When it comes to shopping for homes in Echo Park, as well as Silver Lake, most buyers in the past have tended to focus on properties north of Sunset Boulevard. But, as prices have shot up, more Echo Park buyers are willing to consider properties not only south of Sunset, but south of the 101 Freeway. In fact, this duplex at 326 Welcome Street is located even further south, two blocks below Temple Street in an area that overlaps with Historic Filipinotown and the listing describes as “trendy Boheme” Echo Park. The modern, loft-style duplex is a short walk from Tribal Cafe and 1642 Bar on Temple Street as well as the popular Echo Park Deep Pool. But most of Echo Park’s cafes, boutiques and popular bars are about a mile to the north on Sunset Boulevard. Still, the owners are counting on the duplex’s Echo Park connection to attract buyers south of Temple. Says the listing:
Rent out one side and live in the other this property oozes designer cool for even the most discerning Silver Lake and Echo Park hipster.
How much for this “uber chic” duplex, with 15-foot high ceilings, deck and a single bedroom in each unit ? Asking price is $649,000.