Adding some much-needed flavor to the sparse end-of-year offerings is this new listing in the Echo Park hills, which looks like your classic Craftsman on the outside, and a Oaxacan restaurant on the inside. Whether it's "truly a magical retreat," as the copy asserts, we cannot say, but the property, which is sited on an 11,505 square foot lot, does seem to have plenty o' potential. Built in 1911, the 1,598 square foot house features three bedrooms, one and three-quarters baths, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, wainscoting, pocket doors, a cactus garden, and city and mountain views. There's also a separate guest house with kitchenette. Asking price for the gated compound is $884,000.
· 1119 CORONADO Ter [Zillow]