This Women’s History month is marked by the timely closing of a classic Spanish-style fourplex in Echo Park formerly owned by Marie, a savvy single mother making bold moves.
Purchased in 1977 for $50,000, the two-story residence is located on 1442 Laveta Terrace, a palm tree-lined street with a public staircase at the end of the block providing easy access to Ostrich Farm and other local restaurants lining Sunset Boulevard and easy access to hiking trails in Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium.
Built in 1926, the residence retains its aura of romance and magic. Each one-bedroom unit offers approximately 1,055 square feet of interior space with period details including original wood floors, built-ins, fireplace surrounds bearing Batchelder-style tiles, coved ceilings, laundry areas, sewing rooms, and a butler’s pantry off the dining area.
The property has four carports with easy access to each unit through the rear doors. The lower units have their own front porches with access to small and simply landscaped front yards. Accessed by private staircases, the top units have views of Downtown LA and feature floor-to-ceiling windows with Juliet balconies framing views of the surrounding hills and the Hollywood Sign.
Neighborhood lore says Marie only rented to single women, like herself. I imagine this was her way of empowering women and helping to bridge the economic gap. While Marie’s legacy has passed, the new owner is excited to update and restore this timeless Spanish-style beauty.
Sold in multiple offers for $1.774 million.