Feb. 19, 2019

3 Homes Near Larchmont Village

I checked out a few homes close to Larchmont Village today...let's start with 829 S Mullen Avenue, a three bedroom + two bath home with a resort-style back yard in the super convenient and very desirable Brookside neighborhood.

 

Just around the corner is 722 S Muirfield Road...a four bedroom + four bath 1908 Traditional that has been TOTALLY reimagined.

Quite a stylish little reading corner ;)

My last stop was this updated four bedroom + three bath bungalow with a pool at 327 N Beachwood Drive...I love that it's walking distance to coffee/shopping/eateries in Larchmont Village. :) Have you tried the new French cafe Cafe Parisien??

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in the Hancock Park area...please click here to see.

See you on next week's caravan!

 

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Feb. 12, 2019

LA homes with the best back yards for entertaining

I previewed several homes for clients today starting with 1153 Olancha Drive, a three bedroom + two bath character-filled Spanish perched high above the street in Mount Washington...

Amazing outdoor space for entertaining!!

If you'd like to see more homes for sale in Mount Washington...please click here to see.

Over in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz I checked out 2111 Hollyvista Avenue, a gated Mid Century modern oasis with breathtaking views...

Also in the Franklin Hills is this cozy three bedroom/two bath home at 3903 Fernwood Avenue with a dreamy back yard perfect for large gatherings or just lounging :)

Then I went to see 1606 Myra Avenue...a completely renovated two bedroom + two bath California Bungalow in Los Feliz.

There's an awesome bonus studio above the garage...

Click here if you'd like to see all the homes for sale in Los Feliz.

Over in Silver Lake is this Mid Century architectural gem at 2317 Bancroft Avenue. It's sleek but also evokes a cabin-like feel.

A stunning wall of glass perfectly frames the Hollywood Sign, Silver Lake Reservoir and Griffith Observatory in one breathtaking view...

Also in Silver Lake is 2267 Edendale Place, a three bedroom + two bath bohemian treehouse bungalow with STUNNING views...

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in Silver Lake...please click here to see.

And back in Hancock Park I stopped in to check out the exquisite restoration at 138 N Norton Avenue, a Colonial Revival with four bedrooms + five baths + pool! I wrote about this great fixer opportunity back in 2017...click here to read the post.

Gorgeous master suite with private porch...

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See you on next week's caravan!

 

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Feb. 8, 2019

The Los Angeles Housing Market Currently

For most of the last decade we've known Los Angeles as a seller's market, but things are changing. Home prices seem to have leveled off and the number of sales is below the historical average. However, the price reductions I'm seeing feel far more related to sellers still hoping to push the market and getting a resounding "no" back, than an impending big market drop.  The market overall has definitely slowed down, with some pockets being the exception. I'm also noticing far more properties go in and out of escrow as buyers are getting pickier and pulling out when something else catches their eye, or not running their numbers carefully enough before getting under contract and having a change of heart.

Housing affordability hit a ten year low in 2018 for Los Angeles and a lot of buyers are finding themselves priced out of the home they want in the area they want. Even interest rates dropping dramatically at the end of 2018 didn't push some buyers forward. The forecast has rates rising to close to 5.5% for the coming year, but many are predicting it won't be quite that high but still could top 5%. Either way the consensus seems to be that rising interest rates are on the horizon. If you're a buyer right now, it might be worth locking in a rate in the 4's while you can. 

It's still a seller's market if you have a good property, especially for those in really great condition or priced to entice. Pricing to attract multiple buyers remains the best strategy, coupled with a rock solid marketing plan...with fewer buyers out there it pays to get your home in front of as many of them as possible and get them through your doors before they check out your competition!

 

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Feb. 8, 2019

Stunning Contemporary Architectural in Silver Lake

2223 Micheltorena Street

My pick of the week is this stunning contemporary home in Silver Lake...the views and neighborhood are awesome PLUS there's a great detached office that captures the panoramic views. For more photos and details on this property, please click here.

