A nearly century-old El Sereno bungalow now selling for $139,900 is eligible for a mortgage that can help pay for renovations, according to the Redfin listing. At first glance it looks like this three-bedroom home overlooking Huntington Drive could use a total makeover but closer inspection reveals some historic features worth preserving. The front porch, for example, is supported by four graceful column. Meanwhile, the living room pictured above has retained a box-beam ceiling and the wainscot paneling along the walls. Perhaps the most prized historic feature is the fireplace with what looks like Batchelder tile, which were manufactured near downtown L.A. and later Lincoln Heights. Anyone who buys and remodels this house would be wise to leave that tile and wood work alone to be appreciated by future residents.
Photos from CRMLS