The 5 Most Expensive Duplexes Ever Sold in Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and Atwater Village

A common hurdle standing in the way of homeownership for many Los Angelinos is affordability. One way you can potentially remove that obstacle is by purchasing a duplex instead of a single-family home, allowing you the ability to offset mortgage payments by renting out the other unit. 

When people think of duplex living, shared walls, laundry rooms, and backyards often comes to mind. In reality, there are many alternative layout options available that will give you enough space and privacy so you don't feel like you're living in an apartment. In fact, if you can find the holy grail of unit layouts--two homes on one lot--you'll forget that you're even living in a duplex and not a single-family home.

To get an idea of the kinds of amazing duplex opportunities Los Angeles has to offer, check out the 5 most expensive duplexes ever sold in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and Atwater Village.

5. 1850 San Jacinto Street, 90026

  • $2,420,000
  • Closed on: March 21, 2023
  • Days on the Market: 20
  • 3,218 sqft on 9,118 sqft lot

Each unit of this duplex has a 2-story layout,  making it 4-stories total. The middle lower level features a permitted "community recreation room" with a game room, kitchenette, 2 offices, a powder room, wine cellar, and ample storage.  The property also features an expansive wooden deck, relaxing terrace, and serene balconies on all levels, complete with breathtaking views of the mountains and the city downtown LA skyline. 

The second rented unit provides an excellent mortgage supplement at $4,295 per month.  

4. 1600 Angelus Avenue, 90026

  • $2,470,000
  • Closed on: March 28th, 2023
  • Days on the Market: 10
  • 3,078 sqft on 5,931 sqft lot

This impressive property features upper and lower units with similar layouts, boasting elegant living rooms with leaded glass windows, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. The spacious eat-in kitchens flow into bright dining rooms, with downtown views from the upper unit. Remodeled lower unit includes a Wolf stove, generously sized bedrooms, and vintage bathrooms exuding character. 

3. 4101 Holly Knoll Drive, 90027

  • $2,500,000
  • Closed on: November 24th, 2021
  • Days on the Market: 14
  • 3,700 sqft on 5,299 sqft lot

Nestled on a corner lot in Los Feliz, this classic Spanish Duplex was meticulously restored to retain its original charm. Flooded with natural light, both units feature spacious living and dining areas and updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Each unit offers three well-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and double vanities. Both units include private laundry and single-car garages.

2. 1941 Redesdale Avenue, 90039

  • $2,655,000
  • Closed on: November 4th, 2021
  • Days on the Market: 21
  • 2,096 sqft on 9,124 sqft lot

This expansive property in Silver Lake features two separate one-bedroom homes, three garages, and a basement studio, providing an ideal work-from-home setup.

The 1927 Spanish-Moorish home and mid-century guest house added in 1949 have both been meticulously restored with high-end finishes, including Sub-Zero, Waterworks, and Wolf appliances. 

1. 4343 Clarissa Avenue, 90027

  • $3,350,000
  • Closed on: June 23rd, 2022
  • Days on Market: 46
  • 4,660 sqft on 5,547 sqft lot

This one-of-a-kind duplex offers soaring ceilings, exposed duct work, antique brick accents, and concrete/distressed wood flooring. Matte black and aged brass fixtures, along with Carrara marble counters, add a touch of elegance. The front unit boasts accordion doors, terraces, and city skyline views, while the rear unit enjoys a spacious, private patio. Renowned graffiti artist Defer's work is incorporated in the design and is featured on the front facade and in the dining room. The back unit has collected $7,000 a month in rental income. 

Looking for someone who can help you achieve values for your duplex in the stratosphere of these 5 properties? Then email us or give us a call at (323) 412-9060!

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