1943 Clinton Street

There are certain situations where owner occupying makes sense, while other times it would be better to just “own,” and receive some additional rental income. For 1943 Clinton Street, the former situation would be ideal. This thing is gorgeous!

1943 Clinton Front

Unfortunately all photos provided only show the top unit, though you won’t be disappointed. Each unit of this $799,000 Spanish-style home is 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom though the top unit also offers a large office/den space.

1943 Clinton Living

Built in 1924, amenities include 9 foot ceilings, refinished original hardwood floors, refurbished double-hung casement windows, saltillo and hex tiles in the kitchen and bath, along with updated heat and air conditioning.

1943 Clinton Living:Dining

The downstairs unit’s current monthly rent is $2,495, while upstairs has the potential for around $2,800. However, when you see the natural light and classic, period furnishings–coupled with modern touches–it may be tough to hand it over to someone else.

1943 Clinton Kitchen

Even though it shares space with the washer and dryer unit, the kitchen keeps things supremely classy with tin backsplash, a farmhouse sink, custom cabinetry, cement countertops and stainless steel appliances that include an over-sized stove range.

1943 Clinton Bath

A pocket door separates a tiled shower from the rest of the bathroom, and there is a healthy amount of additional cabinet space for extra towels and any other bathroom necessities.

1943 Clinton Bed 1

From photos alone it’s difficult to tell how large the bedrooms are, as both are nicely decorated with sizable beds, though our best guess is that they’re more than adequate.

1943 Clinton Bed 2

If there was one place we would want to spend the majority of our time, it’s here in the den with its vaulted, exposed beam ceilings and row of windows out to what can truly be defined as an urban oasis.

1943 Clinton Den

Lots of realtors use the term “urban oasis,” but for this example I think it’s fitting. This large, multi-terraced yard is immaculately well-kept, so keep in mind if you’d like to see it continue looking oasis-y, we hope you know your shrubbery, or are fine with hiring someone who does.

1943 Clinton Outside 3

That being said, it truly is a beautiful retreat, with a large deck right off the building and numerous outdoor stations to help you “find your center.”

1943 Clinton Outside 2

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

Tracy Do of the John Aaroe Group has the listing.

2120 Loma Vista Place

Do not adjust your screen. Objects on monitor are as they appear. Welcome to 2120 Loma Vista Place, a.k.a. Barbie’s Dream House (circa 1970’s). Now–before getting all judgmental–just remember there is something to be a said about making a house your own.

2120 Loma Vista Front

With an asking price of $729,000 for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, and over 1,600  square feet, these shaggadelic digs offer a ton of home for what the market is offering these days.

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The term “retro design” doesn’t really do this home justice. “Time capsule” might be more accurate, but worry not as it’s been updated with a newer roof, electrical, water heater, HVAC, and dual pane windows. All of it is perfect for keeping things just right… while hosting groovy key parties.

2120 Loma Vista Kitchen

If you’re going to be this eclectic, you have to commit–and boy–did they ever! If you’re wondering if one room will be somewhat normal, you’re looking in the wrong place.

2120 Loma Vista Master

The master bedroom, with design elements falling somewhere between Austin Powers and Elle Woods, is large with vaulted ceilings and a well-sized balcony off of it.

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Green shag carpet is everywhere upstairs, including the two guest bedrooms. No matter your thoughts on design, the addition of a loft space is an excellent way to add usable footage to any room, and this is a little bonus we can appreciate.

2120 Loma Vista Bath 2120 Loma Vista Bath 2

If you think these design elements were reserved solely for the interior of the home, you would be wrong. With a well-sized outdoor patio kept private thanks to some healthy bamboo and a roof top deck with hot tub (come on, you knew this place had to have a hot tub — sadly not of the “Time Machine” variety), the antics continue outdoors as well.

2120 Loma Vista Yard 2120 Loma Vista Roof

I must admit I’m torn. Part of me feels that, with the proper updating, this could be one hell of a beautiful contemporary home. But the other part truly appreciates the heart, soul, and funk that went into putting all of this together. It would be a shame to see it re-designed and painted over.

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

Tracy Do of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

1017 Waterloo Street Unit 2D

A new year, and finally some new inventory as well. Condo living certainly has its ups and downs, but the unit here at 1017 Waterloo Street is just one of four in a building that gives you both the outdoor space and a fair amount of privacy one comes to expect from a house.

1017 Waterloo Front

Hitting the market for an even $700,000 (can’t remember last time I’ve seen this), this relatively new condo (2007) comes with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (though it may actually be 2.5), all in a healthy 1,360 square foot package.

