Two Fixer-upper Queen Anne Victorian Gems on two separate lots!

2115 & 2119 Gates Street
2 BED  |
1.25 BATH  |
854 SQ FT
1.25 BATH
854 SQ FT
Seller represented by
Emily Sinclair

Calling out to history enthusiasts and visionaries alike, these vacant fixer-upper Queen Anne Victorian gems invite those with an appreciation for the past and a passion for restoration! 2115 Gates was built in 1905 and 2119 Gates was built in 1907.

2119 Gates Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Total Bedrooms: 2 Beds, Total Bathrooms: 1 1/4 Baths
Sq ft.: 854  Lot sq. ft.: 3,641

These once magnificent Queen Anne Victorian residences sit amid the re-blossoming district of Lincoln Heights. The 2 bedroom 1 1/4 bath timeless gem retains much of its original charm that is sure to transport you back in time. As you set foot on the porch you’ll notice terrazzo steps, original wood shingles sloping gracefully on the curved front porch, a vintage Victorian doorbell needing some mending & tending, and an old fashioned mailbox, and that’s just a hint of what’s to come!

Inside, you’ll be enchanted by the authentic character that surrounds you; original single-hung windows, and original Douglas fir floors that are begging to be refinished. Look up to find coved ceilings, and there, illuminating the ambiance, an authentic milk glass pendant light fixture from days gone by. Replete with original character built-ins adored with crystal knobs, and a decorative fireplace, each a testament to its historical significance.

As the story goes, back in the roaring twenties the kitchen and bathroom was adorned with mesmerizing Terrazzo creations by none other than a skilled family of Italian immigrant Terrazzo contractors who resided there. With a touch of tender care by skilled hands, those tri-color Terrazzo countertops shall radiate once more, exuding an ageless allure.

The front and back bedrooms also need proper elbow grease, and are situated Jack & Jill style between the main bathroom, where original Terrazzo floors meet a classic pedestal sink and a sunken tub flanked by Terrazzo-clad walls, now awaiting the chance to be rejuvenated and cherished once again. Off the kitchen is an enclosed patio serving as the laundry area, accompanied by a quaint ¼ bathroom.

But this Victorian Beauty Queen has a SISTER and she’s just as cute as a button! The adjacent property at 2115 Gates Avenue, bearing a striking similarity in style, shall also soon be offered for sale. Together or apart, these properties are poised to complement each other, transforming into an extraordinary urban compound with limitless potential.

2115 Gates Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Total Bedrooms: 3 Beds, Total Bathrooms: 1 1/4 Baths
Sq ft.: 1050, Lot sq. ft.: 4,077

2115 Gates was featured in several commercials and TV shows throughout the years because of her alluring curb appeal, but her big close-up was in the movie starring Angela Bassett in, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” in 1993.  It’s safe to say she’s been turning heads for over 118 years, and her sister property- also for sale immediately next door at 2119 Gates -was also once a real looker in her day! 

2115’s original features include her bay window, original front door with extremely rare Victorian era key and hardware, coved ceilings, and exquisite milk glass pendant light fixtures, the ambiance evokes a bygone era. You can almost hear the record playing on the Victrola in the living room next to the bay window.  The kitchen is in original condition and now in need of restoration, but it holds the potential to shine brilliantly once more, echoing the glamor of the Queen Anne era! Look for the butterfly hinges on the cabinets!  The front bedroom is generously-sized, with original crystal door knobs, and original flush mount ceiling light fixture, a pass-through closet, and the main bathroom connecting to the Jack & Jill bathroom, which was updated in the past few years, still retaining its old world charms.  The second bedroom features carpeting and original windows and leads to the 3rd bedroom, which could serve as a divine office, sewing or craft room. 

Beyond the kitchen’s embrace lies an enclosed patio, transformed into a laundry and storage area complemented by a quaint ¼ bathroom, offering a glimpse into the past. Retreat to the backyard to find a California basement for extra storage, could be a delightful wine cellar mayhaps? Then find yourself amongst citrus trees for shade and a carport to house your Ford Model T. 


Jack & Jill bathroom opening to two of the bedrooms. The bathroom was remodled at some point in the past few years, and the plumbing has been updated.

Original built-in vanity.

Original Victorian Kitchen

Original porch with trough sink and laundry room.

Carport surrounded by rose bushes and citrus tree.

Harkening back to the year 1873, Lincoln Heights has the distinction of being the inaugural suburb of the City of Angels. Revered for its architectural splendor, and being within close proximity to the bustling Downtown LA, this neighborhood flourishes with a burgeoning culinary and bar scene. Local hotspots such as Airliner, Mazel, La Monarcha, The Heights Deli & Bottle Shop, Moo’s Craft Barbecue, and Benny Boy Brewing have turned all eyes upon Lincoln Heights. Act swiftly, for an opportunity like this may not come again!


List of Original Details:

  • Douglas Fir hardwood floors
  • Terrazzo countertop
  • Terrazzo bathroom
  • Original built-ins
  • Original milk glass pendant
  • Single-hung wooden sash windows
  • Original Victorian doorbell

Exclusively listed by Emily Sinclair. To schedule a showing call 323.810.5299 or

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