Posts Tagged ‘bettershelter’

1307 N Avenue 54 In Highland Park

1307 North Avenue 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042

3 BR, 2 BA

This new listing from Better Shelter is a newly constructed modern cottage, located in the heart of Highland Park, just steps from York corridor’s shopping and restaurants. It’s cool to see what the Better Shelter folks created from a blank canvas!

The charming 1,132 square foot home is all about the details, with beautiful hardwood floors, open living/dining space, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and vintage chandeliers. Eco-friendly features include drought-tolerant landscaping, low-flow dual flush toilets, tankless hot water heating, and energy-efficient appliances.

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2295 Cazador Drive In Glassell Park


2295 Cazador Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

5 BR, 3 BA

This spacious three bedroom, two bath Better Shelter home in Glassell Park also includes an additional, detached two bedroom, one bath guesthouse that brings in $1,060 per month with a current tenant already in place.


It’s move-in ready and features xeriscaping, a tankless water heater, hardwood floors, new appliances, and a master suite with its own bathroom.

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4752 York Boulevard In Highland Park


4752 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042

2 BR, 2 BA (Plus Studio Rental)

Yet another extraordinary Better Shelter flip! This duplex on the York Boulevard strip provides an owners unit with two bedrooms and two baths, plus a studio rental. The property is zoned LAC4, which gives you plenty of flexibility.


The home has been completely remodeled and is turn key ready with dual flush toilets, low water landscaping, tank-less water heaters, and updated systems throughout both units.

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3958 Goodwin Avenue In Atwater Village


3958 Goodwin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3 BR, 2 BA

If you are looking for a place with tons of style, beautiful unique details all at an affordable price, Better Shelter has your home. Check out their newest listing in Atwater Village: It’s a beautifully refurbished California Bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on a huge lot with citrus and fruit trees, raised garden beds, and a privacy fence.


This bright and cheerful home features a new tankless water heater, upgraded electrical and plumbing, two car garage/flex space, xeriscaping, hardwood floors, and a master suite.

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3135 Isabel Drive In Glassell Park


3135 Isabel Drive
Los Angeles 90065

3 BR, 2 BA

We are way into BetterShelter here on Take Sunset, and with each amazing flip Steve Jones manages to top his last. This three-bedroom, two-bath mid-century home in Glassell Park just hit the market, and it is a true stunner. It features vaulted ceilings, a beautifully open floorplan, and three decks from which you can enjoy the extraordinary canyon views.


Like with all BetterShelter homes, this place is truly move-in ready. It has newly-remodeled everything, including hardwood floors, bathrooms and kitchen, a tankless water heater, secure parking for four cars, and more.

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Interview With a BetterShelter Buyer


With all the chatter about BetterShelter‘s ubiquitous flips going on these days I thought it would be a good idea to talk to one their buyers. Imari McDermott bought a BetterShelter home on Stowe Terrace in Highland Park last fall and she took some time to answer a few of my questions about her home-buying experience.

Take Sunset: What attracted you to the BetterShelter house?

Imari McDermott: I had seen the house they did in Silver Lake and fell in love with the way they designed the house. Steve is great because he knows exactly how to maximize the space of each house as well as paying attention to the small details like doorknobs, lighting fixtures, etc., to make each of his homes unique in their own way. I was looking for about one month before I found my current home. It was love at first site.

TS: Did you make any changes to the house once you bought it?

IM: I made a few minor changes – ripped the carpet in one room and replaced it with hardwood, but overall, the house didn’t need any work done apart from my own personal touches.

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3726 Richardson Dr In Mt. Washington


3726 Richardson Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90065

2 BR, 2 BA

As sure as the sun will shine in Southern California, another stellar bettershelter property will hit the market on the Eastside of Los Angeles. Here we have their latest offering of affordable yet stylish homes in lovely Mt. Washington. This mid-century has been totally updated and is more than ready for a new set of owners. Hardwood floors, tankless water heater, multiple fireplaces and magnificent views round out this cozy little mountain hideaway.


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First-Time Home Buyers Head To Highland Park


I’ve talked to a lot of first-time  home buyers lately who want to focus their search in the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods. The reason is simple: you get more for your money than you do in areas such as Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. And for first-time buyers on a tight budget, it’s important to save wherever possible.

To further illustrate the allure of Highland Park check out the three listings below – in the aforementioned neighborhoods you could tack on an extra $50-$100k, but in Highland Park these are realistic options for first-time home buyers.


6142 Springvale Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90042

3 BR, 1 BA

No this isn’t a new bettershelter listing. I guess you could call it a….tribute? Regardless, it’s very nicely done and sure to attract a lot of interest.

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Interview With Yardlift’s Janet Pace

janet-pace-yardliftLiving in SoCal we have the luxury of year-round sunshine to help make our gardens grow, but transforming  or updating an outdoor space into something truly special can often require the help of a professional.

Janet Pace knows all about the challenges homeowners face in keeping their gardens and outdoor space looking attractive. In order to turn her passion into a business, Pace, a longtime lover of outdoor environments, started Yardlift to help bring her clients’ visions to life.

Pace was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule and offer some tips:

Take Sunset: What do you like most about what you do?

Janet Pace: I love to create outdoor living spaces to mimic the indoors. By doing this you are giving you client a chance double their entertainment areas.

TS: What are your favorite types of projects to work on?

JP: I have become a huge fan of the “Drought tolerant” plantings they have such depth and texture. I still love my annuals and perennials. Building a garden really has to come from what the client desires to achive.

TS: What tips would you give a new homeowner looking to upgrade their outdoor space with a small budget?

JP: Clean it up! Take away all dead or over grown plantings. If you haven’t sat on it, enjoyed it or used it in the last year then it goes. This way you can go in and do a quick planting and mulch and you have a brand new yard. I use this on all my sites it gives the “lift” you need.


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2923 Asbury St In Cypress Park


2923 Asbury St
Los Angeles, CA 90065

3 BR, 2 BA

It’s always exciting when a new bettershelter flip comes on the market. For first time homebuyers looking for a deal in an up and coming area, bettershelter consistently delivers the goods. Bought in June of this year for $190,000 and now listed for $399,000, the house has gone through an extensive transformation with an addition of an extra bedroom and bathroom.

As always, the attention to detail is what really makes Steve and Peter’s houses stand out. Check out the before and afters of the kitchen:


And the exterior:


There’s an open house this Sunday, January 3rd from 2 to 4pm. See you there!

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