Before Mayor Eric Garcetti's move to the official mayoral house in Hancock Park, he and wife Amy Wakeland lived in a contemporary house in Silver Lake (now sold to a guy from the band M83), and before that, they lived in this hillside Echo Park house, which they've been renting out since 2011. But now, says the Wall Street Journal, they're ready to let that Echo Park house go for real, putting it up for sale for $1.65 million. Garcetti purchased the 1950s post and beam, plus two adjacent parcels, for just $365,000 in 2000, before Echo Park became the new Silver Lake. The couple renovated the house, adding environmentally friendly upgrades like solar panels and recycled plastic sliding doors—that plus its Mid-Century Modern style and well-chosen decor got it featured in Dwell back in 2008 (when Garcetti was City Council President).
The three-bedroom house is about 1,900 square feet, and shares an approximately half-acre property with terraced garden boxes ("where the couple grew much of their own food") and many citrus trees. The house also has several outdoor decks and patios with fire and water features. That pricetag again is $1.65 million.
· Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Eco-Friendly Home Lists [WSJ]
· For Dwell-Loving Local Political Wonks: Eric Garcetti's House For Rent [Curbed LA]
· City Council President Garcetti Goes Green At Home [Curbed LA]