Notes from the MLS:

Upon entry from the privately gated courtyard, this stunning contemporary-architectural, ideally situated on prime Micheltorena, boasts panoramic views spanning from the Pacific Ocean, the Observatory, all the way to the Hollywood sign. Flooded with natural light, showcasing expansive views from nearly every vantage point, this home includes a bonus room/den, detached office, and wine cellar off of the spacious rear yard, a true entertainer's delight. A dramatic staircase effortlessly flows to the family room featuring a fire place, soaring ceilings, and opens up to one of three terraces, curating the perfect place to enjoy breathtaking sunsets while capturing the essence of indoor-outdoor living. Moments from trendy shops and restaurants this home is located in the highly-coveted Ivanhoe School District.  Listed by Marci Kays & Amanda Downing at The Agency

 

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Jan. 29, 2019

Views, Charm & More Views + A Hancock Park Restoration

I saw some really great houses today on my broker caravan...most with really amazing views!! First up is 1414 Eaton Terrace, a modern architectural with a warm Scandinavian vibe located in the most peaceful setting in Highland Park...

What do you think of the concrete wall as a design concept?? I kind of love it :)

It felt  like I was a million miles away from LA up here...

Then I went to check out this charming two bedroom + two bath bungalow at 5680 Baltimore Street, also in Highland Park...

I NEED this rug :)

If you'd like to see more homes for sale in Highland Park...please click here to see.

Over in Mount Washington is this contemporary gem at 421 Beech Street that has a treehouse-like room plus a breathtaking multi-level backyard.

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in Mount Washington...please click here to see.

Then I went to see 1902 Walcott Way...a cozy and dreamy Traditional tucked away at the top of a mountain near Echo Park.

I absolutely fell in love with the complete privacy of the countryside atmosphere here...

You never know who you might run into on broker caravan day ;)

Then this modern three bedroom/three bath home at 2367 Teviot Street offers panoramic hillside views of the Silver Lake Reservoir...

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in Silver Lake...please click here to see.

Just down the block from Third Street Elementary School in Hancock Park is 148 S Las Palmas Avenue. I sold this property a few years ago, and the five bedroom + seven bath classic Mediterranean has had one spectacular restoration to say the least. Check out these before & after photos...

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And here are a couple more shots of the stunning renovation...

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in the Hancock Park area...please click here to see.

See you on next week's caravan!

 

 

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Jan. 22, 2019

Nine Fine Homes

I started my broker caravan today with these two homes in Beachwood Canyon...first this four bedroom/four bath Spanish with sweeping views at 2752 Hollyridge Drive...

 

And then this three bedroom/three bath Spanish at 2748 Hollyridge Drive...

The views from up here are stunning...click here if you'd like to see all the homes for sale in Hollywood Hills East.

Then I went over to the Eastside to preview several more properties for clients. Check out this great front porch at 5136 Stratford Road in Highland Park...

Also in Highland Park is this sweet 1924 bungalow at 410 Kirby Street...

Check out this view of the Downtown LA skyline...

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If you'd like to see more homes for sale in Highland Park...please click here to see.

Then I went over to see this contemporary home with breathtaking views at 423 Canyon Vista Drive in Mount Washington...

YES those are snow-capped mountains!!

Sitting atop the hillside of Cypress Park is 464 Ulysses Street, a two bedroom/two bath contemporary design with a great roof deck...

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in Mount Washington...please click here to see.

On my way back to Hancock Park, I stopped by Silver Lake to check out these two properties...first a super cute re-imagined Spanish Bungalow at 1336 N Occidental Boulevard...

I really love this beautifully manicured two-tiered yard :)

And then... this stylish, light-filled two bedroom + two bath Spanish home at 3111 Hamilton Way. The property has lush landscaping and a private entrance PLUS there's a studio apartment below with separate entrance!

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in Silver Lake...please click here to see.

Back in Hancock Park I went to see 125 S Plymouth Blvd...a lovely Traditional with center hall plan located in prime Windsor Square and within the Third Street Elementary School district. I saw this home a couple months ago but wanted to check it out again for clients.

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in the Hancock Park area...please click here to see.

See you on next week's caravan!

 

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Jan. 11, 2019

Emotional Spanish Home in Hancock Park

602 N Las Palmas Avenue

I really love this gorgeous Spanish home in prime Hancock Park...it's stylish with a touch of whimsy plus it's located within the Third Street Elementary School district! For more photos and details on this property, please click here.

