Open House Report, LA Edition: There’s Plenty to Look at if Your Team isn’t in the Super Bowl


Super Bowl Sunday is one of those days where most people wind up with chicken wings and guacamole in front of big-screen TVs, and that goes for realtors, too. Some agents are going the extra yardage for their clients, with over 240 open houses scheduled for Sunday, February 6, instead of the usual 450+. Here are five open houses, with a pair open Saturday as well, and a good overview of the incredible diversity the Los Angeles area offers in housing.

2401 Birkdale Street, Echo Park/Silverlake, $299K (pictured above)
While it’s not quite up to [Better Shelter’s standards], this little 2-bed, 1-bath house is part of the trend of buying bungalows on the cheap, stripping them to their basics, blasting them white inside and re-listing them. Especially as crime rates drop in what were once considered “not great” neighborhoods. Near Elysian Park and the LA River Trail, May the Bungalow Be With You. Saturday, February 4, from1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

4963 Glenalbyn Drive, Mt. Washington, $799K
New construction in the newly-trending Mt. Washington neighborhood, a 3-bed, 2.5 bath house that falls, design-wise, somewhere between Mid-Century and downtown loft living. Both baths include tub and shower and the kitchen has a stained concrete floor.  Mt. Washington is a hilly neighborhood loaded with small, quirky Mediterranean houses built in the ’20s and ’30s for the burgeoning film industry. This isn’t one of them. Open Sunday, February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

16821 Adlon Road, Encino
Almost in the Valley, but not quite, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath Encino Mid-Century ranch has been handsomely rehabbed and on the market about two weeks. While the exterior may not shout “house of my dreams” they seem to have done a good job inside, especially in the kitchen. Open Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, both days from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. 

4901 Onteora Way, Eagle Rock, 550K
Possibly a sad story, this 3-bed, 2.75-bath “Hollywood Regency” from 1957 is still singing Frank Sinatra. It’s a short sale and needs work, like many 55-year-olds in Los Angeles, but many details are still lovely. Looks like there’s room for a pool.  Open Saturday, February 4, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 

309 N. Highland Avenue, Hancock Park, $1.299M
A handsome, small-scaled 4-bed, 3-bath Mediterranean on a wide street in a charming neighborhood. Almost completely hidden by landscaping, which is a plus for us, and it looks ready to move into. About a 15-minute walk to Nancy Silverman’s Osteria Mozza for the win. Open Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

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