Windsor Square, located in central Los Angeles, was once part of Rancho La Brea on land that was subdivided for development in 1911. The Windsor Square Investment Company’s vision for development was a neighborhood of elegant homes, with lots of no less than 100 feet frontage and over 300 feet in width. Windsor Square was planned to be the most exclusive neighborhood in Southern California and the largest upper-class subdivision ever marketed in Los Angeles. Residences in Windsor Square represent various periods of development and a variety of architectural styles. Early residences feature examples of the Craftsman and Beaux Arts or Classical Revival styles while later residences reflect the popularity of Period Revival styles including Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Tudor, English, French, and American Colonial Revival styles. Contemporary and California Ranch styles are also represented in Windsor Square. The Windsor Square HPOZ was adopted by the City Council in 2004. The zip code for this area is 90004.
The market for ADUs is trending in Windsor Square because the homes built in Windsor Square weren’t particularly varied. As the city’s preservation plan for the neighborhood notes, an array of Revival styles were, and are, represented, with Tudor Revivals being built cheek to jowl with Italian Renaissance Revivals, which were built alongside Dutch Colonial Revivals. With Larchmont Boulevard on its western edge, and booming Koreatown on its east, plenty of dining and shopping is a short walk or drive away, and the new Marciano Museum brings world-class art to the neighborhood. Many stars and studio execs prefer Windsor Hills’ studio-close location and top-tier housing stock make it a perennially popular home-buying destination for the showbiz set
Windsor Square Demographics
Median Income - $61,000
Median Age - 30 years old
Average Home Price - $850,000
How Much Can I Rent An ADU In Windsor Square For In Today’s Market?
The average ADU in Windsor Square rents for about:
Studio ADU- $1700/m
1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $2200/m
2 bed 2 bath ADU- $2600/m
3 bed 3 bath ADU- $3000/m
Walkability Score For Windsor Square
The ADU walkability score is measured by walking distance from your new ADU to these attractions, the closer you are to these locations the more your future tenant will pay for rent.
Increase The Value Of Your Home With An ADU Permit
If you believe your home has ADU potential, you should look into applying for architectural permits. Homeowners and agents are actively looking for homes with ADU potential. Realtors also have had multiple homes sold for over asking recently. Talk to your realtor about reaching out for approved city permits for an ADU.
How Much Do Permits Cost?
The process should be between $5,000-10,000 plus any specific city fees.
How Long Do ADU City Permits Take To Get Approved in an HPOZ?
Since HPOZ have numerous design laws, getting approved plans takes about 6 months.
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