Notes from the MLS:

Rare magical + emotional Hancock Park Spanish w/4 beds, 3.5 baths, secret garden w/pool, & 2 car garage! Down-to-the-studs 2013 remodel including all new plumbing + electrical, kitchen, bathrooms, all new floors throughout. Center hall plan w/winding staircase to 2nd floor. Large LR w/beams, imported stone working fireplace, doors to backyard oasis. Formal dining opens to kitchen. Large center isle kitchen w/stone counters, Miele appliances (incl. steam oven), Blue Star professional grade six burner range w/griddle + two ovens, wine fridge + ice machine, breakfast bar, built-in desk area, breakfast room. Powder off kitchen. Large family room w/built-in bookcases & doors to yard has Murphy bed + en-suite bath. Master suite w/porch, designer bath w/walk-in steam shower, large walk-in closet. Two additional beds + one remodeled bath up. Garden w/pool + spa + covered porch + whimsical playhouse. Alkaline water purification system, Sonos, Nest AC + fire alarms, wired for fast WiFi. 3rd Street School District!  Listed by Sheri Bienstock at The Bienstock Group

 

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Jan. 8, 2019

3 Awesome Houses in Third Street Elementary School District

I previewed just three houses today on my broker caravan but loved them all! They're all located within the Third Street Elementary School district. Let's start with 145 S Van Ness Avenue, a beautiful four bedroom/three bath Cape Cod style home with grassy back garden and swimming pool in Windsor Square...

 

Just one block from Larchmont Village is this stylish light-filled contemporary gem at 157 S Lucerne Blvd...

I love this view of the back yard + pool from the master bedroom :)

And last but certainly not least, is 602 N Las Palmas Avenue...an emotional Spanish home with center hall plan located in prime Hancock Park.

There are TWO ovens in this kitchen...that could be very handy around the holidays!

 

If you'd like to check out more homes for sale in the Hancock Park area...please click here to see.

 

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Dec. 13, 2018

Designer Bungalow Near Larchmont Village

461 N St Andrews Place

My pick this week is this super cute California Bungalow that offers great indoor/outdoor living and is sooo close to Larchmont...for more photos and details on this property, please click here.

Notes from the MLS:

Designer's personal residence remodeled to perfection with no expense spared providing the most intimate indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Versatile open floor plan has kitchen/breakfast bar w/stainless steel appliances, dining area, living room with French doors flowing to large two-tiered patio perfect for entertaining. Main level includes bedroom and bath. Upstairs: flexible open loft like space currently set up with office area, bedroom area, additional enclosed bedroom, closet and 1/2 bathroom. Professionally landscaped grounds surround the property. Entertainer's patio with newly installed high-end retractable awning system includes upper tiered outdoor living room, dining area, built-in seating, gas grill hook-up, and outdoor sink. Upgrades, too numerous to list, include new central heat/air, dual paned UV windows, earthquake retrofitting, new electrical throughout, reverse osmosis water filtration system, ion exchange water softening tank, security system and much more. Single car garage.  Listed by Pete Buonocore at Keller Williams Larchmont

 

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Dec. 4, 2018

Stylish Spanish in Larchmont Village

250 N Beachwood Drive

OPEN HOUSES:

Saturday December 8th 1-3pm

Sunday December 9th 1-4pm

I really love this stylish home that's sooo close to the local gems on Larchmont...for more photos and details on this property, please click here.

Notes from the MLS:

This remodeled light filled Spanish in sought after Windsor Square is only two blocks from Larchmont Village with its coffee shops, boutiques and Sunday Farmers' Market. Large living room with barrel ceiling, fireplace and huge windows framing the view of the front garden. The spacious dining room opens to an updated kitchen with breakfast bar, crisp classic cabinetry, ample storage and plenty of counter space. The very private master suite has an enviable custom walk in closet, views of the back yard + bath with dual sinks & stylish steam shower. Two additional spacious bedrooms, with Jack and Jill bathrooms, have great closets and enjoy plenty of light. Upgrades inc: plumbing, electrical, HVAC + alarm system. Laundry closet. Outside you'll find a covered patio with fountain + private grassy back yard + vegetable boxes/garden. Detached garage + storage shed.  Listed by Angela Bond at Keller Williams Larchmont

 

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