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December 28, 2012

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition-Los Angeles, California

By Sablemable


This is sad.  A beautiful MCM home left to ruin. 

Located in the city limits at 3800 Don Felipe Drive, the house was built in 1952 and has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.  Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom.  There is 5,613 square feet of living space.  The home also has private maid’s headquarters and a laundry room.  No basement and the flooring is concrete. 

The price is $649,900.00 and it is a foreclosure.  RE/MAX Premium Realty is the broker and can be reached at (562) 261-5377.

Photos are courtesy of Keller Williams.






















As you can see, somebody put in ceramic flooring in the kitchen and some kind of stone countertop in the second bath photo.  Shameful.

I can visualize the redemption of this beautiful home.

What do you think, readers?

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5 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition-Los Angeles, California

  1. KirkW Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Yes, they made some changes but they’re pretty minor so far. The original metal kitchen cabinets are the bomb! I home a mid-century modern fan buys this house. I can just see some nitwit buying it destroying the original character by “updating” it.

  2. Ann Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I have a co-worker that lives roughly northwest of there in an up and coming “sleeper” neighborhood. This neighborhood is in an ok, but not great area on the border of a bad neighborhood and next to two apartment buildings (you did see the bars on the windows and doors, yes?). Anyway, some of the more classic / traditional homes in the sleeper neighborhood are being scraped and new larger homes built. I think this lot has nice views and the I the think the property is priced for the lot and not the house. I am not optimistic that the house will survive. My guess is that someone who appreciates pergo and granite will buy it, scrape the house, and build a mini mansion with some sturdy gates at the driveway entrance. If you think you want the kitchen, keep an eye on the sale or contact the realtor to ask them to notify you when it is sold.

  3. Barbara Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    What Ann said. “up and coming neighborhood” is kind of a stretch. I wouldn’t live there for free. No one is going to save that house. As Ann said, it’s priced for the lot (and too high for that). Sorry to see such promise in such bad shape.

  4. Lassie Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    How forlorn and deserted it looks! I love looking at empty rooms, picturing how they ‘should’ look (before they get filled up with all my junk, lol). I think it’s a nice, big house in a retro way.

    Does anyone besides me think it looks like Pete and Trudy Campbell’s (on Mad Men) suburban house?

  5. Mary Toodles Reply

    January 3, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Sad. The bars on all the windows look so prison like and institutional. Alas, I’d LOVE to have seen this home in its heyday…

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