Marsh Project Before

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Marsh Before

The Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, is an area that is up and coming with the $1 billion project for the revitalization of the L.A. River. The river will become a recreational park with public access to the waterway, a bicycle path, hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, access to kayaking areas, picnic areas, and more. The bicycle path will stretch all the way to Glendale and goes down south to Long Beach. We are excited about the revitalization of the L.A. River and the new Marsh Park that is in development. Elysian Valley is located just on the other side of the 5 freeway from Silver Lake and Echo Park and adjacent to Atwater Village.

We bought the Marsh Project for $300,000 in August 2013. It was a tiny 616 sq. ft. house with an awkward floor plan, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on a decent 4,923 sq. ft. lot. This single-family residence was built in 1923 with desirable LAR2 zoning.

Our plans were to double the square footage on the house and update everything for a single-family while maintaining the California bungalow architecture. The home will feature all new interior finishes that include a vaulted ceiling for the  great room ( living, dining, kitchen) as well as  a true master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. We planned to move the kitchen to the front of the house and the master bedroom to the back of the house with direct access to the backyard. We also planned to replace the fencing with something more private and dress-up and repair the existing carport.

Here are some photos of how the Marsh Project looked when we purchased it.

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