Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Eastside Property: Boyle Heights Victorian finds a buyer

Earlier this year a woman named Dawn was playing real estate matchmaker by trying to find a preservation-minded buyer for a 118-year-old Queen Anne Victorian in Boyle Heights.  The home, then listed for $309,000, had a lot of original features and charm but apparently a lot of  issues, which scared off many potential buyers, including Dawn’s parents.  But early last week, after more than six months and several price chops, the 1,800-square-foot home with frilly wood-work and a green, cone-shaped tower on the roof sold for $250,000, according to Redfin.

Dawn, who is not an agent or associated with the property, had feared the house  might be sold to a buyer  who would  strip away much of its historic charm as has been the case with many other nearby old houses.

It’s not clear who bought the place on the 3400 block of East Fourth Street  but we should find out soon what they have planned for this Victorian.

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  1. Silver Lake resident

    Such a beautiful house. Here’s to hoping a smart, historically-conscious buyer snatched this beauty up!

  2. I can guarantee you than when the selling agent is the same as the listing agent, it means that it was bought by a flipper!

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  4. Hi, my current real estate agent is part-owner of this property and he is thoroughly invested in preserving this house. He has been restoring with extreme high quality all over Los Angeles (and especially East Los Angeles) for quite some time. You can expect amazing and respectful work from him!

  5. I was the selling agent on this house and it was sold to a restoration minded flipper. This house will be lovingly restored to its original character with all the gingerbread restored and kept. The missing architectural features on the interior will be recrafted and returned to the property including antique Victorian light fixtures. There’s quite a bit of work needed, but the home should be fully restored in about 3 months.

  6. This house has had my attention since I was a teenager just starting to drive. I’m glad it is going to be treated well.

  7. I’m so happy to hear it will be restored. I think this bodes well for all of the historic homes in Boyle Heights. There’s a lot of other gems in the neighborhood that could be amazing if they are restored. I’ve even heard of people removing stucco to find historic details underneath.

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