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Welcome to LA Digs, the real estate and Northeast Los Angeles community blog written by Realtors Tracy King and Keely Myres.

Here, we share tips, market updates, and local news bits to keep you informed on what's happening in Northeast Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods. Read on to learn about the latest in your neighborhood!

Just Sold: Home in Highland Park!

Just Sold: Home in Highland Park!

This Highland Park home received multiple offers and we negotiated a strong price with a solid buyer.

Listed for $799,000
Sold for $840,555
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,568 sq. ft. on a 7,499 sq. ft. lot
Built in 1981

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Nine Single-Family Homes Being Built in Highland Park

The latest in Highland Park real estate news - nine single-family homes are being built on Burwood Avenue in Highland Park. Curious about the rumors of "gated community" and the like, I attended the Highland Park Neighborhood Council Meeting to hear a presentation by a representative from Williams Homes, a smaller developer who works out of Santa Clarita, who is building the project. I will tell you right now, this is an opinion piece, not a news article. And when you say Santa Clarita to me, I think of packed-in-like-sardines cheesy spec-built stucco developments with no soul. Here are the facts according to Keith Herren, Executive Vice President of Williams Homes:

 

  • The development plan has been approved. Grading has begun, sewers and water are in, the streets will be in soon, and home construction will begin within a couple of months.
  • The homes will be 2400-2700 square feet. The flat lots will have 2-story homes. The hillside lots will have 3-story homes with the main living area on the second floor, bedrooms on the top floor.
  • The lots will be about 5,000 square feet and the homes will each have yards.
  • The price is going to be in the $700,000-$750,000 range.
  • The style will be contemporary, a lot like the Rock Row development on Yosemite Drive in Eagle Rock.
  • The development will not be gated.

 

The discussion at the Neighborhood Council was lively. Neighboring residents voiced their objections to the style and the size of the homes because they felt it would be inconsistent with their smaller, historic Craftsman-style homes. These folks have every right to their opinion. They feel that no one will want to buy the new homes because they don't represent the historic nature of Highland Park. 

 

I think it will be very interesting to see what becomes of these 9 homes. We have seen inappropriate developments in Highland Park before--the Monterey Hills development that sold out eventually, and the four homes on North Staley off of Avenue 64, to name two. Both projects were supremely not Craftsman style, the Monterey Hills project was a large enough development that it was its own community, separate from the main part of Highland Park. The four homes on North Staley were real tract-style homes, priced in the $800,000-plus range and they still haven't sold.

 

I think this development could be different. For one thing, the homes are going to have some style and character, even though it isn't a Craftsman style. I hope they will incorporate some green building materials and features, like the Rock Row development did. Personally, I would much rather see an honest contemporary-styled home next to an original Craftsman home than see an imitation of the faceless beige stucco homes that stretch for miles in so many developments in Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino counties. 

 

We have a contemporary home coming on the market next week which will set a precedent for this development, and it's maybe a half-mile away. 5830 Buena Vista Terrace is an architectural, eco-friendly contemporary that knocks my socks off, and I think the buyers are going to flock over to buy it. It has about the same square footage as these homes, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, views from almost every window, a very private setting, and much more. We listed it for $799,000, Come check it out and tell me if you agree that it's about good style versus no style. Highland Park is historic and full of Craftsman homes, but it also has some interesting modern and contemporary homes scattered throughout. 

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New Home For Sale: 1727 Upperton Avenue, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
1727 Upperton Ave, Highland Park, CA
Highland Park hills hideaway!
3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $469,000
Year Built 1978
Sq Footage 1,530
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 5,998 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

In the hills of Highland Park with treetop views and a backyard that begs for an urban gardener, this 1978 built home offers easy living and a charmingly obscure address. Upperton is north of York up Avenue 56 to Raber, yet it's close to Eagle Rock, Old Town Pasadena, and of course the Fusion Burger and Maximiliano section of up-and-coming York Blvd. The house has an easy-living floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs, downstairs a powder room, living, dining and kitchen areas with a view of the back through sliding glass doors. Feel safe and secure coming home late at night with the direct access from the garage to the house. Lots of storage throughout with closets everywhere, including a spacious master bedroom walk-in. And the master has its own balcony for a private outdoor view as well as its own bath. You will stay cool with the new HVAC system, or enjoy the cool breeze that arrives every evening--cocktails on the deck, anyone?
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Living room - Master bath - Storage space
- Walk-in closet - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Central A/C
- Central heat - Garage - Attached - Fireplace
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Private location in the hills of Highland Park
- Easy-living floor plan
- Expansive deck off living area
- Attached two-car garage
- Master suite with balcony
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

