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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Real Estate

Tiny houses go for big money on the Eastside

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As of this July the median sale price on the Eastside was $582,500 and the typical home sold within 15 days of being listed, according to a recent report from Redfin, with the median in places like Echo Park and Eagle Rock topping $600,000. So this begs the question: What does all this money buy you on the Eastside? In many cases, the answer is not much. Read More »

Coming Soon From Tracy Do Real Estate: Two Remarkable Eastside Properties

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Tracy Do Real Estate begins September with two extraordinary residences offered for sale. In Silver Lake, a hilltop house vintage 1937 will be presented for the first time in over 50 years. In the Franklin Hills, a stunning Post-and-Beam, designed and built by its noted architect / owner, is being brought to market for the first time ever. It has been worth the wait. Read More »

Elysian Heights Architectural Open This Weekend

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2115 Park Drive. Distinctive custom residence on Elysian Heights’ premier street. Designed by noted local architect Barton Choy and completed in 2002, it has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large loft that could function as an additional bedroom or home office and exploits majestic views from ... Read More »

Highland Park California Bungalow Now Available

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This charming California bungalow is in the stylish north of York Blvd area of Highland Park and a short walk to shops and restaurants. There are two bedrooms plus a light filled office with a closet as well as a finished garage plus driveway parking. The ... Read More »

What will fill the empty lots around Echo Park Lake?

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ECHO PARK —  The few remaining vacant lots near Echo Park Lake are attracting the attention of developers and generating concern among residents worried about what will be built and how it will change the vistas surrounding the lake. Later this week, a public hearing will ... Read More »

Think Outside The Box: Interior design ideas for new Eastside homes

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Multi-unit housing complexes are popping up all over the Eastside, with smaller, vertical spaces signaling a radical departure from the conventional floor plans found in typical Craftsman bungalows or Mid Century Modern homes found across the area. Some of the new homes that have been built are only 15-feet wide. Designing for and living in these small units requires not only a scaled-down mind-set for both owner and designer but also opportunities to discover new meanings for what a home is all about. Read More »

Downtown developer pays $18 million for Echo Park church properties

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ECHO PARK —  The L.A. Business Journal reports that Fred Afari, owner of the Chapman loft building in Downtown L.A., paid nearly $18 million to buy a large collection of properties near Echo Park Lake from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, with plans to construct “high-end multifamily” ... Read More »