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1950s Time Capsule in L.A.’s Glassell Park Asks $889K

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Look out for the beamed ceilings, brick fireplace, and vintage cooktop.

Two story house with covered porch. Photos by Phil Coombes, courtesy of Dave Robles/Think Real Estate
Price: $889,000
Location: Glassell Park, Los Angeles

Last sold in 2007, 2865 Palmer Drive sits a little east of the 2 freeway in the hills of Glassell Park, which is about ten miles north of Downtown L.A. The 1956 property is a five-minute drive from the Glassell Park Recreation Center’s tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamond, picnic tables, and barbecue pits, and ten minutes from neighboring Eagle Rock and Highland Park, each of which has its own cluster of restaurants and bars. Just last month, the state approved $10 million in funding for the design and construction of Paseo del Rio, a one-mile greenway along the eastern bank of the L.A. River, the first project in a series that will ultimately result in 100 acres of green space in the Glassell Park community.

Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,304 square feet, 0.11 acres

Perched atop a two-car garage, the hillside residence doesn’t appear to have changed much since the Eisenhower era. Among its well-preserved features are lofty beamed ceilings, a full-height brick fireplace, walls of glass, a vintage Western-Holly cooktop, and pastel tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The three bedrooms are on the small side, but each one comes with ample closet space. You’ll also find several outdoor spaces, including a covered front balcony, rear covered dining patio, and small tiered garden. Take a virtual tour here.

Living room with light wood floors and full-height brick fireplace.
A red-brick fireplace is complemented by honey-colored hardwood floors and beamed ceilings.
A bright living room with sliding glass doors to a balcony.
Glass sliders open to a covered balcony that runs the length of the house.
Kitchen with a small dining area next to large windows.
Two walls of windows keep the eat-in kitchen flooded with sunlight.
A room with wood walls and closets.
A wood-paneled den adjoins the kitchen.
A bedroom with white walls and closet doors.
While the three bedrooms are on the small side, they each have ample closet space.
A bathroom with white walls and pink tile counters.
The original peach-tiled bath.
A covered patio with a small dining set, overlooking a tiered garden.
A covered patio looks out to the rear garden.