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.
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.
January 8, 2012
Redone using materials from Paris and the Italian cities of Venice and Florence, this Tuscan-style house behind gates in the Beverly Hills Post Office area is surrounded by 150-year-old orange trees, avocado trees, gardens and outdoor entertaining space. Interior finishes include stone floors, stone and copper sinks and wrought-iron fixtures. Location: 9606 Heather Road, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $8.795 million Year built: 1925 House size: Five bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms, 5,549 square feet Lot size: 1.74 acres Features: Vaulted ceiling entry, wood-beam ceiling living room, formal dining room with fireplace, interior arches, French doors, marble kitchen counters, dual-bathroom master suite, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, pool house.
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.
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.
May 15, 2011 |
In a nutshell, this San Marino house is cozy and English. Known as the Bodman House, the home was built in 1929 for Edward Bodman, a retired doctor from Illinois who moved to Southern California in the 1920s, and his wife, Julia. The Bodmans were Anglophiles who traveled extensively in England and were said to have asked the architect to design the home in the spirit of early English architecture. Architect John Atchison — best known for designing dozens of neoclassical public buildings in Winnipeg, Canada, in the first half of the 20th century — designed the house in the Tudor Revival style, an aesthetic modeled after the medieval cottage and characterized by thatched roofs, half-timbering and oriel (a type of bay)
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)