The property at 1625 Glendale Blvd. is a charming two bedroom, one bath bungalow that can serve as a unique Echo Park live-work environment. It is now listed at $229,000. Conveniently located on the Glendale Boulevard corridor, resting in the heart of what was once Edendale, the original home to the West Coast movie studios, this 944 square-foot gem still retains much of its historical charm and character. A peek inside reveals original built-ins, double sash windows and wood floors. In keeping with its artistic history and commercial zoning, the sunlit living room hosted prima ballerinas for over twenty years as the Melba Morris Ballet Studio.
The only remnants of the former community named Edendale are the Edendale Post Office and the Edendale Library. In its heydays of between 1910 and 1920, the movie studios of Selig, Mack Sennett and others were clustered along Glendale Boulevard, which at that time was called Allesandro Street. And studio workers wanted to live nearby. A cluster of bungalows was built for them in 1916, stretching along the west side of Glendale Boulevard and around the corner onto Berkeley Avenue. There are only three original bungalows left from 1916, and the one at 1625 Glendale is in almost perfect restored condition. Current owner Melba Morris continued in the studio vein, instructing young dancers and performers in the art of dance. After 35 years as a dance teacher, Melba would like to cut down her work schedule and has put the house up for sale.
The house is typical of bungalows of the era, with two bedrooms and one bath. There are original wood floors, built-ins and double sash windows. Since the zoning is commercial and the home is permitted as a commercial classroom, the property could lend itself perfectly to a live-work environment.
In these economic times of short sales and bank-owned houses, where buyers are continuously disappointed by the red tape and delays of distressed sales, the price on this house has been greatly reduced to accommodate a regular sale at $229,000. A regular escrow of 30-45 days can follow acceptance. Click here for more property details.
To see this piece of history please call Sheila Anthony at 323-868-1243 or Darren Hubert at 323-898-2991.