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.
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.
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.
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.
November 7, 2010 |
When Hobbs and Sharon Marlow built a classic New England-style home on one of the Santa Barbara area's more desirable stretches of beach in 1994, they based their design on a house they had admired in Massachusetts. Now, following the death of Hobbs Marlow three years ago and the decision by his widow to downsize, the Padaro Lane property has come on the market for the first time. Standing on a low bluff an easy walk to the beach, the imposing six-bedroom property with separate guesthouse is just off Highway 101 between Summerland and Carpinteria.
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)