2011 Park Drive, Echo Park – SOLD

2011 PARK DRIVE, ECHO PARK2011 Park Drive 12011 Park Drive, Elysian Heights

Offered at $895,000.

Sold at $1,057,000.

For more photos see www.2011ParkDrive.com

How often do you find a home with Elysian Park on one side and city vistas on the other? 2011 Park Drive, Echo Park is a  3BR, 3BA home hidden on a hilltop in Echo Park is all about the outdoor space, views and privacy. Its functional design reads as a veritable blank canvas and awaits the creative direction of an imaginative buyer.

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1627 Benton Way, Silver Lake – SOLD


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1627 Benton Way, Silver Lake
Sold for $906,000

We represented the buyer on this sale.

We represented the buyer in this transaction.  This home – which was a cosmetic fixer – was over 1900 square feet and had a guest apartment and an art studio… all things on our client’s wish list.  Originally under-priced at $749,000, it garnered a lot of attention.  The open houses were a beehive of activity.  We knew there would be fierce competition.  Within a week, 10 offers were presented to the seller and out of the 10, only 4 were given counter offers.  Luckily our client was one of those lucky 4.  She countered with gusto on price and no contingencies (other than a short inspection period).  She got it!  After all, this house had everything on her wish list.  It shows that it really makes sense to “step up to the plate” when it’s something you really want.

Our client is busy sprucing up the place and hopes to move in soon. Turns out there were only a few minor plumbing issues and the rest was basically re-doing the hardwood floors, painting and some landscape clean-up.

If you have any questions or are curious about any other aspect of what we wrote in this email, don’t hesitate to contact one of us and ask… we’re happy to share information.

Judy and Dean

3820 San Rafael Avenue, Mt Washington

3820 San Rafael Avenue, Mt Washington

Sold for $1,200,000

We represented the buyer on this sale.

I represented the buyer in this transaction in prime Mount Washington who was looking for the perfect character home with room for a pool.  This was a quintessential Spanish style hacienda that had it all and more.  The very private 3 bedroom, 2 bath walled estate with sweeping views also came with an historic pedigree.  The home was noted in An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles by Robert Winter and David Gebhard . Apparently it was custom built in the 1930s by the Cubbison family of the Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffing mix fame!  Originally listed at $1,169,000, it was not surprising that it sold over asking.  It was both formal yet welcoming with abundant period details,  dramatic 2-level living and dining rooms with fireplace and a large view balcony,  a large cook’s kitchen with center island and a very large master suite with fireplace and sumptuous bath opening onto a patio.  All of this set within almost a third of an acre that included a fruit orchard, formal landscaping, walkways and patios.

If you’d like to know more about this or any other property mentioned here, don’t hesitate to call us at Distincive Properties LA.

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Judy Oroshnik 323 528 2557

1616 Cerro Gordo Avenue in Echo Park

1616 Cerro Gordo Street in Echo Park is a wonderful property

1616 Cerro Gordo Street in Echo Park

Listed for $595,000

Sold for $605,000

I represented the seller on this uniquely charming and spacious 1BR/1BA home with guest cottage high in the hills of Echo Park. This 1910 Shangri-La mixes that old LA feel with all the contemporary amenities + updated systems. The spacious private grounds are beautifully landscaped—think English garden meets California Zen–w/two bubbling fountains + a fish pond. A formal wrought iron gate + stone entry lead through a patio + rose garden into light-filled rooms where lg windows deliver expansive canyon vus. Living/dining areas flow together for easy entertaining. An old stone FP shares its warmth on those cozy winter days. The updated kitchen has stainless appliances + antique stove. A very lg stepdown view-filled BR w/attached nursery opens to a multilevel deck w/downtown views + yard. Romantic guest cottage (bonus space) think art studio or office–w/Eurostyle shower sits at rear of property. Truly a bit of country living in the city, near the trails of Elysian Pk, yet close to cafes, shops–even a yoga studio.

This property quickly went into multiple offers.  I’m happy to share the details with you, just give me a call.  Judy O.