Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Eco-Friendly Home in Echo Park

Recently featured on the cover of Dwell Magazine, the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Curbed LA, and The Eastsider LA, the Garcetti/Wakeland residence was built in 1953 by architect Daniel L. Dworsky. This gorgeous post and beam home was expertly renovated and expanded by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland with architect Elissa Scarfano to emphasize its modernist characteristics while making it more comfortable for current living, utilizing sustainable materials and greater energy efficiency.

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2120 Avon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Price: $1,650,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1953

Located in the Echo Park Hills, with easy access to Elysian Park, this secluded three bedroom and two bathroom mid-century home is sited on almost half an acre of prime, drought tolerant land.

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The flexible open layout is perfect for entertaining. The tall, wood beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and many private patios create a unique and luxurious indoor/outdoor atmosphere.

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The cook’s kitchen features custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

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An intimate double-sided fireplace in the great room is a lovely added feature to the house.

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The large first floor bedroom offers an en suite living area, excellent views, and French doors leading outside. The private master suite and second bedroom are upstairs.

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The updated bathrooms are large with exceptional details.

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The home is environmentally friendly, with green features and powered by solar panels on the roof. The sliding doors were made of recycled plastic.


You will fall in love with the home’s unique design. The glass walls and winodws offer rich light and a cool breeze during Summer evenings.


The home features myriad collection of private patios and deck space. There is an outdoor fireplace and grill. Enjoy a gourmet dinner with friends and family or a romantic supper for two right against the hillside.

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The upper deck, with its fire pit, water fountains, and seating area, is the perfect place for morning yoga, overlooking the sweeping city and canyon views.

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The home also features a terraced organic vegetable garden and citrus orchard. The Garcettis grew much of their own food here. There is an electric car charger in the carport. It may also be possible to build an ancillary structure such as a guest house on the grounds. With easy access to Elysian Park, this rare offering is ideal for hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and gardeners. It is a calm and peaceful retreat in the heart of Los Angeles.

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For more photos of the Garcetti/Wakeland Residence, go here. To tour this home, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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