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2028 El Moran Street

Do you appreciate the old-time charm of a turn of the century home, as well the clean lines of a contemporary dwelling? How about a little extra income earned from having investment property? Who said you had to choose? With 2028 El Moran, you can have it all (if, of course, that is your thing).

2028 El Moran Front

For $899,000 you get a bright and airy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with incredible views of Elysian Heights and beyond, along with a still quite livable 2 bedroom, 1 bath bottom unit. Additionally, at nearly 11,500 square feet, the home sits on a large lot with plenty of space to play.

2028 El Moran Living

Inside you’ll find a spacious living area with fireplace, along with a dining area and updated kitchen that includes new custom cabinetry, marble counter tops, and a vintage stove mixed among the newer appliances. We’re definitely digging it.

2028 El Moran Kitchen

Thankfully, this half modern home comes with full modern amenities, including a security system and central a/c.

2028 El Moran Dining

Oh yeah, almost forgot, those great views I mentioned earlier come courtesy of a huge wraparound deck.

2028 El Moran Deck

The two bedrooms are comfortably sized. The bold lighting is a nice touch as well.

2028 El Moran Master 2028 El Moran Bed

The bathroom itself, with a seamless mix of pedestal sink, subway tile, and ultramodern glass shower perfectly demonstrate the melding of past, present and future on display.

2028 El Moran Bath

The second unit is clean, if slightly less showy than the larger unit, with a quaint kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and laundry.

2028 El Moran Guest Living

2028 El Moran Guest Kitchen

With so much outdoor space beyond the deck, there should be plenty of space for both occupants.

2028 El Moran Yard 2028 El Moran Porch

The yard’s hardscape perfectly complements ivy and bougainvillea, while creating lovely spaces to entertain.

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

Christopher Furstenberg of Furstenberg Realty has the listing.

1911 Bellevue Avenue

You’ve heard the term “you’ll know it when you see it.” It can stand for many things — from the correct place to make a turn to true love. The same holds true in real estate. Sometimes things are tangible, other times not so much. And, when you find something that feels right, you just know, and this is particularly true for the dwelling at 1911 Bellevue Avenue.

1911 Bellevue Front

This 1913 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Craftsman located in the heart of Echo Park has plenty going for it, and that’s just from the outside. From the gate, to the flight of stairs that lead you past a healthy mix of grass and succulents, finally landing you on a spacious front porch — you’ll notice an abundance of charm and design details.

1911 Bellevue Porch

Coming to market at $599,000, and just over 1,000 square feet, you’ll find a surprising amount of bright, livable space indoors. And, while the period details such as wood floors and crown molding remain, it’s good knowing that the foundation, electrical, and central A/C are all updated.

1911 Bellevue Living

1911 Bellevue Dining

Modern touches are most apparent in the large newly remodeled kitchen, which remains open so you’re secure in knowing you’ll never miss a thing. Stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, and updated cabinetry blend in seamlessly with vintage details.

1911 Bellevue Kitchen

The attention spent to melding old with new can again be found in the main bathroom. We’re definitely digging the subway tile.

1911 Bellevue Bath

The master and second bedroom remain average size for the era.

1911 Bellevue Master 1911 Bellevue Bed

The third bedroom has been put to use as a den here. With the french doors leading outdoors, who can blame them?

1911 Bellevue Den

Probably the biggest surprise in this home is the attic. Tastefully finished and brimming with potential, it takes away the need for the ever-so-popular detached studio.

1911 Bellevue Attic

You’ll find a huge expanse of space outdoors that includes a large deck, a miniature treehouse, and a beautifully manicured backyard with shed. Mature trees will help keep temperatures down in the heat.

1911 Bellevue Deck 1911 Bellevue Yard

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

Tracy Do of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

2150 Kent Street

From the front, our home at 2150 Kent Street looks pretty unassuming. Walking past this bungalow you may not even notice its clean, simple design. If you’re someone looking to make an immediate impression, this may not be the home for you. But for everyone else, that may be the beauty of it because once you step inside, you’re greeted with so much more.

2150 Kent Front

Upon entering you’ll find a large, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, recessed lighs and rich, dark hardwood flooring throughout. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and over 2,000 square feet, there is more here than meets that initial eye. It enters the market at $725,000, but will probably exit it a tad higher.

2150 Kent Living

2150 Kent den

The large living room allows for multiple entertainment options, while the open kitchen — stocked with top-of-the-line appliances and numerous cabinetry — allows you to never miss any of the action going on.

2150 Kent Kitchen

For mealtime you can either pop a squat at the island or head to the separate dining area. While it would be nice to have the dining area open as well, closing it off makes for a more intimate meal and, with less distractions, invites conversation.

2150 Kent Dining

The guest bedroom is rather substantial, leaving enough room for a bed and small living space. It also includes exposed beam ceiling and a lot of storage.

