SELLERS:  Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles Mayor) and Amy Wakeland
LOCATION:  Los Angeles, CA
PRICE:  $1,705,000
SIZE:  approx. 1,900 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms


Los Angeles’s progressive Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland sold their modestly proportioned but still quite striking mid-century modern residence perched high on a steep slope in the ethnically and economically diverse Echo Park neighborhood for $1.7 million, a bit more than its $1.65 million asking price.

The lucky couple turned a pretty penny on the 3 bedrooms and 2-baths property, which they picked up in 2000 for $345,000, according to public records, and incorporates a trio of steep hillside parcels that total almost half of an acre. The house was built in 1953, and thoroughly overhauled in 2012.