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Angelino Heights

 Angelino Heights Neighborhood los angeles

Angelino Heights
Zip Codes: 90026

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Many of the Victorian Homes in Angelino Heights were built without garages because at this time horse drawn carriage was main form of transportation

Angelino Heights is one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods. Developed by Everett Hall and William Stilson during the Land rush of the 1880’s, they named the streets – Carroll, Marion, Allison, Helen, Wallace, and Everett— fater their family members. Iona was the home town in the midwest of the Hall family. The neighborhood has been on the way up in recent years.

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Only $500 for a lot in 1902!

Most of the development in Angelino Heights happened between 1900-1910. These homes were large two story properties built for the upper middle class. With the passing of time, some of these 19th century properties have fallen into great disrepair. If you are a homebuyer looking for an opportunity to buy a big historic house to fix up, this is a great place to find one.

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Every Lot in Angelino Heights is zone R2, which is a multifamily apartment zone. The Neighborhood fell on hard times at least twice in its 100-year history. During those times, large houses were converted into boarding houses, and many historic properties were torn down to building apartment buildings. Of the 760 Properties in the neighborhood, about 60% are apartments, and 40% are homes. There are virtually no condos. With high rents and lower prices, this is an attractive area for cash flow investment or for live in one and rent the other(s) landlords.

The community is a hillside community, so building and parking can be difficult. Homes on the top of the hill have sweeping city views.

Angelino Heights is probably best known for its Victorian era homes that lay on charm with a trowel. Take a stroll down Carroll Avenue and enjoy these magnificent and rare gems.

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Angelino Heights was the first neighborhood to be designated as an HPOZ in 1983. In addition to Victorians, the area has some great Craftsman houses that were popular in 1910-1920.

This LA neighborhood is a colorful and eclectic mix of historic homes, income property, and people.

Location

Angelino Heights is a neighborhood within the city of Echo Park. It’s boundaries are Echo Park Avenue on the west, that runs along the wonderful Echo Lake. Sunset Boulevard to the North, and the 101 Freeway.

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View of Angelino Heights from Lago Vista Condos

The main activity areas for Angelino Heights are Sunset Blvd and Echo Lake Park. Sunset Blvd has a host of café’s, record and book stores, bar 1, bar 2, bar 3, restaurants (including vegan options), art galleries, and music venues- I personally love the echoplex. There is even a bike shop! Once a year the neighborhood has a weekend festival called echo park rising that is quite well attended.

In addition, Downtown Los Angeles is only 15 minutes.

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The Vons at 1342 N Alvarado St will probably be your regular spot for groceries. I love this place!

Every Friday there is the Echo Park Farmers market from 3PM-7PM.

Architecture

VICTORIAN- Angelino Heights is one of Los Angeles’ last remaining bastions of Victorian architecture. It’s hard to believe that at the turn of the century Victorian architecture was one of the city’s most popular styles. You kind find the Victorian homes in the oldest part of the neighborhood on Carroll Ave, Kellam Ave and Calumet Ave. The owners on Carroll paid to bury electric powerlines and install vintage streetlamps.

CRAFTSMAN- In the teens of the 20th century Craftsman architecture was really starting to take off. Many Craftsman homes were built in Angelino Heights during this period. Some were even built as residential income properties.

Income Property- Unfortunately, with a few exceptions (like the beautiful 7u streamline modern @ 1000 W Edgeware), the income property in Angelino Heights only a mother could love. You will never turn vinegar into jam. As a landlord, have a beautiful building is nice, but the most important thing is the rent. This area is a extremely strong and robust rental market.

Real Estate

Prices:

Bungalows $600,00 -$800,000

Large Houses $1,000,000 – $1,400,000

Single Family Record Sale: $1,520,000  Date 11/25/2015

Turnover: 3% (Very Low!)

Appreciation: 5%

 

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Morton Village

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Morton Village
1641 N Morton Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90026

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Morton Village is a small lot development in Echo Park, completed in 2015  by developers Van Daele Homes and Fifteen Group. Morton Village is similar to its nearby small lot developments 36 on Echo, which came a few years earlier in 2012, and also recently finished SL70. Morton Village consists of 15 new construction detached townhouses with rooftop decks, and three restored 1900’s bungalows. Both entrances to the development have electronic gates. Morton Village owners enjoy excellent walkability, great floorplan flow, high quality contemporary finishes, and beautiful downtown skyline and rolling hill views.

 Location

Located near the intersection of Morton and Echo Park Avenue, there is a small commercial building which is the heart of the community. The main watering whole is Chango, which serves coffee and pastries. Travel down echo Park Blvd to Sunset and there is a host of restaurants and bars to choose from. Insider tip: there is a taco truck that sets up in the Walgreens parking lot each night if you have a late night craving for carne, pollo, or carnitas. Being in Echo Park, Elysian Park and Dodger stadium are nearby. I know residents who like to stay fit by hiking the stairs and running the trails in Elysian Park. Sunset Junction is a bit of a trek but still within reach. Some of my favorite bars in the neighbood are the Thirsty Crow, 4100 Bar, El Prado, and the Echoplex.

