1742 Kent Street

Sometimes you tour a home and just know it’s going to be hot. This is one of those homes. Sure the list price for this 2 bedroom, 2 bath + bonus studio and bath lists for $849,000, but we’d bet good money this hits six figures.

1742 Kent Front

Originally built in 1933, updated Spanish-style homes rarely come together quite as well as this. And, with just under 1,600 square feet (not including said bonus studio), you have plenty of living space.

1742 Kent Living

The peg-and-groove hardwood floors throughout the home are original, and recently refinished.

1742 Kent Dining

For a home of this size, the kitchen is rather spacious with details that include a Wolf range, subway tile, and plenty of cabinetry.

1742 Kent Kitchen

If we’re honest, we probably spend an inordinate amount of time in our bathrooms, so it’s important to find one you’ll truly enjoy. Thankfully, with bathrooms with a double shower head in the master and Carrara marble, we’re guessing that won’t be a problem. A mini fridge could do wonders.

1742 Kent Bath

1742 Kent Master Bath

We’re happy to report that like other rooms throughout this home, the bedrooms are more than comfortable for their size.

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As with seemingly every home we feature, there is a converted, detached something or other. In this case, it’s a tastefully modern additional bedroom and bath with polished cement floor.

1742 Kent Bonus

Beyond indoor space, there is a lovely yard outback with large mature fauna and a 3-car garage to free you from parallel parking anxiety.

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

Sally Foster Jones of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

1609 Scott Street

If you enjoy living alone and are looking to own a stylish home, by all means check out the beautifully updated Echo Park bungalow at 1609 Scott Street.

1609 Scott Front

While its exterior may give away its period 1924 character, inside is a whole different story. With 1 bedroom, one and a half baths and an asking price of $599,000, it better bring something significant to the table–and, it delivers.

1609 Scott Living

Though dark hardwood floors tend to make a space look smaller, the numerous windows and vaulted ceilings make for a perfect counter balance. Sure, nobody will mistake this space for grandiose, but your neurotic claustrophobic friend should feel at ease.

1609 Scott Kitchen

If they don’t, send them to the well-appointed kitchen for a drink. With nonporous countertops, stainless steel everything and plenty of cabinet space, finding a glass for their cocktail will help distract them.

1609 Scott Bed

The bedroom is more than adequate with plenty room for large furniture. But you say you are a fashionista and no amount of dresser space will hold that which you cherish? Well, amongst that 850 square feet of home, is this abundant walk-in closet. BOOM.

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The half bathroom makes the term “water closet” seem large, but the full bathroom is rather nicely appointed with clean fixtures and room to…think.

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Space has been used to almost Scandinavian efficiency, so you won’t find the washer-and- dryer hidden in the kitchen, but in its own mud room-ish space, with is conveniently located by the “yard.”

1609 Scott Laundry

Okay, so yard might not be a but of an exaggeration, but there is a private outdoor space large enough for a nice dinner or meditation or what not. You get the idea.

1609 Scott Yard

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

Alyssa Valentine & Courtney Smith of Nourmand & Associates have the listing.

2221 Montana Street

This cozy Echo Park Cool post is brought to you by this equally cozy Echo Park bungalow. With a few surprises up its sleeve, this 900 square foot charmer should certainly please.

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Built in 1908–though tastefully updated to include expected amenities such as central air and heat–this 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow hits market at $699,ooo.

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With an open floor plan that includes a deck off the kitchen, livable space has been maximized. The hardwood floors are original, the appliances stainless steel. Thankfully, period charm remains amongst the rather stoic updates.

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Yep, two bedrooms as advertised.

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The single bathroom has decent character — thanks to a farmhouse sink, 2/3rd wainscoting, and hexagonal tile work.

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There is a lot to like about the spacious and well-landscaped backyard, especially given a healthy 230 square foot studio.

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An elevated deck allows for space underneath for added storage, while doubling as a great perch for al fresco entertaining. Below you’ll find additional seating areas for extra guests, or a place for a quiet evening.

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

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Ken Shapiro of Silverwood Properties has the listing.

1917 Baxter Street

Driving on Baxter Street can be a terrifying experience. It’s arguably one of the steepest residential city streets around, but on the plus side, it probably keeps unwanted traffic to a minimum. That’s great considering some of the lovely homes found off it, including this one here.1917 Baxter Front

Built in 1910, yet moved to its current location in 1952 this 1,260 square foot California bungalow features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a surprisingly robust backyard all for an asking price of $799,000.


1917 Baxter Living

Inside you’ll find 10′ high ceilings, hardwood flooring throughout, and a well-balanced mix of old world charm, with modern amenities like central AC/Heat, built-ins and recessed lighting.

1917 Baxter Dining

The dining area is a lovely space that even includes an oddly placed decorative fireplace. Subjectively, if any room is in need of an update, it would be the kitchen. While the space is nice, and the stainless steel appliances are nice, the 80’s are screaming to have their tile countertops back.

1917 Baxter Kitchen

As master bedrooms go in small homes like this, this one is particularly large. And while it may not offer an en-suit bathroom, it does have a lovely den area with private doors leading out back.

1917 Baxter Master

The second bedroom offers period doors, nice floors and a pretty funky fixture.

1917 Baxter Bed

Nothing particularly remarkable about the bathroom. While the tiles are rather busy, I always do appreciate an old school tub and pedestal sink like that.

1917 Baxter Bath

Out back you’ll find a gorgeous deck leading to a pool and spa, along with a well landscaped yard with fruit trees, and an idyllic cabana.

1917 Baxter Yard

1917 Baxter Cabana

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

Steve Sanders of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

649 Laveta Terrace

Hidden behind a quaint wood fence–with mature, drought tolerant fauna–sits 649 Laveta Terrace. And, like a top-of-the-line economy car, this home packs a ton of features into a small package.

649 Laveta Front

With just an 858 sq. ft. footprint, you’d be hard pressed calling this thing anything more than cozy, this home is aptly described as “crush-worthy,” and it’s hard not to agree.

649 Laveta Living

Combining a tasteful blend of original detail with modern updates that’s become common around here, this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath bungalow is sure to sell beyond its $649,000 asking price.

649 Laveta Dining

Rich hardwood flooring, with a dash of exposed brick, complement the bright main living area, while the small dining room comes with one of the most tasteful alcove/wet bars (with built-in wine fridge) I’ve seen. Kudos to a smart use of space!

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Keeping things safe in the kitchen, you’ll find the overpopulated white cabinet/light wood/stainless steel-everything-combo that defines every rehabbed home. I get it, it works, but it makes writing boring.

649 Laveta Kitchen

The bedrooms are tiiiiight, but tastefully so. Some people have mixed feelings about wood paneling. This is a perfect example of it working, and the bathroom is gorgeous. Sure, people seem to want bigger, but better will do, and the tile work is lovely.

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The second bathroom is off of a small foyer area and, while not quite as nice as the first, it’s still perfectly fine.

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649 Laveta foyer

I love lofts, and this is a great way to increase useable space. While hardwood would give it a bit more of a period look, the carpet opens up the area and gives it some warmth. It also makes for a great place for kids to hangout.

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Another Eastside prerequisite is fulfilled with the addition of a studio space.

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If for some reason you do feel confined by the small home, be comforted in knowing you have many al fresco options. With a terraced backyard you get a fire pit, dining area with grill, and a lovely deck for sipping on something while watching day turn to night.

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As I said, this home packs in a lot, and probably won’t remain on the market long.

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

Alyssa Valentine of Nourmand & Associates has the listing.