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20
Dec

Remodeled Altadena Home Offers Privacy and Room to Grow


With three bedrooms and one full bath, this Spanish style beauty offers a nice, cozy atmosphere along with some room to grow if you desire. Originally built in 1934, the single family residence has been completely renovated from top to bottom – starting with the red tile roof.

Light and bright throughout, there are numerous newer windows. And, the updated kitchen offers butcher block countertops and stainless steel appliances, along with a “farmhouse” sink. You will also find marble flooring and wall tile in the home’s bathroom. Pristine hardwood floors and the neutral interior allow for the new owner to complete this blank, yet tasteful canvas.

Outdoors you will find ample trees, which provide both shade and privacy, throughout the .27-acre lot – which also includes a stained wooden deck (overlooking the home’s country-style yard), several raised garden beds, and even a chicken coop (minus the chickens!) There is also plenty of space for vehicles in the detatched 2-car garage.

If you’re seeking privacy and a move-in condition option, this could fit the bill nicely. This lovely home, located at 3378 Bellaire Drive in Altadena, is currently listed for sale at $789K. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

18
Dec

Live Your Inner Childhood Every Single Day in this Wild Covina Estate


Close your eyes and imagine for just a moment that you’re in paradise. Now open them and cast your gaze on a castle that features a fantasy pool, a pirate’s cove, a horse barn (complete with a riding arena), and a garage space that fits 11 vehicles.

With more than 7,200 square feet of living space, this four bedroom, six and a half bath Covina abode replicates a whimsical, themed space from one end to the other – which includes a tiny (but furnished) room that’s cut into the wall for mice. There is also a real door in the baseboard for Cinderella’s friends.

Whether you’re a child, or a child at heart, you’ll love the multiple islands, bridges, and waterfalls that surround the back yard pool. Or if you’d rather watch the other kids have fun, you can relax on the pool’s deck, which includes a ship’s mast and steering wheel, along with a full outdoor “castle” that offers a complete bar and kitchen area.

Located at 20224 East Lorencita Drive in Covina, this ultimate paradise is currently listed for sale at just under $5.6 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.;

13
Dec

1970s Modern Offers Space, Privacy and Fantastic Views


If you’ve been searching for a blast from the past with loads of modern conveniences – along with views of Pt Fermin and the Pacific – this is it! Built in 1972, this multi-level architectural gem has it all, starting with plenty of space.

With five bedrooms and three and a half baths, this more than 3,200 square foot home offers a lot of room – which is accented by its breathtaking high ceilings and numerous walls of glass. Other amenities include a Japanese soaking tub in the master bath, a stunning living room fireplace, built-in seating, and a sleeping loft in one of the upper level bedrooms.

Outside on the half-acre yard, you’ll find plenty of mature trees – including pines and redwoods – that provide both shade and privacy. There is also a pristine 40-foot long swimming pool and a spa, as well as a two large decks that are ideal for entertaining or dining. There is also ample space for vehicles in the attached two-car garage.

Located at 3073 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes (on the Palos Verdes Peninsula), this home is currently listed at just under $1.7 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

11
Dec

Sprawling Modern Ranch in San Pedro Offers Amenities Galore


If you’re seeking a home that offers space, value, and a long list of unique amenities, then look no further than 1530 West Averill Park Drive in San Pedro. This mid-century modern-style ranch, with its open, flowing floor plan, is looking for only its second owner in more than six decades.

Initially constructed in 1959, this home – which has been extremely well cared for – offers more than 3,450 square feet of interior living space, and it is packed with features galore, like a large fireplace that is set between the living and dining rooms, and a floor to ceiling wall of glass that ushers in plenty of natural light.

Outside you will find a detached two-car garage, and a private deck where you can take in the view of the ocean and the parks down below. There is also a small backyard that provides room to relax in the enclosed courtyard, and lots of shade on sunny afternoons.

Situated on just a tad more than a half-acre lot, this residence can be viewed in person by calling to set up a private tour today. The property is listed at $1.099 million.

07
Dec

Inking the Biggest Deal in LA Real Estate History


Although there is certainly no shortage of impressive real estate throughout the southern California coast, it appears that the most expensive deal in Malibu, as well as in Los Angeles county, may be happening right now.

Canadian investor Daryl Katz – who is also the owner of the Edmonton Oilers professional hockey franchise – is reportedly in escrow on a death to purchase an $85 million beach home. But that’s not all. In addition, because Katz is also buying the contents of the home – for an additional price tag of roughly $35 million – the total $120 million deal will zoom to the top of the list.

So what exactly does $120 million get you in Malibu these days?

For starters, Katz will be the proud new owner of a six acre, seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom, waterfront property that includes a workout room, a screening room, and the longest swimming pool in the entire state of California (which, in case you were wondering, is 168 feet – or half the length or a football field).

In addition to a plethora of countless other amenities and priceless furnishing, the walls of the home are said to be adorned with valuable artwork from the likes of Ed Ruscha and the famed Andy Warhol.

