We regularly crawl through real estate listings in search of homes to showcase, and today’s search unearthed a couple of homes with lots of potential—but in need of TLC. They’re priced pretty similarly and both hold four bedrooms and fireplaces, but they’re in disparate architectural styles and different neighborhoods.
If you had $800,000 or so to plunk down on a fixer-upper, which of these two diamonds in the rough would you choose?
Ranch-style with high ceilings in Eagle Rock
Address: 1507 Glen Aylsa Avenue
House size: 1,729 square feet
Lot size: 13,326 square feet
Year built: 1940
Located in one LA’s most in-demand neighborhoods, this Ranch-style home sits on a generous-sized lot with ample yard space. And, it’s close to all of the action on Colorado Boulevard.
The living room is outfitted with a double chimney and there are at least two bay windows from what we can see in photos. The listing says the ceiling beams in the fourth bedroom are “are original railroad tracks brought on a train from the state of Washington in the 1940s.”
Handsome Craftsman near Windsor Square
Address: 119 South Hobart Boulevard
House size: 2,625 square feet
Lot size: 7,049 square feet
Year built: 1912
Sandwiched between beautiful Windsor Square and booming Koreatown, this Craftsman boasts a converted apartment upstairs with its own kitchen, two bedrooms, and full bathroom. The main residence holds a den, breakfast nook, and the other two bedrooms. It features original hardwood floors, a big fireplace, impressive moldings, and a stately, built-in cabinet, according to the listing.
The property is walking distance to one of LA’s best cocktail bars, the Copper Still, plus it’s just one mile from the Red Line subway station at Vermont and Beverly.