A tipster sent us this listing for a Boyle Heights "painted lady" Victorian because, he said, "I've been living in BH since '09 restoring my 102yr old craftsman and I'm always trying to get people to notice and/or save some of the forgotten/neglected historic homes over here." This one got a big-time reprieve. Originally built in 1895, there had been no major remodels or updates since 1920, and it looked rough. But it was purchased in June of this year for just $250,000 and intensely rehabbed, as the listing attests. Now, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom abode has "refinished and restored original Douglas fir flooring..original mouldings, original gingerbread, maintained and restored high 12' ceilings." This place would fit right in with those other famous colorful Victorians up in Angelino Heights. Asking price is $450,000.
· 3407 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90063 [Zillow]