06
Dec

Simon Cowell Seals the Deal on a New Malibu Estate


While he may have had lot of options to choose from, Simon Cowell appears to have given the thumbs up on a new 10,000 square foot mansion in Malibu as a place to call home. Situated on roughly two acres that overlook the blue Pacific, this seven-bedroom property has it all.

Just some of the alluring amenities that you’ll find here include a master suite with its own fireplace – along with an adjacent massage room – as well as stone floors and walls of glass that provide plenty of views of the outdoor pool, spa and tennis court. There’s also lots of room to grill, or just sit and enjoy the Southern California sunset from the exterior patio space.

So how much did this new purchase set The America’s Got Talent star back?

Offer and (reportedly) sale price came to a cool $25 million.

While this home will be new digs for Cowell, it isn’t his first foray into the Malibu property market. The reality TV show star and music producer also owns a residence in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills (although rumor has it that Cowell is planning to put this estate on the market soon).

03
Dec

Vintage Bel Air Pool Home Offers Amenities Galore Inside and Out


For only the second time since its construction in 1953, this vintage Bel Air ranch home is on the market. Nestled within a picturesque mountain setting, this rare find neatly mixes the past with today.

Stepping into the home’s entry may seem like walking through a well-appointed time capsule, as its original owner lovingly maintained its Jack and Jill bathroom (complete with dual sinks), and galley kitchen with plenty of cabinets and countertops, as well as a walk-in pantry for added storage.

The main area’s fireplace and wet bar provide a perfect setting for entertaining or for simply relaxing, and the generously-sized two-car garage (which also includes a workshop) offers plenty of room to park vehicles for residents or guests.

With three bedrooms and three full baths, this nearly 3,000 square foot residence offers ample living space within its wood-paneled walls. And the outdoors includes a long list of additional amenities, including a sparkling pool and spa, and a covered patio.

Offered as-is in a trust sale, this truly one-of-a-kind home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac at 1080 Acanto Place in Bel Air. The home is currently listed for sale at $2.6M. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.

28
Nov

What Can You Get for Under $1 Million in LA?

While it’s true that $1 million isn’t nearly what it used to be, you might be surprised to learn what you can get in and around Los Angeles for a less-than-7-figure price tag.

For example, 4640 Danza Street, in the Woodland Hills area, is a 2,200+ square foot 1960’s style abode that offers three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths – along with some fantastic valley views – for below $950K.

Here you’ll find an updated kitchen, as well as a great room with 16-foot glass slider doors which lead to a newly-refinished deck, and a relaxing built-in spa. The home – and its reasonable price tag – also include a new energy efficient roof , as well as a brand new rooftop air conditioning system.

Looking for something more in the Highland Park locale?

For a fantastic value, along with more than 1,700 square feet of interior living space, 1014 Adelante Avenue offers three bedrooms and three full baths.

This mid-century ranch home includes a number of nice features, such as a large living room fireplace, quartz counters, and a laundry room area that is nestled ideally between the garage and the spacious kitchen. At a current list price of $958,000, this home won’t last long on the market.

Either of these homes can be viewed by calling to schedule a private tour today.

20
Nov

Rare Opportunity to Own the Original King of Rock and Roll’s Honeymoon Home


With five bedrooms and five baths, this former honeymoon home of the original King of Rock and Roll – and named the “House of Tomorrow” back in 1962 – offers plenty of living space within its 5,000 square feet. Uniquely designed in a circular shape (by the iconic architect William Krisel), the home consists of four “stacked” spaces.

Mr. Presley actually rented the home for a time in the mid-1960s, and following their wedding in 1967, Elvis and Priscilla returned to this abode. The residence sits on over an acre of ground, which also includes a tennis court and an oversized, sparkling backyard pool.

Numerous floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light, providing a bright and neutral feel throughout, and offering a fantastic view of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Coachella Valley.

Although the home, which is located in a private cul-de-sac at 1350 Ladera Circle in Palm Springs, was on the market back in 2014 with a price tag of just under $10 million, it is currently listed with an asking price of $5.9M. Private tours can be arranged for those who are interested in this rare opportunity.

16
Nov

As-Is Hermon Property a Blank Canvas of Potential


Conveniently situated in prime proximity to South Pasadena, Montecito Heights, and Highland Park, this two-bedroom, 1.5 bath home, originally built in the mid-1900s, is just waiting for the right buyer to bring its nearly 1,200 square feet back to perfection.

The one-story ranch offers numerous windows and high ceilings, which allow for plenty of natural sunlight. Other amenities include a bonus room, a unique fireplace, and a sizeable back yard that could be the perfect spot for entertaining.

Sitting quietly for some time, the home has not been listed for sale in nearly 40 years. In its present as-is condition, though, it can make for a blank slate, just waiting for its new owner’s personal touch.

As an added bonus, there is also a vacant lot next door – which is under the same ownership – presently available for sale, garnering this a truly unique opportunity to own a diamond in the rough in this quickly growing real estate market.

This property, which is located at 6235 Pine Crest Drive in the Northeast LA community of Hermon, is currently listed for sale at $549K. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.