Live in one unit, rent out the other

New on the market in Leimert Park is a well-preserved Spanish-style duplex that’s been around since 1928. The turreted building was one of a number of duplexes built in the neighborhood by local contractor Leo B. Elliott, and according to city records, shortly after its completion, the LA County Assessor determined its overall construction quality to be “special”—the highest category possible.

Located at 2900 West 43rd Place, a few blocks east of Leimert Park Village, the 2,796-square-foot duplex’s vacant lower unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a step-down living room, kitchen, formal dining room, and an office. Along with a new kitchen and new plumbing and electrical systems, it’s got a bounty of lovely original features, including restored hardwood floors, an arched window with stained glass panel, coved ceilings, plaster archways, French doors, built-ins, and colorful ceramic tile.

A spiral staircase leads to a private balcony and the two-bedroom, one-bath upper unit. Per the listing description, this unit is currently tenant-occupied at the market-rate rent of $2,465 per month.

On a 4,419-square-foot lot, the duplex is listed with Benjamin Kahle of Deasy Penner Podley for an asking price of $939,000. Open houses are scheduled Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Period features include an arched picture window with stained glass, hardwood floors, and wrought iron accents.
The kitchen has been thoroughly modernized.
One of the unit’s two bedrooms.
The bathroom’s wall tile is original, but the floor tile is period-style reproduction.
French doors lead from the office/den to the private backyard.
The duplex as it appeared shortly after being built.

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