By Marni Epstein
HIGHLAND PARK — With the real estate market continuing to pick up steam these days we wonder what a budget of $450,000 can still get you in Highland Park. From classic Craftmans to models of mid-century suburbia, here is a sample of homes on the market. Just prepare to squeeze yourself into a small space and save up for some fixing up.
Classic detailing like hardwood floors and built-ins in the dining room accompany an out-of-date kitchen in this Highland Park Craftsman. A large, new deck has potential for outdoor living.
This home is a time-capsule 1954 ranch house, complete with original range. Keep it like “grandmother’s house as the ad notes, or bring it into the 21st century, as the the large driveway and front yard offer plenty of space for additions.
This fixer-upper has a large front porch and a private back yard with which to enjoy the summer temperatures. Erase the overgrown foliage with some sheers and landscaping and this could be a backyard hideaway you’ll actually want to get lost in.
Marni Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.