We like to think that LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne wrote his own brokerbabble for his house in Eagle Rock (which he shares with wife Rachel Fine, the executive director of the LA Chamber Orchestra; we're also sure they have an adorable child or two): "Up a historic staircase and through the red gate, you will enter an enchanted forest where there is a 1920 vintage cottage and a bonus studio on two separate lots." Although as a preservation-minded fellow, he probably wouldn't suggest that the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house off Colorado Boulevard is a teardown: "Now is your chance to live in the cottage and oversee construction, or you can just move in, enjoy the charm, the seclusion, the views--and write that novel." Hawthorne and Fine bought the house in 2006, according to Redfin. They're selling now for $519,000.
· Christopher Hawthorne Archives [Curbed LA]