Historical Landmark Hollywood Heights B.A.G. Fuller Residence Offered for Under $1.8M

For the first time in nearly 15 years (and only the third time in more than 60), the landmark residence that is known as the B.A.G. Fuller house – which was designed by Ralph C. Flewelling in the early 1930s – is being offered for sale.

Also known as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 846, this unique home provides plenty of space, given its more than 2,600 square feet of interior, with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

There are a number of distinctive attributes and amenities here, including both marble and hardwood flooring, as well as three fireplaces, and even a rooftop deck that provides some impeccable views of the city below. The French doors and steel casement windows are just some of the home’s other noteworthy features.

The exterior of the property offers a detached parking garage with room for numerous vehicles, and a private and shaded brick patio. Ownership of this home also comes with a coveted High Tower Elevator Association membership (which includes elevator access). As an added benefit, the property has been designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and subsequently the property taxes are quite low.

This beautiful property, which is located at 6887 Alta Loma Terrace in the Hollywood Heights area, is currently being offered at just shy of $1.75M. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Charming and Unique Century Old Pasadena Craftsman for Under $1M

For the first time in nearly 6 and a-half decades, this pristine three-bedroom, one-plus bath bungalow (with a den) – built more than a century ago in 1913 – is available for sale. Combining the charm of yesterday with the modern conveniences of today, just some of the many details here include hardwood oak and maple floors throughout, along with crown molding and built-in bookshelves.

With approximately 1,800 square feet of light and bright interior living space, there are plenty of added features that lend themselves to a cozy and carefree lifestyle, including a dedicated laundry room, a beautiful brick fireplace, and a large wrap-around covered front porch that is ideal for entertaining.

If you need more space or room for additional storage, there is access to the home’s basement via the gracious kitchen – which is complete with ample counter top and cabinet area. Outside, you will find a detached two-car garage, and a nice quarter-acre flat yard, which could lend itself to a garden, or even an in-ground swimming pool, depending on your personal taste.

This home, which is located at 949 Holliston in the Bungalow Haven neighborhood of Pasadena, is currently available on the market for $949,000. Private tours can be set up for interested purchasers.


The Real Hollywood Residence of Some of Today’s Virtual Internet Stars

Ever wonder where the “stars” of some of yesterday and today’s social media sites reside? Look no further than 1600 Vine Street, a 550-unit apartment complex located just a tad bit south of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

While they may not be appearing on the “big screen,” many of the videos that are produced here by the building’s residents – which by the way, include a baby monkey, a pony, and even a husky dog sporting pink ears – have been viewed billions of times online.

In fact, many people all around the globe can likely identify the more popular filming areas of the building, like the courtyard and the gym, as well as the walkways that are lined with well-recognized beige blocks.

Over the past few years, this complex – which commands monthly rents in the neighborhood of $2,500 – has been a particularly big draw among the “famous” stars of YouTube and Instagram. (And to the formerly well-known stars of the now-defunct short video app, Vine).

While names like Lele Pons, Juanpa Zurita, and Paul and Jake Logan may not necessarily be as recognizable as the Kardashians, a fair number of these Internet actors, comedians, and social media influencers can – and often do – build up a similar following and net worth.

Take, for instance, Internet actor Ray Diaz, who shortly after moving into the iconic building built up more than 3 million online followers, and soon went from driving an Uber to driving a Bentley.


Cozy Eagle Rock Fixer Upper Could Provide Options and Value

For the first time on the market in over five decades, this cute 2-bedroom, one bath, Eagle Rock 1930s Tudor home may appear to be a tad bit dated – but with the right touches, it definitely has a great deal of potential.

With its roughly 1,300 square feet of interior living space, the home has maintained its original hardwood flooring, as well as beamed vaulted ceilings that provide it with more of a roomy look and feel. Just some of the additional interior amenities include a handsome brick fireplace in the main living room area, along with numerous large windows that let in natural light.

Outside you will also find a “blank canvas” in the flat, not-yet-landscaped yard – which can provide the new owner with a carte blanche in terms of what to add, and how to arrange the exterior features. There is plenty of space to do so, though, as the home sits on a 5,718 square foot lot.

Located at 4930 Argus Drive in Eagle Rock (just southeast of Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards), this home is currently listed, as-is, for $685,000. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


2018 LA Housing Market Predictions. Are You Prepared?

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to purchase a home in LA in the coming year, you could do yourself a favor by moving forward sooner rather than later in 2018. In fact, doing so could help you to get a better “bargain” in terms of overall price and value.

Based on a recent CoreLogic report, while the housing prices across all of Southern California are still currently well below their pre-recession peak – 13% below, to be exact – it is anticipated that by the end of the current year, housing prices in Los Angeles County will rise by nearly 6.5%. And this could make a substantial difference in the price that you pay now versus the price you could end up paying during the second half of 2018.

One of the biggest drivers of this increase in price isn’t the shaky lending practices that were seen prior to the 2008 recession, but rather it is due in large part to a decrease in housing supply. This, coupled with a demand that has continued to be extremely high, has led the price tag – particularly on homes in the more desirable areas of LA – to move north.

