Chalk up another accomplishment for Eric Garcetti. The Los Angeles mayor and his wife, Amy Wakeland, have sold their house in the Echo Park area for $1.705 million -- $55,000 above the asking price.
Designed by Daniel L. Dworsky in 1953 and renovated by Scrafano Architects, the glass-walled post-and-beam home sits on about half an acre and has views of the city, canyon and surrounding hills.
The open-area floorplan space features polished concrete floors. A two-sided fireplace creates a divider in the living room. An updated kitchen and breakfast bar, a dining area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms are among the living areas.
The hillside lot includes terraced vegetable gardens, fruit trees, patios and an outdoor dining area. A carport for two vehicles sits below the house.
Garcetti and Wakeland bought the property in 2000 for $345,000, public records show.
Last year, the couple sold a home in Silver Lake to Anthony Gonzalez of the electronic music band M83 for $1.9 million. They live at the Getty House, the official residence for the mayor of L.A., in Windsor Square. Garcetti, 45, took office three years ago to become L.A.'s 42nd mayor.
Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby's International Realty was the listing agent. Neil Rain Persad of Kensington & Beverly represented the buyer.