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.
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.
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.
October 23, 2011
Centered on a century-old Moreton Bay fig tree, this neo-Craftsman looks at home among the historic estates of Pasadena. Wood beams, floors, built-ins and ceilings continue the contemporary take on Arts and Crafts architecture inside. The details Location: 335 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena 91105 Asking price: $2,895,000 Year built: 1991 Architect: Gilbert Lee Hershberger House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 5,532 square feet Lot size: 20,790 square feet Features: 18-foot entry and living room ceilings; built-in shelves and window seat in library; office; elevator; two-bedroom upstairs guest suite includes a second kitchen, dining area, living room and bathroom; 1,012-square-foot basement.
February 19, 2012
Set on a ridge in the Hollywood Hills, the Michael Gantert Residence takes full advantage of its dramatic viewpoint. The cantilevered steel-and-glass house, built in the early '80s, was one of the last designed by Case Study architect Pierre Koenig. Location: 6431 La Punta Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.895 million Previously sold: In 2005 for $1.63 million Architect: Pierre Koenig House size: Three bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, 1,994 square feet Lot size: 7,400 square feet Features: Open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, floor-to-ceiling windows, laundry room, three-space carport, gated road About the area: Last year, 259 existing single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $850,000, 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.
October 4, 2009 |
The Lofts @ Hollywood & Vine 6253 Hollywood Blvd., Unit 505, Hollywood 90028 Listing price: $529,000 Size: One bedroom and one bathroom in 1,200 square feet Features: The bilevel live/work loft has an office area downstairs. There are Viking kitchen appliances, high-gloss cabinets, Ann Sacks bathroom tile, views of the Hollywood Hills and access to a rooftop deck. The 1929 Gothic Deco building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Monthly association dues: $1,016.
August 9, 2009 |
Newly built town houses Location: 1140 N. Formosa Ave., West Hollywood 90046 Size: The 11 two-bedroom units range in size from 1,294 to 1,540 square feet. Published on: Dec. 7, 2008 Listed then for: $798,500 to $868,500 Listed now for: $588,500 to $678,500 Sales: Three units sold in May and June: two at $580,000 and one at $581,500. Listing agents: Lisa Paperno, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (323) 404-7504; and Joshua Gaunya, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (310)