New Architectural Listing Oozes Style in Silver Lake

This home was built in 1936, but according to the listing underwent a complete architectural renovation in 2004, and is now stunning. From the dramatic entry, one is immediately struck by the open floor plan, high ceilings, and floor to ceiling glass windows. I think this to myself all the time that it is so simple, but yet you don't see it all that often -- open spaces, white walls, minimalist in design and materials chosen, and large windows is the formula for a beautiful house. This house appears to have all that in spades. At over 3,000 sq. ft with multiple decks featuring relaxing views of the Reservoir and a good sized yard with large pool, I am guessing that this home will certainly get a lot of attention.

2306 Kenilworth, Silver Lake

$1,679,000 4 Bed 3 Bath 3,117 Sq. Ft 5,114 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Andrew Morrison - Sotheby's Int'l Realty-Los Feliz

This home is also in the coveted Ivanhoe school district. If you would like to see this stylish property, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Another Trousdale Estates Area Dream House Architectural Listed

Lying on an impressive and private promontory is this new architectural listing in an A+ Beverly Hills location. The house itself looks stunning with clean lines, an open floor plan, terrazzo flooring, and a multitude of large disappearing walls of glass. According to the listing the home was created by, "John Bertram, a renowned Southern California Architect whose portfolio includes million-dollar restorations of historic Neutra's, schindler's & launtners including the Brown house in Bel-Air." The listing's remarks go on to say it was "Designed in the International Style & using a palette of smooth coat stucco, steel, terrazzo, cork, walnut and glass, the rooms are visually seamless architectural elements that offer an array of quietly surprising details." The home was built using green technology, including solar panels and high efficiency products. The property itself is over an acre and appears to be on a knoll by itself overlooking the entire city. I like the fact that it has a large amount of flat grass, which is tough to find in the hills. This home is going to make some buyer quite happy for many years and is a true dream home!

1133 Miradero Road, Beverly Hills

$9,750,000 4 Bed 4.5 Bath Sq. Ft Not Listed 53,143 Lot Sq. Ft

Notice the accordion glass window over the sink opening to the outside

Listing & Photos courtesy of Benjamin Bacal & Dena Luciano - Keller Williams Realty - Hollywood Hills

If you would like to visit this truly inspiring property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Pacific View Mid-Century Modern; Hollywood Hills

Here's a cool post and beam design in this updated 1956 mid-century architectural. There are explosive views of the city and downtown skyline out of the multitude of windows throughout the property. Nice modern updates to the space include, oak hardwood flooring, central A/C, and an updated kitchen. The high ceilings and walls of glass makes it appear as if one is floating over the city. The master bedroom downstairs looks great with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a large space. The listing agent describes the downstairs by saying, "Floor-to-ceiling glass sliders open to a flat grassy pad which overlooks those same, undeniable LA Lights." Not bad at all.

6920 Pacific View Dr, Hollywood Hills

$1,095,000 3 Bed 2 Bath 2,021 Sq. Ft 3,550 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Eric Lavey - Teles Properties, Inc.

If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Franklin Hills Architectural

I look at listings on the MLS all day long, and there are some good ones, but not a lot of them that "pop" and have that "wow" factor. This one is not perfect, as it has just two bedrooms and does not have a real master bath; however, I have seen it in person twice now and it has that special quality about it without question. It isn't really anything novel, but it has the features I simply love; including, high ceilings, an open floor plan with a mix of white walls and walls of glass, and views. The centerpiece of the home is it's main living/dining room area, which has interesting polished cork flooring as it's base and draws the outside in through the glass. It also has a great retro feeling with many wood built ins. The kitchen has been updated with stone counters, modern stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast area. The master bedroom is very large with a sitting area off the bedroom, fireplace, and built in desk. Lastly, in addition to the large deck featuring 180 degree views from upstairs, it does have a decent sized flat yard downstairs with eco friendly landscaping, and there is certainly room for a pool should one want.

3896 Franklin, Los Feliz

$1,095,000 2 Bed 1.5 Bath 1,978 Sq. Ft 4,704 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Ross Carter - Coldwell Banker - Los Feliz

On top of how nice this one is, unlike a lot of new listings, it is well priced. For the right buyer, this is an absolute gem and sure to attract a lot of interest. If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Westside Architectural Home; Mar Vista

Having recently sold an architectural home in Mar Vista, I know that this is an area that appreciates modern architecture. Here is the newest opportunity to own one in this coveted westside location. Built in 2006 by Bill Tsui, Architect, this is in a desirable location just minutes to the beach. Mar Vista is nice, as one gets a lot more for their money, then in say neighboring Venice, but is in a very close proximity. This is in one of the better parts of Mar Vista as well, and offers a great indoor/outdoor flow to soak in the westside breeze. This property features bamboo wood flooring throughout, a sparkling pool, large windows, and a gourmet kitchen with caeserstone counters and high end appliances. In addition to the wonderful outdoor space, the home also boasts multiple large decks to relax on and smell the clean ocean air. It also has a permitted one bedroom loft style guest apartment in the back, which could be great as an office, when family stays, or even a rental as it has a full kitchen and bath. There are just a handful of modern architectural homes in the area, so when a good one comes up, the buyer's pounce. This just may be that one.

3611 Colonial Ave, Mar Vista

$1,885,000 3 Bed + Guest House 4 Bath 3,730 Sq. Ft/ow 7,500 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Tamra (Tami) Pardee - Pardee Properties

If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Newer Redone Architectural Home in Hip 3rd & La Brea Area

I showed this property to a client yesterday, and even though it did not work for their needs, I personally thought it was a really well done home in a nice location. Taken down to the studs and rebuilt about 8 years ago by Silver Lake based Built Inc. Architecture + Design, this newer home is really well done with a nice easy wide open floor plan. One of the only modern architectural homes in the area, it stands out among the more traditional homes of the neighborhood. It is just off 3rd street and only three blocks to the hip shopping and restaurants on La Brea, which is continuing to grow and redefine itself as a must visit retail destination with the upgrading and development of new hip spaces on the west side of the street to accompany the ones currently there on the east side.

The house itself has modern finishes, clean lines, and light wood flooring throughout. It has a large master suite, which the listing describes as "includes a glorious bathroom with custom tile work, rain showerhead and has abundant closet space." It also has stylish features including, "The professional landscape was designed by Grace Phillips of Gracescapes Garden Design. In the backyard, the “Modern Shed”, which makes a great home office, studio or playroom, was featured in the "New York Times." There is certainly room for a pool should one desire as well. If looking for a modern home in the desirable "3rd street school district," this is it.

306 S Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles

$1,099,000 3 Bed 1.75 Bath 2,001 Sq. Ft + Bonus Room not included in Sq. Ft 6,750 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Benjamin Shapiro - Coldwell Banker - HP South

This is a nicely done home in a good location. The owner's appear to be highly motivated to sell as well, having already purchased another home, so my sense is something in the $1,000,000 range gets it done. This is a fine updated home for that price point. If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Clothing Designer James Perse Lists Bird Street Home

Sitting in the highly desirable Bird Streets section of the Hollywood Hills, fashion designer James Perse lists his updated mid-century modern home. The listing accurately describes the home as, "This modern oasis exemplifies the Southern California lifestyle: floor-to-ceiling walls of glass provide abundant light and seamless indoor-outdoor flow." The property was remodeled into an open loft like space with light wood flooring throughout, clean lines, and walls of glass out to the stunning pool area. The home is gated, private, and is on a rare flat third of an acre in a prime location. It does not have a lot of bedrooms (just one), but for the right buyer, the property is exquisite and is not to be missed. The property definitely resembles the owner's clothing brand's aesthetic and stores, and is even decked out in James Perse own Furniture Line, which can be included in the sale or lease should a buyer/leasee desire. If you are a fan of the owner's brand and the lifestyle, now is your chance to really own and live it.

1432 Oriole Dr, Hollywood Hills

$3,750,000 or lease for $14,500/mo 1 Bed 1.5 Bath 2,235 Sq. Ft 15,750 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Jonah Wilson - Hilton & Hyland

If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Designer Architectural Home Hits Silver Lake

The listing begins by accurately describing the property as, "An exquisite Modernist interpretation designed by renowned architect Roger Sherman, with landscape design by Russ Cletta." I would definitely agree, as the property looks great. After undergoing a complete remodel, this 1963 home has been brought to the current age through it's use of high end finishes, walls of windows, open floor plan, and smooth-trowel plaster exterior. The living room is ideal with it's high ceilings, maple wood flooring, fireplace, and the 25 foot sliding glass door that can be completely opened to bring in the outside. The space opens up to a beautiful pool and nice use of the 5,706 sq. ft lot. With two bedrooms and two baths in the main house, the bottom area is attached, but can be fully self contained with it's own entry and kitchen; can also be used as a great home office, as it is now. There are not too many of these high end modern homes in this eastside location, so is sure to gain a lot of activity from stylish buyers who embrace design and are willing to pay for it.

1937 Cedar Lodge Terrace, Silver Lake

$1,650,000 3 Bed 3 Bath 2,425 Sq. Ft 5,706 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Ron Holliman - Coldwell Banker-BH North

This looks like a great property that is not to be missed if you like modern architecture. If you would like to see this stunning modern architectural home please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Traditional Turned Modern Architectural in Mar Vista

Take a look at this traditional 1947 home given an update into a modern architectural by the European Architectural Firm Comina + Olivier Biaggi. The updates, completed in 2008, take the home to a new level with a great open floor plan and stunning high end finishes throughout. The majority of the home is grounded in beautiful Walnut flooring with contrast nicely to the clean white gallery walls, perfect for hanging one's art collection. Downstairs is a wide open floor plan combining the family room drenched in sunlight through the large windows and tall doors, living room with fireplace, and a modern open galley kitchen with a marble island. These all lead out to the peaceful backyard with a deck, fire pit, and hot tub; making this truly an entertainer's home. Upstairs houses the bedrooms, which all come equipped with spa like bathrooms. Lying North of Venice Blvd and West of Centinela, this is a great location just minutes to Venice and the beach.

3645 May St, Mar Vista

$1,590,000 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,700 Sq. Ft per owner 5,846 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing and Photos courtesy of Linda Scheft - Coldwell Banker Marina Del Rey

If you would like to see this modern architectural home in a coveted Westside location for yourself, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email Having just sold a modern architectural home in this neighborhood last week, I know all of the available options and have a great sense of the market values, and would be happy to assist you in your housing search.

Modern Architectural in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz

Lying in a great location high up in the Franklin Hills is this modern updated home with architectural lines and high end finishes throughout. It just hit the market and looks very clean. The home has a wide open floor plan with new custom windows and doors that blur the line between indoors and out. The doors lead out onto large decks perfect for soaking in the views of the city. The kitchen has been redone with updated with appliances fit for a chef, including a new Viking range/stove and Bosch Dishwasher. This is a nice looking property with beautiful finishes in a desirable location.

2312 Lyric Ave, Los Feliz

$999,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,000 Sq. Ft 3,615 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Jonathan Watters - Foundation Real Estate

If you would like to see this home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

New Hollywood Hills Modern Architectural

This interesting modern architectural home in the Hollywood Hills has just hit the market today. The home is over 2500 sq. ft and has been totally redone with all new electrical, plumbing, and of course high end fixtures. The flooring is travertine throughout the property. The kitchen is all new as well with Caeserstone counters and all Viking appliances. The home lies high up in the hills and according to the listing, "From the Master bedroom you can see the City, Ocean on one side and Hollywood sign, Canyons on the other." The views are great, but another added bonus is that area of flat grassy yard, which is somewhat rare in the Hollywood Hills.

What do you think of the design and selection of finishes?

8841 Appian Way, Hollywood Hills

$1,875,000 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,503 Sq. Ft 7,110 Sq. Ft Lot

Is that a bathtub in the Master Bedroom?

Listing & Photos courtesy of Celeste Andrews Drum - Real Estate eBrokers Inc.

If you would like to see this property in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email Also, should you like the idea of owning a modern architectural, but maybe this one isn't quite it, we do know of others currently available.

Dream House Sold With SBE Global Concierge Included

The listing begins to describe this property in this way "A rare opportunity to purchase the ultimate package: an irreplaceable Property, an unparalleled Location, & the Lifestyle offered by sbe Global Concierge." I had read about famed lifestyle brand SBE looking for new avenues of business, and I believe this is the first example of one of their new approaches. Clearly they have design taste as exemplified in their many top tier establishments (think XIV, Katsuya, Hyde, SLS Hotel, and more), which it appears they have put to use in the high end flip of this "bird street" modern lying high above the Sunset Strip. Not only did the buyer get the stunning property with jaw dropping explosive views, they also received "... access to an exclusive lifestyle offered by SBE Global Concierge: a worldwide network of prestigious destinations, hotels, restaurants & nightlife venues," according to the listing. I definitely like both the flip and the concept by SBE. My only question would be for someone that shells out $14,500,000 in cash (they accepted an offer on April 6th and the deal closed on April 8th, cash is king), wouldn't they have all the access they could possibly want? Maybe not, and SBE adds some style and an air of cool to accompany the buyer and his or her cash. At this house though, I am sure you could also stay home once in awhile and get the party to come to you if so desired.

9050 Oriole Way, Hollywood Hills

$17,995,000 (Sold for $14,500,000) 3 Bed 5.5 Bath 5,976 Sq. Ft 34,456 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Jade Mills - Coldwell Banker-BH South

Top Of The Hill Museum...I Mean House

A Tour De Force at the top of exclusive Sunset Plaza Dr has just been listed this week. It is gated, private, and on a half acre lot with views of all of Los Angeles below stretching all the way out to the ocean! Built in 1994, the house lies on a spectacular piece of property without question. The house itself is a bit industrial for my tastes with exposed concrete walls, flooring, and stainless steel kitchen counters. That said the amenities are fantastic including; large pool, sauna, full gym, a recording studio, and even what every Hollywood resident needs in their house, a nightclub. Definitely a one of a kind offering in a prime location.

2600 Sunset Plaza Dr, Hollywood Hills

$12,000,000 7 Bed 8 Bath 7,877 Sq. Ft 26,136 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing Courtesy of Chad Rogers & Drew Fenton - Hilton & Hyland

It looks like the owner paid $8,000,000 for the property at the end of 2008, not sure if they did any upgrading to justify the $4M increase, so may be some negotiating room in there. If interested in seeing this one of a kind property and being the "King of the hill," please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Hip Architectural in the Oaks Price Reduced - Los Feliz

I first came upon this house when I showed it for lease in 2008 at $20,000/mo to a client of mine, and I immediately loved it. The property was purchased by the current owner for $2,150,000 in 2006 and underwent a complete remodel. At one point in 2008 it was listed for sale as high as $4,895,000. Now, Lying at the top of the exclusive “Oaks” in desirable Los Feliz, this designer architectural home with explosive views has been reduced $500,000 and is under $3,000,000. An exquisite home with designer high end finishes, sleek details, walls of glass, and amazing views from top to bottom. The sparkling pool with a nice flat grassy area surrounding it is an oasis. High above the city, but only minutes to all the action and attractions of both Los Feliz and new Hollywood. It is starting to become a great opportunity for a sophisticated buyer who appreciates style to take advantage and enjoy this great house.

2532 Wild Oak, Los Feliz

$2,995,000 (Reduced $500,000 from $3,495,000) 4 Bed 6 Bath 4,500 Sq. Ft 14,070 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing and Photos courtesy of H. Blair Chang - Prudential Realty

An absolutely stunning home in a great location with too many features to list. Now that the price has come down to this point, the property is only that much nicer for less money. If you wish to see this property, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Modern Venice Architectural by the Beach

Completely remodeled stunning architectural in Venice, just 100 ft to the beach! Modern open living room with soaring ceilings, top of the line kitchen with caeserstone countertops, and beautiful light hardwood flooring throughout. A nice sitting area outside the home in addition to the roof top deck with ocean views, further adding to one's outdoor space. This is Venice living at it's finest.

18 18th Ave, Venice

$1,668,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 2,784 Sq. Ft 2,657 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Tamra Pardee - Pardee Properties

This home is the epitome of living in style at the beach in Venice. If you would like to see this cool modern architectural home please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Mid-Century Modern in Los Feliz

I have seen this property listed on an off a few times now in the past year, and never understood why. It looks great, at least in the pictures anyways. This is a very popular architectural style in Los Angeles and in a good Los Feliz location, so one would think it would be snatched up fairly quickly. The open floor plan with high ceilings and walls of glass is ideal, especially since they lead out to some nice views. The kitchen is highly upgraded with Viking range, Bosh dishwasher, and limestone counters. There is also a great master suite with spa like bath, all leading out to zen like garden.

3824 Carnavon Way, Los Feliz

$1,450,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 3,051 Sq. Ft/ow 6,570 Sq. Ft Lot/ow

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Amy Colvin - Hilton & Hyland

This is a stunning home in a great North of Los Feliz Blvd location. The floor plan and finishes are all very high end, and to top it off, the listing says there is also room to add a pool long term if that is a requirement for your needs. If you would like to see this dynamic property, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Heidi & Spencer's 'The Hills' House Available For Lease

Fans of MTV's "The Hills" probably recognize this remodeled post and beam home as Heidi and Spencer's home on the show. While some may consider that a positive and others maybe not, it is a great looking home. You can now live there as well, as it just hit the market for lease.

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