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Historic Mediterranean Overlooking Echo Park Lake

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Per its listing, this Spanish/Mediterranean located about a block away from Aimee Semple McPherson's Angelus Temple was built in 1937 for a pastor of McPherson's Foursquare Church. Designed by architect John Victor Macka, it was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #257 in 1982. Now on the market for only the second time ever, the three bedroom, three bath home has a few apparent strikes against it: it's on a rather busy block, needs some restoration/updating, and what with the big drainage project happening, now is perhaps not the optimum time to live across from Echo Park Lake. On the other hand, it's spacious--2,820 square feet--with many nice original details, such as stenciled beams, hardwood floors, vintage imported tiles, and two fireplaces. And that Lake project won't go on forever. Finally, the property has been heavily pricechopped. Initially listed for $1.1 million, it's now asking $799,500.
· 817 GLENDALE Blvd [Redfin]
· 817 Glendale Blvd [Official Site]

Echo Park Lake

751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA