WSJ: DIYers Make Manhattan Beach Home

The Wall Street Journal has profiled a couple, Abbe and Gary Lasker, who spent 30 years DIY’ing their house in Manhattan Beach. When they bought it in 1978 for $65,000, pigeons were living inside and locals said the place was haunted. The Laskers updated the plumbing, electrical and windows, and moved in the next year. Gary Lasker was a teacher and antiques dealer; Abbe Lasker is an employee at an antiques gallery. Accordingly, the house is full of antiques. The cozy attic bedroom walls and ceiling are covered in a floral paper. The three-bedroom, two-bath house a short walk from the beach is now for sale for $1.7 million. The listing agent is their son, Devin Lasker, of Citi Habitats.
Do-It-Yourselfers Craft a Brooklyn Haven [WSJ]
151 Kensington Street Listing [Citi Habitats]