For those potential purchasers who want to get a jump on both price and competition for fewer housing options, the sooner you can get yourself into the game, the better off you will likely be.


Well-Known LA Landmark Home on the Market for the First Time

Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number 170 – which is also better known as the home of the pioneering architect Paul Revere Williams – is currently on the market for the very first time in its 65+ year history.

The two-story home, designed by Williams himself in 1951, and that served as his own personal residence until his passing in 1980, is located in the Lafayette Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in a gated community.

More recently, the 4,400 square foot home – which features a wrap-around roof terrace and an expansive lanai patio – has been used as the site of many of LA’s social events, as well as the home of Williams’ granddaughter, who is the author of numerous books.

Both residents and guests alike have marveled at the green marble fireplace, the breathtaking art-deco style staircase, and the soffit ceilings. Another distinctive feature is the built-in furniture that can be found in many of the rooms.

In addition, situated here on the nearly 12,000 square foot lot is also a cute two-room guest house that includes a kitchenette, a powder room and full bath, and a living room with a full bar.

The home’s current asking price is just under $2.4 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Privacy and Space for Under $750 in LA

If you’re considering making a move, and you have space and privacy on your “must have” list – all for under $750K in LA – you actually have a number of great options. In fact, regardless of whether you’re searching for a single family home or a condo, you are likely to find the ideal place for you.

For example, 6950 Langdon Avenue in Van Nuys offers five bedrooms and three full baths. This fully remodeled ranch home even offers a “mother-in-law” suite, complete with its own bath, kitchenette, and private entry. Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, you’ll find quiet and privacy, along with plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. Asking price here is $749K.

If the maintenance free aspect of condo living is more your thing – especially if you are more into an urban lifestyle – then check out the two bedroom, two bath unit that is currently available in the Market Lofts building in South Park.

This cool condo offers an open floor plan with more than 1,000 square feet of interior living space, as well as a private balcony. Additional amenities include a fitness room, as well as a pool and spa. Asking price, $750K, along with $656 per month for HOA dues.


Home is Where the View Is

Looking for the carefree and maintenance free condo lifestyle, along with some of the most fantastic views of downtown LA? Then look no further than TEN50, a distinctive new condominium development that is slated for the vibrant South Park district in DTLA.

Here you will find yourself in the very heart of the downtown Los Angeles entertainment district, within walking distance to a long list of cultural, art, and dining establishments – including LA LIVE.

This 25-story high rise tower, designed by HansonLA, and developed by Trumark Urban, features one- and two-bedroom residential units, as well as penthouse options that offer up to four bedrooms, with a variety of truly unique floorplans.

Added amenities that are available to the residents of the 151 units (as well as their guests) include outdoor fireplaces, a yoga deck, and a pristine pool, along with a business center, a modern fitness facility, and even a screening room.

Situated at the corner of 11th Street and South Grand Avenue, these luxury condos in downtown Los Angeles are the first to be built from the ground up in nearly ten years. To be considered as one of the select new owners, Contact Us for additional information.


Studio City Condo for Under $600K

With two bedrooms and two baths, this maintenance free, 1,063 square-foot Studio City condo offers a long list of nice amenities, starting with updated hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas, and an ample-sized (and concrete-covered) private patio which offers priceless views of the city and beyond.

The unique 1960s-ear curved building – a creation of the modern architect Ray Kappe – provides lots of natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows. There have been numerous and extensive updates since this condo’s last change in ownership (in 2005), such as new bathroom fixtures, as well as newer contemporary stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry in the spectacular kitchen.

Just a few of the additional conveniences here include in-unit laundry and an off-street parking area for both residents and guests. There is also access to a pristine – and secluded – kidney shaped community swimming pool area for unit owners that is surrounded by beautiful trees.

This property, located at 3625 Fredonia Drive, Unit 4 – which sits conveniently at the southeast edge of Studio City – is currently listed at $599K (with monthly HOA dues of $375). Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Beverly Hills and Malibu Topped the 2017 List of Most Expensive LA Neighborhoods

While there are a number of fantastic neighborhoods in and around the LA area when it comes to both value and price, according to PropertyShark, there were two in particular that topped the
list for 2017.

First, The Colony in Malibu, earned top accolades, in large part due to its prime beachfront locale. Here you will find an exclusive gated community that sits directly on white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Pacific.

There are several celebrities who call this neighborhood home, including Rob Reiner and Tom Hanks. The median sales price in 2017 for homes in The Colony came in right at $13 million mark.
Earning second place in 2017 was the Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills. Here you can find a myriad of homes that date back to the 1950s – many of which have been customized, renovated, and / added on to.

These mid-century modern residences, though, are very well preserved, and because of that, they still command extremely high prices, with a median 2017 sale figure of more than $9 million – which actually represents an 18% increase over 2016’s prices.

If you’re seeking a home in either of these top areas, it can be challenging, as many will change hands before even going on the market. For more information on how to secure your next residence in an award-winning LA neighborhood, contact us today.