1727 Upperton
Living room
Living room
Living room
Dining area
Kitchen/dining
Kitchen
Entry/stairs
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Hall bath
Master bedroom
Master bath
Powder room
Rear deck
Rear deck
Rear deck
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
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New Listing! 5318 Raber Street, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5318 Raber St, Highland Park, CA
New Listing! Open house Thursday 3/8 10-2pm; Sunday 3/11 2-5pm; and Tuesday 3/13 10-2pm.
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $399,000
Year Built 1926
Sq Footage 650
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 6,316 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Perched on a hill in Highland Park just a stone's throw from Eagle Rock, this updated 1926-era cottage has the privacy, views and serenity your artistic soul desires. Completely remodeled, this sweet cottage has a newer kitchen and down the spiral staircase is a master suite that includes a spa tub. The completely fenced street-to-street lot has a small garage at the end of the Avenue 53 culdesac, while the house sits at street level behind a privacy fence on Raber. The private garden offers a spa with a view, a deck with a view, and a porch with a view. This is a short sale and subject to lien holder approval. House is larger than assessor's records.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Hardwood floor
- Living room - Dishwasher - Laundry area - inside
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Located on a street-to-street lot in the hills of Highland Park
- House is larger than assessor's records
- Amazing views toward Downtown LA
- Spiral staircase to lower level
- Quiet, private location
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Equal Opportunity Housing
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Just Sold! 5921 Annan Way, Highland Park

5921 Annan Way Just Sold

This beautiful Craftsman bungalow was snapped up quickly in multiple offers when we brought it on the market in December. Features of 5921 Annan Way include hardwood floors throughout, remodeled kitchen and bath, updated systems, and a serene deck in the back yard. We just handed the keys over to the lucky buyer, and she is excited to move in. Congratulations to our sellers and the new home owner!

5921 Annan Living/Dining

5921 Annan Way Kitchen

5921 Annan Way Deck

Property Details:
Listed for $429,00
Sold for $408,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,020 sq. ft. on a 3,840 sq. ft lot
Built in 1911

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November Home Sales: Highland Park 90042

November Home Sales Highland Park 90042

November Home Sales Highland Park 90042


Here are all the single family home sales in Highland Park 90042 from this November.  The high sales price was $630,000 (compared to $680,000 in October), the low sales price was $210,000 (up from $175,000 in October), and there was a median sales price of $360,000 (down from $405,000 in October).

Also check out the November home sales for Eagle Rock and Glassell Park/Mount Washington.

You can see what Highland Park homes sold in October here.

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New Listing! 5921 Annan Way, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5921 Annan Way, Highland Park, CA
New listing! Open House Sunday 12/11 1-4pm!
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $429,000
Year Built 1911
Sq Footage 1,020
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 3,840 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Serene 1911 Craftsman bungalow has been restored from an ugly stucco box to this modern Zen retreat. Hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen and bath, updated systems including copper plumbing, new wiring, a rebuilt chimney, a seismic retrofit for the foundation and a new fence on the east side of the property make this a happy mix of original character and modern functionality. The deck extends across the back of the house and is a great spot for al fresco dining and enjoying the view. Don't miss the "man-cave" possibilities in the 1-car garage. Easy commute to Eagle Rock, Old Town Pasadena, freeways and surface streets. Laundry is in the walkout basement along with lots of storage space. And this is a regular sale!
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Fireplace - Hardwood floor - Tile floor
- Living room - Bonus/Rec room - Dining room
- Breakfast nook - Basement - Laundry area - inside
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- This Craftsman bungalow has been revitalized into a charming home with modern conveniences
- Systems have been udpated
- Basement allows for more storage space
- Deck off of kitchen and master bedroom provides tranquil outdoors space
- Yard also features fruit trees!
- Visit www.TracyKing.com for more details and open house information
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

5921 Annan Way
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Master bedroom
Bath
Front bedroom
Back deck
Garage
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Equal Opportunity Housing
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New Listing! 6202 St Albans Street, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
6202 St Albans St, Highland Park, CA
New listing! Open house Sunday, October 30, 2-5pm.
2BR/1BA Single Family House
offered at $349,900
Year Built 1921
Sq Footage 951
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 5,173 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Hip, sweet, she's a reet-petite-- this is one fine little cottage located north of York in the hills of Highland Park. Freshly cleaned up and updated with style, there are views, a front porch for lounging, hardwood floors, a built-in buffet in the dining room, an original kitchen with small eating area, a laundry/reading room with southern views, huge space under the house with more laundry hookups, and a lovely backyard with patio and garden beds for your sustainable urban adventure. Check out the single-car garage that could make a wonderful separate office or studio space.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Hardwood floor
- Tile floor - Living room - Office/Den
- Dining room - Breakfast nook - Refrigerator
- Stove/Oven - Stainless steel appliances - Basement
- Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Yard
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Completely renovated and updated bungalow
- Located off of Figueroa Street
- Large yard ready for gardening and BBQs
- For open house info visit www.TracyKing.com
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Front
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Bedroom
Bath
Back Porch
Patio
Back Yard
Garage
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Equal Opportunity Housing
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New Listing! 5704 Baltimore Street, Highland Park

