Category: Buyers


Make Your Home Your Temple…Yes Really!

If you’ve been looking for a truly unique place to call home, a former Masonic temple in the Long Beach locale could be just what you’ve been searching for. Initially built in the mid-1920s, the property – once a Masonic Lodge – was converted into the Long Beach Temple Lofts in 2005.

While the building and individual units underwent some massive renovation and updates, you will still find some of the temple’s original decor, such as the arched painted ceiling, along with the stunning columns in the building’s grand lobby.

The available unit features just under 2,000 square feet of living space on the building’s second floor. There are two bedrooms and one full bath, as well as a sitting area and nicely appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

In addition, this property offers a long list of great amenities to use, including a fitness center, a spa, a club house, and an outdoor barbecue and dining area. And, just in case you don’t have enough room in the main living area, there is also additional storage space underneath, as well as a garage.

Given the ample amount of space – along with the uniqueness of this property – it’s listed at the fairly attractive price of just under $635,000. You’ll find the temple lofts at 835 Locust Avenue. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.


Cute Burbank Home Has Lots to Offer – Including an Attractive Price

If you’ve ever wanted to just lay back and look at the stars from your own rooftop deck – yet still be far away from the city lights and the tall buildings – then this cute, secluded Burbank bungalow with a balcony and deck above could just be the answer.

While the 691 square feet of living space may not sound like a lot (and for many people, it isn’t), this home provides amenities in other unique ways. Starting with the rooftop deck that offers views all around the Southern California hills, this cozy abode exudes some amazing personality.

Originally built back in 1922, the home features one bedroom and one full bath, along with an open and bright living room, which features white beamed ceilings. You’ll also find a nice sitting or reading area, where a stone fireplace graces one whole wall.

The home’s one bedroom offers plenty of closet space, along with a nice sized window, which lets in plenty of natural light. There is also space for two vehicles in the large garage. The galley kitchen could be in need of an update, but newer appliances and cabinets would complete the picture.

The property, located at 1450 Country Club Drive in Burbank, is listed for sale at just $549,000. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Nostalgic Pacific Palisades Colonial Available for First Time in Over Three Decades

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Ideally situated between lush green gardens and the ocean surf and white sand below, this Pacific Palisades estate offers the perfect mix of both yesterday and today. With its four bedrooms, and four full- and two partial baths, this beautiful home provides ample space, with 14 rooms and nearly 5,200 square feet of living space.

Constructed by the renowned architect, John W. Byers, in 1923, this nearly century old U-shaped residence on the bluffs is centered around a tiled courtyard, abundant landscaping, and 360 degree priceless views.

The two-story entry hall includes exposed beams and magnificent wood molding, and most of the rooms in the home feature hand-stenciled ceilings. In the main living room, you will also find a fireplace – complete with a carved oak mantel, and the spacious kitchen is fit for a chef.

The two-level garage and guest house was more recently constructed in the 1970s, and provides additional space for visitors or a home office set-up, as well as covered parking for vehicles.

The property also includes a large outdoor swimming pool, as well as two vacant parcels of land across the street. As an additional bonus, due to its historic status, the purchase of this home includes Mills Act historic tax benefits.

This stunning estate, which is located at 102 Ocean Way, is currently listed at $12 million. Private tours can be arranged for those who are interested purchasers.


Attractive Palms Condo for Under $380K

If you’ve been seeking a cozy getaway or the perfect lodging for guests in the Palms vicinity, then this top-floor, oversized, one-bedroom one-bath condo could be the answer – all for under $400,000.

Initially built in 1961, this unique condominium space offers numerous amenities, including a pool and spa, as well as ample parking. The open floor plan features more than 910 square feet of living area, and it offers some quality features like hardwood flooring, numerous windows – which provide a light and bright feel – and an enclosed porch that could be used as a pleasant sitting area, an additional bedroom, or the ideal home office.

While the kitchen is somewhat dated, it is functional, and provides plenty of cabinet space and cooking area. There is also a separate breakfast room / dining space that opens to the spacious living room area.

Condo living can offer the perfect maintenance free lifestyle, with no yard work or exterior maintenance issues to contend with. Because this particular residence is considered a co-op, renting the unit to third-party tenants is not permitted.

Located at 11120 Queenland Street on the Westside, this attractively priced condo is currently listed at $379,900 and monthly homeowners association dues of $395. Private showings can be arranged for interested buyers.


Historic Venice Beach Cottage Just Steps to the Beach

Built in 1924, this shingled SOCA beach house has a distinct bungalow feel, but it is anything but lacking in size. The property measures approximately 6,500 square feet – with over 3,000 feet of interior living space. In the main house you’ll find three bedrooms, and five baths.

And, while this timeless abode still offers some of its original features, such as pristine hardwood floors, its updates include marble countertops and Viking appliances in the fit-for-a-chef kitchen, and light bright paint that highlights the high-beamed ceilings.

Perfect for sharing the view with family and friends, the property also offers a three level guest house, as well as space large enough to comfortably fit nine vehicles. In addition to providing stunning views throughout, the exterior includes a brick patio surrounded with professional landscaping, and a brick wood-burning fireplace.

Adding even more to this unique find is the fact that it is mere steps to the sandy beach, as well as some of Venice Beach’s hotspots along Abbot Kinney and Main Street.

If this eye catching cottage looks familiar, it may be because it was the featured property on the cover of Country Living Magazine in May 2006.

This one-of-a-kind home, located at 12 Rose Avenue in Venice Beach, is listed for just over $10M. Private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.


