Friday, October 21, 2016

Eastside Property: Boyle Heights Victorian hits the market after a colorful makeover

Restored home pictured in October as renovation was underway

Home before renovation

Home before renovation

Back in March, The Eastsider reported on a dingy, white Victorian in Boyle Heights that was struggling to find a buyer.  A woman named Dawn, who came to admire the place after her parents looked but eventually passed on buying the 118-year-old home, feared a flipper would buy it and strip away its historic charm. Well, a flipper did buy the Fourth Street house in late June for $250,000.  But instead removing its vintage appeal, the owners undertook an extensive renovation and left the Queen Anne-style home with an eye-catching  paint job on the outside as well as original moldings, Douglas Fir floors and other period features inside. Now, the three-bedroom house is back on the market with a $450,000 price tag, according to Zillow.

Is all that time and effort going to pay off with a quick New Year’s sale or will selling a Boyle Heights Victorian at this price prove a challenge?

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  1. I admire the restoration job but that fence really ruins the curb appeal! Too bad.

  2. Agreed. Dreadfully awful fence! Why hide such a beauty?

  3. They painted the fence a lime green and grey, it’s so bad.

  4. too much fence….something more simple and lower would work better.

  5. Considering what neighborhood it is in, I understand the need of barricading themselves…

  6. It would have been better if they left the chain-linked fence and planted bushes or vines to obscure it. A green hedge would be much more appropriate to the architecture.

  7. I’m so happy to see this house beautifully restored! My parents ended up purchasing an adorable spanish style house in City Terrace that was already done but they are thrilled that this one didn’t get stucco-ed.

    You guys, the fence is a pretty easy thing to change . I’ll take the fence over seeing this house torn down or stucco-ed over any day. Look at the one next door on Google street maps, the real estate agent that also grew up in the house showed us a picture of the two houses looking identical. She said the neighbors next door really wanted to by this house and do the same thing to it. She was really hoping to find someone to restore it instead, it seems her hopes were fulfilled.

    I hope they have an open house soon, I really want to check out everything they did inside.

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