Archives for: Architecture & Design

1533 Cerro Gordo

Nestled along the Elysian Heights enclave of Kite Hill, this 1920-year-built Craftsman commands serenity, privacy, and light-filled interior space. A tranquil pond, surrounded by verdant trees and succulents, greets you from the enclosed porch. Inside, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths command treetop and mountain views from various windows.  The longtime home of a prolific poet, […]

246 N. Park View Street

Hi-Fi, or Historic Filipinotown, has been an oft forgotten enclave of Echo Park.  Let’s dispel the rumors.  It’s always been a part of Echo Park — not adjacent to it or in its fringe — but IN it.  So is Rampart Village, Angelino Heights, Victor Heights, and Elysian Heights.  The Echo Park Historical Society may […]

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. For $849,000 – an average […]

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. 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 […]