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.
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.
August 26, 2012
This '40s house in the Hollywood Hills retains a classic vibe even though it has been renovated with a more open floor plan and contemporary interiors. Walls of glass in the living room, a floor-to-ceiling bay window in the two-story master suite and a wrap-around deck take advantage of the city and hillside vistas. Location: 3430 Wonder View Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $3.495 million Year built: 1940 House size: Four bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms, 6,150 square feet Lot size: 17,940 square feet Features: Bar, library/study, media room, office, six fireplaces, service entrance, heated swimming pool, outdoor shower, pool bathroom, lawn, off-street parking for 10 cars About the area: In the first half of the year, 138 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $841,000, 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.
October 24, 2010
Address: 248 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia 91016 Listed for: $669,000 Size: Two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,648 square feet Lot size: 0.13 acres Features: The two-story Craftsman, built in 1911, has oak floors, wainscoting, pocket doors and period light fixtures. MLS ID: A10100218 Address: 127 Melrose Ave., Monrovia 91016 Listed for: $599,000 Size: Three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,058 square feet Lot size: 0.19 acres Features: The 1922 single-story Craftsman has a front porch, wood floors, a living room fireplace and built-in cabinetry.
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)