2520 N Lafayette St listing review

April 13, 2017
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Check out this urban contemporary home with a super-sweet rooftop deck! This home (well parts of it) were originally built in 1888 but it’s clear this home as undergone a major renovation & remodel so it feels more like you’re moving into a brand new home. The main floor has a large open kitchen/living/dining room with a double-sided gas fireplace which can be enjoyed either inside in the living room or outside on the back patio. There is a ton of countertop space & cabinets however there are hardly any upper cabinets so just keep in mind you’ll be bending over constantly to get your dishes or put them away. Since the developer did forgo upper cabinetry you are left with a large exposed brick wall which helps maintain some of the original character. There are 3 bedrooms on the second level, including a nice sized master bedroom with ensuite. Plus a detached 2 car garage and a small backyard.

Overall I think the home has a decent layout but the main floor living area is pretty small because there is such a large kitchen. There looks to be an unfinished basement/crawl space which is accessed by pulling up a hatch in the floor in the living room. There is a ladder into the basement so this could be a nice spot for additional storage. To the south of the property is a church so there may be additional traffic on Sunday mornings but it looks to be a small church so probably not really a nuisance. The 2 secondary bedrooms on the upper level are pretty small but large enough for a nursery or child’s bedroom.

This property is currently the most expensive property for sale in the Whittier neighborhood. The home does have a lot to offer; however, at the current price of $714,900 I feel the property is a bit overpriced for the PSF in Whittier. I would expect this home to sell between $675,000-$700,000

The home has very minimal staging and I would suggest adding some additional staging, especially in the master bedroom. Overall I think this a top-notch remodel in Whittier and this move-in ready home would be a great property for someone who really enjoys entertaining!

This property is Listed by Keller Williams Integrity Real Estate LLC