Stunning East Hollywood Craftsman with Updates for Under $900K

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Conveniently situated near Downtown Los Angeles, this charming four-bedroom, two-bath home that is just over a century old offers character, convenience, and a long list of updates that render it move-in ready.

Eye-catching on the outside, the wide front steps and covered porch elude an inviting feel. And, once inside, the light and bright ambiance features a well-done mix of the early 20th century, along with the modern amenities of today.

In the home’s 1,500+ square feet, you’ll find classic architecture, including a built-in china cabinet and a Tiffany style chandelier in the dining room, and a breathtaking living room fireplace with slate tiles.

The hardwood floors throughout most of the main level are pristine, and the black and white check tile in the kitchen bodes well with its updated custom cabinets, quartz countertops, and beautiful tile backsplash. There is also a new HVAC system, which helps to coordinate the home’s temperature throughout.

In the back yard, there is ample room for entertaining, and plenty of space to park multiple vehicles either in the detached garage or adjoining driveway. Close to the Melrose Hill Historic District, there are numerous places to walk and enjoy the Southern California atmosphere.

Last sold for $604K in December 2016 – prior to its extensive renovation – this impeccable craftsman home, located at 5026 Lemon Grove Avenue in East Hollywood is currently listed at $899K. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Own a Piece of History in Palm Springs

Stepping onto the property at 423 West Merito Place in Palm Springs will likely bring you back to a time when life seemed a bit less complicated. That’s because this fantastic three-bedroom, four-bath, 3,281 square foot ranch, – situated in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood – was built in 1957, and it still holds many of its original features today.

While there have been several key updates made to this mid-century modern, the home offers a large open great room area that’s complete with a wall of large windows and sliding glass doors. On each side of the large living room area, there are two separate wings, each offering breathtaking views of the space outdoors.

The exterior features lush green landscaping, beautiful gardens, and an in-ground back yard pool with an adjacent patio and plenty of seating for guest. You’ll also find several “floating” pottery planters, along with privacy screening that help to provide quiet and shade. In addition, there is a newer guest house included in the sale.

The home, designed by icon James Reid, is like taking a trip back in a Palm Springs time capsule. It last sold for $346,000 in 1999, and the current listing marks only the second time in its history that it’s been offered for sale.

This one-of-a-kind property is currently listed at just under $2.4 million, and private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Malibu Home of David Geffen Goes for What Could Be a Record Setting Price

If the Malibu home of recording icon David Geffen sells at or above its current $85 million asking price, it could constitute a record setting sale. (The home was initially listed for $100 million back in 2015).

This unique two-story beachfront property offers a great deal to sing about, though, including a pool and spa, a screening room, and a lily pond, along with a detached guest quarters. It also provides the ultimate in privacy, with four “fake” garage doors facing the street, as well as curb cut-outs on the road that leads to the estate, giving the illusion that drivers cannot park in the vicinity.

Geffen initially pieced the five parcels of land together where the home sits, buying them in two phases over time – first in the mid-1970s, and later in 1999. Over the past few years, though, Geffen has been residing more on the east coast, splitting his time in his New York City penthouse – which has technically been under renovation since 2013 – as well as aboard his nearly $600 million, 454-foot yacht, where he has entertained passengers such as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, and Barack and Michelle Obama.

While it is rumored that David Geffen’s Malibu compound currently has a pending offer for its asking price, nothing has yet been officially confirmed.


Hollywood Hills Home of Several Celebrities Hits the Market

Situated above Beachwood Canyon, the nearly century-old home that is located at 6225 Quebec Drive in Hollywood Hills has hit the market. Several big names in movies and TV have called this residence their home, including actor James Dean, and the legendary producer of Casablanca, Hal Willis.

The home was also owned for roughly four decades by Doris Roberts, who is best known for her role as Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond, as well as numerous other parts on programs that include Remington Steele. Roberts reportedly bought the home for under $140,000 back in 1976.

Sitting on just over a quarter-acre lot, this 3,700 square foot abode offers three bedrooms and four and a half baths, as well as a family room, sun room, great room, and formal dining area. A long glassed-in breezeway runs along nearly one entire side of the residence, and offers the ideal place to sip morning coffee and take in the impressive views below.

Light and bright, there is plenty interior space, which is accented by high and beamed ceilings. There are also two fireplaces, which can provide a nice ambiance, while warming those chilly canyon evenings.

Surrounded by lush green landscaping and mature trees, the exterior space offers an outdoor kitchen for entertaining guests, along with a heated pool, cabana bar, and spa. There are also three garage spaces, and plenty of additional room for vehicles on the expansive driveway.

This home is currently listed at under $2.5 million, and private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Private Upper Nichols Canyon Ranch Home Features a Long List of Top Notch Updates

Imagine a light and bright living space that surrounds you with walls of glass, and a long list of updated features, while at the same time preserving its mid-20th century eclectic feel. This expansive ranch style home, which is located at 2937 Nichols Canyon Road, boasts beamed ceilings and plenty of living space in its more than 2,000 square feet.

Originally built in 1953, this iconic abode offers three bedrooms, and two full baths, as well as numerous first class updates, which include new hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen – which features beautiful walnut cabinets, marble countertops, and Bosch appliances that would make any chef jealous – and a newly renovated master bath. The home also includes a new roof, plumbing, electric, and HVAC.

Other amenities include an in-ground swimming pool, and an expansive back patio that looks out over the lush green landscaping. There is also an attached 2-car garage and plenty of space for additional vehicle parking. A part of the Nichols Canyon “Colony,” this residence is well secluded, making it a privacy lover’s dream.

This stunning property, which sits on a 12,409 square foot lot, is listed at under $2.2 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.