1321 Carroll Avenue

It pains me to see well-maintained, larger old homes converted into multiple units. Especially ones as gorgeously maintained as this one at 1321 Carroll Avenue.

1321 Carroll Front

Legally this is considered a duplex, with the listing notes for the home describe it as having a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit upstairs, with a 1 bedroom unit downstairs, along with a studio and office space (most likely in the carriage house). Without having had the chance to preview it, we can’t say for sure.

1321 Carroll Side

While not a fan of turning a Painted Lady into a multi-unit income property, they’ve been able to make each unit unique with its own set of characteristics.

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All of this can be yours for $1,225,000. Plus you’ll get to boast to your friends about owning a home down the street from Don Draper’s childhood (er, bordello) home. The photos are a bit out of order, so this is the best interpretation of what each unit is.

1321 Carroll unit 1 living

Bottom floor is this 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. The space is clean and simple. The hardwood floors, dark wood frame around the window, pocket door to the bedroom, and small touch of stained glass really give it a warm period feel.

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Upstairs is a completely different creature. From the best I can assess, the largest and most glamorous unit is the 2 bedroom, 1 bath space that takes up the second story of the front of the house, along with a part of the back.

1321 Carroll unit 3 kitchen

Downstairs you’ll find the large, super Victorian kitchen with a grand living area and a lot of light.

1321 Carroll unit 3 studio

Upstairs you’ll find an equally spacious Victorian sitting room. Add a few taxidermied animals and you’re set.

1321 Carroll unit 2 living

The kitchen and living spaces are stunning, the bedrooms could use some work, or maybe it’s just the bad carpet and lack of proper staging.

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The studio space looks like a downtown loft minus windows, or views, but we do dig the brick, subway tile and generally contemporary look of it.

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For a bonus part of the garage has been turned into an office as well.

1321 Carroll office

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

Sebastian Stofenmacher of Edgestone Real Estate, Inc. has the listing.


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.

1609 Scott closet

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.

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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.