Rudzki Restores a Boyle Heights Victorian

A Classic Painted Lady Gets a New Look from a Historic Home Preservationist Howard Rudzki

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3407 East Fourth Street in Boyle Heights is a lovingly restored classic “Painted Lady” Victorian, like the ones you would find in San Francisco. Originally built in 1895, this beautiful residence was refurbished by L.A. real estate preservationist and historic home buff, Howard Rudzki.

Rudzki has had a passion for historic houses for as long as he can remember.  “Having a chance to preserve these iconic treasures of L.A. culture is why I love what I do,” Howard explains.

“My friends will tell you that I’m always trying to get people to notice and appreciate the many historic homes we have throughout L.A.”

And this Boyle Heights classic is truly one of a kind. The house offers a unique, yet very functional floor plan with a formal parlor area that opens onto a large wrap-around porch.

Boasting  12 foot high ceilings, wood doors and windows, antique and reproduction period lighting and rich refinished Douglas Fir floors throughout the two floors.  Period-style antique bathrooms feature colorful tile work and mini-claw foot bath tubs and the classic-designed kitchen is anchored by a beautiful antique stove.

In the back of the house is an enclosed sun porch that could be used as additional bedrooms or as office space. One block walk to the metro gold line stop and easy bus access, this beautiful home is only an eight minute drive to downtown L.A.

“There is a lot of care and commitment that goes into maintaining this type of home and it isn’t for everyone.  But if you love brightly painted houses, beautiful wooden details and wide shady porches, then you might want to consider buying a Victorian,” he adds.


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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.