1017 Waterlook Kitchen:Den

Once inside you are greeted by a large living room/dining room area filled with light and warm bamboo flooring. The galley kitchen, with ample cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, is open on both ends with a large island that still leaves enough space for an adequate dining table.

1017 Waterloo den

With that there is still room available for other furniture, along with a carpeted den off to the side, which opens to a private outdoor patio. With an open setup such as this, no matter where you are, you won’t miss a thing. And, the patio space feels more like an extension of the living room that is perfect for al fresco entertaining or avid grill fans.

1017 Waterloo Porch

Stairs lead you to what they call a “library hallway,” but feel free to make the space whatever you desire: library, extra storage space, museum, maybe even a small indoor herb garden. Dream big.

1017 Waterloo hall

Both bedrooms are carpeted. While the master isn’t huge, it does have its own bathroom en suite, along with a very large outdoor deck space, which is perfect for tanning nude — if you’re into that sort of thing.

1017 Waterloo Master

The second bedroom is just that, though it’s a healthy size with ample lighting, while the bathrooms are modern-ish enough to neither offend nor excite.

1017 Waterloo Bed

1017 Waterloo Bath 2

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

Lyn Bradford of the John Aaroe Group has the listing.

2124 Reservoir Street

While million dollar homes are commonplace in Los Feliz and neighborhoods further west, they were almost unheard of in Echo Park until not that long ago. And, yet, here we have another at 2124 Reservoir Street. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths this traditional home supposedly built in 1895 (though it looks more like the numbers should read “1985”) is asking one and a quarter million.

Are those storm clouds gathering in the foreground? Nah.

Are those storm clouds gathering in the foreground? Nah.

Though it may have the exterior color palette of a pimped-out Chrysler 300 and the staging may be rather ostentatious, there is definitely something worthwhile here. With 2,000 square feet inside on a nearly 7,700 square foot lot, you have a lot of room to play.

2124 Reservoir Living

Rebuilt in 2009, (which explains a lot) along with even more recent upgrades, you are first welcomed by a very contemporary living and dining room set up.

2124 Reservoir Dining

One huge bright spot, both literally and figuratively, is the kitchen where modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, copious white cabinetry, and the dark hardwood floors all come together seamlessly.

2124 Reservoir Kitchen

Just off the kitchen you’ll also find a covered porch area made of Ipe wood and complete with fan.

2124 Reservoir Deck

Upstairs you’ll find a respectably large master bedroom complete with walk-in closet, private deck, and views.

2124 Reservoir Master

The master also has a rather contemporary bathroom designed by HGTV’s Scott Thomas that includes Caesarstone countertops and vanity, Carrara marble floors, and a steam shower, though we’ve never had any problem making any shower a steam shower.

2124 Reservoir Bath

We’re pretty sure no offspring, in-law, or guest would complain about their digs in the other two bedrooms either.

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Out back you’ll find a spa, Sentry RiverPool (the stationary bike of swimming), and approved plans for a 1+1 guesthouse over a garage.

2124 Reservoir Pool

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

Paloma Fierro of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California has the listing.

1298 3/4 West Sunset Boulevard

If good things come in small packages, do better things come in smaller, cubed shaped packages? If so, maybe that would make 1298 3/4 West Sunset Blvd. the engagement ring of homes and priced at $499,000. Possibly…

1298 Sunset front

Though just a hair over 1,000 square feet, a box such as this is a perfect example of how to maximize usable living space. With 10′ ceilings and windows all around, this relatively small 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home feels surprisingly spacious.

1298 Sunset living

Built in 2014 with a modern aesthetic, the bottom floor is comprised of one large, living and dining area. The large windows and light hardwood floors help exaggerate the airiness.

1298 Sunset kitchen

With multiple sliding glass doors all around and porches outside, there is plenty of room to open and entertain. Stainless steel appliances and Corian counters certainly, help too.

1298 Sunset living 2

Upstairs you’ll find the bedrooms, bath, and laundry closet. Neither bedroom is huge, but you do get lovely views of the mature fauna out back.

1298 Sunset master

1298 Sunset bed

A single bathroom is always a risky venture, but at least this one has privacy glass, double sinks, and a clean contemporary design. We’d expect nothing less.

1298 Sunset bath

They did a great job creating an inviting environment in such a small outdoor space. The wraparound porch, mature trees and sweet rusted, chrome walls really do a nice job of bringing everything together.

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

Mika Lequericabeascoa of Nourmand & Associates has the listing.