New Modern Listing in Prestigious Royal Oaks | Encino

New Modern Listing in Prestigious Royal Oaks | Encino

Lying in the prestigious Royal Oaks area of Encino is this stunning modern home.  On a great cul de sac street, this property features a large 34K+ sq. ft lot with a large pool and flat grassy yard, both oriented toward peaceful canyon and city views.

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Current Listings

Current Listings

Here is an updated list of my current active listings.  I have some great properties for a multitude of different buyer profiles available.  Whether you are an Investor, want to buy a great character house, or lease a modern architectural in the Hollywood Hills, I've got you covered.     

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Ridiculous Drool Worthy Modern Compound Above The Sunset Strip


Rarely does a property of this caliber come on the market, especially in this location. While one can certainly find a home with views, or a pool, and maybe some flat land; it is almost unheard of to have all three on over an acre lot just north of the world famous Sunset Strip. Designed by well known architect Hagy Belzberg behind the gates is this three structure compound. Described by the listing agent as, "To journey beyond the grand gates and soaring pepper tree hedge of this Hagy Belzberg-designed compound estate is to enter a secluded, resort-like sanctuary where three distinct structures – a Main Residence, Wellness Center and Guest House – summon you forward, beckoning you to journey through their space so they can unveil one surprise after another." Sounds inviting doesn't it? As you can imagine in a property of this level, all finishes are of the highest quality throughout. I have kept an eye on this property for the last couple years while driving up Sunset Plaza Dr, and it turned out better then I could have imagined. If you like modern architecture and can play at this level, then this may be the drop dead stunning house you have been waiting for! Remember, once this one goes, it will be almost impossible to duplicate.

1232 Sunset Plaza Dr, Hollywood Hills

$28,800,000 8 Bed 9 Bath 13,000 Sq. Ft/Other 47,916 Lot Sq. Ft

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Listing & Photos courtesy of The Agency

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!

New Lease Listing - Silver Lake

Lying in a great location high up in the hills in hip Silver Lake w/ explosive views of the mountains is this modern updated home. Enter into a large flex space (can be a bedroom or living room/media room) w/ large designer bath downstairs. Upstairs features bamboo wood flooring, open floor plan, and a gourmet kitchen w/ all newer stainless steel appliances & caeserstone countertops. 2 bedrooms and another modern bath upstairs as well. Tons of dual paned windows throughout frame the views from every room, as well as allow natural light to flood in throughout the property. Very private w/ large deck to relax and enjoy the views! Available May 1st.

2649 Adelbert Ave, Silver Lake

3,000/mo Unfurnished 3 Bed (3rd Bed is a flex space downstairs w/ bath) 2 Bath 1,768 Sq. Ft 4,486 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing and Photos 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

Stylish in Silver Lake for Under $770K

Check out this interesting newly listed 1921 traditional home renovated with mid-century aesthetics in the hills of Silver Lake. Just off the popular Sunset Junction area with views of downtown's skyline is this stylish hillside home. According to the listing, all the systems have been renovated and there is a fair amount of outdoor space with "room for a pool." While not large at just shy of 1500 sq. ft, this two bedroom home is well laid out with an open floor plan and modern finishes. If you have been looking for an updated home in this area, this could be the one you have been waiting for.

1429 Westerly Terrace, Silver Lake

$769,000 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,444 Sq. Ft 4,599 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Carrie Bryden & Howard Lorey - Nourmand & Associates

If you would like to see this great 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

Hollywood Urban Live/Work Lifestyle

Imagine a lifestyle where you move right into a furnished designer done loft in a secure doorman building at one of the most famous intersections in the world, Hollywood & Vine. You wake up in your hip designer done modern two story loft and go downstairs to your lower level, which houses your office work area - no sitting in traffic during your daily commute. At the end of the day you head back upstairs to get ready for a night on the town, and outside of the building you can walk a maximum of two blocks in either direction and you have top restaurants, shopping, and nightlife at your grasp within minutes. This saves you time, energy, gas money, and is just easier. Modern living at it's finest. Imagine that.

