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Preserving the architectural style and details of your vintage Northeast Los Angeles home doesn’t only preserve the character of your neighborhood. It preserves the value of your investment.

Communities in Northeast Los Angeles are typified by neighborhoods lined with vintage homes of varied classic architectural styles. Depending on the neighborhood, these can include California Craftsman, Victorian, Mission Revival, Art Deco, Bungalows. Tudors and Mid-Century Modern homes.

Preserving the architectural style and details of your vintage Northeast Los Angeles home doesn’t only preserve the character of your neighborhood but preserves the value of your investment. Understanding your classic home’s unique personality as well as its fine details - scale, balance and proportion - are key to restoring its style, elegance and grace.

Because we care deeply about your home investment, as well as in preserving the unique and charming NELA neighborhoods where we live and work, we’ve developed these original resources to assist you in understanding your classic home. Through this understanding, you will be able to better plan your restoration project and be amply prepared with knowledge when it’s time to hire a contractor.

  • The Place for Porches and Balconies on Vintage Homes in NELA

    Porches, particularly as part of entryways, are critical elements of homes’ historic design and a part of California living. Northeast LA has many. It’s a bit of a parlor game to ask people, “What do you call the area that…

  • Understanding Landscape and Vintage Homes in NELA

    Much of the historic architecture of Northeast Los Angeles embraced the climate with attention to vegetation and a celebration of outdoor living.The vintage homes of Northeast Los Angeles, NELA, present a delightful overview of the area’s past. But that past…

  • Wood Siding and Vintage Homes in NELA – What’s Advisable?

    In some neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles, original wood exteriors are required in renovations. Elsewhere cement-fiberboard might work. What has attracted thousands of buyers to homes in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) is the character and charm of its vintage housing…

  • Why a Vintage NELA Home Should be Architecturally Respected

    Preserving old homes in Northeast Los Angeles is part of why the area is thriving today. But accomplishing that takes work by owners and communities. Make no mistake, real estate in Northeast LA is booming like never before and the…

  • Owners of Vintage NELA Homes are Caretakers of What Came Before

    A home built in 1930 is a lot more interesting than most built in 2010. This is why Northeast Los Angeles is so popular, particularly with younger buyers. Something is going on with older, vintage houses in Northeast Los Angeles. Younger…

  • Restoring a vintage home in NELA? Save what’s original.

    Older properties with character in Northeast LA often had unfortunate rehabs over the decades. Getting as close to original features and details is preferred. The resurgent interest in and value increases for Northeast Los Angeles residential real estate is heavily…

  • Restoring a Vintage Home in NELA Restores a Home’s Value

    Northeast Los Angeles has a wealth of charming vintage homes. But can flippers or owner-occupants restore them while being financially smart? Ply the streets of Northeast Los Angeles – think real estate in places like Eagle Rock and Glassell Park…

  • Understanding HPOZ – Historic Preservation Overlay Zones – in Northeast Los Angeles

    The popularity and value of existing homes in Northeast Los Angeles is due to vintage neighborhoods and homes. It’s no accident: HPOZs promote that. Homeowners who own – or have owned – classic or historic homes in Highland Park, Garvanza,…

  • Owning a Classic Craftsman Home in Northeast Los Angeles

    NELA home architectural styles vary widely: Modern, Art Deco, Victorian, Tudors, and others. But perhaps the Craftsman residences get the most attention. Craftsman homes are among the most sought after real estate in Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods. One of the…

  • Owning a Classic Victorian Home in NELA

    Northeast Los Angeles has an advantage over other neighborhoods in that several vintage home styles have endured. Homebuyers should give them a look. Neighborhoods throughout Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) are somewhat a magnet for admirers of its many classic Victorian…

  • Restoring Your Mission Revival Home in NELA

    Northeast Los Angeles is rich in Spanish Colonial Mission Style homes. But because many are older than 100 years, so restoration efforts may be necessary.Among the most common and revered residential architectural styles throughout the southwest – including homes of…

  • Restoring A Tudor Revival Home in NELA

    Mixed among the Bungalows, Mid-Century Moderns, and Mission Revivals are the English-inspired Tudors of Northeast Los Angeles. Many need some updating.Perhaps one of the most famous Tudor Revival homes in Southern California is the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. When…

  • Restoring a Victorian Home in NELA

    They are beautiful, but the Victorian homes in Northeast Los Angeles come with some challenges. Fortunately, for every problem there is a solution. Ah, the Victorians. With their riot of color and detail, turrets and ambling parlors, they come from…

  • Optimizing Front Doors in Vintage Homes in NELA

    Vintage homes – including Mid Century Moderns – are in good supply in Northeast Los Angeles. Entryway doors are important defining characteristics. If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling, or a prospective buyer thinking of buying in the northeast of…

  • Restoring Your Art Deco Home in Northeast Los Angeles

    There are more than a few Art Deco gems in Northeast LA, even though other styles of homes have the streamline details mixed in. They need to be saved. While other architectural styles of homes are predominant in Northeast Los…

  • Skilled Vintage Home Restorers in NELA Find Period Items

    To bring vintage Northeast Los Angeles homes back to their original beauty, professionals salvage parts from homes that were demolished elsewhere. Hot real estate markets in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) have been driven by the demand for period, character homes. Homes…

  • Restoring a Mid-Century Modern Home in NELA

    Thinking about buying an MCM in Northeast Los Angeles? There are many to choose from but most need some work and modernizing. There may just be something rightabout restoring and altering aspects of a Mid-Century Modern home. Unlike the fussy…

  • How To Keep a Classic Northeast LA Home Classic

    The lure of vintage is unavoidable. But very often an adaptation of an older home to modern life is necessary. Fortunately, there are many solutions. The inventory of homes throughout Southern California is impressive, even more so for people who…

  • Stucco Versus Wood homes in NELA: What To Know

    For fortunate homeowners lucky enough to own a classic old wood bungalow or Craftsman house with real wood exteriors in neighborhoods like Pasadena and Altadena, stuccoing is never the answer for your worn wood siding or weathered window frames. The…

  • A Word on Magnesite Flooring

    If you're fortunate enough to own a vintage home with magnesite flooring, you owe it to the value and authenticity of your home to restore its magnesite. Ever the fashion in many early 20th-Century homes, magnesite is loved for its…

tracy 150x175Licensed and certified listing agent Tracy King has achieved President's Circle, Premier and Elite honors in recognition for her performance selling real estate in the communities of Northeast Los Angeles. When selling real estate, it makes good sense to hire an agent who posses demonstrable success at selling homes and exceeding expectations in both service and the final sales price. If you are looking to sell - or purchase - a home in Northeast Los Angeles, please call Tracy King today at 323.274.2148.

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