Earlier this year a woman named Dawn was playing real estate matchmaker by trying to find a preservation-minded buyer for a 118-year-old Queen Anne Victorian in Boyle Heights. The home, then listed for $309,000, had a lot of original features and charm but apparently a lot of issues, which scared off many potential buyers, including Dawn’s parents. But early last week, after more than six months and several price chops, the 1,800-square-foot home with frilly wood-work and a green, cone-shaped tower on the roof sold for $250,000, according to Redfin.
Dawn, who is not an agent or associated with the property, had feared the house might be sold to a buyer who would strip away much of its historic charm as has been the case with many other nearby old houses.
It’s not clear who bought the place on the 3400 block of East Fourth Street but we should find out soon what they have planned for this Victorian.