Lafayette Square Mid City Los Angeles Homes For Sale

LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOMES FOR SALE | NEW LISTINGS | UNLISTED

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LaFayette Square consists of eight blocks, centered on St. Charles Place, and situated between Venice Boulevard on the north, Washington Boulevard on the south, Crenshaw Boulevard on the east and West Blvd on the west. It was founded in 1913 and developed during the early 20th century.  

Today, Wrought-iron gates surround the neighborhood and help to eliminate commuter traffic; currently the only way into the neighborhood is through St. Charles Place.

There are 236 homes in the neighborhood.  It is immediately south of Victoria Park, southeast of West Los Angeles (Crestview and Picfair Village) and immediately north of Wellington Square.

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This early developed neighborhood in Los Angeles has a European flair and it was designed as an elegant residential park centered on St. Charles Place—a broad palm tree-lined avenue with a landscaped median. The houses in Lafayette Square reflect residential styles popular during the 1910s and 1920s such as Tudor Revival Architecture, Italianate, Mediterranean Revival, Neo-Federalist, American Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival. Several houses, were designed in the Modern style, exemplifying an important trend in Los Angeles’ architectural development.

Originally, the neighborhood was designed for wealthy families and now-historic houses regularly have 5,000 to 6,000 square feet (600 m2) floor plans, today the average home size is 3,600 square feet (330 m2).  Today the neighborhood is a mix of large and medium size homes.

Most of the original properties have period details.  Such as, Juliet balconies, mahogany staircases and libraries, sitting rooms, stained glass windows, triple crown molding, soaring ceilings—even four-car garages.

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LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOMES FOR SALE | NEW LISTINGS | UNLISTED

Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449

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