1661 Cortez

1661 Cortez

1661 Cortez - living room

The term cozy may not do this tiny California Bungalow, located in Echo Park’s Historic Filipinotown (or Hi-Fi, as the locals call it) justice.

Though, what it lacks in size (a bantamweight 575 sq/ft), this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home more than makes up for in character and, at $389,000, it’s a great condo alternative for the first-time home buyer.

1661 Cortz - kitchen

With hardwood floors throughout, paneled kitchen cabinets and a pedestal bathroom sink, much of the period charm remains.

One surprise this home hides is a small basement area, a rare SoCal find, that can be accessed through an outside door.

Originally built in 1919, the home has received a number of energy efficient updates including a tankless water heater and double pane windows to help keep those pesky heating and cooling costs down.

1661 Cortez - backyard

Stepping outside, this charming bungalow sits on a healthy 2,500 sq/ft lot, and features a private patio area along with additional backyard space for gardening or just letting the dogs or kids play.

Additionally, the home isn’t far from both DTLA or the the soon to be re-opened Echo Park Lake.

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

1661 Cortez - bedroom

Bill Toth, of Bill Toth and Associates, has the listing.

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