Highland Park Classic

L.A. Preservation Buff and Philanthropist Howard Rudzki Delivers Modern Take on A Highland Park Classic

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6021 Meridian Avenue in Highland Park sits on a corner lot with views that extends from Dodger Stadium across the beautiful Arroyo Seco. Restored by real estate philanthropist and preservationist Howard Rudzki, the classic Spanish-style home blends old world charm with contemporary comfort.

Built in 1922, this redesigned home delivers a modern take on a Highland Park classic.  The main living space features high ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed woodwork highlighted by two stunning built-ins. There’s easy flow to the breakfast nook and kitchen which is finished with stone countertops and dark wood cabinetry.

From drawer-pulls to window latches to period-inspired lighting, Rudzki paid attention to all of the wonderful small details that fill the home. Storage is ample, including large closets in both bedrooms. Bathrooms are finished in Saltillo tile and cool fixtures like a pedestal sink and soaking tub.  Slip out the French doors to the outdoor areas: a patio beneath a pergola and a sun-splashed roof-deck atop the garage – ideal for entertaining.

Today, Highland Park is among Los Angeles’ most happening neighborhoods.  Located northeast of the city, this quaint suburb is built on gently sloping hills.  In the past, it was considered the hot-rod capital of Southern California. Today mom and pop cafes, book stores and fitness studios line its streets.

“This neighborhood has retained its small town feel, and yet you are just minutes from L.A,” said Rudzki.  “It has a rich history and culture and wonderful old homes.”

Offering sweeping 360 degree views, this refurbished, well located home will put you right in the heart of it everything.  It offers easy access to the Metro Gold Line, as well as walking distance to intersection of York and Figueroa which is home to several of the hippest restaurants and vintage boutiques in the city.



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Howard Rudzki HOWARD RUDZKI Howard Rudzki has turned his passion for bike riding, dogs and education into vehicles to help for good. He started out bike riding when he was 20 for the pleasure and enjoyment that a good ride provides and has been a committed cyclist ever since. Rudzki rides every week either by himself or as part of group and annually participates in fundraising rides. For the last three years, he has ridden in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of lives for their patients and families.When he is not riding, Rudzki spends his time going to animal shelters across the L.A. Basin rescuing older dogs. He is committed to saving displaced, unwanted canines and rehabilitating them with proper medical and nutritional care so they can thrive in safe and caring homes where they will be a loved family member.In addition to helping animals, Rudzki believes he has an obligation to give back to underprivileged communities so that all children are able to receive a good education. Over the years, he has donated computers, printers and software to schools to help develop the future leaders of our city.