January 15, 2012
Philanthropists Bud and Betsy Knapp, then the owners of Architectural Digest, set out in the 1990s to create a personal living space that allowed for large-scale entertaining and civic events, could display an extensive art collection and met their need for privacy. Five years in the making, the gated estate bordering the Bel-Air Country Club is pavilion-style, with the indoors and the outdoors connected through the extensive use of glass walls and doors. PHOTOS: Bel-Air home Location: 10807 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles 90077 Asking price: $23.95 million Year built: 1998 Architect: Hugh Newell Jacobsen House size: Five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 13,089 square feet Lot size: 36,600 square feet Features: Media room, office, bar, gym, sauna, service entrance, staff apartment, swimming pool, and fireplaces in the living room, dining room, library and master bedroom.
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.
June 24, 2012
Set on a gated street in the Hollywood Hills, this two-story traditional makes the most of its verdant setting with abundant French doors and bay windows that seem to bring the garden inside. Outside, tiered brick patios and pathways lead to an outdoor party area. Location: 5800 Valley Oak Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $3.095 million Year built: 1939 House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,756 square feet Lot size: 18,830 square feet Features: Fireplaces in the den, library and living room, tiled foyer, wainscoting, library, bar, media room, office, basement, lagoon pool, spa, cabana, children's playhouse About the area: In the first quarter, 58 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $805,000, according to DataQuick.
May 24, 2013
The 1920s vintage of this restored Spanish Revival-style house in Hollywood Hills is evident in its Malibu tile fireplace, period lighting and hand-crafted doors. A courtyard with a fountain sits off the media room of the walled and gated home. Location: 2125 Castilian Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $2.695 million Year built: 1929 House size: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms Lot size: 18,521 square feet Features: Formal dining room, fireplaces in the living room and library, breakfast room, butler's pantry, media room, master suite balcony, wood-beam ceilings, inlaid wood floors, terrace with pergola, panoramic views About the area: In the first quarter, 78 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $950,000, according to DataQuick.
December 25, 2011
A Mediterranean Revival estate in Pomona's Ganesha Hills built in 1930 for Cora Armour, a prominent local resident, retains the trappings of an earlier elegance. Among custom details are high gable ceilings with original painted panels in the dining room, an apse that takes in the views of the valley and a motorized vehicle turntable in the oversized garage. The details Location: 1300 Los Robles, Pomona 91768 Asking price: $1.285 million Year built: 1930 House size: Four bedrooms, three full bathrooms with sitting rooms and two half-baths in 5,943 square feet Lot size: 2.5 acres Features: Oak parquet floors; limestone fireplace and window bays in the grand salon; butler's pantry; music room/library with fireplace, hidden bookshelves and secret passage; hobby room off the garage; saltwater pool; key-activated pool cover; spa; covered loggia; U-shaped central courtyard; gated driveway.
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.