Today we stumbled across this little jewel in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. This neighborhood is appealing to us for a number of reasons…1) It’s so freaking cute. 2) It’s in Dodger territory. 3) It’s within walking distance from my hairdresser, who obviously needs to keep me under constant supervision.
The pros and cons weigh out as follows:
It’s under 1000 square feet (minus the unfinished basement) and therefore feels a bit overpriced. We’re not that scared of it’s minute footprint because we have lots of ideas of where we’ll find our additional space, but it’s hard to stomach that 50k jump in mortgage while dropping 700 square feet off the floorplan from the last house we seriously considered. Location, location, location….right?
It’s a probate sale, which is a little bit of a potential ass-pain, but we don’t really care about that.
It has almost no parking, so we’d have to put in a retaining wall and a driveway pretty quickly so we could park our cars (and so people will still come visit us…and no, there’s no street parking either.)
It’s on a 9000 square foot lot.
It’s an incredibly charming little house, with a beautiful old tree in the front yard.
It has really cute wallpaper in the bathroom.
It only has one bathroom. And that bathroom only has a bathtub. Although I’m betting it’s nothing some PVC pipe and creative thinking @ home depot couldn’t solve for 35$ in an afternoon…at least “solve” enough to stave off the inevitable re-piping for a while.
It’s under 1000 square feet.
*sigh*. I think I’m in love.
UPDATE: This house sold in 2 days with an all cash over asking price offer. Wowza.