1421 North Alvarado Street

1421 North Alvarado Street

This here is 1421 North Alvarado Street.  I’ll be honest, I love this home — all the dark wood and exposed beams, the period detail, the well-manicured lawn and back yard — all of it.  And, I think you will, too.  I just wish I had the funds to move it to a less busy street, though it is close to all of what makes Echo Park great.

1421 Alvarado Front

With just over 1,000 sq/ft of living space, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath California Bungalow looks good enough to come directly out of a time warp from its original 1909 inception.  Of course, the $600,000 asking price is very much in the present.

The home is just a beautiful, well-crafted Craftsman (I promise that will be the only time I use this pun).  The living room is smallish, but I think they did a great job with their furnishings and color palate.  I am a big fan of the built-in book shelf and window banquette.  The sliding pocket doors to the dining room are also a nice touch.

1421 Alvarado Living

Period themes continue to the dining room with a gorgeous red brick fireplace, built-in buffet, and wainscoting.

1421 Alvarado Dining

The kitchen may be modest, but it’s equipped with the latest accoutrements and a lovely French apron kitchen sink.  I also appreciate the diamond pattern flooring.

1421 Alvarado Kitchen

For some reason, the bedroom gives me flashbacks to scenes from “Boardwalk Empire.”

1421 Alvarado Bed

A large, well-shaded yard greets you out back and is great for any and all types of activities.

1421 Alvarado Yard 1

So as you can tell, I have no opinion of this home whatsoever.  Okay, so that’s a lie.

For a home as old as this, it’s been very well-maintained and, hopefully, the bones are in just as good a shape.

For a private showing, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at (213) 718-1110.

Hattie Ramirez of Coldwell Banker Los Feliz has the listing.


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