ECHO PARK — One by one, many of the hilltop Victorian- and Craftsman-era homes that surrounded Everett Park have been demolished over the decades to make way for large apartment buildings. Now, what appears to be one of the oldest homes on the hill on the far eastern edge of Echo Park is slated to be torn down.
A blue demolition notice, which must be posted 30 days before a property owner can obtain permits to tear down a building, has been posted in front of 1003 N. Everett Street, a shabby, two-story residence built in 1899. A check of online property records show that nearly 1,800-square-foot home is the oldest remaining building on the streets surrounding Everett Park, a tear-shaped parked with dramatic Downtown views.
The home on an approximately 7,000-square-foot lot above Sunset Boulevard was purchased in May for $940,000, according to Property Shark. Meanwhile, the same company that purchased the home also purchased an approximately 37,000-square-foot vacant lot next door for $3.05 million.
What do the new owners have in mind for these two properties? The Eastsider contacted developer Brad Weinstock, whose name was on the demolition permit, for more information.
Everett Park and Everett Street appear to be named after Everett E. Hall, who along with William W. Stilson in the late 19th Century subdivided the land that would become Angeleno Heights.
Update on Sept. 23: Weinstock said he’s teaming up with Damon Porter of Dynamic Development of Santa Monica to build a 50-unit apartment complex with subterranean parking on both properties, with ground breaking planned for next year. Weinstock said his firm has been meeting with some residents and plans to present plans next week.
“We don’t build ugly boxes,” Weinstock said. “We want to come up with something that works for everyone.”