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.
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.
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 4, 2012
Oversized north-south windows and glass doors bring mountain and canyon views into this two-story contemporary in the Hollywood Hills West area that has been rebuilt and updated with home automation features. The master suite includes a sitting area, double doors opening to a balcony, a soaking tub that fills from the ceiling, and a double shower. Location: 7555 Devista Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $1.49 million Last sold: Last year for $650,000 Year built: 1963 Year remodeled: 2012 Design/build team: Welly Yang and Dina Morishita House size: Three bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, 3,111 square feet Lot size: 11,003 square feet Features: Glass-walled entryway, front-door security camera, media/wine room, eat-in kitchen seating for six, Bertazzoni appliances, Cat-5 wiring, glass fireplace, Zen-inspired rock and water garden, two-car garage Website: http://www.shawnkormondy.com/featuredlistings/ About the area: Last year, 226 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $887,000, according to DataQuick.
August 9, 2013
A 1,100-pound bronze angel stands sentry at 7 Fountains, a community of 20 courtyard residences rooted in Hollywood history. The one- to four-story Spanish Revival-style villas are on the former site of the family compound of silent film-era director Irvin Willat. Location: 1414 N. Harper Ave., West Hollywood 90069 Asking price: $1.1 million to $1.65 million Year built: 2002 (interiors completed in 2013) Architect: Moule & Polyzoides Size: One to three bedrooms, home office/guest suite, 1.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, 1,311 to 2,211 interior square feet Site size: 30,400 square feet Features: Terra cotta and hand-painted inlay tile; custom wrought iron; thick plaster walls; wood-burning fireplaces; copper gutters; arched ceilings; private outdoor spaces that include yards, balconies, covered sleeping porches and roof decks;12,000 square feet of gardens and courtyards; fountains and trees.
March 11, 2012
Set in the Hollywood Hills West community of Doheny Estates, this redesigned home captures Southern California's proverbial indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Walls and hand railings of glass, as well as outdoor living spaces, take advantage of expansive city views. Location: 1734 N. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $10.9 million Designer: Luca Colombo Previously sold: In 2008 for $2.8 million Year built: 1961 House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 5,600 square feet Lot size: 17,071 square feet Features: Two-story living room with wood ceiling, 10 skylights, three fireplaces, two temperature-controlled wine closets, media room, Miele kitchen appliances, custom aluminum doors, Philippe Starck fixtures, oak and terrazzo flooring, infinity pool, spa, two fire pits About the area: Last year, 135 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,550,000, 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.
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)