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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rescued Victorian for sale in Angeleno Heights

One of the majestic Victorian-era homes that line Carroll Avenue in Angeleno Heights has gone up for sale. The three-bedroom house at 1321 Carroll Avenue,  priced at $600,000, was built in 1886 in the Eastlake-style. But the 124-year-old home, a city cultural historic landmark, is a relative newcomer to Angeleno Heights, having been moved to the lot in 1978 from 1145 Court Street (now part of the Roybal Learning Center campus). In fact, while the Angeleno Heights is known for its collection of impressive Victorian and Craftsman-style homes,  many were built in other parts of the city and moved  – often under the threat of demolition – to the neighborhood east of Echo Park Lake.

Some of the houses moved to Angeleno Heights predate the neighborhood, which began to be developed in the late 1880s. A few lots away from 1321 Carroll Avenue, the Foy House, was moved to Carroll Avenue in 1993 from Witmer Street near Good Samaritan Hospital. It was the second move for the house, which was built in 1872 at the corner of Figueroa and Seventh streets in downtown.  A short walk away, a Queen Anne-style home at 1824 E. Kensington Road was constructed in 1894 near downtown until an oil boom left the house surrounded by oil wells. In the early 1900s, the house was moved to its current location by oilman Zacariah H. Weller.

Endangered homes continue to find a  haven in Angeleno Heights, including  a mid-century Richard Neutra-designed house, which was moved from Brentwood in 2008 and now sits in a vacant lot awaiting restoration.

In Angeleno Heights, rescued Victorians and other homes are protected by a historic district that oversees changes to the historic character and features of  the properties and makes demolition extremely difficult.

Photo from theMLS.com



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6 comments

  1. Seems like a great price for that cool ol’ house!

  2. Some key words: “Offer Subject to short sale lender’s approval. “

  3. … and the listing shows no pics whatsoever of the inside. Surprising as one would imagine it would have great moldings, architectural features, built-ins, etc. I’m guessing that it, sadly, must to be in a state of disrepair. What a shame as it is a beauty!

    Another red flag is how the listing has very little description besides the aforementioned short sale notation, that the property is sold in as is condition, that seller will not credit buyer for any repair items and buyer to verify sf of home. Hmmmm….

  4. This is way cheaper than the Brownstone Lofts @ $899,000.00, and you get to own the property, and you don’t have to pay for ass-hole-ciation fees. It looks great to me. Angelino Hgts. “Home Sweet Home”

  5. I actually live across the street and to those that are speculating that it is in a state of disrepair – that couldnt be further from the truth. After the move in ’78 the owners previous to the seller did a fantastic top to bottom renovation. I don’t know the terms of the deal, but I know it also has a rental unit in the back that was a carriage barn that has been converted. You should really check it out if you’re interested.

  6. …You guys should maybe just mind your business or get a life.

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