The east side and central neighborhoods of Los Angeles feature some of the most beautiful historic architecture in the city. No matter what style you like from an elegant Victorian Mansion to a funky Mid-Century Modern Ranch, you can find your dream home. Here are some of the neighborhoods to explore based on the architectural styles they are known for:
Victorian: Between Echo Park and DTLA, you can find some of the most beautiful examples of Victorian homes in Angelino Heights. As the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, there are turn of the century gems on every street. These Victorian homes are mostly in the Queen Anne and Eastlake styles. In the 1970s and 1980s, most of these gorgeous houses were restored to their original glory. So if you always imagined owning a piece of history, check out Angelino Heights.
Spanish-Style: Los Feliz was named after Jose Vicente Feliz who received a land grant in the early 1830s. The first home built on the property was an adobe-style home that you can still see on Crystal Springs Drive in Griffith Park. This adobe-style home set the tone for the development of the community and throughout the neighborhood, you can find an array of Spanish-style and Mediterranean style homes.
Craftsman: Harvard Heights located in the Hancock Park neighborhood. Built between 1920 and 1910, the neighborhood is one of the best places to find single-family Craftsman-style homes. In the early 1990s, Harvard Heights become a popular place for renovators. Most of these adorable homes were restored to their original glory. As the neighborhood continues to grow and become more popular, it’s the perfect place to find your dream Craftsman bungalow.
Mid-Century Modern: Silverlake developed between the 1930s and 1960s, so the neighborhood features an array of Mid-Century Modern homes. Many of these homes were built by notable Mid-Century architects like Neutra, Ain, Lautner, Schnider, and most famously, Frank Lloyd Wright. With its attractive location, Silverlake’s Mid-Century homes have been maintained beautifully over the years.
If you are looking to own architectural homes in Los Angeles, talk to the real estate experts at Aspire. We know these neighborhoods inside and out. We work with both buyers and sellers to help buyers find the architectural gem of their dreams. Give us a call and find out how we can help you find your historic home.
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