A contemporary design with open spaces brings the outdoors in with sliding glass floor-to-ceiling pocket doors at this newly constructed Cheviot Hills home.
Designed by Brett Davis, an architect with Ikoniko in Los Angeles, the home was a collaborative effort with Blanchard-Becker Contemporary, a design, development and builder team in West Los Angeles.
"We tore down a one-story 1947 tract home and decided to build a contemporary-style house, which is our architectural passion," said Ann Blanchard, who bought the lot with her husband, Sandy Becker. "We felt there was a glut of Tuscan and Mediterranean houses in the area."
Cheviot Hills, a Westside neighborhood south of Century City, began as a residential development in the 1920s.
Tree-lined streets and rolling knolls have made the area popular for families, celebrities and entertainment industry workers seeking homes near the Fox Studios.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Friday, September 11, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 62 words Type of Material: Correction
Home of the Week: The Home of the Week in Business on Sunday said the master bath of the Cheviot Hills home featured "Carrera marble floors." The floors are from the Manhattan Marble line. Carrara marble -- spelled that way -- is from the city in Italy of the same name. A number of Times articles have misspelled Carrara marble as Carrera.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, September 13, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 64 words Type of Material: Correction
Home of the Week: The Home of the Week in the Sept. 6 Business section said the master bath of the Cheviot Hills home featured "Carrera marble floors." The floors are from the Manhattan Marble line. Carrara marble -- spelled that way -- is from the city in Italy of the same name. A number of Times articles have misspelled Carrara marble as Carrera.
The house, which sits on a lot elevated from the street, has four levels. A small foyer at the entrance leads up one level to a living room with large, angular picture windows and a fireplace.
More steps lead to the main level, with the kitchen, dining room and family room, which opens onto an outdoor living area and the backyard.
The kitchen features walnut cabinetry, built-in pantry drawers and Bosch appliances. A Spanish Sile- stone island for food preparation has a sliding bar table on one side.
Off the dining room is an office that opens to an outdoor deck. Next to the office is a laundry room, and at the end of the hallway is a guest bedroom and bathroom.
The second floor features a media room pre-wired for home theater use. Glass pocket doors open to a deck that wraps around part of the house, creating a balcony walkway to two bedrooms and their accompanying bathrooms. A third bedroom and bathroom are across the hall.
On the other side of the media room is the master suite, which also opens to an outdoor deck. Back-to-back closet/storage units divide a portion of the master bedroom for dressing space, leading to the master bathroom.
The master bath features Carrera marble floors, a trapezoid-shaped tub and separate shower.
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Location: 10285 Kilrenney Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Asking price: $2.9 million
Previously sold for: $1.2 million in 2007
Size: Five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 3,962 square feet
Additional features: Bosch Integra Series refrigerator-freezer, Bosch 300 Series double oven, Sharp microwave drawer, Ipe hardwood floors, three-zone heating and air conditioning, and a two-car garage
Around the neighborhood: Through June, 77 single-family homes sold in the 90064 ZIP Code, according to MDA DataQuick, at a median price of $845,000. That was a 26.5% price drop from the first half of 2008. There were 72 homes listed for sale last week in 90064 at Realtor.com priced from $499,000 to $3,299,000.
Listing agents: Sarah Blanchard, Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, (424) 202-3216, and Ernie Carswell, Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, (424) 202-3226
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