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!

 

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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

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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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Nov. 27, 2018

Housing market showing signs of stability at last

It’s finally getting normal around here. According to a recent analysis by Realtor.com's Andrea Riquier, there's fresh evidence that the housing market is gaining some stability after some crazy years of multiple offers that resulted in inflated pricing in many markets.

You can’t argue with the Census Bureau, which says the national homeownership rate was 64.4% in the third quarter, a half-percentage point higher than a year ago. That may not sound like much, but if you study the numbers, it’s a big deal.

“After touching an all-time high of 69.1% in 2004 as the housing bubble inflated, the homeownership rate bottomed out at 62.9% in 2016 as waves of Americans lost their homes or sold under duress,” says Riquier. “At the same time, many Americans who would ordinarily become buyers were locked out of the market by stringent lending rules, a lack of affordable inventory and a challenging economic backdrop.”

Over the past 12 months, 1.77 million more Americans became owners, while the number of renters declined by about 100,000, adds Riquier in a MarketWatch report. "Even better, the biggest jumps in ownership were among younger people. For those under 35, 36.5% were owners in the second quarter, compared to 35.3% a year ago. Americans age 35 to 44 saw a correspondingly hefty jump, to 60% from 58.8% in 2017."

This all points to a potential moderation in home prices going into 2019, which some analysts believe came from would-be buyers pushing back against hefty price gains, helped many of them finally become owners.

While there's a lot of speculation about what made this happen, the meager recovery to this point puts the homeownership rate only back to 1995 levels, well before the run-up to the 2008 bubble, suggesting it may be possible for many more Americans to become owners providing market conditions ease further. The vacancy rate for owners was just 1.5% for the second month in a row, tighter than the 1.6% it averaged throughout 2017.

(Article courtesy of Andrea Riquier @ Realtor.com; photo via Google Images.)

 

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Nov. 27, 2018

Favorite Homes Around Hancock Park

I saw some really great houses on broker caravan today starting with this Art Deco jewel box mini-compound at 901 S Muirfield Road in the desirable enclave of Brookside...

This home is filled with sooo many drool-worthy details...

 

Then I headed over to 634 N Cherokee Avenue...a gorgeous Spanish home with pool + lush yard in Hancock Park HPOZ.

Love these decorative tiles...

The vaulted beamed ceiling in this grand living room hides a movie screen + projector!

Next up is this 1920s vintage Spanish bungalow at 806 N Cherokee Avenue...

My last stop on caravan was this lovely 3 bedroom + 3 bath home at 544 Lillian Way walking distance to Larchmont Village and located in the Third Street Elementary School district...

 

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Nov. 16, 2018

Exquisite Spanish Contemporary Estate in Hancock Park

206 S Rimpau Blvd

 

If you want to know what a $10 million home in Hancock Park looks like, then this is it. Please click here for more photos and details on this spectacular property.

Notes from the MLS:

One of the only new construction homes in Hancock Park, this spectacular Spanish-Contemporary is situated on a private cul-de-sac and overlooks unobstructed views of the Wilshire Country Club golf course. Grand-scale living spaces include an elegant parlor room with restaurant-caliber bar, marble fireplace, butler's pantry and wraparound terrace. An incredible chef's kitchen features a Carrara marble island and Wolf and Miele appliances. Automated Fleetwood walls of glass flow to a spacious grassy backyard, infinity-edge pool and built-in bbq. Upstairs holds four ensuite bedrooms, two with private terraces, and a gorgeous master suite with dual showroom closets, exquisite marble bathroom with oversized shower and soaking tub, and French doors to a private terrace overlooking the golf course. A plush cinema, light-filled office, distinctive powder room and Crestron system complete the offering. This exquisite estate was built by GME Development and designed by award winning Apel Design.  Listed by Jon Grauman at The Agency

 

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Nov. 13, 2018

Beverly Hills to Los Feliz and Back in Hancock Park

I started my broker caravan today in Beverly Hills to preview this sophisticated Traditional at 2276 Bowmont Drive for my client...

I absolutely LOVE the private setting of this home with a garden courtyard, lap pool and terraced yard...

 

If you'd like to see more homes for sale in Beverly Hills (BHPO)...please click here.

Then it was over to the Eastside in Los Feliz to check out 2126 N Commonwealth Ave for another client of mine. This three bedroom/three bath Contemporary has a pool and is super close to eateries and shopping on Hillhurst...

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Over in Jefferson Park I went to see 2042 W 28th Street...a stylish single level modern home with three bedrooms and two baths priced under $800,000!

Great backyard for entertaining...

Next up is this 1920s four bedroom Traditional with lots of potential at 1082 S Plymouth Blvd in Mid City near Longwood Highlands...

Last (but certainly not the least!) is this spectacular Spanish Contemporary at 206 S Rimpau Blvd  which overlooks views of the Wilshire Country Club golf course. If you were curious to know what a $10 million home in Hancock Park looks like, this is it...

This gorgeous chef's kitchen features Carrara marble + Wolf and Miele appliances.

With a restaurant-caliber bar PLUS the home's plush cinema, there really would be no reason for me to ever leave the house. ;)

Here you can see me trying to capture a shot of this eye-catching chandelier :)

Infinity edge pool + unobstructed views of the golf course...

 

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Nov. 6, 2018

Craftsman Bungalow, A Modern Remodel and Fremont Place Beauty

Today on broker caravan I first checked out this Craftsman Bungalow at 4057 W 8th Street in Wilshire Park...

 

Then I headed over to 1075 S Plymouth Blvd...a totally remodeled three bedroom + two bath home located in the Mid City area.

Beyond the gates of Fremont Place is 72 Fremont Place...an elegant Tudor with six bedrooms and five baths designed by notable architect M.L. Barker who also designed the Fremont Library.

Grand scale living room with gorgeous paneling + an intricately carved wood mantle on the fireplace...

Look at this stunning stained glass window in a very dramatic entry!!

My last stop on caravan was this French style home at 4618 W 6th Street in Windsor Square and located in the Third Street Elementary School district...

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