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Saturday, September 24, 2016

What’s in your turret?

The roaring ’20s brought sparked a building boom across Los Angeles, filling neighborhoods like Echo Park with lot-after-lot of Spanish Colonial Revival style homes.  Along with red tile roofs and arches, some of the more fanciful of these 1920s and 1930s properties also featured a turret. Turrets, as Wikipedia will tell you, were originally intended to help fight off intruders.  In Los Angeles, the turret became a whimsical feature to attract attention. But what do you do with a tall and round room?  In the case of this Echo Park home, currently on the market at $580,000, this faux-turret acts as a semi-circular foyer. The top portion is closed off but there are two windows and a door way squeezed into the bottom. The owner said her turret had enough room for a semi-circular credenza and coat rack. “That’s pretty much it.”

Got a turret? The Eastsider wants to see your pictures and decorating tips for those round rooms.



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