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El Sereno Berkshire ADU Building In An HPOZ

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

El Sereno Berkshire

The El Sereno - Berkshire Craftsman District HPOZ is located in the east of LA. It is bordered by the City of South Pasadena to the north and the City of Alhambra to the east. The historic district contains the Short Line Villa Tract, which shows examples of a form of development common to Pasadena and South Pasadena. It includes excellent examples of Craftsman, Bungalow, American Colonial Revival, and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. It is a well-preserved example of early suburban tract development, retaining integrity of plan, layout, architectural design, scale, and landscaping and conveying a cohesive sense of community, time and place. The El Sereno - Berkshire Craftsman District was adopted by the City Council in 2017.The zip code is 90032.

ADUs are trending in El Sereno Berkshire because You can find dozens of grocery stores, and hundreds of cafes and restaurants in El Sereno - Berkshire Craftsman Historic District. El Sereno residents enjoy a strong community feeling – often with many generations of the same family residing close by. Neighbors are friendly and the tree lined streets invite quiet evening strolls. It's obvious that residents take pride in their homes and in their community. Residents cite the variety of schools and the proximity of parks as reasons why it's a great place to raise children. Residents also enjoy the convenience of 3 freeways nearby and the short 10-mile jaunt to downtown Los Angeles.

El Sereno Berkshire Demographics

  • Median Income - $45,000

  • Population 44,000

  • Median Age - 28 years old

  • Average Home Price - $650,000

How Much Can I Rent An ADU In El Sereno Berkshire For In Today’s Market?

The average ADU in El Sereno Berkshire rents for about:

Studio ADU- $1500/m

1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $1800/m

2 bed 2 bath ADU- $2200/m

3 bed 3 bath ADU- $2600/m

Walkability Score For El Sereno Berkshire

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 sell 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's have numerous design laws, it makes getting approved plans take about 6 months.

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If you are planning on building an ADU in this neighborhood and have any questions you can reach the city council staff contact at:

Staff Contact:

Jonathan Kaplan

(213) 847-3668



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