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Off Market Ranch Style Home on HUGE FLat Lot

Off Market Ranch Style Home on HUGE FLat Lot

Lying on a large corner lot in the desirable Walnut Acres section of Woodland Hills is this ranch style home on a massive park like corner lot. The lot is all flat and the backyard is huge allowing plenty of room to expand the house, add a guest house/ADU, put in a pool, or just leave as is and enjoy the space.

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New Santa Clarita Town Home Listing

New Santa Clarita Town Home Listing

Lying in the highly desirable Mariposa community in booming Bouqet Canyon location. The two story town home features include new white oak wood flooring, chef's kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and sparkling granite countertops, and an ideal open floor plan.

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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

$15,888,888

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 eric@smilayproperties.com. We would be happy to assist!

Large Lake Balboa Home Just Listed

Lying on a private gated street is this large two story Mediterranean style property. The downstairs features high ceilings, an ideal open floor plan, upgraded chef's kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a fireplace in the living room.  The living and dining room area opens out onto a good sized private outdoor space.  Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms plus an office space in the loft area.  The master bedroom is a true master suite with a full spa like upgraded master bath including separate shower and bathtub. The property also has built in surround sound throughout downstairs and the master suite.  This is a great opportunity to get an updated large house at a reasonable price.    

16740 Tim Lane

3 beds | 2.5 baths

1,899 sq. ft 

$499,000 or available for Lease at $3,500/mo

You can see additional pictures at 16740tim.com

Listing by Eric Smilay

Pictures by ShootingLA

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

Unique Remodeled Property w/ Guest House & 2 Story Work Structure

Reduced $55,000! A unique fully remodeled property with a guest house. The main house is beautifully upgraded with soaring ceilings in every room and a multitude of skylights allowing natural light to flood the interior. Upgrades include a chef's kitchen with travertine slab countertops, newer cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances, plus modern bathrooms, nice well maintained carpeting and an open floor plan. The master bedroom has been enlarged and now containes a large sitting area to relax in. Going down the long driveway, there is a bonus unit perfect for a rental, guests, or family. It is one large open room with a full bathroom and kitchenette with eat in area. Between the two structures is a unique two story work shed with power and open beamed deconstructed ceilings. This could be used in a variety of ways to suit your needs; including, storage for a business, work space, or possibly family room/playroom. Convenient location and ready for move in with no work needed. If looking for a "done" home in this area, this is the one for you. Currently occupied by high quality Tenant's, who may be open to staying should you desire, or can be delivered vacant.

2532 S Genesee, Mid-City Los Angeles

$495,000 (Reduced $55,000 from $550,000) 3 Bed (currently configured as a 2 bed) + Guest House 2 1/4 Bath + 1 Bath in Guest House 1,520 Sq. Ft/Other 6,551 Lot Sq. Ft

Pictures & Listing by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

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

Hip Loft Like Condo w/ Million Dollar Views For Lease

Very cool loft like NYC style Junior 1 Bedroom just steps to Runyon Canyon. In the desirable newly remodeled Hollywood Regis building is this stylish condo with explosive views of the downtown skyline. Highly upgraded unit features concrete like tile flooring throughout, open floor plan, and chefs kitchen with caeserstone counters and all stainless steel appliances. Other bonuses are the fireplace in the living room, large walk in closet, in unit European style washer/dryer combo, and good size balcony to soak up the views. Secure modern building loaded with amenities including pool, spa, and fitness center. Killer location just down the street from popular Runyon Canyon, a short stroll to grocery store, and all the action of booming Hollywood. Can be delivered fully furnished at a slightly higher cost. Available Oct 15th.

7320 Hawthorn Ave #315, Hollywood

$1,950/mo 1 Bed 1 Bath Approx. 600 Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

If you would like to see this hip condo in an ideal location, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Modern Mediterranean Condo for Lease - West LA

Large stunning Mediterranean condo available for lease. Lying in a highly desirable Brentwood adjacent location is this large 1700 sq. ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath modern home. The condo features a wide open floor plan with a true chef's kitchen opening up to the large living room, which is surrounded in windows allowing a ton of natural light to flood the property. The living room features a fireplace and rich dark hardwood flooring. 3 balconies in total! Master bedroom has a large walk in closet as well as a spa like bathroom with separate tub & frameless glass shower. Can be leased furnished or unfurnished. Newer building built in 2006. Available August 15th. Simply one of the nicest units you will find in a prime westside location.

