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Dramatic Italian-style residence in Echo Park asks $1.9M

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The design was based on an Italian palace

This impressive two-story Mediterranean residence on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake is certainly unique for the area, with a regal look that sets it very much apart from the humble bungalows on its block.

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument number 971, the 2,564-square-foot home was constructed in 1927 by Italian-born mechanic Innocenti Palombo. According to the home’s application for landmark status, Palombo based its design on a palace located in his hometown of Vicalvi, in central Italy.

Perched slightly above the street, the home is accessed by a winding stone stairway and includes a large arched front entryway and arched windows on the bottom level. The second story includes balconies with wrought-iron railings facing the street and a larger balcony behind the home.

On the interior, the house includes five bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Features include hardwood floors, hand-painted ceilings, ornately carved crown moldings, and a grand central stairway.

Behind the home is a landscaped backyard with gardens, pathways, rose bushes, and a canopied seating area. Per the listing, the property also includes a two-car garage and a basement with a kitchen, library, and media room.