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Petite 1904 Craftsman Cottage in Echo Park Asking $499,000

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Open House: Sunday, April 26, 2015 between 2 PM - 4 PM 1264 West Sunset Blvd., Echo Park

Price: $499,000
Beds, Baths: 2 beds, 1 bath
Floor Area: 915 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Turn-of-the-century cottage on a storied staircase street in Echo Park (adjacent to Angelino Heights). This home has been updated throughout in a unique private setting. The entertainer's backyard has views of Downtown. Inside the bright and open home are wood floors, high ceilings, 2 bedrooms, remodeled bath, laundry/office room, and a bonus space below the house. Close to Downtown, Dodger Stadium, and the infamous Guisados is across the street. Parking is available at the adjacent lot."

Serious question: is Guisados truly "infamous"? And if so, why? Moving on to the listing, while the cottage itself isn't a particularly artful specimen of the Arts & Crafts era and its updates of the cheap and charmless variety, on the plus side, it does have a fairly generous lot of 7,052 square feet. According to Redfin, it last traded hands in 2008 for $429,000.

1264 West Sunset Blvd [Official site]
1264 West Sunset Blvd [Redfin]