Despite the rebirth of cool that comes with revamping dive bars like The Roost, the opening of restaurants like Canelé, and being named LA’s Hippest Neighborhood, Atwater Village still maintains a small and quaint hometown vibe.
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Modern Homes & Real Estate
The book Images of America: Atwater Village details the neighborhood’s history. Written by Friends of Atwater Village, the book recounts the Richardson family purchasing acres of land they named Rancho Santa Eulalia. In 1902 this area was subdivided, given the name we know it as today, and sold to developers.
The original real estate ads attracted residents to the area by highlighting “… only 15 minutes from the city center … fine soil on a high mesa with an ever changing vista of beautiful mountains…simply ideal.”
Today the tree lined streets are filled with many of the original structures. There’s an eclectic mix of architectural styles ranging from stylish CA bungalows, Mediterranean, English Tudor to Spanish Colonial Revival, and California Craftsman.
In recent years the influx of design savvy real estate development companies like Better Shelter and homeowners like Renee D. added a modern design aesthetic to these older, classic homes. In turn, this attracts design savvy buyers.
Architects Corsini and Stark knew it was risky. But they saw potential and embarked on building 23 eco-friendly, modern homes utilizing the small lot ordinance.
The results are what modernist dreams are made of. Concrete floors, clerestory windows, indoor-outdoor flow, and retractable floor to ceiling walls of glass are just some of the features that make these spaces architectural gems.
These are six modern homes built by LivingHomes and REthink Development. The first LivingHomes was designed by architect Ray Kappe. And it’s easy to spot Kappe’s aesthetic influence throughout.
Private yards, floor-to-ceiling glass and clerestory windows, and ample storage are just a few of the features you’ll enjoy living here.
BUYING A HOME
Average Sales Price for a Single Family Home: $810,251
Housing Trend: Homes selling within the first 30 days on the market sold for 104.91% above the asking price.
Your Neighbors: According to Mapping LA the neighborhood is considered highly diverse for the city of Los Angeles. It is 51.3% Latino followed by 22.2% white. The Asian population makes up 19.7% of the area and Black at 1.4%. 5.4% fall under other.
From March 2017 – September 2017 the least expensive home to sell in Atwater Village was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath fixer in a neighborhood of Atwater known as Frogtown. Measuring 812 square feet it sold for $450,000.
From March 2017 – September 2017 the most expensive home to sell in Atwater Village was a newly constructed 4 bedrooms, 3 bath architectural style home measuring 2,401 square feet. It sold for $1,400,000.
Neighborhoods Nearby: Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown), Glassell Park, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake.
Local Grub & Things to Do
From boutiques to watering holes and all the places where the scene is about being seen, here are some local faves.
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