October 14, 2012
Mature landscaping, paths and stone walls surround this gated Spanish-style house in the Los Feliz Oaks area of the Hollywood Hills. The back of the two-story home looks out on a sun-drenched swimming pool. Location: 5604 Holly Oak Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $2.795 million Year built: 1929 House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,817 square feet Lot size: 11,458 square feet Features: High ceilings, wood beams, hardwood and terra-cotta floors, wrought-iron work, arched windows, bar, eat-in kitchen, guest suite with a kitchenette, central air conditioning, swimming pool, spa, detached garage About the area: In the first half of this year, 138 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $841,000, according to DataQuick.
October 7, 2012
The graceful arch of the front door is repeated in the windows and openings of this classic '20s-era Italian-style villa north of Sunset Boulevard. A staircase in the entry hall leads upstairs to bedrooms including two master suites, one with a terrace and sitting room looking out on the swimming pool. Location: 1010 N. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $14.9 million Year built: 1926 House size: Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, about 7,500 square feet Lot size: 0.64 acres Features: Step-down living room, formal dining room, hardwood and tile floors, eat-in kitchen, breakfast room, dining terrace, swimming pool, pool house, outdoor fireplace, separate exercise studio, mature trees, gardens, expansive lawn About the area: In the first half of this year, 175 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.7 million, according to DataQuick.
January 22, 2012
Hugging the sand south of Hermosa Beach Pier, this three-story contemporary evokes a glass-clad lifeguard tower angled toward the water. The main living areas, the master bedroom and the office with balcony take in the ocean views. The dining room opens to a patio along the bike path and the beach. The details Location: 718 The Strand, Hermosa Beach 90254 Asking price: $6.5 million Architect: Dean Nota Year built: 1999 House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,100 square feet Lot size: 2,397 square feet Features: Granite kitchen counter, stainless appliances, master bathroom with double showers, a steam room and a tub About the area: Last year, 98 single-family homes sold in the 90254 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,100,000, according to DataQuick.
September 25, 2011
An early work of modernist Ed Niles, this redwood-and-glass house sits on a ridge top to take advantage of the views. The Malibu architect is known for creating homes that connect to the outdoors and maximize the use of natural light. Location: 19 Buckskin Road, Bell Canyon 91307 Asking price: $885,000 Year built: 1979 House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,573 square feet Lot size: 1.32 acres Features: Second-level master suite with two balconies, hardwood cabinetry, copper roofing components, three-car garage, utility room About the area: In the first half of the year, 127 single-family homes sold in the 91307 ZIP Code at a median price of $432,000, according to DataQuick.
March 18, 2012
A Zen-inspired garden marks the entrance of a Mar Vista home designed in the International style and surrounded by stands of bamboo. At the heart of the U-shaped home, which looks out on a lap pool, is a two-story great room with a wet bar, fireplace and clerestory windows. Location: 3571 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles 90066 Asking price: $2.695 million Year built: 2006 Architect: Ron Godfredsen House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 4,250 square feet Lot size: 10,804 square feet Features: Floor-to-ceiling glass windows, recessed doors, 40-foot lap pool, guest suite with patio, two fireplaces, skylights, basement, den, media room, office, wine cellar, gym. About the area: Last year, 263 single-family homes sold in the 90066 ZIP Code at a median price of $705,000, according to DataQuick.
February 8, 2009 |
Colonial Revival re-creation Location: Pasadena Size: The house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in about 8,886 square feet. The lot is more than an acre. Published on: May 18, 2008 Listed then for: $11 million Listed now for: $8.95 million Price reduced: 17.9% Agent: John Fairbanks, Fairbanks Group, (626) 398-9000 -- Live-work-play space Location: Mar Vista area of Los Angeles Size: The house has three bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet.
February 19, 2012
Address: 206 Garden Gate, Irvine 92620 Listed for: $499,000 Size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,200 square feet Lot size: 0.05 acre Features: Built in 1999, the two-story home has hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters and high ceilings. MLS ID: P799510 About the area: In the 92620 ZIP Code, based on 261 sales, the median sale price of existing homes in 2011 was $686,000, down 6% from the 2010 median, according to DataQuick.