2339 Vestal Avenue

Echo Park isn’t necessarily the wild Eastside frontier it was just a decade back but, at 2339 Vestal, that’s not to say you can’t pretend.

2339 Vestal Front

Break out your rocker, grab your rifle, and you’ll be stoopin’ like a prospector in no time. Old West jokes aside, thankfully the cabin-esque look of the porch ends outside, as inside you’re treated to a beautiful traditionally designed turn-of-the-century bungalow.

2339 Vestal Porch

There is a surprising amount of house for the $729,000 asking price. In addition to having 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms and an office coming to 1,275 square feet, there is also that rarity of west coast homes — a basement.

2339 Vestal Living

Design details include dark hardwood flooring throughout, along with rich wood details like the framing around the windows in the office.

2339 Vestal Office

The spacious kitchen has been updated with enough counter space to skin a rabbit. Oh, yes, it also includes new stainless steel appliances and a service bar, which would most likely serve said rabbit as a ravioli with brown butter.

2339 Vestal Kitchen

The bedrooms are each comfortably sized and comparable in square feet of each other. The en suite master is located upfront, and thankfully has the bathrooms as a buffer to the guest rooms, which strangely have a connecting door like neighboring hotel rooms.

2339 Vestal master

2339 Vestal bed 2

2339 Vestal bed 3

The master has a full bath while the second bathroom is just a shower, though both do a nice job of blending some simple Scandinavian design with this perfectly aged bungalow.

2339 Vestal bath 1

2339 Vestal bath 2

Head out back and you’re greeted by the right mix of mature flora and the open vista views one would expect from a hilltop perch. And–oh yes–lots of wood, cowboy.

2339 Vestal back porch

2339 Vestal Layout

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

Courtney N. Smith of Nourmand & Associates has the listing.

1945 Cerro Gordo Street

There are many positives to living in the hills of Silver Lake, Elysian Heights, and the like. The streets are predominantly residential and light on traffic, which helps keep neighborhoods quiet, not to mention a lot of trees that help keep temperatures down and privacy up. If there is one issue with these homes, it’s finding adequate parking. With a 4 car garage at 1945 Cerro Gordo Street that shouldn’t be a problem – BOOYAH. And that is far from its greatest feature, but simply the most glaringly obvious.

1945 Cerro Gordo Front

Asking just shy of $1.1 million this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1910 Craftsman has been updated all around with rich, dark (new) antique hardwood floors, custom tiles, shaker cabinets, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. But being more than just the sum of its parts, it’s how it all comes together — in a large, airy grand room that brings together the living, family, kitchen and dining rooms.

1945 Cerro Gordo Grand room

1945 Cerro Gordo Kitchen

With vaulted ceilings and sky lights littered throughout, the room is filled with lots of natural light. Beyond the superficial upgrades, other updates include water sprinklers, recessed lighting, a new electrical panel, new HVAC, copper plumbing, and vinyl windows.

1945 Cerro Gordo Living

The large master, much like the rest of the home, gets higher ceilings and French doors that lead out to a large deck and incredible views… but we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.

1945 Cerro Gordo Master

When it comes to trend spotting, one thing we’re seeing a lot of in master bathrooms are extra large wall-to-wall showers with multiple shower heads, and that is the case here. The large shower includes both a rain shower and one with a removal head.

1945 Cerro Gordo Bath 1

The guest rooms and second bathroom are far more traditional in size and features, though that is hardly a knock with a place this stunning.

1945 Cerro Gordo Guest 1945 Cerro Gordo Bath 2

For a home with so much going on inside, you’d think that was enough, but head outside and you have a sprawling wrap-around deck that encourages indoor/outdoor entertaining.

1945 Cerro Gordo Porch 1 1945 Cerro Gordo Deck 1

Said deck also comes with stunning views of the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Hills, Griffith Observatory, and DTLA.

1945 Cerro Gordo Deck 2 1945 Cerro Gordo View

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

Paul Stukin of the John Aaroe Group has the listing.


2146 Santa Ynez Street

Eye-catching. If anything else, this colorful bungalow at 2146 Santa Ynez Street is definitely that. Luckily, there is more to it than just a bright, pretty face at $699,000.

2146 Santa Ynez Front

Originally built in 1906, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, and nearly 1,500 square foot home has been thoroughly updated throughout with dark, wide-plank hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a newer kitchen that includes marble counter tops and a large center island, not to mention other basic creature comforts we’ve come to expect like central air and heat.

2146 Santa Ynez Living

The open kitchen and dining area invites interaction with family and guests. A small breakfast bar — located  by sliding glass doors to a small porch — is also excellent for indoor/outdoor entertainment.

2146 Santa Ynez Dining

The open kitchen with newer appliances also provides plenty of both cabinet and counter top space for all your cooking needs.

2146 Santa Ynez Kitchen

Located at the rear of the home, the en suite master bedroom is sizable and benefits from additional privacy, a large walk-in closet, and its own set of sliding glass doors leading outside.

2146 Santa Ynez Master

The current owners certainly love blue because the color scheme continues into the master bathroom, which has a large separate glass shower and tub.

2146 Santa Ynez Master Bath

Neither guest bedroom could be considered a penalty box, as both are a comfortable size.

2146 Santa Ynez Bed 2146 Santa Ynez Office

Overall it’s a simple design. If there was one complaint it would be the heavy use of cement up front. Sure, the benefit of that is ample parking space, but a little drought-tolerant greenery would also go a long way.

2146 Santa Ynez floorplan

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

Jimmy Bayan of the John Aaroe Group has the listing.


1840 Lobdell Place

If you’re someone who is able to get by living with a two-seat sports car as a daily driver, let me introduce you to your dream home — 1840 Lobdell Place. You already understand the pleasures of not being inconvenienced by extra things like rear seats, or trunk space, but still appreciate a sexy aesthetic and button-down feel. Your home awaits.

1840 Lobdell Front

Nestled on a quiet side street this beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath mid-century modern home hits the market at $499,ooo, and we’re pretty sure you won’t find this kind of bang-for-your-buck anywhere else in Echo Park.

1840 Lobdell Front 2

Built in 1956, it oozes its original mid-century character while still providing you with updated modern amenities, including bamboo hardwood floors, butcher block counters, and drought-tolerant landscaping.


1840 Lobdell Living

In France, the locals would call this a pied-a-terre apartment — it is cozy, spartan, and humble in its size of 495 square feet — but all the unique details remain.  Jalousie windows, vaulted beam ceilings, and that retro 1950’s layered rock in the living room are perfect for the space.

The bedroom has ample space and gets a lot of natural light.

1840 Lodell bed

And, of course, the backyard acts as an extension of the living space.

1840 Lobdell Yard

Dine al fresco, day or night.

For private showings, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at (213) 718-1110 or

Jovelle Schaffer of Sotheby’s Los Feliz has the listing.

1840 Lobdell Front

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.