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13
Nov

Charming Holmby Hills Mansion with Presidential History on the Market


Imagine entertaining in the same magnificent surroundings where former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, along with Hollywood royalty such as Zsa Zsa Gabor and Joan Collins, once attended as the guests of entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcia Israel-Curly.

Originally built in 1937, this 7,500 square foot masterpiece – which is set among greenery and terraces – has 7 bedrooms and 9 baths, a library, an updated eat-in chef’s kitchen, and spacious living and dining room areas.

You’ll marvel at the early 20th century architecture, which includes beautiful arches, impeccable crown molding, and a multitude of French doors throughout. Numerous windows allow for plenty of natural light throughout the home as well.

On the exterior you’ll find a 6-car garage, with plenty of additional outdoor space for vehicles. Adorning the approximately 1.7 acres there is a myriad of gardens and walking paths and a grandiose in-ground swimming pool, along with a playground for younger residents and guests. Situated at the end of a secluded drive, the estate also offers plenty of privacy.

This property is located at 10350 Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills, and it is currently listed for sale at $29.5 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.

09
Nov

Want to Call the Most Expensive Penthouse in LA Your New Home?


If you’ve been patiently waiting to stake your claim to the most expensive penthouse in all of LA, now is your chance – and you’ll have plenty of room to share it with family and friends. At approximately 18,000 square feet, this 34th floor of the Level building in downtown Los Angeles – which offers four bedrooms and 10 baths – has been deemed as an “entertainer’s dream.”

For starters, there are two temperature-controlled wine closets, which hold a total of nearly 1,200 bottles. Residents and guests alike can enjoy sipping red or white, while dining in the chef’s kitchen (complete with floor-to-ceiling windows), or in the midst of watching a game or favorite movie in the theater room.

Just a few of the added amenities that you’ll garner at this residence include a rooftop deck – where you can capture a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city below – as well as a sparkling pool. Already fully furnished, you won’t have to pack much, provided that you’re good for the $100,000 per month rental rate.

Located at 888 Olive (at Ninth Street) in South Park, this unit is housed near one of the tallest residential buildings in the entire state of California – with a shadow that stretches across several city blocks at certain times of the year.

08
Nov

Is Rihanna the Newest Beverly Grove Home Flipper?


Whether she’s having money-related issues, or she is simply seeking a way to supplement her current income, Rihanna has already put up a For Sale sign on the five bedroom Beverly Grove home she just purchased this past August.

Initially constructed in 1926, the residence offers plenty of space and privacy, both inside and out – starting with a row of tall, but neatly trimmed hedges, and a fence to block out gawkers from the front walkway.

All of the main house bedrooms feature an en-suite bath, and each also opens to an outdoor space. And, for those who like to spend time in the kitchen, there’s an added benefit of newer, high-end appliances.

Additional amenities in this Spanish-style abode include a small swimming pool in the back yard, as well as a back house that offers an upstairs bedroom for guests, along with a large main floor lounge.

While the residence does not appear to have been remodeled or renovated in the past few months (although it has been re-staged), the current asking price is $2.85 million – which is $100,000 more than her original purchase price. Private tours of the home can be arranged for interested buyers.

05
Nov

Bright Sunny and Rare Bungalow Available in the San Fernando Valley


A truly rare find has just come available that offers a bright and sunny interior and priceless views all around. This particular three bedroom, two bath abode has more than 1,550 square feet of living space and features an open floor plan, all situated on a roomy, quarter-acre lot.

Snuggled along the border of Northridge and Granada Hills, the residence is one of just 54 homes known as the “Living Conditioned Homes” community that were designed by modern architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel in the late 1950s for developer Sanford D. Adler.

Each room lends itself to natural light via the numerous windows and vaulted ceilings – all providing an added openness to the home. Additional amenities include an ample two-car garage, several gardens, mature trees, an enclosed private front courtyard, and plenty of additional comfortable outdoor seating – perfect for sipping that morning coffee or enjoying an evening meal.

The last time the property was listed for sale was back in the mid-1970, with a price tag of below $19,000. This home, which is located at 18416 Blackhawk Street in San Fernando Valley, is being offered at $627K. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.

02
Nov

Serena Williams Has Sights Set on a New 90210 Beverly Hills Address

Tennis ace Serena Williams and her new daughter are planning to make a big move soon into their newly built 6,000 square foot home in the Beverly Hills Post Office vicinity. The residence offers five bedrooms, and 6 1/2 baths, as well as numerous amenities to fit Williams’ lifestyle – which include a yoga / workout room, game room, home theatre, and music room.

From the master bedroom, an attached balcony offers some stunning views of the city below. And the kitchen would make any chef jealous, with its custom cabinets, and large island that includes Bianco Bella marble.

Situated on a roughly quarter-acre yard, there is plenty to enjoy outside, as well, including a pool, grilling area, and most of all, privacy. The property also features an ample sized 2-car garage, along with additional exterior space for several more vehicles.

While the price tag on William’s new mansion is in the $6.7 million range, it shouldn’t serve up too much of an upset, as the 39-time Grand Slam winner – who also recently became a new mom – has listed her current Bel Air home for just under $12 million.

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.