Love Where You Live: NELA + East Side

The East Side and Northeast LA contain LA’s most quickly-evolving neighborhoods. Home to renowned late-night taco trucks and a growing community of young creatives, artists, and musicians, its densely populated hills are packed with charming duplexes and bungalows, Mid-Century gems, and historic properties. An eclectic mix of urban grit and trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques comprise its non-residential sections, with an influx of sports fans descending every spring for baseball season at Dodger Stadium. When it comes to these popular neighborhoods, we can’t pick a favorite—they’re all our favorite.


1452 Cerro Gordo Street, Echo Park | Listed by Rob Kallick

House between to deciduous trees in Echo Park

An idyllic setting with the dream outdoor space awaits you at this modern Echo Park bungalow circa 1911. Set back from the street behind an incredible camphor tree is this charming 2BR/1BA with large detached studio and a stunning pool. This home is the perfect blend of original charm and designer updates with a recent kitchen renovation by Bunch Design featuring Douglas Fir cabinetry and built-ins. 


5243 Stratford Road, Highland Park | Listed by Allison So

Kitchen and breakfast table with Douglas Fir cabinets

Located at the desirable North of York Boulevard is Stratford Residence designed by Modus.
A swooning Danish Modern Single Family Home with a sky deck and an expansive ADU with all new plumbing, electrical and roof. Upon entry, a foyer with arch details and a built-in bench welcomes a seamless outdoor to indoor connection. Inside the dining room, exposed ceiling wooden beam against an embellished white oak timber paneling wall – creates a dramatic statement and are a key part of the home’s aesthetic. 


114 Hackett Place, Highland Park | Listed by Joanna Suhl + Brad Holmes

California bungalow house at dusk with rose trellis in foreground

This charming 1910 California bungalow is a wonderful escape from the hustle of the city. Set far back behind mature hedges and an idyllic picket fence, the private front yard and patio have ample space to dine al fresco and entertain. Inside, the light-filled living room features a fireplace and custom-built shelves. The beautifully updated kitchen leads effortlessly to a spacious dining room. The three bedrooms are sizable and private.


613 Frontenac Avenue, Mount Washington | Listed by Mary Regal + Rob Kallick

Mid centur modern house with closed in porch lights on

All the elements that make Mount Washington such a special place to live can be found right here in this mid-century modern circa 1949. Sited on a 14,000+ sf double lot with stunning views, privacy and endless possibilities, this stylish home is hidden from the street in a magical setting. Located in the heart of Mt. Washington but close to all the best of NELA including the shops and restaurants on York and Figueroa and more.


418 Wren Drive, Mount Washington | Listed by Miguel Pedraza + Jose Martinez

Livingroom with fireplace and window view at sunset

Architectural brand-new construction located in prime pocket of Mount Washington. This home is characterized by the use of outdoor terraces, natural light, and balconies at both level; the Mt. Washington vistas are enjoyed from all angles of the home.


5149 Shearin, Eagle Rock | Listed by Imraan Ali

White kitchen with black and white tiles and rustic table - island

5149 Shearin is an airy, light filled Spanish on a ~10,000 square foot flat lot. Much to love here starting with the grassy front yard and arched front porch which frame original lead glass french windows that open to original wood floors and coved ceilings throughout. Shearin Ave itself is arguably one of, if not the most picturesque street north of Colorado Blvd. When turning onto Shearin you immediately notice the green tree-lined canopy, the width and how the homes are comfortably set back from the road.


1817 Rotary Drive, Silver Lake | Listed by Alyssa Valentine + Kurt Wisner

Mid-century modern house patio at sunset overlooking downtown LA

Stylish and sophisticated 1940’s traditional with incredible views of the Silver Lake hills, the reservoir and Downtown LA. Situated on an up-hill lot with no immediate neighbors on either side, this home was designed to take full advantage of the vistas beyond. Just around the corner from the rec-center, dog park and the very best Silver Lake has to offer!


3411 Larissa Drive, Silver Lake | Listed by Tracy Do

1925 Spanish Style bungalow

Perched above Sunset Junction in prime Silver Lake, this updated Spanish is a dreamy urban retreat. Stylish design balances period and modern sensibilities, fusing the 1925 facade to an airy interior featuring beautiful oak flooring and showers of natural light. In the open kitchen find custom cabinetry, an oversized dining+prep island, farmhouse sink and stainless appliances. Access to Sunset Junction is seamless including nearby Alfred Coffee, All Day Baby, the Micheltorena Stairs and more.


3651 Lowry Road, Los Feliz | Listed by Chris Kwon

condo with lights on interior at sunset

Imagine a private oasis in the celebrity desired neighborhood of Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Nestled on the hillside, you’ll enjoy breathtaking sunsets and stunning views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Contemporary architecture and modern upgrades make this the perfect 3-bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathroom residence. Located only minutes from the bustling downtown district of Los Feliz Village, bordering the colossal Griffith Park, Dodger Stadium, Greek Theater and a short distance away from Staples Center, Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank Airport and Studios – it’s hard to imagine a better location.


1923 Micheltorena, Silver Lake | Listed by Sally Forster Jones

Estate at sunset with circular driveway and white statuary of  Greek female figure

The newly repriced Paramour Estate provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a prestigious trophy property rich in Hollywood history with an intricate identity all its own, formed over decades dating back to the entertainment industry’s Golden Age. Crowning the top of the Moreno Highlands in Silver Lake, the mansion boasts unrivaled 360-degree vistas of DTLA, the Hollywood Sign, San Gabriel Mountains, and to the far west, the Pacific Ocean. Originally commissioned by an oil heiress, the 3.4-acre estate was designed by renowned architect Robert D. Farquhuar.

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