Lina Esco Buys $1.4 Million Updated Midcentury Cottage
Lina Esco is an actress, producer, and director who began her career in 2003 and has worked in both film and television. The television series for which she is best known are the CBS drama series ‘Cane,’ ‘Flaked,’ and ‘Kingdom.’ Most recently, Lina Esco has played Christina Alonso in ‘S.W.A.T.’ since 2017. Her films include ‘London,’ ‘Kingshighway,’ ‘Low Fidelity,’ ‘Where the Road Meets the Sun,’ and ‘LOL.’ Esco also appeared in ‘Free the Nipple,’ a film that she wrote, produced and directed. Esco’s most recent film was ‘Fairy Dust’ in 2016. Esco’s success over the last decade has put her in a position financially to buy a home in an area favored by celebrities. Here is an overview of the midcentury modern home she has bought for $1.4 million.
An Overview of Lina Esco’s Los Feliz Home
The property that Lina Esco has bought is an extensively updated midcentury modern house that was built in 1948. It is set in the hills between Los Feliz and Silver Lake, and it sits on a narrow street where the properties are tightly packed together. Her new home is small when compared with the Los Angeles homes of many celebrities, as the bungalow measures only 1,200-square-feet internally, and it sits on a lot of 4,289-square-feet. The house has two bedrooms and 2.5-bathrooms.
Inside the Midcentury Modern
Although Esco’s house was built in 1948, extensive renovations mean that the house now has a modern and airy interior. Some features that appear throughout the property are wooden flooring, ceiling spotlights, and a neutral color scheme of white and pale gray. Although the color scheme is neutral, accessories and artwork throughout the house add a pop of color. The main living space is an open-plan, living-dining room and kitchen that extends across the full width of the house. At one end of the space is the main living room, which has a television mounted above a large fireplace that is flanked on either side by windows. There is another large window on an adjacent wall. The dark wood flooring in the living room is a contrast to the white walls and white sofas. Interest is added to the room with artwork on the walls, and the brightly colored and patterned cushions brighten up the living space.
There is an area large enough to accommodate a small dining table between the living area and the kitchen, although that is currently not the case. That space currently houses an occasional table and some freestanding shelving for display purposes. However, a small breakfast bar in the kitchen is set up with two stools for casual dining, above which is a modern pendant light. At the other end of the room is the kitchen, which has pale gray walls and dark gray tiles on the floor. The backsplash areas are also dark gray with a diagonal white stripe. There are white cabinets and white countertops. Some of the upper cabinets also have frosted glass doors. The other material that appears in the kitchen is stainless steel. The oven, extractor unit, dishwasher, double fridge-freezer, and deep Belfast-style sink are all made from this material.
Only the turquoise rug in the kitchen adds a splash of color to the room. Unlike many modern properties, Esco’s Los Feliz house does not have a clearly defined master suite, as the two bedrooms are about the same size, and each has an almost identical bathroom. Each bedroom has wooden flooring, a built-in closet, and dual aspect windows, so they are also similar in design, style, and layout. Therefore, Esco can take her pick of the two rooms and use the other for a guest bedroom. Both the bathrooms are generous, so there is plenty of room for them to have both a soaking tub and oversized showers. Other features of the bathrooms include contemporary lighting and large windows. The property also has a half-bathroom for guests to use.
The Exterior of Esco’s New Pad in Los Feliz
Esco’s new pad is fronted by a frosted glass wall that gives it some privacy from passing people. To the front of the glass wall are concrete steps leading from the sidewalk to the front of the house, as it sits in an elevated position. Next to the steps is a small concrete forecourt in front of the under-the-house garage, which has a wood-paneled front. The exterior of the property has a contemporary look, as there is a combination of wood paneling and gray stucco. Extensive renovations of the exterior have included a new roof, retaining walls, and installing an updated drainage system. The house sits on a small lot measuring 4,289-square-feet, and it feels even smaller because of the steep slope of the garden due to the lot’s hillside position. On the upside, the small size of the garden means that it is a low-maintenance option, which is ideal for someone who has a busy schedule, and there is enough room to have several separate areas.
Directly behind the house is a terrace area, perfect for outdoor entertaining, says Dirt.com. The terrace is in an elevated position, so it is separated from the rest of the rear garden by a wood-paneled retainer wall. To either end of the terrace are low concrete walls topped with frosted glass panels, so Esco can sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding neighborhood. To the other side of the wood-paneled retainer wall is another terraced area, which is accessed via steps from the elevated terrace. The lower terrace is surrounded by raised concrete planters filled with plants and shrubs. There is also a grassy lawned section of the garden that runs along the side of the house. Due to the property’s elevated position, some areas of the garden have views across the surrounding area.