Real Estate

Morton Village Brochure

Mortan Village Site Plan

Townhouses: There are four-floor plans for the townhouses (A1, A2, B, C) See Brochure link above. A1,A2, and B are   2Br/2.5 Bath  ~1,500 – 1,600 sqft. Original Prices for these range from $800,000 to $900,000. C floor plans are a bit larger but have a weird layout. One big plus of these townhouses is the two car, attached garage. Believe it or not, in Echo Park, there are a decent number of houses that have no parking at all, and street parking can be very challenging because there are quite a few apartment buildings in the neighborhood which means a lot of cars parking on the street. One of the developer upgrades available is a bike rack, and yes there is room to store bikes in the garage also. I like the 8 ft entry doors that create a dramatic entrance. The standard size for an entry door is 80 inches or about 6.5 Ft so these taller doors definitely create a grander entry.

Morton Village Finish package

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Going upstairs from the ground level you enter the main living area on the second floor with an open floor plan concept.

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The Kitchen countertops are all Quartz, and the kitchen has a huge island that can substitute for your Dining Room table if you don’t cook that much, otherwise, there is a huge Living Room/dining room area that has plenty of space for a 6 person dining table. The European style Cabinets in the kitchen really accent the space. All the appliances in the kitchen are Bosch stainless steel. There is a guest bathroom, plus a balcony off the living room that complete this level.

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Upstairs on the third level is the 2 bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Bedrooms are carpeted with Berber. The master bedroom is 12′ x 14′ and has a walk-in closet and m and the laundry room is on this level.

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Up from there is a huge 20 ft x 30 ft rooftop deck perfect for hanging out and enjoying the view or having a BBQ.  The homes have a tankless water heater.

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Morton Village Bungalows Under Construction

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Bungalows: The bungalows are a lot smaller than the townhouses, they range in size from 600-700 sqft and are 1br/1 ba but have a little yard. Prices for these range from 500K-600K. You may think they look a bit odd- the developer promised to preserve these historical bungalows which is why they weren’t torn down. Instead, they were remodeled completely.

Morton Village Amenities

No Common area amenities, which translates into a very low maintenance fee. There are 6 Guest parking spaces.

Home Owners Association

There is no HOA since these properties are houses, however, there is a maintenance fee of $200/mo to maintain the driveway and electronic gates. It’s important to remember that you are responsible for the maintenance on your home.

If you have any more questions or if you are ready to see Morton Village please call me directly at (310) 388-7332 or click the button below and I will be in touch shortly.

 

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Lago Vista | 1701 Clinton St

Lago Vista
1701 Clinton St
Los Angeles 90026

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Lago Vista was built in 1973. Designed by architect Allyn E. Morris, the pet-friendly building has a great views of downtown LA and echo park! Morris designed the building as an arc, bending roughly 120 degrees around the hillside that Lago Vista is situated upon. This allows unbostructed vistas, and no tree blockage from below. This units tend to sell really quick!!!

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48 units total, the units have desirable open style floorplan and east facing floor to cieling sliding glass windows which open to private balcony.

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Units get wonderful morning light. Conveniently located close to Downtown and USC, as well as Sunset Junction restraunts and nightlife. Gated, with controlled access. Units are 2 br 1 ba ~800sqft. Low HOAs at around 300/mo. that also cover EQ insurance. The building is FHA Loan approved. community laundry. Prices range from $300,000 to $400,000.

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36 on Echo

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Beginning of Construction on 36 on Echo

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Thirty6 on echo is new construction tri-level Townhome development in Echo Park. Located in the heart of Echo Park at the fork of Echo Park Ave and Morton Ave. Convenient commute to downtown and Hollywood as well as major freeways. Neighborhood favorite coffee spot Chango is nextstore. Elysian Park is a short walk away. Great music scene, and also lots of good vegan restraunts in the area. Echo Park is divided between long time residents, and new trendy and hipster artisans.There are 36 total units spread across a six building campus. Construction on building 2 (probably the best building in the complex) is finishing right now in September. Units range from 2 br and 3br, 1200sqft to 1800 sqft. Prices range from $500,000 to $600,000.

The architecture is contemporary with some craftsman style elements with the exposed wood beams and portico balconies.

The project was built by DR Horton American Builder- a Dallas Texas company that has been building for 30 years and is one of the largest home builders in America.

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There are 9 floor plans that feature attached 2 car garage (some are side by side some are tandem), balconies, bedrooms have in suite bathrooms. Open floor plan style main living floor, with kitchen open to the living room and dining room, laundry inside.

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There are three design styles, Modern Chic, Urban Elements and Natural Living.

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All units feature Stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite counters, tankless waterheaters, central air, dual pain windows. 13 guest parking spots so your friends won’t have to hike a mile to get to your house warming party either. HOA’s between $309 and $367 per month

1615 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles Ca 90026

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