January 3, 2010 |
A small town house with sweeping views in the center of a gently curving complex designed by architect Allyn E. Morris has come on the market. Built in 1973, the three-story, 44-unit Lago Vista encompasses two buildings that arc roughly 120 degrees around a hillside overlooking Echo Park's lake. The units have balconies with views of Silver Lake, the San Gabriel Mountains and downtown Los Angeles. Although not as celebrated as some of his fellow Modernists, Morris -- who died last year -- left a rich legacy of innovation by delving into the design theories of Modernist maverick Rudolph Schindler, according to architect Alan Hess, author of numerous books on architecture.
January 2, 2010 |
The bargain hunters jockey gingerly for a spot to park their luxury sedans and SUVs along Brewster Drive, a winding road in the hills of Tarzana. It's a woodsy neighborhood of large homes behind wrought-iron gates, and more than two dozen shoppers are here to bid for a piece of it. Housing auctions are plentiful these days, including builders' closeouts that lure hundreds of bidders to hotel ballrooms and public sales of foreclosures on...
December 13, 2009 |
If you're in trouble on your mortgage and can't get a loan modification, check out the Obama administration's standardized short-sale plan that's scheduled to roll out in the next several months. The program, outlined Dec. 1 by the Treasury Department, is an attempt to streamline what has traditionally been a contentious, time-consuming process by requiring lenders and others to use nationally uniform documents, timelines and financial incentives. A short sale involves a lender or investor agreeing to collect less than the balance owed on a mortgage debt out of the proceeds of a negotiated sale of the property.
December 13, 2009
1840 N. Catalina St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $589,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,850 square feet Features: The single-story traditional-style house has a family room with a fireplace, a saltwater pool with a waterfall and a bonus room off the garage. MLS ID: F1826740 1917 N. Valley St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $569,900 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,500 square feet Features: The kitchen and bathrooms of this 1942 one-story ranch-style house have all been remodeled.
November 29, 2009
Contemporary tree house Location: 16550 Akron St., Pacific Palisades 90272 Size: There are four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,320 square feet. Published on: March 15, 2009 Listed then for: $2,699,000 Sold for: $1.8 million on Nov. 18, 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura Location: Prospect Crescent, Pasadena 91103 Size: There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,230 square feet. Published on : Aug. 24, 2008 Listed then for: $7,733,000 Listed now for: $5.95 million Price reduction: 23% Listing agent: Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, (310)
December 27, 2009 |
The south of France meets Pasadena's South Arroyo in a 1923 Mediterranean Revival house designed by renowned Southern California architects Reginald Johnson, Roland Coate and George Kaufmann. Built near the edge of a bluff, the home has expansive views of the Colorado Street Bridge, the Vista del Arroyo and the San Gabriel Mountains from most of its 15 rooms. A sloping, curved driveway winds from the street past a three-car garage and attached guesthouse up to a circular motor court at the front of the home.