Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unplugged Showing A Success: An Unusual Echo Park House Requires An Unusual Presentation

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Open House: Saturday, June 7 | 9 am – 11 am

If you want to see the  historic Hamilton House in Echo Park, prepare to unplug yourself from modern life – no active cell phones are allowed on the premises at the request of the owner, even during open houses.  “It helps people focus,”  said homeowner and “Ancient L.A.” author Mike Rochlin. “During the two and a half year restoration, I’ve completed three novels and a fourth book of essays.”

The Hamilton House (1898) is a county-certified farm, wild-life habitat and nursery on a 6,020 square foot lot. It has two 150 gallon rain tanks, gray water plumbing, 23 trees, solar ventilation, tankless water heater, drought tolerant landscaping, scrap-lumber raised-bed gardens and worm-crawling compost boxes throughout. Garden destinations include Calle Chiminea, Loma Tlacuache, and Pista de Baile Arco Iris.

The home is two stories, 2,400 square foot (including attic studio) and includes a large formal dining, sunny living room, open kitchen, porch, step-down office, three bedrooms, reading room, vanity bath, half bath and large studio.

Listing agent Darren Hubert of Urban Hillsides real estate said the no-cell phone rule has not put off many buyers.

“We ask visitors to check their cell phones at the gate,” he said.  “Of the open house’s forty attendees, most checked their phone, a few put it in their car, and one drove away.”

Showings available by appointment. Come and unplug for yourself, the garden is waiting. Click here for more information and photos.

Rochlin’s books are available at Skylight Books.

Open House: Saturday, June 7  from  9 am – 11 am | No cell phones, please

  • 3 bed + office
  • 1.5 bath
  • 1,354 sq. ft. (per assessor)
  • 6,020 sq. ft. lot
  • Finished attic/studio (900 sq. ft.)
  • Built in 1898

Urban Hillsides
(323) 300-1186
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