Tracy King | Teles Properties | (626) 827-9795
5704 Baltimore St, Highland Park, CA
New listing! First open house on Sunday, October 30, 2-5pm.
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $419,000
Year Built 1924
Sq Footage 1,106
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 5,619 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

This 1924 Craftsman cottage has been completely updated and transformed into a charming modern home with its own wonderful retreat. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air & heat, a new wood fence in the front, completely fenced and private in the back. The street-to-alley lot has patios, a deck, and a separate garage with space for an office or workshop. Great space, privacy, all the mod cons including a spacious kitchen/great room with island and French doors out to the patio. Not only do you have a completely fenced-in area for garden and basketball, you have space to park your truck, RV or bass boat within your secured perimeter. Located in easy distance to all the great stuff happening on York Blvd, you can even make it to the new Maximiliano's in a short time! Close to Figueroa Produce, My Taco, so much more!
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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Walk-in closet
- Hardwood floor - Living room - Bonus/Rec room
- Breakfast nook - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven
- Granite countertop - Stainless steel appliances - Washer
- Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Completely remodeled and updated
- Central to all the conveniences on York Blvd
- Patio and deck perfect for entertaining
- Bonus room off garage for home office or studio
- Visit www.TracyKing.com for open house information
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Front
Living Room
Living Room
Family Room
Family Room
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dining to Patio
Front Bedroom
Hall Bath
Middle Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
Back Yard
Bonus Room
Patio
Back Yard
Contact info:
Tracy King
Teles Properties
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 827-9795
For sale by agent/broker
Equal Opportunity Housing
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New listing! 652 Milo Terrace, Highland Park

652 Milo Terrace
HIGHLAND PARK, CA
NEW LISTING! For more pictures and information visit www.652MiloTerrace.com

2BR/1BA Single Family House
$399,000
Year Built 1937
Sq Footage 1,163
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 3,270 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
Description

Want an affordable home that doesn't require a lot of work to make it your own?This light and airy 1937 traditional offers an open floorplan with the living, dining rooms and kitchen flowing from one to the other. The bedrooms are spacious as well. Original details throughout include bathroom tiles, the fireplace, the high coved ceiling in the living room, and hardwood floors. Comfortably updated with central air & heat. The backyard is a secret patio garden with garage rooftop deck. You can entertain with ease and have no lawn to mow.
Property Features

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace
Hardwood floor Tile floor Living room
Dining room Refrigerator Stove/Oven
Laundry area - garage Yard
Other Special Features

Traditional exterior with Spanish style on the inside
Many original details maintained - hardwood floor, 1930s bathroom tile, fireplace
Outdoor space features a deck and patio - no lawn to maintain!
Open floor plan from kitchen to living room
Additional Photos

652 Milo Terrace
Kitchen
Living Room
Master Bedroom
Bath
Deck
Contact Info
Tracy King
Coldwell Banker
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 844-2256
For sale by agent/broker

Equal Opportunity Housing
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New Listing! 1051 Dexter Street, Highland Park

1051 Dexter Street
HIGHLAND PARK, CA
New listing! Open Tuesday, Jan 4, 10-2; Thursday, Jan 6, 10-2; and Sunday, Jan 9, 1-4!
For more pictures and information, go to www.1051Dexter.com
2BR/1BA Single Family House
$469,800
Year Built 1921
Sq Footage 864
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 6,400 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
Description

Sweet Craftsman cottage is tucked up and away from the street on a private lot in Highland Park. Shielded from the street by rose and bougainvillea landscaping, perched on a hill with fantastic views, you are offered privacy inside and out. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features original details such as hardwood floors, built-in bookcases around the fireplace and a built-in buffet in the dining room. Major upgrades have been done including: foundation, front retaining wall, chimney and fireplace replaced and rebuilt in 2007, rewired electrical with upgraded circuits, and new floor tile in the kitchen and bath. There is a screened bonus room above the one-car garage with half bath (permit status unknown), perfect for guests, home office, art studio, storage. The terraced yard provides beautiful outdoor space with room for childrens' toys, a patio and stunning views of the mountains.
Property Features

Fireplace Hardwood floor Tile floor
Living room Bonus/Rec room Dining room
Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven
Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard

Other Special Features

2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Upgraded foundation and front retaining wall
Chimney and fireplace rebuilt in 2007
Rewired electrical and upgraded circuits
Terraced yard with mountain views!
Bonus room above garage
Additional Photos

1051 Dexter Street
Living Room
Dining Room
Back Yard
Bonus Room
View
Contact Info
Tracy King
Coldwell Banker
DRE Lic#01048877
(626) 844-2256
For sale by agent/broker

Equal Opportunity Housing
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Tracy King, Realtor
DRE# 01048877
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COMPASS DRE# 01991628

Keely Myres, Realtor
DRE# 01834633
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