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25
Sep

Boxer Floyd Mayweather May Have Just Purchased His Own Beverly Hills Retirement Home


Beverly Hills will soon see the likes of Floyd Mayweather as one of its newest residents, as the famed boxer has recently purchased a 16,000 square foot, 2-story mansion in the vicinity soon after locking in his 50th victory.

The roughly 20-year-old home has seen some major renovation over the years, most recently getting an overhaul from developer Nile Niami – who earlier this year listed a spec home in Beverly Hills for upwards of 9-figures.

Just some of the featured highlights in this project include both hardwood and marble flooring, built-in shelves, a large chef’s kitchen (complete with a separate cocktail bar), a wine cellar, and a unique staircase that winds its way up to the second level.

Also included in the list of amenities in Mayweather’s new 6-bedroom home are numerous fireplaces, an outdoor pool and spa, a gym, a 4-car garage, and even a guest house that features a home theater and its own concession stand.

The home’s sale price of $26 million was just a mere drop in the bucket, given Mayweather’s recent (estimated) $300 million payday following his victory over Conor McGregor. Could it be time for the 40-year-old fighter to retire? If so, he’s now got the perfect spot to do so.

18
Sep

LA’s Game Plan for 2028 Olympics


As the now-official host of the 2028 Olympic Games, Los Angeles has a bit of time to prepare for the big event. Yet, in some ways, given the City of Angels former hosting status, there may not be a significant amount of planning to do. That’s because many of the buildings where various events will be taking place have already been built – and for those that aren’t, there is a fairly long time line with which to get things done.

Some of the key locations include:

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – An “old pro” with Olympic events, this venue has already hosted two such affairs – the first one back in 1932, and the other more recently in 1984. Here you will find the track and field competitions, as well as the closing ceremony.

Dedeaux Field and Galen Center – The current baseball stadium for USC will be temporarily turned into a swimming and diving space for the 2028 games, while the arena that typically holds volleyball and basketball competitions for the University will be home to the badminton events in ’28.

LA Stadium at Hollywood Park – Although not yet a physical structure, the future home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams football teams – which is anticipated to open in 2020 – will play host to the games’ opening ceremonies, as well as to the archery events.

As the time draws closer for LA’s next Olympic events, more details on scheduling will become available.

14
Sep

Bright and Comfortable Glendale Condo for under $440K


Imagine living a carefree lifestyle, where you can access a long list of amenities, but without having to spend time on upkeep or repairs. If this is easy to picture, then condo living in Glendale could be right up your ally with this spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit.

With more than 1,000 square feet of living space, you’ll find an updated kitchen (which includes newer appliances), along with a separate dining area, and a breakfast bar in this light and bright condo residence.

From the master bedroom, you can access the en-suite bath, which includes a separate vanity. The unit also features a private balcony where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views.
There are also amenities galore, such as an outdoor pool, a spa, and a community room for residents and guest to enjoy, which features a fireplace and a pool table. In addition, this unit comes complete with additional storage space, as well as two reserved parking spaces on property.

This cozy maintenance-free residence, which is located at 2940 North Verdugo Road (Unit #323), is currently listed at $439K, with homeowner’s association dues of $300 per month. A private tour can be arranged for any interested purchasers.

11
Sep

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Pays Over Asking Price for Updated Venice Ranch Home


Comedian Ray Romano paid just a tad bit over the $1.99 million asking price for a beautifully remodeled ranch home in the Venice area. The more than 1,800-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence – which was built in the mid-1950s – offers a long list of nice amenities, including a den, an attached 2-car garage (which can be directly accessed via the kitchen), and a large, lush, green, flat back yard.

The open living / dining room – which are all done in neutral shades – provide a light, bright feel, which bodes well with the newly refinished hardwood floors. The master bedroom – complete with en-suite bathroom – offers easy access to the outdoors via a sunny side deck.

The kitchen, with its newly-painted cabinets and solid-surface countertops, also provides ample room for both prep and dining, and it includes a large center island with bar seating, along with brand new stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have all also been updated.

Romano may or may not use this home as his primary residence, as the sitcom star also owns a large mansion in Encino, as well as a Malibu beachfront home.

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06
Sep

Quaint Spanish Style Home Seamlessly Blends Yesterday and Today


If you’ve been searching for the ideal home that offers a light, bright feel, yet without a lot of maintenance to contend with, then look no further than this 1,194 square foot Spanish style abode that was constructed in 1932.

This 2-bedroom, 1-bath charmer offers plenty of unique appointments, including built-in shelving, and ornamental tile that surrounds the living room fireplace. You’ll enjoy the pleasant air throughout, with numerous windows that provide ample natural light.

Savor your morning coffee on the private front porch, or warm up on those chilly nights on the open side deck, accessed by French doors from the dining room, which comes complete with a fire pit.
The exterior features a lush, green back yard that includes a mature vegetable garden – just outside the master bedroom window. There is also a large 2-car garage that offers ample room for vehicles.

With its pristine hardwood floors and original arched doorways, along with its updated bath and stainless steel kitchen appliances, this quaint home provides the perfect blend of history and today’s modern conveniences.

This cozy residence, located at 3655 Military Avenue in the Pams – and within close proximity to downtown Culver City and the eclectic eateries of Venice Boulevard – is currently listed at just over $1 M. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

04
Sep

Former Bel Air Home of Reese Witherspoon on the Market


The Bel Air estate that was once home to the Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon has recently hit the market. Offering more than 8,700 square feet, this stately residence – which was designed by architect Gerard Colcord and constructed in 1969 – offers 4 bedrooms and 5 full baths.

