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Echo Park midcentury on a woodsy lot seeks $1.15M

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The quirky home is surrounded by a mosaic-adorned hillside

Front of house
The home was built in 1948 by a city-employed civil engineer.
Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy Tracy Do

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.

Living room
Living room with glass wall
Dining room
Children’s bedroom
Master bathroom
Terraced garden