Positioned on a hill between Figueroa and York, this 1922 two-story Traditional home is close to all that Highland Park has to offer. Restaurants, bars, shopping, entertainment, Metro all just minutes outside the door. At a little over 4,100 square feet, this property offers an incredible investment opportunity with several potential uses. Previously operating as a Community/Residential Care Facility, it possibly could be again, or as a spacious single family home, and potentially it could become a single-family home with an attached accessory dwelling unit (ADU). The property features high ceilings, central staircase, newer electric, copper plumbing, sizable undeveloped outdoor space, upstairs bedrooms with mountain views, and multiple bedrooms and baths. A fabulous opportunity to reimagine a large property in the Historic Highland Park-Garvanza neighborhood and be at the epicenter of the Northeast LA lifestyle.

Potential Uses Based on Current Zoning The below information is based on several visits to the Building Department of City of LA.

  • The home can be used as a care facility, single family dwelling or a single family dwelling with an ADU. The ADU can be no larger than 1,200 square feet within the footprint of the existing home.
  • Care Facility - 6 or less people with disabilities.
  • The ability to use the property as a care facility is passed on to new owner with the sale of the property per the City.
  • AB68 - new ADU laws taking effect 1/1/2020 - allowing for non-owner occupied ADU and JADU (Junior ADU) to be built or interior in single family homes. In effect “triplexing” single family homes where allowable. See the law for details and investigate to determine if applicable to subject property. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB68
  • A garage can be built - up to 400 square feet in the back and up to 200 square feet in front of house.
  • The property can not be converted to a 2-4 unit due to current zoning. A variance can be applied for and the application cost is $7,295.13 at this time. The process can take upwards of 9-12 months to process and has to be submitted with architectural plans. The Building Department recommends talking to Nicole Sanchez regarding questions about the process of obtaining a variance. nicole.sanchez@lacity.org 213-978-3034.

Sold $1,125,000
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4108 Sqft
  • 7083 Lot
Abby Royal
Abby Royal
Associate Partner
Mobile (323) 377-3448
Office (626) 683-0777
CalDRE 02027174
Jennifer Parker-Stanton
Jennifer Parker-Stanton
Founding Partner, SRES
Mobile (323) 351-3278
Office (626) 683-0777
CalDRE 01728184

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524 North Avenue 54 is a residential property located in Los Angeles, CA. This property sits on a 7083 sqft lot, is 4108 sqft, with 8 bedrooms, 4 baths.