With the evolution of Hollywood there is now a chance to live this urban NYC style lifestyle, but with the ideal climate of Los Angeles. In the past several years there has been a trend toward mixed use buildings, loft conversions, high end restaurants, and nightlife in Hollywood. For the right person looking to be among the action with the ability to walk everywhere, Hollywood & Vine is the epicenter. For me, I would much rather live here then downtown, especially considering the prices are already comparable if not even less in Hollywood.

If this lifestyle appeals to you, this listing of mine may be just the right opportunity to own it.

Pictures by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

If you would like to discuss this area and it's recent growth further or visit this 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

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

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.

Updated Spanish W/ Pool in Great Los Feliz Location

This brand new listing N of Los Feliz Blvd in a great Los Feliz location looks good. I will admit that I am not a huge fan of the Spanish style architecture; however, this one does a nice job of mixing the old character of the homes 1933 roots but with an updated touch of modern style and systems. A nice size home with "4 Bedrooms in the main residence, 3.5 baths, master suite w/original tile work, wedding cake detail plastering, restored glass & ironwork, newer systems including central A/C & heat." The kitchen is a true chef's kitchen with high end appliances and an eat in area. The home opens up to a nice size yard, sparkling pool, and guest house (last picture after the break). This is a great example of California indoor/outdoor living in a desirable location. If you have been looking for an updated property with Spanish style architecture, this could be exactly what you've been waiting for.

3525 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Feliz

$1,397,000 4 Bed 3 Bath 2,788 Sq. Ft / per owner 8,457 Lot Sq. Ft.

Listing & Photos courtesy of Konstantine Valissarakos - Sotheby's Int'l Rlty-Los Feliz

This property is sure to generate a significant amount of interest, so don't delay. If you would like to see this stunning updated Spanish style home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Small But Sleek Echo Park Architectural Hits the Market

Echo Park Architect Simon Storey purchased this small home in Echo Park in 2007, and after a complete remodel and addition, this home is now back on the market. The original purchase shows this small home at just 330 sq. ft! It has been totally redone into a larger, albeit still small, 2 bed/1 bath 924 sq. ft modern architectural. A great example of efficiency and urban living with a rooftop deck and nice views in this loft like structure. Within walking distance to Elysian Park, and all the new shops and restaurants of Echo Park, this dynamic modern home represents a great condo alternative at an affordable price.

See the transformation with a picture of the front of the original house before the architect did the work after the break.

1416 Fairbanks Place, Echo Park

$559,000 2 Bed 1 Bath 924 Sq. Ft / per owner 780 Lot Sq. Ft.

Front of the house before

Front of the house after Listing & Photos courtesy of Ken Shapiro and Alicia Lawhon - Silverwood Properties & Keller Williams Realty

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

Small But Chic Home in Los Feliz

Look at this gated modern redone home in highly desirable Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. It looks small, but good. This is a great home in comparison to a condo, as it is gated, private, and offers a spacious grassy yard. The living/dining area looks very clean and chic with it's white flooring and white walls. The kitchen has been updated as well with new cabinetry and granite countertops. It has two bedrooms, but there is also a bonus space used as an office per the listing. The property has all updated plumbing and electrical. The location is really convenient right by Prospect Studios, as it is just blocks from all the hip restaurants and stores on Hillhurst and Vermont, and not far from the Sunset Junction. This looks nice for the money, and is definitely worth considering if it meets your criteria.

4132 Prospect Ave, Los Feliz

$529,000 2 Bed 1 Bath 5,401 Lot Sq. Ft.

Listing & Photos courtesy of Gregory Harris - Coldwell Banker-BH North

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

Sleek Modern Outpost Architectural; Hollywood Hills

Chic modern architectural home in the desirable Outpost Estates area of the Hollywood Hills. Designed by an Architect for their personal home, and now available. The home features a double height living room, ideal open floor plan, Brazilian walnut hardwood flooring, and high end kitchen and baths. The outdoor space has been utilized remarkably well, and flows out from the living room. It is a secluded private yard with a pool, sitting areas, and great landscaping. I have shown this property previously, and it is very well designed. If you like modern architectural homes, this is a great area, and could be the one...

