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Los Angeles, California
|Heated Sq. Ft.||1,253|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||1,253|
- 1st Floor Bath
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Exercise Room
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Unfinished Basement
- 1 Car Garage
- Fenced Yard
- Fresh paint
- Gated Entry
- Sprinkler System
- Built-in Cabinets
- Ceiling Fans
- Original wood windows
- Wood floors
- Shingle Roof
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Security System
- Sprinkler System
- Water Heater - Gas
- Claw-foot Tub(s)
- Pocket Doors
- Sleeping Porch
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Angelino Heights (Established in 1886) is one of Los Angeles oldest suburbs and it is located between Downtown and Silverlake. 2 Blocks from the house is Carroll Avenue home to many Victorians, Queen Annes, Craftsmans, and Mission revival; many including this house, have been used to various filming purposes over the years. Today it is still a popular area for film production. These homes have been featured in scores of Hollywood motion pictures, television productions and commercials for television and print. Houses have been featured in the productions of “Chinatown”, “Lady Sings the Blues”, “East of Eden” (remake), “The Thornbirds”, “Charmed”, “Helltown”, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, “The Color Purple” with Oprah Winfrey and from the silent film era, the “Keystone Cops” just to name a few!
The 1300 block of Carroll Avenue has the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1983 Angelino Heights was qualified as Los Angeles first Historic district. Angelino Heights was designated the very first of the now dozen or so Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). Homeowners may avail themselves of property tax relief under the Mills Act and they may pass these advantages on to subsequent owners. The neighborhood has an active HPOZ board which promotes preservation and restoration of the vintage architecture. What homeowners do inside is, for the most part, not subject to design review. The Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc., a nonprofit charitable public benefit corporation, has been formed by local volunteer residents in order to restore this antique trolley car and establish a working electric streetcar service in Angelino Heights and the surrounding area. The trolley will provide a convenient connection to other nearby historical, pedestrian oriented areas such as the Echo Park Business District and Lake, Chinatown, El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park and, of course, Union Station.
In recent years (as of 2007), this neighborhood experienced a dramatic resurgence. The HPOZ meetings have a high attendance and request for home improvements. Demand for homes in the area has skyrocketed in the past decade as young professionals return to neighborhoods to reclaim the strong sense of community and to cut down on their commute to downtown. This neighborhood is for walking dogs, sitting on porches and saying hello to your neighbor.
Sensitive new commercial development is taking place in the area as well; downtown is in the process of a major transformation. Adjacent shopping can be found on the famous Sunset Blvd, Echo Park Avenue and Alvarado street.
Area amenities include: Echo Park Lake home of The Lotus Festival held in July, Elysian Park with tennis courts, hiking trails and many BBQ parks .Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, and walking distance to Dodger Stadium.
2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom
1910 Victorian/craftsman transition bungalow with period details throughout
Updated electrical, copper plumbing, new roof, as well as new interior and exterior paint.
Up to 2000 Sq feet of potential expansion
Front yard features beautiful antique style Queen-Anne rose bushes, palm trees, grass yard and various natural foliage, recently landscaped with access to old-time driveway and garage. Morning sun patio sitting area. In-ground sprinkler system.
Huge L shaped front porch with ornate masonry porch supports the Period front door with security system and antique doorbell.
Grand entry foyer opens to the waiting room, hallway and living room.
10+' ceilings with picture rail molding throughout
Original hardwood flooring throughout
Large Living room with original iron and glass picture window complete with antique chandelier and ceiling medallion
Large formal dining room with antique chandelier and ceiling medallion, three large double hung windows in bay style and built-in china cabinet
Built-in butler's pantry separated by old style half doors leading from the dining room to the kitchen. Features antique Thomas Edison light fixture, original antique clothes iron set in the wall, and old style cloth wallpaper of framed dogs.
Kitchen and Butlers pantry features faux stained glass window
Huge country kitchen with stainless steel appliances, counter-to-ceiling knotty pine cabinets with endless space and under-the-counter wine cooler. Convenient laundry area with storage and shelving.
Large unfinished attic with high ceiling -- with views of downtown.
Back bedroom can double as office with excellent lighting from windows, unusually large reach-in closet not normally found in homes from this era.
Large front bedroom with one double-hung window and a servants entry door with and reach-in closet
Beautiful hallway connects front foyer to the kitchen via old style half door.
Both front and back bedrooms open into Jack and Jill bath with claw-foot tub/shower.
Antique light fixtures & original wood molding throughout
Back door opens out to lovely alfresco entertaining yard, featuring burnt art wood shelving, lions head fountain, patio table, rose garden and sitting bench under original Pomello and assorted trees.
Full Unfinished Daylight Basement with separate entrance ready for conversion to Artists or Musicians studio, in-law or rental apartment and/or recreation room. It is equal in size of the sq footage of the house, some areas have ceiling possibility of 8-10 feet.
Gated parking for 1 to 2 cars tandem and plenty of street parking
Extremely quiet and friendly neighborhood. Close to several parks and recreation venues
Convenient to Silverlake, Downtown, and Chinatown
Close to Union Station.
Easy access to 101, 110 and 5 Freeways
Archived in December, 2007
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