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2120 Avon Street

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How do you live like a king in Los Angeles? By living like the mayor of Los Angeles, of course! From artful Instagram snaps to curating KCRW guest DJ sets to educating you on El Niño sandbag locations, Eric Garcetti typifies the true Angeleno.

Now you can own his home.

Coming to market at a cool $1,650,000, the Garcetti-Wakeland Residence is a 3 bed, 2 bath post-and-beam in 1,900 interior sq. ft. and on over half an acre of land.

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The 1953-year-built home was originally designed by Daniel L. Dworsky, FAIA with the most recent renovation by SCI-Arc alum Elissa Scrafano.

The sylvan home comes with all the mid-century trappings you’d expect — walls of glass, exposed rafters, linear everything — yet  manages to be sustainable and forward-thinking with its solar panels, terraced veggie garden, and tankless water heater.

Living Room

A double-sided fireplace anchors the living room and showcases natural light throughout the home.

side view - kitchen

Canyon views remain constant from a well-sized cook’s kitchen.

kitchen

Outdoors, you can admire the hillside while picking fresh herbs or citrus.

garden

trees

A deck makes for the perfect al fresco dining spot.

Outdoor dining

Simple design can be witnessed in the first floor bedroom, with a sitting nook close by.

1st floor bedroom

On the second story, two well-sized bedrooms vie for your attention.

You realize you’re in a modernist tree house.

bedroom 2 sitting area

glass hallwaybedroom 3

master bathroom

water feature

Outdoors, you can enjoy the sounds of a simple fountain, those sweeping canyon views, and contemplate the following:

Years before they lived in Silver Lake and a good decade before mayoral residency at the Getty House in Windsor Square, the Council District 13 president lived in Echo Park with his wife Amy.  The year was 2000, and the little neighborhood of Echo Park had not yet reached critical mass.

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

Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby’s Los Feliz represents the Sellers.

1030 West Edgeware Road

At the intersection of hipsterdom and Americana sits 1030 West Edgeware Road. Built in 1908, this Angeleno Heights Craftsman hits all the right marks for a place to dig in, lay some roots, and enjoy a cup of sustainably grown organic dark roast.

1030 Edgeware Front

Coming to market at $699,000 is about what you would expect to pay in our current environment for a modest 1,454 square foot home. Thankfully it’s well laid-out in a way that offers plenty of living space for its 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

1030 Edgeware Living

As expected, modern updates have been made, while still preserving the majority of period details. Lovely dark wood floors and accents offer nice contrast to bright walls and plenty of natural light.

1030 Edgeware Kitchen

Keeping things clean, you’ll find all the white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances your heart desires in the kitchen.

1030 Edgeware Den

The rest of the first floor is occupied by a bedroom that is just as happy to be used as an office or den, and a lovely bathroom with high wainscoting and a green clawfoot tub.

1030 Edgeware Bath

Upstairs, you’ll find 2 well-sized bedrooms and another clawfoot tub to soak away any worries.

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

2nd floor bathroom

Lastly, if you’d like to admire your home from afar, why not enjoy outdoor entertaining and dinner parties from this handsome perch?

Backyard

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

Alison Moss-Huddy of Nourmand & Associates has the listing.

1932 Talmadge Street

Space. You want it, this delivers. At nearly 3,500 square feet of usefully laid out interior space – outside Laughlin Park – it is hard to find in Los Feliz.

1932 Talmadge Front evening

With four over-sized bedrooms, three and a half baths and additional room to spare, this Traditional 1930s home has been tastefully updated enough to more than justify its $1,679,000 asking price. Located in Franklin Hills, surrounding Shakespeare Bridge and proximal to Los Feliz Village, you’ll find this 2-story beauty.

1932 Talmadge Kitchen

Walking in the front door places you in the heart of any home, the kitchen. With polished quartzite countertops, stainless steel appliances including built-in wine fridge, and an assortment of custom cabinetry that includes a breakfast nook, you may just want to do all your entertaining here.

1932 Talmadge Dining

Of course, if you did decide to sit down to a formal dinner, the dining room is more than accommodating, with a fireplace that will really help set a mood.

1932 Talmadge Study

You’ll also find a well-appointed study and a more than adequately sized bed and full bath (along with a separate half) downstairs as well, which is perfect for in-laws, au pairs, or any other welcomed guests.

1932 Talmadge bottom bed

But the highlight will undoubtedly be the ginormous living room with vaulted ceilings and exposed knotty-pine beams.

1932 Talmadge Living

Upstairs you’ll find two large bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. You may be surprised to discover one of these bedroom is actually larger than the master. These rooms also share a balcony that faces out to treetop views and the Griffith Park Observatory.

1932 Talmadge bed 2 1932 Talmadge Bath 2

1932 Talmadge Bed 3

Of course, size doesn’t mean everything. Particularly when you have a master suite fitted with built-in reading lamps, views of the grassy backyard, and a bathroom that rivals the Four Seasons (3 shower heads, a spa tub, and an ample walk-in closet).

