An artist enclave with hilly neighborhoods and homes with plenty of character, buzzy Highland Park has a diverse mix of professionals, students, creatives, families, long-time residents, and hipsters who appreciate the tight-knit community, public parks, cool festivals, and the Metro Gold Line station. One of Los Angeles’s first suburbs of the city, the historic neighborhood has experienced a major resurgence because of the gentrification of Figueroa Street’s commercial district and York Boulevard (Fig and York, locally), both chock full of cool restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and galleries. Craftsman homes are favored, but you’ll also discover quaint Spanish and Bungalow styles, new construction, and the famed hilltop Victorian, El Mio, a Queen-Anne built in 1887. Get a taste of the area by indulging your sweet tooth at Donut Friend or hit the lanes at the masterfully preserved Highland Park Bowl—LA’s oldest bowling alley.
By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo The Ruby Street is an eclectic example of adaptive reuse in Highland Park, Los Angeles. The Ruby Street is a contemporary live/work/event space located inside a historic 1905 building that has led many past lives—it served as both a civil rights meeting place and a progressive church founded by a female... Keep reading →
The summer is heating up and we have plenty of hot new listings for you to virtually tour. Explore a Mid-Century view home in Arcadia and another Mid-Century stunner in trendy Silver Lake. Then virtually tour a former church that has been readapted into a chic event/live/work space. Arcadia | Renovated Mid-Century View Home 2210... Keep reading →
By Jenna Chandler Musicians Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh, the couple behind event venue The Ruby Street in Highland Park, are looking to sell a 1920s Mediterranean-style “cottage” that they’ve overhauled over the past two years. Featured in Domino and the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest, the home now sports oak floors in a herringbone pattern, Smeg appliances, recessed lighting and... Keep reading →
by Jack Fleming Here’s a look at what roughly $900,000 buys right now in Silver Lake, Glassell Park and Highland Park in northeast L.A. HIGHLAND PARK: This newly restored 1920s Craftsman sits a few blocks away from Occidental College, making for a potential rental opportunity. Address: 1418 Campus Road, Los Angeles, 90042 Listed for: $928,000... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor Here’s a feel-good comeback story out of Highland Park. When this California bungalow last appeared on the market back in December, it was looking decidedly worn out, drab, and cheerless, as previous listing photos illustrate. Seven months later, the century-old Craftsman has returned looking like a million bucks—which, coincidentally, is also about... Keep reading →