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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.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2009 | Lauren Beale
Colonial Revival re-creation Location: Pasadena Size: The house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in about 8,886 square feet. The lot is more than an acre. Published on: May 18, 2008 Listed then for: $11 million Listed now for: $8.95 million Price reduced: 17.9% Agent: John Fairbanks, Fairbanks Group, (626) 398-9000 -- Live-work-play space Location: Mar Vista area of Los Angeles Size: The house has three bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2012
Address: 206 Garden Gate, Irvine 92620 Listed for: $499,000 Size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,200 square feet Lot size: 0.05 acre Features: Built in 1999, the two-story home has hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters and high ceilings. MLS ID: P799510 About the area: In the 92620 ZIP Code, based on 261 sales, the median sale price of existing homes in 2011 was $686,000, down 6% from the 2010 median, according to DataQuick.
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