Built in 1955, this two-bedroom modern residence in Echo Park is looking for its first buyer since 1989—when it sold for $254,000. As yet another indication of the neighborhood’s red hot real estate market, it’s asking more than five times that price today.
The 1,325-square-foot house sits on a 9,861-square-foot lot, with a two-car garage, detached office/studio structure, and a pleasant courtyard with plenty of room for outdoor seating. Both bedrooms offer access to a large wooden deck, complete with a hot tub and stellar views across the neighborhood.
The interior of the home has been well preserved since its midcentury construction, with vintage features that include hardwood floors, beamed and vaulted ceilings, and a large red brick fireplace in the living room.
Complete with wood cabinetry, checkered linoleum floors, and era-appropriate appliances, the kitchen may be in line for an update, but we sentimentally hope new owners keep at least some elements of its classic design intact.
Other features of the property include a long driveway, sizable garden, and a cocktail bar between the living room and kitchen.
Asking price is $1.4 million.
- 2011 North Alvarado Street [Joe Reichling | Sotheby’s International Realty]