Saturday, October 22, 2016

Only Home & History

A new wave of horizontal fencing

Many Eastside home owners – or flippers – have opted to replace rusty chain link or picket fences with horizontal slats of wood.  But when Elvira Rodriguez decided she needed to replace the fence in front of two Echo Park bungalow she owns on Bellevue Avenue,  ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Angeleno Heights fixer finds a buyer

This nearly century-old Angeleno Heights duplex at 917 East Edgeware Road was obviously in need of some fixing up when it went up for sale in early September at an asking price of $459,000.  The 2,000-square-foot property with an imposing pair of porch columns was described ... Read More »

Price cuts help sell an Echo Park flip

In July The Eastsider reported on investors who had paid $140,000 for an Echo Park home at  1515 Allesandro Street that had sat unfinished for more than a year. After completing construction, including the addition of a crucial stairway linking the home to the street, the ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Avenel Cooperative home sells for $657,000

The Avenel Cooperative, built in Silver Lake in 1947, was architect Gregory Ain’s modernist interpretation of the classic bungalow court, with 10 identical, attached home featuring open floor plans and walls of glass. The homes in the complex have retained their midcentury style and, in some ... Read More »

In defense of bathroom carpeting

A midcentury Elysian Heights home that recently went on the market for $499,000 is, according to the Redfin listing, “Ready for makeover.” The to do list might include repainting pink walls and replacing what looks like fake wood paneling. But the first thing that might have ... Read More »

Faking it with foam

When it comes to replicating the features and details of that give old buildings character, many of today’s builders don’t have the time or budget to use the materials or techniques of the past.  That’s the case in Echo Park were the builder of an approximately ... Read More »