Mayor Garcetti sells Echo Park home for $1.7 million

ECHO PARK ––  Mayor Eric Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland have sold their former residence in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park for $1.705 million, according to Redfin.  That’s $55,000 over the asking price.

Garcetti purchased the Mid-Century house at the bottom of a large hillside lot on Avon Street 16 years ago for $345,000. He and Wakeland later expanded the home, which was featured in Dwell magazine, to about 1,900 square-feet. In addition, the couple  landscaped and terraced the nearly half-acre property.

Garcetti and Wakeland moved out of Elysian Heights about five years ago after purchasing a newly constructed Silver Lake home for $1.425 million. They sold that house three years later for $1.9 million and moved to the mayor’s mansion, which is owned by the city,  in Windsor Square.

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