New York Times: $1.4 Million Homes in California

Silke Fernald’s listing at 1541 Yosemite is featured in the New York Times.

In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, and athletes were housed in small homes constructed especially for that purpose in the View Park neighborhood. Later, the unfurnished structures were sold for $140 dollars each. This one was moved to Eagle Rock, where it served as a clubhouse for scouting troops. The sellers, who bought it in 2021, did a full renovation, installing a new kitchen and bathrooms, copper plumbing, a Nest thermostat and a tankless water heater.

The house is a little over half a mile from a commercial corridor on Colorado Boulevard with a Trader Joe’s. Downtown Los Angeles is a half-hour drive.

Size: 1,500 square feet

Price per square foot: $930

Indoors: The hand-carved mahogany front door opens directly into a living room with casement windows and engineered-wood floors. This space flows into a kitchen with quartz counters, a built-in banquette, a center island that seats four and new appliances, including a dedicated wine refrigerator. Also in this part of the house is a powder room with brightly colored wallpaper and a custom-made concrete sink.

A hallway off the kitchen leads to the bedrooms. The primary suite, at the far end, has a wood-paneled accent wall, more engineered-wood floors and a bathroom with a double vanity and a walk-in shower. The two guest rooms are off the main hall; they share a hallway bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

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