1031 West Kensington Road

1031 West Kensington Road

Owner-occupier units are often times a shot in the dark which is why, when you find one as nice as 1031 West Kensington Road, it’s difficult to argue against it.

Located in Angeleno Heights, just blocks away from Echo Park Lake, this 2,500 sq/ft Craftsman features 2 side-by-side units, each with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath.

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While the asking price of $1,150,000 feels rather steep, especially with a seasonal market cooling of late, many of the upgrades that went into the home are clearly on display.

Taking a closer look at the owner’s unit one can tell that vintage detailing was a priority. Originally built in 1922, the  kitchen’s color scheme, fixtures and tile look as though no time has passed.

1031 Kensington Kitchen

Each of the bathrooms have been heavily updated with their own unique floor-to-ceiling tiling. As a bonus, 3 of the 4 bathrooms also feature Jacuzzi tubs.

1031 Kensington Bath

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Period detail abounds wherever you look. One of my favorite features is the iron spiral staircase, hiding behind a door, that leads you to the master bedroom.

1031 Kensington stairs

Rich hardwood flooring can be found in the living room as well as both bedrooms.

1031 Kensington Master

Heading outside, each unit has their own porch. Below the porch they’ve added a tile fountain as well as a permitted recreation room with additional bathroom on the basement level. With a lot size just shy of 8,000 sq/ft, there is also enough off-street parking for 8 vehicles.

1031 Kensington Back

In addition to the home, the Sellers are also including an Airstream trailer! Whether that is a bonus or a hinderance really depends on your own preferences.

On the bright side, at least it’s moveable.

1031 Kensington Airstream

If you’re in the market to owner-occupy a unit, then rent out the other — with the occasional road trip in your trailer — this Angeleno Heights duplex could be for you.

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

Philip Boroda of Coldwell Banker-Sherman Oaks has the listing.


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