My friend & partner, Ryan Sypek, lives in Echo Park, and I worked with him on purchasing his first home. He was determined to find a house with a pool. His search started in Downtown LA and then changed to the Eastside, where he found his dream house in the Angelino Heights Historic Area, 1 block away from Carroll Avenue, famous for its Victorian-era houses. And, yes, it had a pool. I’ll never forget parking on the street for the first time surrounded by early 1900s Victorian homes with the impressive DTLA skyline directly in view. He and I knew he had found his home. After learning there were 11 offers on the house after the first weekend, he was disheartened, but I encouraged him to extend himself on his purchase, and he was able to beat out the other offers after two grueling rounds of counters. It was nerve-wracking for him at the time, but it turned out to be a great financial decision.
Walkability was something Ryan missed when he first moved to LA, and he couldn’t be happier to be back in a neighborhood where he can easily walk to everything, including the newly renovated Echo Park Lake, where he and his wife walk their dogs regularly, and where you can now ride Swan Boats. He actually met his wife on a night he walked to The Echo from his house. Dodger Stadium is around the corner, and I joined him to watch the World Series last season at a couple of the local bars in the neighborhood like The Lost Knight and The Short Stop. Over the years, new restaurants have opened like Guisados, Tsubaki, Woodcat Coffee, Winsome, Dinette, Lassens, Button Mash, and Sage Bistro & Brewery. But there are still the old favs that have been in business for many years like Taix, El Compadre, The Gold Room, Little Joy Cocktails, Mohawk Bend. Ryan often comments on how thankful he is to be in a home that he loves. This is the feeling he hopes all our clients have after the purchase of their new home or condo. Contact us today. We want to help you find your home.