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Homey Highland Park bungalow asks $749K

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Built in 1925, it’s got hardwood floors and some nice built-ins

A room with wood floors and white walls, furnished with a sofa, coffee table, and chairs; a dining room table is visible in the background
The living room features arched wall niches and a decorative fireplace.
Photos by Susan Pickering, courtesy Tracy King, Keely Myres/Compass

This personable little bungalow sits on a 6,189-square-foot lot in Highland Park, close to the neighborhood’s border with Eagle Rock.

In front of the home, a gravel walkway leads through a neatly maintained, drought-tolerant garden. In back, a wooden deck affixed to the house looks across a grassy lawn with an unusual sunken patio, garden beds, and a detached studio unit that appears to currently serve as a home office.

The house itself was built in 1925 and boasts hardwood floors, arched doorways, casement windows, built-in wall niches, and a decorative mantel in the living room. It’s got two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a formal dining room, a laundry area, and a breakfast nook.

The renovated kitchen has new appliances, cabinets, and countertops; the bathroom is equipped with a clawfoot tub.

Located at 1609 North Avenue 56, the 1,020-square-foot home is listed for $749,000.

A white house with dark-colored shingles and tall, narrow windows; in front is a garden
The compact home is fronted by a small garden and a gravel walkway.
A kitchen with gray countertops, white cabinets, and steel appliances; at the far end of the room is a breakfast table and chairs
A small breakfast nook sits alongside the updated kitchen.
A small bedroom with two windows, furnished with a bed and two small tables
Wood floors extend into the home’s two bedrooms.
A large wooden deck attached to the back of a house and equipped with patio chairs and a table
The back deck is shaded by a pergola.
Four lawn chairs arranged in a grassy area that steps up to a larger yard with a small single-room structure
A sunken patio sits alongside a detached studio unit.