Eastside Property: Boyle Heights brick apartment building with charm and skate shop now on sale

There is nothing ornate or fancy about this three-story Boyle Heights apartment building. But its triangular shape and towering brick walls make the nearly century-old building a commanding presence at the convergence of Whittier Boulevard, Boyle Avenue and Chicago Street. After some new paint and some fixing up, the building with 22 apartments above storefronts in “up and coming Boyle Heights”  is now up for sale at $1.83 million, according to Redfin. “This building has Charm,” notes the listing.

The building also has a well  regarded neighborhood skate shop, Soul Skating LA, as a tenant.  The shop was recognized as having the Best Skate Lessons in  the  L.A. Weekly’s  Best of L.A.  2013 issue.


  1. Building also has an art gallery, some of these apts have great views of DTLA, and the location is walking distance to the arts district, it’s literally across the street from the 6th street bridge.

  2. Love this old bldg., reminds me of its (blue) wooden cousin visable as you drive over the 1st St. bridge, opposite of Belmont Station apts.

  3. From the fencing up top, I take it the roof is a usable space?

  4. Eastsider, thankyou for bringing attention to this unique building. Are there any efforts to make it a historical landmark, due to its classic brick style and interesting shape?

    We would hate to see this charming triangle bulldozed for an out-of-place corporate apartment complex [yes, I’m referring to HiFi’s development controversy]. Boyle Heights is the next FRONTIER for expansion. Watch out!

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