Archives for: Architecture & Design

Calling All Preservationists: Echo Park Historic Monument Dropped to Less Than $1M

For those who subscribe to Old House Journal, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 257 may be the Echo Park renovation project for you.  The Mediterranean/Spanish Colonial Revival residence, designed by architect John Victor Macka at 817 – 821  N. Glendale Blvd., hit the market this week at $1,100,000. Built in 1937, the 3 bedroom, 2 […]

Stairway Real Estate? Echo Park Cottage Hits Market At $399k

In 1914, when Echo Park was known as Edendale and Red Cars on the Pacific Electric Railway were the mode du jour, residents used public stairways (and their glutes) to access the 1-bedroom cottage cabins on Loma Vista Place.  Edendale movie studios, for silent film-making, proliferated on the four-block stretch of Allesandro, between Berkeley and […]

Echo Park Condo, With Down-Payment Assistance, Still Available

Only 1 unit remains in an Echo Park condo complex of 4, completely rehabbed by non-profit organization Enterprise Home Ownership Partners (EHOP), with down-payment assistance from the City of L.A. and the Los Angeles Housing Department up to $90,000 for eligible Buyers. Built in 1915, the quadruplex underwent an extensive condo conversion, replete with lead-abatement […]

ModOp Design Transforms Echo Park Home

The Echo Park urban landscape, courtesy of Greg Steinberg and Alexandra Becket of ModOp Design, welcomes a new addition tomorrow: 2220 Reservoir Street.  After several home restorations in Silver Lake and Highland Park, the married duo took on a project in Echo Park, a neglected, stuccoed 1922 duplex north of Sunset Blvd. and west of Alvarado. […]