1522 Amherst Ave #201, West Los Angeles

3,300/mo Unfurnished 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 1,700 Sq. Ft/ow

Listing & Photos by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

Don't delay as I just listed this one today and have had half a dozen calls about it already. If you would like to see this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

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 smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Duplex Turned Stunning Loft Like Modern Showplace

I had the pleasure of seeing this property in person this week, and not only do I like the concept, but definitely liked the execution as well. The property was a Spanish style side by side duplex that the developer converted into a stunning wide open loft like four bedroom showstopper. They used as a base my favorite wood flooring choice at the moment throughout the home, wide plank white oak floors. The attention to detail is first rate, including the front bathroom (shown below) with wallpaper pattern like design ingrained into the tiles, which to be honest I had never seen before. There is a large chef's kitchen, a multitude of skylights allowing natural light to flood the property, and an ideal open floor plan leading to a truly relaxing backyard with great landscaping. I like how they kept one of the duplex doors on one side of the front to allow for a home office as well. Lying in a prime "Beverly Grove" neighborhood by all the chic shopping and restaurants on Melrose, this one is not to be missed.

641 Kilkea Dr, Los Angeles

$1,499,000 4 Bed 3 Bath 2,312 Sq. Ft 6,552 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Pictures by Sally Forster Jones & Daniel M. Weiser - Coldwell Banker-BH South

If you would like to see this stylish property in a prime location, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email eric@smilayproperties.com.

Renovating the La Brea Shopping District

The area between 1st and 3rd street on La Brea was already very cool in my eyes, as on the east side of the street it housed many great LA shopping haunts. These include famed clothing stores like American Rag, Stussy, and cool sneaker spot Undefeated. There is also high end furniture store Vioski, which houses the very cool Palms Chair and Ottoman (you can see it shot after the break through the glass, which produces a cool effect). Lastly, but certainly not least, is the French style cafe of Cafe Midi, one of my personal favorite spots to have lunch.

Now it seems the people at Madison Marquette are renovating the west side of the street. By looking at the renderings and the history of the buildings on their website, this side is sure to impress. The architecture of the building's houses a great shell for the build out of new and cool retail stores, and further restaurants to add to the area's appeal. The site of an Edsel Automobile dealership in the 1950’s, the building was later headquarters to one of LA’s premier printing shops, Continental Graphics Corporation. Now the architects at Studio One Eleven are highlighting each building’s unique characteristics including wood truss ceilings, exposed brick and steel beams to great fantastic retail spaces. A couple spaces have already been leased, and are looking great. I look forward to following the progress and visiting the great spaces once the renovation is complete.

Pictures by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

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 smilayproperties@gmail.com.

New Stunning Mediterranean Condo Lease Listing; West LA

Large stunning Mediterranean condo available for lease. Lying in a highly desirable Brentwood adjacent location is this large 1700 sq. ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath modern home. The condo features a wide open floor plan with a true chef's kitchen opening up to the large living room, which is surrounded in windows allowing a ton of natural light to flood the property. The living room features a fireplace and rich dark hardwood flooring. 3 balconies in total! Can be leased furnished or unfurnished. Newer building built in 2006. Available August 10th. Simply one of the nicest units you will find.

1522 Amherst Ave #201, West Los Angeles

$3,495/mo (Furnished or Unfurnished) 3 Bed 3 Bath 1,700 Sq. Ft.

This is a great opportunity to lease a high end modern condo in an ideal Westside location just minutes to everything. If you would like to see this great property in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Lafayette Square

I have a client who is currently looking in this small pocket known as Lafayette Square in Mid-City Los Angeles, so have come to learn and appreciate it recently. It is a small community, founded in 1913, and designated by the city of Los Angeles as a HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) because of it's history and architecture. With about 225 homes in the area, one can only access the square by car through one street, St. Charles (off of Crenshaw Blvd.), as the rest of the ends are all gated. This definitely adds to both a community feel and safe neighborhood vibe. The residents in this location take their character original homes seriously, and should one try to change too much of the outside of the house, can be told to put it back by the city. While the outside of the homes retain their original charm and character, some of the homes have been updated inside for more modern conveniences. There are varying types of architecture in the square, but all lie on large lots, and appear quite stately from the street. Even though I definitely lean towards mid-century and modern architecture, I can appreciate the beauty and history that these homes provide.

