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 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.
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2011 |
Don't let the dance pole and two-story bar fool you. Although most of the Hollywood Hills homes designed by Angie Thornbury have been sold to bachelors, there's something for everyone in this house above the Sunset Strip. Thornbury began renovating what was then a 2,400-square-foot ranch house three years ago, transforming the former tract home in the prestigious "bird streets" area of the Hollywood Hills into a trendy, modern space nearly three times its original size. She designed the house around the views that span from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean and San Nicolas Island.
February 8, 2009 |
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.
May 15, 2011
Address: 511 S. Anita St., Redondo Beach 90278 Listed for: $1.25 million Size: Four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 3,087 square feet Lot size: 0.12 acre Features: The two-story Craftsman-style house, built in 2007, has ocean views, two fireplaces and an office. MLS ID: S10053596 Address: 2100 Gates Ave., Redondo Beach 90278 Listed for: $999,998 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,700 square feet Lot size: 0.09 acre Features: The 2004 Mediterranean sits on a corner lot and features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights and two balconies.