East Hollywood Bungalow Sold for $150k Over Asking Price by Krista Crews and Cari Field

866 N Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
3 BED  |  
1 BATH  |  
1,264 SQ FT
1,264 SQ FT



This AH-mazing Cape Cod is not a flip!  All of the work was done by the homeowners, so they did it all right and with care to detail and quality work, no skimping or cutting corners.  Located in Curbed LA’s “Next Highland Park” / Silver Lake West / The E’Ho / Thai Town / The Bicycle District / Los Feliz South…call it whatever you’d like, it’s seriously close to everything that is cool & it is totally HOT!


Here are some photos of the bright and open living room then dining room then kitchen….all the way to the glass door out to the back yard if you look closely enough.


Straight from the pages of Lonny Magazine this original Cape Cod / CA Bungalow keeps all of its original details and mixes them with modern amenities, hip colors and unique details.  On trend yet totally timeless.


Ummm, how cute are the wallpaper and wainscoting defining the dining room from the living room?  It’s perfect for formal or informal dining, large dinner parties, hanging out with friends and family or kids doing what kids do – playing, art and homework.


Completely renovated inside and out with all the charm left intact, the home features: Kitchen Aid appliances, French door fridge, butcher block countertops, Shaker cabinets, large pantry and an extra large farm sink in the renovated cook’s kitchen.  See that cupboard in the middle?  It used to be one of those old ironing boards, but now it’s a huge spice rack!  Plenty of storage for big and small.


High ceilings, crown moldings, Bachelder tiles, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, central HVAC & so much more!  Even half of the foundation was replaced and the rest repaired and retrofitted.  Can’t get more turn key than this especially at this price!


Master bedroom easily fits a king size bed and features a walk-in closet, a rare find for this era of home.  It was inspired by Boardwalk Empire and The Tree of Life and meant for sleeping in, curling up with a good book or binge-watching your favorite show.  Super cozy!


The second bedroom is also a good size for the period of the house, with built in bookshelves it’s perfect for a guest room, roommate, kids room, nursery or any combination that’s suits your needs.


The light and bright third bedroom makes a great office, playroom, kids room/nursery, guest room, music room, sewing room, additional living space, nanny’s room – what’s your pleasure?  It overlooks the yard and is next to the kitchen which allows you to cook and keep an eye on the kids or any other loved one who wants to be close to the heart of the home.


Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles surround the newly re-glazed claw foot tub & cast iron sink in the bathroom.


Plenty of grass for kids, pets and picnics in the back yard and drought tolerant landscaping that saves time and money in the rest of the yard.  The huge garage is great for storage or finish it off for an office or studio all surrounded by an actual white picket fence!  Dreams do come true.


East Hollywood is where the Musicians, Actors, Photographers, Artist, Writers, Producers and Architects who can no longer afford overheated Silver Lake (which is all of 5 minutes away by bike or car) are flocking if they don’t want to have to shlep out to Altadena, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, El Sereno or West Adams and would rather basically be in Silver Lake / Los Feliz / Hollywood as that is where you do the majority of your shopping and hanging out it’s so close.  In both style, taste and location these Seller’s had vision but it’s still early enough to get in to a great hood with the cool kids without overpaying and leaving lots of room for appreciation.


Walk or bike to:  SQIRL, Scoops, Bowery Bungalow, DeSano Pizza, Helio Café, The Virgil, Blossom, Cal Early Mart, Sacred Fools Theater, Fake Art Gallery, Dharma Punx Meditation, LACC for low priced community classes like Yoga and Sewing & much more as Silver Lake continues to come to you from the East, Los Feliz greets you from the South and Larchmont and Hancock Park spreads from the West all converging at your doorstep before the masses catch on and prices skyrocket 😉  Or have the BEST Thai food in LA (and best outside of Thailand if you ask Anthony Bourdain) delivered for al fresco dining under the wisteria & night blooming jasmine covered pergola.


Lots of parking down the long driveway with several cars or a van full of the band’s gear able to be locked up behind the gate.  Or let the kids trike, bike, skate and scooter down it.  A versatile yard for your ever-changing needs, this house will grow with you and your life, no matter what direction you go in.


Go Green & save money by Metroing to DTLA, Silver Lake, The Valley, H-wood & K-town for work/play or to the Silver Lake Wine at Barnsdall wine tastings (best summer event in LA if you ask us!  Drink up, (you don’t have to drive home) or to the Hollywood or Los Feliz Farmers Markets.  So much bang, so little buck!  If you STILL haven’t seen enough check out the immersive virtual reality virtual tour and slide show with more photos at  http://kenmore.acme-re.com/index.html

If you are interested in this property or ones similar to it, contact Krista Crews from ACME at krista@acme-re.com as she is the BOMB DOT COM or ACME at hello@acme-re.com because we love character homes just like you do.  As a matter of fact this gem is one of ACME’S own Agents houses!  We really do love great design at ACME and our Agents aren’t afraid to be an Urban Pioneer.  We walk the walk, not just talk the talk 😉



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