Updating an older home is a pretty tricky proposition, and can cost a pretty penny to do well, which is why so many people fail at it miserably. But this hundred-year-old Craftsman on Echo Park Avenue looks to our eyes like a happy exception, though architectural purists might disagree. Per the listing, the three bedroom, two bath home's vintage features include built-in bookcases, crown molding, an art-and-crafts fireplace, and period light switches, while its modern ones include all-new copper plumbing, digital wiring, heat-reduction windows, and our personal favorite, a master bath with double shower. Asking price for the 1,946 square foot residence is $699,000.
· 2424 ECHO PARK Ave [Redfin]