Monday, December 15, 2014

IN ESCROW! A Piece of Heaven in the Altadena Hills!

Above the Altadena hills at the end of a private road, a piece of heaven awaits. Extremely quiet and secluded mid-century jewel, designed by William L. Duquette in 1958. This 3BD/2BA home features post and beam, high ceilings, walls of glass, open floor plan with ample storage, and dramatic city and mountain views from every window. The living room with a handsome fireplace opens to a wonderful deck looking over the Los Angeles skyline with spectacular sunsets. With three lovely bedrooms, two baths, and an open dining area, the house flows smoothly and feels spacious. The yard offers much serenity with a large pool, above ground spa and patio all situated on a nearly a full acre lot neighboring the National Forest and Los Angeles Crest hiking trail. This is a very special house. 




1167 East Loma Alta Drive
Listed at $850,000

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Listing in Mount Washington......Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Los Angeles

Tranquil haven in the city, built in 1962, this wonderful single story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home sits on an oversized parcel (8140 sq ft) on a great street in Mount Washington.

Set up on a slight knoll, and offering plenty of privacy, this Mid-Century has a well-thought out floor plan and plenty of highlights, including an open kitchen and spacious dining area which leads to an outdoor patio perfect for entertaining. 

There is a large living room with fireplace and sliding doors which lead out to a second covered patio. All three bedrooms are perfectly sized with plenty of light and large picture windows. Updated bathrooms, freshly painted interior/exterior, central Heat/Air, new light fixtures, door hardware, attached 2-car garage w/ direct access and new slab, mixture of wood floors and carpeting. 

The vacant parcel next door (APN #5475-006-028, 7160 sq ft) is for sale ($89,000) and will be sold together with the house. Total land square footage is 15,300 sq ft, which makes for a great private compound or build a second home to keep or sell. An amazing opportunity!

Mount Washington is a hilly oasis on the NorthEast side of Los Angeles, a mere 20 minutes from the center of downtown Los Angeles which attracts both professionals and artists. In 1909, the Los Angeles and Mount Washington Incline Railway put Mount Washington on the map and turned it into an exclusive and highly desirable hilltop residential site. The former Mount Washington Hotel was a favorite destination for silent film stars and other celebrities, who often enjoyed panoramic views from the summit and then purchased a lot for its beauty and scenic advantages. The area has a mix of historic and mid-century homes. Many of the properties have nice views and large lots. The area is one of the most affluent areas in East LA. It is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the west side and finding more bang for your buck.

The area is welcoming to both singles and families with children. Ease of access to downtown L.A., Highland Park, Central L.A., Pasadena, Silver Lake, Glendale/Burbank, Hollywood are great for commuting. The area has also seen a remarkable transformation in the last few decades.

944 Oban Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065

944 Oban Dr. - $645,000
Vacant Land - $89,000
Total Price - $734,000 house & land to be sold together. 
See more at: www.944oban.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Listing... Wonderful 3 bed 1.75 bath Mid-Century/Ranch-Style Home

Originally called the Cinderella Estates, these homes in Canoga Park are known for their wonderful exterior lines & well thought out mid-century/ranch-style interior w/ open space & smart floor plan. This gorgeous 3bed/1.75bath home built in 1956 is located in a wonderful pocket w/ tree lined streets & manicured sidewalks. Features include a newer kitchen w/ beautiful counter tops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances & attractive backsplash.

Bright & light formal living room w/ a fireplace, the dining room has French doors that lead out to a large outdoor deck which creates a great indoor-outdoor flow for BBQ'ing and entertaining on beautiful autumn nights. Generous sized bedrooms feature natural light, newer windows, hardwood floors & spacious closets. Both baths were tastefully remodeled. Central HVAC, 2-car attached garage plus driveway parking, private back yard, dedicated laundry room, recessed lighting & ample closet space. Truly a wonderful house in a great neighborhood.

8422 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park. Listed at $429,500

Friday, September 12, 2014

Silver Lake homes this week

Here is a sampling of homes on the market for this week in September...

Spanish gem walled and gated on a corner lot offers beautiful private gardens,yard,and patio to enjoy. Right Along the Silver Lake Reservoir, sits this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Offered at $799,000 2460 Armstrong Ave, LA CA 90039

Prime Silver Lake Contemporary Modern on a large double lot with amazing privacy and lake views. Four bedrooms 2.5 baths with a updated open open concept kitchen / family room. 1930 Redesdale Ave, LA CA 90039 Offered at $1,595,000.

Pretty Cosmetic Fixer, located in the highly desirable Ivanhoe school district, amazing VIEWS. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a secluded wrap around back yard with mature trees for extra privacy. 3150 Silverado Drive, LA CA 90039. Offered at $849,000.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mid-Century House in Altadena






Secluded post and beam, mid century modern home by architect Gisele Meyers, just east of Christmas Tree Lane at the end of a cul de sac and a private driveway. An inviting glass front leads into the living room with a vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors. The dining area is open to the kitchen. The spacious family has a wood burning fireplace and views of the deck and backyard. Plenty of closets in the hallway (including a laundry closet) that leads to four bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have a sliding door wall between them. The full hall bath contains live plants. The master bedroom is situated in the back of the home and leads out to the deck and backyard. The detached garage is large enough for two cars and the driveway has a turn around. The backyard is landscaped with bamboo, home is private with lots of light. 625 Buena Loma Street, Altadena, CA 91001. Offered at $611,000. 4 bedrooms/2 baths

Monday, August 11, 2014

Homes that fly under the radar..


This house caught my eye... One-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern Pool Home - feels like a private compound! An oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Quiet, tree-lined streets lead you to the door of this architectural masterpiece, where the living area and wine bar flow into a sprawling patio, kidney bean shaped pool, enshrouded by palm trees. The photos don't do it justice, but this is actually a nice neighborhood called View Park/Park Hills Heights and you are fairly close to the Pacific Ocean. 6220 Damask Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90056, 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms approx 2200 sq ft, lot size is roughly 6825 sq ft. Built in 1952, Offered at $695,000

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Private Gated Retreat in The Oaks









This was such a beautiful house with a great floorplan. Located in the Los Feliz Oaks, close to Griffith Park and walking and hiking trails sits this gorgeous 4bed/4bath home. Oak hardwood floors throughout, Carrara marble counter top in the kitchen, newer interior & exterior doors and windows. Brick patio surrounds the pool area, 3 car garage and privacy hedges. 5410 Black Oak Drive. Approx 2796 sq ft, 9842 sq ft parcel. Offered at $2,295,000.