The high ceilings and neutral decor are like a blank canvas, allowing for nearly any additional personalization. Plus, multiple skylights and clerestory windows make the interior of the home light and bright.

Just some of the highlights include a media room and great room, along with a sitting room and wet bar in the master suite. The kitchen would make any chef jealous, with its large marble-topped island and newer stainless steel appliances.

Nestled among beautiful mature trees, the nearly one-acre exterior features a large in-ground heated pool and spa, an expansive private patio – perfect for entertaining – and a two-car garage. There is also a guest house located on the property.

This home isn’t Witherspoon’s only foray into the L.A. real estate market. The actress purchased a property in Mandeville Canyon back in 2010, which she promptly flipped in 2012. She has also purchased a Pacific Palisades mansion for just under $13 million.

Located at 1524 Stone Canyon Road, this sprawling estate is currently listed for sale at $16M. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.

31
Aug

Summer Isn’t Over Yet! Here are Some of the Best Places to See in LA for Some Added Summer Fun

Ferndell Nature Trail


Not quite ready to say good-bye to summer yet?

The good news is, you don’t have to. There is plenty to do in the LA area that can keep the summer season going – which can be particularly enjoyable if you are a lover of nature and the great outdoors, while at the same time exploring the City of Angels.

For example, the Ferndell Trail offers a fern-lined nature trail where you can wind through the path, following a beautiful stream. And, if walking tends to make you hungry, the Trails Cafe – which features sandwiches, scones, and even homemade pies – is located directly along the route.

For those who hold an appreciation for the arts, a trip to the Barnsdall Art Park can offer a great way to spend the day. In addition to some of the most stunning views in all of LA, you can partake in the weekly Friday evening wine tasting that continues to take place through the end of September.

If listening to live music is more your thing, then be sure to check out the Hollywood Bowl, where there is literally no bad seat in the house. While listening to the tunes, evening concert-goers will also oftentimes have the added benefit of a nice cool breeze.

So, don’t bid farewell to summer quite yet – at least until you’ve had a chance to take in a just a few more must-do activities.

28
Aug

Enjoy Nature and Entertaining? This Bright Pasadena Home Could Be an Ideal Match


If you’re looking for the perfect home in which to throw your next party, be sure to check out this mid-century ranch in Pasadena that recently hit the market.

As you enter the home, you are immediately greeted with a stunning array of natural light, which gives the entire property a bright, natural feel. This is accentuated by not one, but two unique atriums which expand the feel of the space even more (including one off the master suite that offers an outdoor tub, heated floors, and large deck).

The home’s nearly 3,000 square feet of living space includes three bedrooms, as well as two full and one half bath, as well as a private library. The recently updated kitchen features top-of-the-line Miele appliances such as a built-in range, warmer oven drawer, and a convection oven. There is also a large island that’s perfect for preparing meals, or visiting with guests.

You will also find a custom brass wet bar and a pewter fireplace in the spacious living room area, which lends itself to entertaining, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home.

The roughly 1/3 acre yard features an in-ground pool (complete with underwater speakers and an ozone filtration system), along with a hot tub that accommodates ten, and an outdoor shower.

Located at 1450 El Mirador Drive – in the hills alongside Pasadena’s Rose Bowl – this property is currently listed for sale at $3.33 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

23
Aug

Just Like Amazon, Jeff Bezos is Expanding His Domain


Just north of Sunset in Beverly Hills, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has inked a deal on a property that backs up to a home he already owns. The purchase price on the new estate – just shy of $13 million.

Initially constructed in the mid-1950s, this new Bezos abode offers approximately 4,600 square feet of living space, and it includes four bedrooms, six full baths, a formal living and dining room, and two fireplaces on the interior, along with an outdoor pool and a lovely patio for entertaining. There is also a motor court, which provides plenty of room for parking numerous vehicles.

According to reports, the multi-billionaire’s newest purchase was not yet listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Although many may consider it a bargain, though, as his current adjoining residence was purchased for just under $25 million back in 2007.

When Bezos’ two properties in the area are combined, his total domain will consist of roughly 2.5 acres in total – which in turn, offers additional privacy – along with the secure, gated entrances facing the street. Or in tech terms, Bezos now has an added more “firewall” protection.

Owning more than 80 million shares of the company he founded, Jeff Bezos currently has an estimated net worth in the neighborhood of $85 billion – which ranks him as one of the wealthiest people worldwide.

21
Aug

Living in San Fernando Valley – What’s Not to Love?


Just a tad north of the Los Angeles Basin sits one of California’s hidden gems, which lies picturesquely among mountains and rivers, and provides a long list of amenities for its nearly 1.8 million residents.

This quaint area has a rich history that dates back nearly 200 years. Today, what was at one time a land of ranches and farms is quickly becoming a vibrant center of commerce. And, while offering a nice quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of LA, the big city amenities are not too difficult to access.

For those who are lovers of nature, as well as have an interest in historic California architecture, there is no place better than the quaint small-town atmosphere of the San Fernando valley. Here you will find a plethora of well preserved homes and businesses, all set within the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance.

If you’ve been considering a move to the Mission City, there is a wide array of home styles and settings to choose from. But finding the ideal residence can be as easy as working with a realtor who is focused in this area. Contact Us and we’ll arrange a private tour of the next place the you may be calling home.