Read more on the history of Lafayette Square on Wikipedia, including the famous names that have lived in this community over the years.

This was the home, designed for himself, of noteworthy architect Paul Williams.

Pictures by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

If you would like to learn more about the properties currently available in this area, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Ashton Kutcher's Hollywood Hills Hideaway For Sale

Celebrity Ashton Kutcher has listed his Hollywood Hills home for sale. Kutcher purchased the property in 2004 back in his bachelor days for $1,000,000, and with his father, completely gutted, expanded and renovated the property into the stunning residence it is now. The property was originally 2,002 sq ft and was expanded into the 3,235 sq ft home it currently is. As we all know Kutcher got married to Demi Moore, so didn't get to enjoy his new bachelor digs. It was recently listed for sale, and looks great. Lying on almost an acre of land, the property has great attention to detail, high end finishes, and an infinity-edge pool. The property is gated and thus very private.

2556 Greenvalley Rd, Hollywood Hills

$2,600,000 4 Bed 4.5 Bath 3,235 Sq. Ft 38,330 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Gary Gold - Hilton & Hyland

Using his celebrity, he partnered with Gilt.com to sell tours of the home on Gilt City Los Angeles. The home has been staged by five Los Angeles designers for the tours, and all proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Kutcher & Moore's foundation, DNA. This is in a private Laurel Canyon location, and represents a great opportunity to own a large lot in the Hollywood Hills. If you wish to see this property, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Two Houses on a Lot, 1 Modern, 1 Vintage -- West L.A.

A unique and creative space created by owner/architect Emily Jagoda. The modern home is both practical and visually pleasing, taking inspiration from California's great architectural pedigree, yet remade in Jagoda's own vision. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with concrete flooring, an open floor plan, and the unique use of windows throughout the home allow for a ton of natural light. The vintage house has been upgraded, and is 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. They both have private outdoor spaces as well. In a growing westside location, this is an opportunity to own a mini-compound in coveted West Los Angeles. For more information, see the video of the creation of the property by the architect/owner herself here.

2500 Tilden Ave, West Los Angeles

$999,000 5 Bed 4.5 Bath 2,665 Sq. Ft 5,280 Sq. Ft Lot (Figures are for both houses combined)

Great outdoor area to entertain in for the modern home

Front of the Vintage house

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Crosby Doe -- Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

This is a unique opportunity to own two homes for the price of one. Especially on the westside, where one would be surprised how little a million dollars gets you, this is an excellent value. A good mix of modern and vintage, live in one and lease out the other, or use one for an office/creative space. Opportunities abound in this one. I spoke to the listing agent today, and both houses are currently leased for a total of $6100/mo, which makes for a nice investment, as this would definitely cash flow with 20% down. If you wish to see this property, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Famed Interior Designer Kelly Wearstler Starts Blogging

One of the most influential and successful designers in Los Angeles, Kelly Wearstler, has started a new blog entitled My Vibe My Life. If you don't know her by name, you may have visited or seen some of her iconic designs, like any Viceroy Hotel throughout the world, the Broadway Loft Building in Hollywood, and numerous private properties for client's. For her first post, she has displayed a glimpse into her creative process, by setting up inspirational trays in her large design studio for various projects currently in the works. She has only put up one post so far, but for anyone interested in design in general, this may be a blog worth following and checking back often.

All Photos Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

Downtown Los Angeles

I recently visited a friend, who was staying in a loft downtown, and took some pictures to show both the downtown skyline, as well as the character and details that was put into the older buildings. They sure don't make them like they used to right? It is great to see a new area of Los Angeles developing with new residential, retail, and goods & service. It's been discussed for so long, that it is nice to finally see the vision coming to fruition.

Pictures by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties