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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Home & History

Echo Park makes room for the new

ECHO PARK  –   The century old bungalows and Spanish Colonial apartments that have long defined Echo Park are getting some new neighbors with a modern sensibility. Not everyone is a fan of the contemporary-style homes and apartments now popping up on hillsides and busy avenues, and ... Read More »

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide To House Hunting

Eastside real estate homes

Temperatures will be cooling down this weekend, making it ideal to hit the streets for a house hunt. Properties include a beautiful  three-bedroom Mid-Century in Mount Washington and a large, three-bedroom restored Craftsman in Highland Park. Always check to make sure the open house has not been ... Read More »

Neighborhood Renovation: Historic Filipinotown turn-of-the-century home gets bright new future

Before & After A new red door, windows and paint greet visitors.

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Christopher Rodriguez and his fiancé, Damian Pelliccione, purchased a home in Historic Filipinotown with the intention of renovating the entire structure. It was worn down and had an inefficient use of space.  Neither Chris nor Damian previously had experiences in renovating, but they ... Read More »

For Rent: Mt. Washington Live/Work Artist’s Cottage & Studio

370067-R1-029-13

Near Crane Blvd & Dustin Ave.  |  $1,200/month  |  Property Website Gorgeous and serene, this Mt. Washington garage apartment/artist’s studio is nestled in a large, private, tree-filled garden. with 400 sqf of living space and a 400 sqf garage/studio area below. AC/washer/dryer, kitchen nook, full bath, ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Echo Park Modern | 2148 Vestal Ave | Open Sunday

Nestled in the quiet eclectic hills of Elysian Heights, we are proud to offer this stunning, tech-savvy home. Bright, spacious and modern the house features a well thought-out three bedrooms, three bath with a bonus artist’s studio/home office on the lower level. Large sliding glass doors ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: The Shakespeare Bridge of Los Feliz

LOS FELIZ — This past January marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake – a quake which shook the Franklin Avenue Bridge to its core. A survey of the structure after the quake showed the bridge required major retrofitting, which  the Franklin Hills Resident Association ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Summer “soft opening” planned for Silver Lake hilltop townhouses

New townhomes on Waverly Terrace in Silver Lake 3-18-2014 1-47-40 PM

SILVER LAKE — New homes are being built across Silver Lake, with most being individual projects or relatively small clusters of new development. But on a hilltop once crowned by the former Monte Sano Hospital & Sanitarium, one of the neighborhood’s largest residential developments, the 63-home ... Read More »

Eastside Property: 69-unit Echo Park apartment site up for sale

Rendering of apartment building at Temple and Union 9-10-2013 10-45-58 AM

ECHO PARK —  It may look like just a big hole in the ground but the owners of a triangular parcel of land on the southern edge of Echo Park are seeking to sell the site for $4.95 million only a few months after securing city ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Caribbean-colored Victorian becomes one of Boyle Heights’ highest-priced homes

BOYLE HEIGHTS — It was only a year ago that this Queen Anne-style Victorian on Fourth Street was struggling to find a buyer.  An admirer of the home even began a personal campaign to find  a buyer who would restore the nearly 120-year-old home.  Then  last summer a ... Read More »

Driver plows into Heritage Square Museum building

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  Heritage Square Museum officials today are  assessing the damage left behind by a driver who plowed his vehicle through the front gate and crashed into the facade of the museum’s gift shop early Sunday morning. The front of the Palms Depot, built in ... Read More »