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Photos: Mayor Garcetti Sells His Echo Park House For $1.7 Million

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If nothing else, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has good taste. Sixteen years ago, the now mayor and his wife, Amy Wakeland, purchased this Echo Park abode for a paltry $345,000. Per Redfin, Garcetti and Wakeland have now sold the home for $1.705 million, nearly $55,000 more than the asking price.

The home is a gorgeous example of mid-century modern architecture. Originally built in 1953, the three bedroom and one and three-quarter bathroom house sits perched atop a hill in L.A.'s trendiest neighborhood. Along with 1,900 square feet of living space, the home comes with about half-an-acre of terraced land stretching up behind the house, perfect for building a garden of sustainable treats.

Garcetti and Wakeland lived in the Echo Park home for nearly a decade before they moved into a newly constructed house in Silver Lake. Following his election as Mayor of Los Angeles, Garcetti and family moved to the Getty House, the official mayoral residence in Hancock Park. Garcetti and Wakeland sold their Silver Lake house for $1.9 million to M83's Anthony Gonzalez after they moved to the Getty House.