1932 Talmadge Master bed

1932 Talmadge Master Bath

Sure it’s subjective, but there is something overwhelmingly confident about an open shower.

1932 Talmadge Master closet

Located on a 5,800 square foot lot, you’ll be happy to know there is still plenty of outdoor space that includes both a sizable courtyard, pre-wired for a TV, and plenty of flat, hillside greenery in the backyard.

The home is included within the prestigious Franklin Avenue Elementary school district.

Franklin Hills lawn

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

Additional photos may be viewed here.

Jovelle Schaffer of Sotheby’s Los Feliz is the listing agent.

1417 Kellam Avenue

Pool view w: carriage house

You know you’ve made it in Echo Park when you can afford a stately home in Angeleno Heights.  This thing of beauty, 1417 Kellam Avenue, hit the market for a cool $1.495M.  The main house, an elegant 1907-built Craftsman, is complemented by a lovely 1887-built Victorian carriage house, and further beautified by a 2008-built lap pool.

Let’s take a look inside 2,767 square feet.

Front House exterior

The main 3-bedroom house looks rather modest at first, removed of its prior stucco gory in 2008 and restored to show that wooded siding glory beneath.  Upon entering the home, a formal foyer greets visitors.

Foyer

On stage left, a decorator’s living room awaits, with a clear view of the pool.

Living Room

The formal dining room, on the opposite side, is large enough to feed your hungry dinner guests — with simple Wrightian windows to let in natural light.

Dining Room

Steps beyond, the kitchen has been updated to include bar-style seating, a Wolf range, and plenty of stainless steel countertops on which to prep.

Kitchen

Kitchen counters

Upstairs, all 3 bedrooms are adequately sized.

Master Bedroom

The master has a generous walk-in closet.

For those with both narcissism and a penchant for clawfoot tubs, this mirrored and sky-lit bathroom sure hits the spot.

Master Bathroom

The 2nd bedroom, below, has all the trappings you’d expect in a Craftsman.

2nd Bedroom

The 3rd bedroom, styled as an office, has French doors that open up to a large deck.

3rd Bedroom

Both Downtown LA skyline and sunset views arrive daily from this 2nd floor perch.

2nd Floor Deck

And, lastly, let’s not forget about the gorgeous Victorian carriage house — the structure entitled Historic-Cultural Monument No. 166 and declared so in 1979 by the City of LA.  It was once used by co-owner and co-developer of Angeleno Heights, Everett E. Hall.

Night view - Carriage house

Though no professional photos exist of the carriage home’s interior, a description should suffice.  The 1st floor boasts a small den with a built-in bookcase.  A full bathroom, with another side entrance to the pool area, is perfect for guests who lounge and suntan during those sunny L.A days.  On the 2nd floor of this steepled structure, you’ll find a generously-sized bedroom loft and another full bathroom.  Exposed white siding makes the space feel a little heavenly.

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

HCM No. 166 Carriage House

The City of LA’s photo of Historic-Cultural Monument No. 166

Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

2047 Lake Shore Avenue

The idea of an income-generating duplex is often more enticing than the reality. While it would be great to live in one place while making money off another — there are often certain concessions that come along with it — but 2047 Lake Shore Avenue makes for a compelling case.

2047 Lakeshore front

For $849,000 – an average sum for an Elysian Heights home these days – you get a charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath Spanish-style bungalow in front, along with a garage that’s been converted into a studio space, plus a 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio that’s completely separate from the main house.

2047 Lakeshore living

Original 1920s charm can be found all over the front home, and recent updates tastefully blend in with the hardwood floors and built-in cabinets.

2047 Lakeshore dining 2047 Lakeshore kitchen

While not huge, the rooms are all comfortably sized and well-appointed. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the farm house sink we’ve come to expect.  Additionally, the bedrooms and bath offer plenty of space.

2047 Lakeshore master 2047 Lakeshore bed

2047 Lakeshore bath

The terraced space out back offers multiple options for outdoor entertaining, while also serving as a comfortable buffer between the main house and studio.

2047 Lakeshore yard

The studio (pictured above) is far from being a penalty box, offering both privacy and better views.  While there’s no interior photo of said studio, it’s amazing in person.  It is spacious, with high ceilings, and would make the perfect home office or den.

2047 Lakeshore yard 2

Above the terraced sitting area, you’ll find the 1+1 unit.

2047 Lakeshore studio front

Inside you’ll find a smaller living and dining area, but charm from the original home carries over.

2047 Lakeshore studio living 2047 lakeshore studio kitchen

Theoretically, if this were going to be for an in-law, they wouldn’t have much reason to be mad with you.  All that’s missing is central or dual-split A/C to make them comfy.

2047 Lakeshore studio bed 2047 Lakeshore studio bath

Between a well-appointed front home, a converted garage/studio, plenty of usable outdoor space, and a charming 1+1 there is much to like about 2047 Lake Shore Avenue.

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

Sarah Pearson of Teles Properties, Inc. has the listing.