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30
Oct

Cozy 1920s Highland Park Home on the Market for Under $800K

If you’ve been looking for a home with all the perks that’s in a great location, yet still want to keep a low-maintenance lifestyle, then this cozy 1920s one-story residence set in the hills of Highland Park could be the answer.

This quaint two-bedroom, one-bath charmer offers approximately 1,160 square feet of living space – most of which has been tastefully remodeled, while at the same time maintaining many of its original features.

There are plenty of amenities, too, both inside and out, such as period built-ins, and stunning bamboo flooring. There is also a “bonus” area that can be used as studio space, as well as an in-ground pool than lends itself to some breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Northeast LA, either from the sparkling water or the spacious patio / outdoor sitting area.

Living here also offers the convenience of close proximity to some of the area’s most sumptuous dining spots, such as Maximilano, Cafe Birdie, and Amara Kitchen.

Located at 6225 Saylin Lane in Highland Park, in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Garvanza neighborhood, this cute bungalow home is currently listed for sale at $799K. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.

26
Oct

Ellen Degeneres Adds Another Home to Her “Collection”


Talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres has added the next home to her “collection of cool houses” – this one being a Santa Barbara beachfront mansion – with the price tag of just over $18.5 million.

Situated in the quiet beach town of Carpinteria – and just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of LA – this home has it all, starting with a fantastic blue Pacific Ocean view that can be taken in from the large deck, numerous wide windows, and the roughly one acre yard.

With just under 6,000 square feet of living area, this five-bedroom home, six-and-a-half bath crib has plenty of space, along with some unique amenities, such as a master suite that has an office, a massive bathroom, and even a fireplace, as well as an exterior fireplace and sleeping area.

Visitors can enjoy relaxing and listening to the waves in the one-bedroom guest house that is also located on the property.

In working to “even out” her array of residences, Degeneres presently has her Montecito estate, which includes an Italian themed villa on the property, on the sale block. This 17-acre parcel is currently listed for $45 million.

23
Oct

Keep Up with Kris Jenner – Even Without Watching TV

Regardless of whether you love or hate the Kardashians, there’s a way that you can literally “keep up” with them 24 / 7 from home. That’s because the television residence of Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the group, is now listed for sale.

The Studio City mansion, built in 1983 and boasting more than 7,800 square feet of living space, offers seven bedrooms, and eight spacious baths, along with a chef’s kitchen with breakfast area, and a separate dining room. In the master suite, you will find large dual closets, and direct access to a private jacuzzi and saltwater pool.

In true Kardashian style, there is a long list of other amenities to be found here, such as numerous chandeliers, carved fireplaces, and a two-story entry. The home also features its own screening room and wine cellar (complete with tasting room) inside, along with a pool, spa, fountains, and large area for barbecuing outdoors.

Also seen on a myriad of other television shows, the likes of which include True Blood, and American Horror Story, this estate, which is located at 11947 Iredell Street in Fryman Canyon Estates, is currently listed for sale at $7.9 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

19
Oct

Private and Paparazzi-Proof High-Rise Townhouse on the Market in Century Tower


If you’ve been hoping to get away from the constant barrage of photo seekers in LA, yet still remain close to all that the Century City area has to offer, the now-available three-story condo unit at The Century could be the answer.

Designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, this townhouse boasts more than 6,000 square feet of living space – space that offers privacy from the paparazzi, yet a long list of amenities that have served the likes of Rhianna, Matthew Perry, and Candy Spelling.

This beautifully appointed residence offers four bedrooms, and five and a half baths. You will also find a chef’s kitchen – complete with marble counters, a large center island, and stainless steel appliances – and an outdoor seating area that’s perfect for taking in the skyline, while still maintaining privacy.

What other amenities are included here? Actually, quite a bit, such as: 24-hour security, Doorman, Concierge Services, Valet.

The building’s residents also have access to a spacious, 75-foot-long swimming pool, as well as a yoga and Pilates studio, a screening room, and even a large storage facility for wine.
Located at 1 Century Drive in Century City, in the plush Century condo complex, this unit is being offered for sale at just under $10 million. Private tours can be set up for interested buyers.

16
Oct

Pacific Palisades Colonial Seeking Second Owner in Nine Decades


Offered for sale for only the second time since its construction in the 1920s, this sprawling ranch – which was built by the then-pioneering developer Frank E. Bundy – offers a long list of unique, original features.

Just some of what you will find includes built-in hutches and vanities, arched doorways, and beamed ceilings – which provide an air of additional space. There is also a myriad of both black and white, and colorful tile in the kitchen and baths, which helps to break up the otherwise neutral decor.

This four bedroom, two and a half bath home offers a lot of space, at just under 2,600 interior square feet. In addition to the home and the lot itself, there are also three additional adjacent parcels included – which in total equate to more than 16,730 square feet of land.

All is being offered in a trust sale – and can be purchased as a residence and / or as a potential development opportunity in a highly sought after area.

Located at 401 Mesa Road in Pacific Palisades, in bucolic Santa Monica Canyon, this package is currently listed for sale at $4.9M. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

11
Oct

Fall Fun Must-Do’s in LA


Although it may seem like we just oo’d and ah’ed at Fourth of July fireworks, fall is actually well underway. So, with the leaves starting to change and the weather cooling down, it could be a good time to go out and enjoy some fall fun in LA.