2150 Kent Master

With all that square footage you would expect the other bedrooms to be decent, and you would be correct. While I wish they had larger windows during daytime hours, I’m sure it makes it that much easier to keep things dark for actual sleeping, though one of them does have a nice balcony (hint: the  master bedroom).

2150 Kent bed 2

2150 Kent bed 2.5

The three bathrooms are all clean and rather nondescript. I’m only posting a single image because frankly, they all kind of look just like this one, which there really isn’t much to complain about. Larger window maybe?

2150 Bath 2

Outside you’ll find a deck and a decent amount of useable outdoor space. There is also a separate structure just brimming with potential.

2150 Kent yard 2150 Kent yard 2

For a private showing, please contact jovelle@jovelle.com or call (213) 718-1110.

Brian Ades of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

1554 Lemoyne Street

When going about updating an older home–such as this 1907 California Bungalow at 1554 Lemoyne Street–to do it proper is a challenge in finding a balance between preserving the original character, while bringing what’s expected into the contemporary world. Thankfully, this place did it right.

1554 Lemoyne Front

For $659,000 this 2 bedroom, 1 bath dwelling includes solar power, a detached studio, and a new foundation, along with ample parking. And though it’s interior comes in just over 1,000 square feet, a sizable covered porch, deck, and yard help to increase livable space and promote an al fresco lifestyle.

1554 Lemoyne Living

1554 Lemoyne Dining

Thankfully, a large swath of that interior footage is designated to the living and dining area. Though there is no division between the spaces, the open bright living room stands at a contrast to the accent wall and mason jar chandelier in the dining area, which also helps bring a touch of warmth to that side of the room.

1554 Lemoyne Kitchen

The long galley kitchen is straight-forward modern. Darker flooring, unique to the kitchen, lends itself well to the otherwise bright counters, farmhouse sink, and over-abundant light wood cabinetry.

1554 Lemoyne Master

The master bedroom is sizable, particularly when compared to the tiny guest bedroom. While wall color is a completely subjective matter, I like the choices they’ve made for both rooms.

1554 Lemoyne Bed

If you’re going to be stuck with a singular bathroom, it may as well be as decent as this one. Tile floors, plenty of mirrors, and a stand-alone shower and bath certainly don’t hurt.

1554 Lemoyne Bath

I am not sure when it was written into Eastside building codes that every new or updated home come equipped with a separate studio (read: it wasn’t), but based on our experience, this is becoming increasingly common. Does everyone fancy themselves an artist now?

1554 Lemoyne Studio Ext.

I like how they incorporated this studio into the foundation. It seems as though considerable effort was put into making sure this unique take would work well with the older home. We’re also fans of the industrial pendant lights, too.

1554 Lemoyne Studio

As mentioned earlier, an ample-covered porch increases usable space. Gotta love the use of those stringed tea lights as well.

1554 Lemoyne Porch

Additionally, there is also a separate, somewhat secluded terrace with excellent views.

1554 Lemoyne Deck

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

Ken Shapiro of Silverwood Properties has the listing.

 

 

1150 West Kensington Road

You know those people who seem somewhat shy and reserved on the outside, but then you get to know them better and peer within, you find they’re actually crazy, creative types? That person would probably be quite at home at 1150 West Kensington Road.

1150 W Kensington Front

As it stands, with its beige exterior and clean landscaping, our home appears pretty unassuming, which works just fine for may of us.

Located in historic Angeleno Heights HPOZ this 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1923 bungalow enters the market at a decent $710,000, but don’t write it off just yet.

1150 West Kensington Living

1150 W Kensington Hall

There is a lot of POP walking in, but seeing past it, you’ll find a home with some wonderful character touches, including dark hardwood flooring, wainscoting, and French doors, along with updated electrical, copper plumbing and central A/C.

1150 W Kensington Dining

The French doors lead to an intimate dining room, complete with wet bar and a unique, yet tastefully modern, chandelier. Compared to much of the home, the large kitchen is far more traditional, with a generous amount of dark wood cabinetry, plantation shutters, and stainless steel appliances.

1150 W Kensington Kitchen

The bedrooms are a comfortable size and offer a fair amount of closet space. The plantation shutters are a nice touch here as well.

1150 W Kensington Bed 2 1150 W Kensington Bed

You get two bathrooms with some lovely tile work, along with some less than lovely paint choice (thankfully, that can be remedied).

1150 W Kensington Bath 1150 W Kensington Bath 2

Being close to both Echo Park Lake and the 101 Freeway, you’ve got the best of what Echo Park living is all about — a burgeoning neighborhood, with great views and easy access downtown.

1150 W Kensington Front 2 1150 W Kensington Yard

Beyond the relatively private yard space, you’ll also find a two car garage that has transformed into a pretty big living area, man cave, or hiding room. The driveway leading up is also gated, with remote access, for an added sense of security.

1150 W Kensington Studio 1150 W Kensington Driveway

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

Tracy Fink of Nourmand & Associates has the listing.