16-2014 9-46-15 AM

HIGHLAND PARK — Condominiums are not too far off in the future for Highland Park’s York Boulevard. A three-story, four-unit condominium complex designed by a firm active in Venice  is in the works for a vacant lot at the corner of York and York Boulevard and ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Silver Lake office building site for sale

SILVER LAKE — There have not been many new commercial structures built on the north end of Silver Lake in recent years- unless you count the car wash at Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive.  Work did begin last year on a  three-story office building at the ... Read More »

Eastside Property: What does a million-dollar Highland Park house look like? Come take a peek

HIGHLAND PARK –  One of the first members of Highland Park’s million-dollar home club is this three-bedroom, two-bath home  that officially changed hands last week for $1 million, according to Redfin.   Located on the northern edge of Highland Park near Eagle Rock, the home on Coringa ... Read More »

Development and demolition putting the squeeze on Echo Park renters

Sunset Boulevard bungalow court in Echo Park that has been sold to developer 4-13-2014 7-16-24 PM

ECHO PARK — The bungalow that Melina Vasquez rents is hard to spot from the street, with large trees obscuring her small home and nine others perched on a steep hillside that rises above the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard.  But an investor had no trouble ... Read More »

For Rent: City Terrace House for Student or Senior

  1004 De Garmo Drive |  $1,000/month | Beautiful vistas from hilltop home, 1 bedroom rear home, new flooring and fresh paint throughout, new kitchen counter, stove and refrigerator, washer hookup, gated backyard, covered back patio, 1 parking in driveway. Perfect for student or senior. Near ... Read More »

For Sale: Condo in Silver Lake


1738 Silver Lake Blvd.  |  $475,000  |  Property Website 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the heart of Silver Lake. Walking distance to the meadow, dog park, recreation center, Satellite, LA Mill & L&E Oyster. Condo in building with 9 units and 2 enclosed parking spaces. ... Read More »