For starters, if you’re looking for a scenic yet quiet option, Mulholland Drive is sure not to disappoint. Winding through the Santa Monica Mountains, you’ll find yourself taking in some breathtaking views – of both the city and the San Fernando Valley – along the way, as you make your way from Hollywood to the Pacific Coast Highway.

Those who are into unique architecture will love taking a visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House. This, Wright’s first house in LA, was recently reopened to the public following a fairly extensive restoration – which evidently brought the residence back to how it appeared in the 1920s.

If you’re new to the LA area, or you just simply can’t get enough, then there are any number of ways that you can take in the view of the iconic Hollywood sign. This cool landmark can be viewed from near or afar. And if you’re looking to burn a few calories, be sure to put on your walking shoes and pick one of the many trails that leads you directly to it.

09
Oct

Former Hollywood Hills Home of Ice-T Listed for Under $9M


The former Hollywood Hills home of rapper Ice-T hit the market recently, listed for a tad under a cool $9 million. The residence has a lot to offer – starting with a custom aquarium, and a retractable-roofed swimming pool that allows for cooling off in any type of weather, and plays host to some incredible city and ocean views below.

There is plenty of space in the nearly 4,500 square foot mansion – described as being a dramatic fortress – which boasts four bedrooms and five full baths. Other amenities include a spa and home theatre, along with a full bar – which makes this home the ideal venue for entertaining.

The property itself is in excess of 13,000 square feet, and can easily be admired from one of the home’s numerous terraces, which also provide a panoramic glimpse of the Wilshire Corridor, the Hollywood lights, and the blue waters of the Pacific.

If the home looks somewhat familiar, it could be due to its being featured on MTV Cribs several years ago. Located at 2287 Sunset Plaza Drive in Hollywood Hills, this unique residence is currently listed at $8.99 million. Private tours can be scheduled for interested purchasers.

07
Oct

Cute Sunny Atwater Village Bungalow Offered for Under $750K


If you can imagine yourself in a cozy, charming, and fully updated, Atwater Village bungalow that offers the perfect mix of both yesterday and today, then you may want to consider taking a close look at this wonderfully restored 1931 abode.

With just over 1,000 square feet of living space, this nearly maintenance-free charmer offers two bedrooms and two full baths, along with a living room – complete with a gas fireplace – and separate dining area. Included in the master bedroom you’ll also find an en-suite bath, as well as a walk-in closet with ample storage.

The galley kitchen offers a surprising amount of space in the updated cabinets, and cooks will enjoy the new stainless steel appliances. As far as added amenities go, the home includes a nice back porch area, complete with an enclosed space for barbecue and entertaining. There is also an attached one-car garage just off the home’s front patio.

For an added bonus – especially if you are into the outdoors (and water sports in particular), this home sits directly next to the L.A. River. Located at 3411 Ferncroft Road in Atwater Village, the residence is currently listed at $749,000. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.

05
Oct

Cozy West Hollywood Condo Offers Amenities Galore


If you’re looking for a maintenance free lifestyle, yet still with easy proximity to the Hollywood locale, then this cozy one bedroom condo could be just the right fit. Tucked into a colorful complex, which was designed by architect Edward Fickett in the 1950s, this unit offers nearly 640 square feet of living space – much of which has been nicely updated.

The open kitchen includes newer stainless steel appliances, along with an island that can be used for meal prep, as well as additional seating. The living and bedroom areas are light and bright, both offering nice sized windows for letting in natural sunlight. You’ll also find plenty of built in shelving and storage.

Enjoying the outdoors is easy for residents and their guests, with the private patio area. The condominium complex also offers a long list of other convenient amenities, including a pool, gated parking for residents, a laundry area, and outdoor seating. An added plus for owners in this historic building is the eligibility for a tax break under the California Mills Act.

Located at 1400 North Hayworth Avenue in West Hollywood, this cute condo is currently listed for sale at $539,000. Private tours can be set up for interested purchasers.

02
Oct

Hollywood Hills Glass “Tree House” a Rare Find


Built in the late 1950s, this unique 1,900 square foot Hollywood Hills “tree house” home provides priceless views of the valleys and the greenery below, while at the same time offering privacy for its residents.

With its numerous floor-to-ceiling windows, this bright residence offers three bedrooms, and two full baths, along with a long list of amenities – such as stunning stone walls, a separate media room, an outdoor bathtub / shower (just off the master bedroom), a pool – with ample deck and patio space, a spa, and an outdoor fire pit.

Built to take full advantage of its location, the home offers its primary living area – and master bedroom suite – up top, with the additional bedroom and guest quarters tucked privately down below. Great for entertaining, as well as for enjoying quiet time at home.

The home is currently owned by Ellen Pompeo, star of Grey’s Anatomy, and her music producer hubby Chris Ivery. The couple reportedly purchased the home in 2008 for roughly $1.226 million.
Located at 4434 Adina Drive, this home is currently listed for sale at just below $2 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.