Beverly Hills

Leases on Leases on Leases

I have done a multitude of high end lease transactions in the past couple of weeks, and am currently working on a couple of more. Apparently there are a lot of people looking to move in time for Summer and are either not yet prepared to buy, have special circumstances like a job transfer, or just want to test out a neighborhood. Check out the various houses and their wide range of locations and prices for the recent several I have just completed for both Owner and Tenant client's.

2047 E Live Oak, Los Feliz, $6,250/mo - This one was especially rewarding, as I managed the design and remodel work for my client's. Good to see that the results were successful. Leased for 2 year's. Represented both Owner and Tenant.

9354 Beverly Crest, Beverly Hills, $8,000/mo - Represented the Tenant's. Great Mid-Century Modern house with stunning views and a pool in the "Crest" streets of Beverly Hills north of Sunset. Listed by Elisabetta Conti - Nelson Shelton & Associates.

Front of the Beverly Crest property

2585 Glen Green, Hollywood Hills, $4,500/mo - Represented both the Owner and the Tenant.

2200 Curtis Ave, Redondo Beach, $3,800/mo - Represented the Owner.

If you are looking to lease out your property or lease a property in the greater Los Angeles Area, please feel free to contact us anytime at 310.600.9172 or email

Small But Swanky Lease Opportunity in Prime West Hollywood

While this home is not large, at just over 1400 sq. ft it does lie in a prime West Hollywood neighborhood just on the border of Beverly Hills, and would be a swanky rental house. For anyone coming into LA for an extended period, this furnished lease home is obviously much larger then a hotel room would be and at the asking price pencils out to about $217/night. Try getting that rate in this location. At this cool and well styled mid-century home, you have your own private pool, and are within minutes to plenty of restaurants, high end shopping, and nightlife. The listing points out "This sleek space features spacious loft-like rooms, skylights, bamboo floors, designer built-ins, with a master bedroom opening on to a sparkling pool. Furnishings include high end pieces from the finest internationally known designers." Looks and sounds good to me.

9004 Ashcroft Ave, West Hollywood

$6500/mo Fully Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,410 Sq. Ft 5,000 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Marc Silver - Sotheby's Int'l Rlty - BH

If you need a short or longer term rental in LA, this one may be ideal. If you would like to see this hip mid-century lease 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

Another Masterpiece By My Favorite LA Home Designer

Having posted previous homes showcasing this designer's great work, here comes another masterpiece to the market by Steve Hermann Design. Mr. Hermann has sold numerous creations of his for record prices in both the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills to celebrities and CEO's alike, and this is his latest design. According to the listing (Mr. Hermann is also an agent who represents himself on his sales), "A 3-year build has produced a defining structure that sets a new bar in quality, amenities, and emotional experience." Boasting explosive views of the city below, the property is almost entirely glass allowing the outside in. While indoors, the 12' ceilings add incredible volume to the wide open floor plan. As usual, the finishes are second to none with name brands such as Boffi, Poliform, Vantage, and Biticino switches. It is one thing to play at this level, but it is another to create a work of art; Mr. Hermann clearly does the latter each and every time.

610 Cole Pl, Beverly Hills

$10,900,000 4 Bed 4 Bath 4,394 Sq. Ft 20,580 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Steven Hermann - Westside Estates Agency

This property is beyond perfect if you are a fan of mid-century modern design, high end finishes, and want to be in Beverly Hills with explosive views. Who isn't? If you would like to see this work of art by a very noteworthy designer, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email This one is "special."

Christina Aguilera Lists Beverly Hills Home for Sale

Lying on a half acre lot in a prime Beverly Hills location just north of Sunset is this gated and private celebrity estate recently listed for sale. Owned by the multi-platinum singer Christina Aguilera, this property boasts a dramatic entryway, a nice mix of modern and classic, and updated everything fit for a star. I like the way Ms. Aguilera has the property sort of whimsically decorated with a definite nod to the Phillipe Starck aesthetic. The property has a great master suite with fireplace, lounge area, and his and her walk in closets. The listing describes "This magnificent home also includes a gym, game room, gift-wrapping area, a gorgeous and lush movie room, beauty salon, and guesthouse with recording studio. Fantastic pool with water slide and grotto spa, BBQ, and incredible custom pagoda make the backyard ideal for fun and entertaining. A spectacular private oasis within the city." With the price, location, and celebrity owner, you can imagine and bank on the fact that everything is done with a great attention to detail and is very high end.

513 Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills

$13,500,000 6 Bed 9 Bath 10,000 Sq. Ft 27,860 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Brooke Kaufman - Hilton & Hyland

This property pretty much speaks for itself. If you want to live in a private Beverly Hills Mediterranean estate, you would be hard pressed to find one nicer with this level of pedigree. According to the listing, you must be pre-qualified, but if interested in seeing this celebrity home in person please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Charlie Sheen Rumored to be Buying This Home

According to the Wall Street Journal, Charlie Sheen is currently in escrow to buy this sprawling Mediterranean home in the exclusive guard gated community of Mulholland Estates. The seller is Mike Medavoy, the producer of the film "Black Swan." Mr. Medavoy purchased the home just about six months ago for $6 Million, according to public records. Mr. Medavoy made some recent upgrades, according to the listing, including updating the kitchen with new Bosch appliances and re-doing the large master bedroom. Rumor has it that Mr. Sheen has agreed to pay the full listing price, which is quite a "flip" for the seller in a very short time. The property was only on the market for 16 days before going into escrow. I call buying a house like this Winning...must be the Tiger blood Charlie.

0 Clerendon Rd, Beverly Hills

$7,495,000 6 Bed 9 Bath 9,020 Sq. Ft 23,079 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing and Photos courtesy of Jade Mills & Joyce Rey -- Coldwell Banker, BH South

Jennifer Aniston to Sell $42M Beverly Hills Home

The internet has been a buzz this week with reports that Jennifer Aniston is privately listing her Beverly Hills home for sale at a whopping $42,000,000. Man that is a lot of zero's. Aniston recently gave a glimpse into the home in a March feature by Architectural Digest. Built in 1970 by Architect Harold W. Levitt with sweeping views of the city, Aniston calls the house "Ohana," a reference to the Hawaiian idea of extended family. She purchased the 9,000 square foot home in 2006 for $13.5M, and underwent a two and a half year gutting and remodeling of the property with her designer Stephen Shadley. Mr. Shadley was quoted in the Architectural Digest feature as saying, "I’ll be lucky if I ever do anything with this kind of team and freedom again." The home is full of "green" energy efficient touches, wide open spaces, and zen inspired touches. I will be honest and say that I have not had much real estate experience in this price range to this point in my career; however, my only question is that from the overview shot, is the lot big enough to garner the asking price? I am sure the cache of owning arguably the most famous "Friend's" star is worth a lot to the right buyer though. It is being shown to pre-qualified buyer's only, so no open houses to take a peak unfortunately.