This mid-century home is a warm departure from the stark stereotype of its era.
Completed in 1950, the home sits on a palm tree-lined street north of Colorado Blvd, in prime Eagle Rock. You enter the well-lit space greeted by warm and rich tones. The open living room and dining area showcase original wood-paneled walls and dark hardwood floors. A couple of the many original features preserved by each owner.
The dining area sits in front of a wall of windows looking onto a courtyard. From here you enter the galley-style kitchen with cabinets painted a hue of vintage blue. There’s a breakfast table at one end. And open shelving at the other end where you can display your Heath ceramics collection.
You enter the primary suite through a dressing area with a vanity table and built-ins. Vintage tile lines the floors and counters of the ensuite bathroom. French doors from the main bedroom allow access to the drought-tolerant landscaped yard where the covered patio and built-in seating are perfect for parties or lounging in the sun.
Like the living room, the second bedroom features a wood-paneled wall. It also has an ensuite bathroom and built-ins. Up a few steps is a spacious third bedroom, currently used as both an office and a guest room. The listing agent, Cari Fields of C3 Group LA writes, “it could easily be used for a multitude of uses or made into two rooms.”
There’s an impeccable indoor/outdoor flow from most rooms in the house, allowing full enjoyment of our California climate. When you want to venture out, you’re near popular restaurants, boutiques, hiking trails, and the Richard Neutra-designed Eagle Rock Rec Center. But perhaps the best perk of owning 5287 Townsend Ave isn’t its authentic character but the passive income. Past bookings include appearances in Netflix’s GLOW and other films and commercials. Asking price is $1,495,000.