Perched in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles, 1.85-square-mile Mt. Washington is a bucolic residential neighborhood known for its high-achieving elementary school, bohemian residents, and the Southwest Museum. Widely considered the most affluent area on the Eastside, Mt. Washington offers mountain, valley, and ocean views, along with homes ranging in style from Craftsman bungalows and tree house cabins to Hollywood Hills-style Mid-century Modern homes (A. Quincy Jones’ Pilot House and John Lautner’s Mauer House are both located here). Take in some nature at the 35-acre Elyria Canyon, hit La Abeja for the best Mexican brunch in the area, and entertain the kids by driving down Mt. Washington’s Eldred Street, located between Avenue 50 and Cross Avenue, one of the three steepest streets in LA. Nearby Highland Park and Eagle Rock offer plenty of amusement if it gets too quiet on some evenings.
By Bianca Barragan This artsy house stands out among a crowd of handsome homes in hilly Mt. Washington. The expansive property includes a large main house—with high beamed ceilings and an abundance of big windows—and a 400-square-foot artist studio with French doors and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also connections to the outdoors,... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan Looking up at the hills of Mt. Washington from the east, say, from Highland Park, there are some dwellings that appear to be hanging right off the hillsides. One of those structures is this little, less-than-900-square-foot house, with a perch that affords great views and outdoor spaces (decks, patios) that offer lots... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan When a treehouse and a cabin really love each other, they get together and make this lovely, dual-level residence. Hanging over a Mt. Washington hillside, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has the rustic, mountain charm and wooded surroundings of a much more rural house, but with a modern twist and hipper, more urban... Keep reading →