Dramatic Italian-style residence in Echo Park asks $1.9M

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This impressive two-story Mediterranean residence on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake is certainly unique for the area, with a regal look that sets it very much apart from the humble bungalows on its block.

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument number 971, the 2,564-square-foot home was constructed in 1927 by Italian-born mechanic Innocenti Palombo. According to the home’s application for landmark status, Palombo based its design on a palace located in his hometown of Vicalvi, in central Italy.

Living room with painted ceiling and fireplace
Master stairwayMaster stairway
Dining room with chandelierDining room with chandelier

Perched slightly above the street, the home is accessed by a winding stone stairway and includes a large arched front entryway and arched windows on the bottom level. The second story includes balconies with wrought-iron railings facing the street and a larger balcony behind the home.

Bedroom with painted ceilingBedroom with painted ceiling

On the interior, the house includes five bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Features include hardwood floors, hand-painted ceilings, ornately carved crown moldings, and a grand central stairway.

Balcony overlooking yardBalcony overlooking yard
Landscaped backyardLandscaped backyard

Behind the home is a landscaped backyard with gardens, pathways, rose bushes, and a canopied seating area. Per the listing, the property also includes a two-car garage and a basement with a kitchen, library, and media room.

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