As the saying goes, two is better than one-and that is certainly the case with this 2,645-square-foot duplex, now up for grabs in Los Angeles. Located in the coveted Melrose Hill neighborhood, the delightful property offers two self-contained residences situated on one 3,809-square-foot lot. Both homes are lined with large windows that let in an abundance of natural light.
The 1918 bungalow comes with a sun-filled vestibule that opens to the primary living space at the front of the home.
The larger of the two homes is a bungalow-style residence. Its free-flowing layout features four bedrooms and spacious living areas with characterful details such as custom tiles and original hardwood floors.
"This particular house has an old country home feel, yet at the same time it is modernized with all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing," says the current owner.
On the opposite side of the dining area is an informal sitting room, where colorful artwork pops against the midcentury furnishings that decorate the space.
The second residence, which was built in 2015, also features an open layout showered in natural light. "The modern two-bedroom was designed to feel like you are living in a tree house, featuring striking views from around the unit," adds the owner.
The two units allow for flexible living arrangements-and a potential source of income. Previously, a family with children used the smaller unit as an office and guesthouse; another couple lived in the two-bedroom home and leased the bungalow as a short-term rental.
Large windows in the dining area allow ample sunlight to flood inside.
Another living room sits sandwiched between the dining area and kitchen.
"The location is extremely popular given the close proximity to Hollywood, Downtown, Silver Lake, and Hancock Park," the current owner notes. "Although you are literally in the middle of Los Angeles, when you are inside either unit, you feel like you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city."
In total, the two units offer six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Central heating and air, in addition to laundry appliances, are also included in each home. An oversized garage offers additional parking and storage. Scroll ahead to see inside more of both residences, currently listed together for $1,345,000.
In the kitchen, white subway tiles complement the custom cabinetry and marble countertops.
The renovated bungalow-style residence includes four bedrooms.
The remodeled bathroom features a marble backsplash and penny-tiled floor.
The principal bedroom, located on the upper level, receives ample sunlight.
In the modern two-bedroom unit, the living area features a vibrant rug that pops against the warm-toned furniture.
Adjacent to living room is the kitchen, which features all new appliances and a small dining area.
The 2015 residence features two spacious bedrooms.
A cozy outdoor gathering space is tucked along the side of the home.
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