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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.

  • Stucco and Masonry on Vintage Homes in NELA

    The character of vintage homes –Victorians, Craftsmans, Mission Revival, MCMs, etc. – in Northeast LA is what makes them valuable. Renovate with care. When some of the most distinct and treasured homes of Northeast LA were built in the late…

  • Choosing a Contractor to Fix Up Your NELA Fixer Upper

    Hitting the right rehab costs is critical to smartly renovating a vintage home. Here are some tips on how much to budget and how to choose a good contractor. In general terms, the decision to buy and renovate a “fixer-upper”…

  • Choosing a Landscape Architect for Your NELA Home

    Northeast LA homes are known for fine architecture as well as gardens. For many residents outdoor living with good landscaping is part of the lifestyle. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a home’s landscape can add as…

  • Restoring Your Craftsman Home in NELA

    These homes built for the common man were nonetheless precise in details. If you are restoring a Northeast Los Angeles Craftsman, do so with care. Are there any residential architectural styles as widely beloved as the Craftsman homes? Wholly American,…

  • Restoring Your California Bungalow in NELA

    History has blessed Northeast Los Angeles with a wealth of bungalows. Many are now 100 years old and could use some TLC (and perhaps some additions). One of the biggest draws to living in Southern California, and Northeast Los Angeles…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Understanding Exterior Paint and Vintage Homes in NELA

    Most preservationists will argue to keep painted surfaces in the original form and color (i.e., no vinyl siding!). It’s what makes Northeast LA so attractive. The beauty of many vintage homes is in the color. Whether it’s the Victorian “painted…

  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Windows in Vintage NELA

    Northeast Los Angeles residential architecture is a big draw to buyers. Much of that has to do with the vintage housing stock – and how it’s been preserved. Windows are for looking outside, right? Of course that’s true, but they…

  • Roofs and Chimneys on Vintage Homes in NELA

    Northeast Los Angeles has a wealth of vintage homes, many renovated to restore the original character. The tops of houses are important details. Make no mistake, the ever-growing admiration for period homes in Northeast Los Angeles has made Pasadena real…

  • Fences and Gates on Vintage Homes in NELA

    Parts of the architecture of classic homes in Northeast Los Angeles are fences and gates. Original designs are preferred, but new vintage-looks are possible. According to Robert Frost, good fences make good neighbors, right? That depends. If your home is…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

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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