2613 Carmen Crest Dr., Hollywood Hills

$2,749,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 3,480 Sq. Ft. 5,652 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Louise Leach & Juan Longfellow - Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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

Modern Post & Beam; Hollywood Hills

Look at this Modern Post & Beam that just hit the market today. Located up a private knoll and gated off of famed Mulholland Dr., this post and beam property has been updated with "cutting edge design elements," according to the listing. The well laid out space and pocket sliding glass doors allow for perfect true indoor/outdoor California living. The property has stunning views of the city from every room. The listing points out, "Highlights include European kitchen with Miele appliances, 2 living areas, gated drive, multiple skylights, vaulted ceilings, sliding walls of glass, glass roll-up garage door, high ceilings, outdoor fireplace, bamboo & stone floors. Alluring Master bedroom boasts 2 separate bathrooms & wood burning fireplace." It definitely sounds and looks good to me. This is nothing less then a dynamic property in a prime location.

7275 Mulholland Dr., Hollywood Hills

$1,475,000 2 Bed 3 Bath 2,000 Sq. Ft (per owner) 6,750 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Susan L Andrews - Hilton & Hyland

Relatively speaking, there are not that many "done" houses in the hills with jaw dropping views, so if you have been dreaming of one, this could be it. If you would like to see this property in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

So Fresh & So Clean in West Hollywood

Great uber modern minimalist home just completed in prime West Hollywood location. The house has been redone with all white everything; including, concrete flooring, walls, baths, and high end fixtures, which give off a super fresh and clean aesthetic. There is a two bedroom and two bath main house with all floor to ceiling pocket windows that lead out to a "vibrant California landscape." In addition, there is a sweet permitted two story loft guest house with kitchen and bath. One can rent out the guest house or great for a mother in law unit or home office. This is a prime location that surely will always be desirable.

8735 Rangely Ave, West Hollywood

$1,399,000 2 Bed + Great Loft Like Back House 2 Bath 5,057 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing & Photos courtesy of Ronald Goldhammer - Prudential CA - Beverly Hills

This is a very cool modern home in a great WEHO location. If you would like to see this property in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Modern Architectural in Iran

This newly built architectural home comes to us via My Modern Met. It is a stunning example of modern architecture in a most unlikely place. I do not think of Iran when it comes to places known for modern architecture, although this one surely is a beauty. Located in Mohammad Shahr region, near Karaj city, Villa Kiani is set in the middle of a lush green garden. "Architects Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati purposely designed the Villa’s interior space this way so that it became an extension of the landscape. With high ceilings and large glass walls, the house is spaced out perfectly and provides great views of the garden." I have not visited the home, but the concept looks to be well conceived and executed masterfully. Bravo.

Sunset Strip Stunner w/ Views

Designer done new opportunity for a hip buyer on prime lower Sunset Plaza Dr. Entertaining deck with jetliner views and private pool create great outdoor spaces to complement the redone modern interior. Based on the pictures the property looks great. Done with a definite designer's eye with top level finishes like the custom kitchen, and Dorn Bracht and Grohe fixtures in a great location with views above the Sunset Strip! The listing sums up the house by saying, "This is a done “Strip” listing priced to sell." For the most part, I would have to agree.

1714 Sunset Plaza Dr, Hollywood Hills

$1,450,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,265 Sq. Ft 5,110 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing and Photos courtesy of Richard Ehrlich - Westside Estate Agency Inc.

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

Modern Architectural Living in Echo Park

Lying in Echo Park just across the street from Echo Park Lake are two new modern architectural homes. This area has surely come a long way, and continues to grow and lure young professionals with modern projects like this. These two architectural properties represent a great condo alternative with designer finishes throughout; including bamboo wood flooring, grohe fixturing in the baths, caeser stone counters in the kitchen, and an ideal open floor plan. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, this home is a good size for a young couple or family. While not a ton of outdoor space, there are a couple nice patios to sit out on. With the location of the homes set high up and back away from the street, one is afforded nice views looking out onto Sunset Blvd.

1124 Echo Park Ave, Echo Park

$679,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 1,600 Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Christopher Furstenberg - Furstenberg Realty

If you want to live on the east side and are a fan of modern architecture, this could be exactly what you have been looking for. If interested in seeing this unique condo alternative in person please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email