Designer Clean Mid-Century in Bel-Air

Designer Clean Mid-Century in Bel-Air

This new listing in a prime Bel-Air location looks to be super clean with sleek and high quality finishes. Up a long driveway, this single story mid-century stunner features walls of glass allowing light to flood the property, and all leading out to the beautiful pool and canyon views.  The property has been totally redone, and is very private on almost an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds plus a putting green and practice area.  Very stylish property ready for it's next lucky Owner.

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Bel-Air Estate

I'm pleased to present my new listing.  Situated down a long driveway at the end of a cul-de-sac in prime A+ Bel-Air location is this spectacular 1.3 acre estate. Property offers sensational views of both DTLA skyline & Century City. Rebuilt by famed architect Jann Williams. Through the dramatic 2story entry, the main level features a large living room, kitchen w/adjoining family room, 2story library & stunning formal dining room w/walls of glass that open to a large terrace overlooking beautiful city views. Lower level offers a large theater/billiards room, & art studio or gym. Upper level features 3 family suites & master suite. Seller has approved plans for remodel and addition to approx. 11,250 sq/ft. The expansive lot offers the possibility for development w/approved zoning and completion of plans for park-like grounds w/pool, guest house, underground garage & secondary entrance from Bel Air Rd. Properties in these trophy locations don't come available often, so this is a great opportunity to own in this coveted area!

457 Cuesta Way, Bel-Air

6 beds | 7 baths

9,250 sq. ft

1.3 Acres Lot


Listing by Eric Smilay & Myra Nourmand

Pictures by Jeff Elson

If you would like to see this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @310.600.9172 or email We would be happy to assist!

Jennifer Aniston's Rumored To Be New Bel-Air Mid-Century Estate

Last night the real estate side of the internet was a buzz about the rumored purchase of this A. Quincy Jones designed (1965) estate in Bel-Air by none other then A-list celebrity and mid-century home aficionado, Ms. Jennifer Aniston. The property is still showing "active" on the MLS, but multiple websites, including TMZ, LA Curbed, and The Real Estalker are reporting that it is a done deal. If correct, Ms. Aniston has impeccable taste in real estate, as you will remember she just recently sold a Hal Levitt designed mid-century home in the Trousdale Estates for in the $37-$38M range.

I recently sold a house in Bel-Air (in a completely different tax bracket) and posted a blog giving readers a picture sneak peak behind the gates. I had this house in there, as what may possibly be my dream house, as I used to drive by it on the way to my appointments at my listing. I had a great virtual tour of this home in that post, but took it out, as it had the address of the home in the URL, and thought it would be wise to protect Ms. Aniston's privacy.

This particular property has been on and off the market since it was listed in '08 for $29,000,000. It was re-listed for $24,900,000 just before the 2011 Holiday's. It is on over 3 acres of real estate with ponds, meandering walkways, a guest house, and views out to the ocean. Did I mention it even has it's own vineyard! It is all about timing and finding that one buyer, as there aren't many people overall with the bank account that Ms. Aniston has. The sites are reporting that she picked it up in the $21,000,000 range. A fine deal for her. Also, congrats to the real estate agent's involved in a massive sale like this. Oh to dream of the commissions, ha.

Enjoy your new home Jen!


$24,900,000 4 Bed 6.5 Bath 8,500 Sq. Ft 140,263 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing courtesy of Joyce Rey - Coldwell Banker-BH South Pictures courtesy of Kurt Rappaport - Westside Estate Agency Inc.

My New Bel-Air Listing Open House Sat & Sun 1-4 pm

Excellent Short Sale opportunity. Lying in a great Bel-Air neighborhood is this very clean contemporary home. One enters into the upstairs area, and is greeted with a great living room with white walls and high ceilings drenched in natural sunlight from the multitude of windows surrounding the home. It is an ideal open floor plan with a nice size dining area and galley eat in kitchen. The large master bedroom is upstairs as well with peek a boo views of the Stone Canyon Reservoir. Downstairs there is a guest bedroom and another bedroom currently set up as an office. There is also a large family room with white brick fireplace and a wet bar, making this a perfect space for entertaining guests and relaxing with family. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful canyon views from the huge outdoor deck.

1333 Stradella Road, Bel-Air

$1,100,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 2,660 Sq. Ft 13,780 Sq. Ft Lot

Open House Saturday & Sunday this weekend from 1-4pm. Stop by and say hello and see this fine property.

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Listing by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties Photos taken by Michael Andrew McNamara for Smilay Properties

The property is valued by zillow at over $1.3M! Due to a foreclosure date looming, the property is listed as a short sale and is a legal steal at $1,100,000. This price has been previously approved by the bank, but unfortunately the Buyer’s cancelled. Their loss could be your gain. If you are looking for a beautiful home at a great price, the opportunities don’t get much better than this. Take advantage. If you would like to see this home and can't make it this weekend, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Love This Clean White 1961 House in Bel-Air

I don't necessarily love all the furniture, but the house is nothing short of amazing. Originally designed by famed architect Richard Dorman, AIA, in 1961, this mid-century home has been updated for any modernist buyer's tastes. The floor plan is wide open with free flowing connectivity of rooms, all based in stunning terrazzo flooring, and surrounded by walls of glass leading out to the stunning pool. The master bedroom has been transformed with a luxurious spa like bathroom, and huge walk in closet. The home is located on prestigious Stone Canyon in Bel-Air and has relaxing views of the Stone Canyon Reservoir. On the market in 2009 for as high as $4,200,000, the listing sums up the current offering nicely by saying, "Finally, an exceptional example of modernist architecture at a realistic price."

1711 Stone Canyon Rd, Bel-Air

$2,895,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,970 Sq. Ft 13,020 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Billy Rose & Christopher Miller - Prudential CA - Beverly Hills

Of course the home has been updated with modern finishes, but the amazing thing to me when you think about it is that this home was designed and built in 1961, and yet it remains just as beautiful and stunning a home today as it was back then. This is my favorite type of architecture, and represents a great opportunity for a buyer who appreciates a similar aesthetic. If you would like to see this fine home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email