This elegant midcentury home in Echo Park is chock full of personality. Built in 1948, it was, per the listing, constructed by one Robert A. Johnson, a civil engineer employed by the city.
The wood-paneled home sits on a woodsy lot that measures in at over a half-acre. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,208 square feet of floor area. The airy interior boasts hardwood floors, walls of windows, beamed ceilings, and a stone fireplace in the living room. The master bedroom has dark wood walls and handsome built-ins.
There are some more unusual features as well. A wall in the dining room is adorned with a patchwork of frosted glass and terrazzo squares. The master bathroom resembles a group of leopards.
All this more or less adds to the home’s unique charm. Surrounded by a large yard, the residence is enclosed by a whimsical wooden fence “inspired by a Viking ship.” Terraced gardens extend far up the hilly lot, adorned with decorative mosaic tiling.
The one-of-a-kind property is asking $1.145 million.
- 1964 Landa Street [Tracy Do, Compass Realty]