Spanish Home

Redone Spanish Pool Home in Silver Lake Hills

For the lovers of Spanish style homes but with modern finishes, this may be the one you have been waiting for. Lying in a great location in the Silver Lake hills with nice views of the city and downtown below, is this upgraded gem. While maintaining it's charm, it was built in 1931, it has been "impeccably renovated" and is ready for a new buyer to enjoy. In addition to the main 3 bed / 3 bath house, there is also a guest house for your out of town guests, or could even be utilized as an office space. The listing describes the backyard by saying, "The rear garden and pool area is incredible for entertaining, and is fully equipped with a zoned sound system, BBQ /dining area, fountain, outdoor shower and large sunning deck." These are all the pictures currently available, but from the looks of them, the house looks good.

1807 N Dillon St, Silver Lake

$1,399,000 3 Bed 3 Bath 2,053 Sq. Ft 6,000 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Ann Eysenring - Partners Trust Beverly Hills

It is one of the higher priced homes in the area; however, this one may be worth it. If you would like to visit this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Recent Home I Sold Back on Market as a Flip

I sold this property back in the middle of April, and it has been redone, upgraded, spiffed up and now it is back on the market. When I sold it, the home had many more issues then just aesthetic, so the Seller had to put in significant capital in order to bring this home back to the glamour of it's 1920's roots. It appears that they did a nice job on the property, and quick. Compare the pictures here with the way it was before. The wood flooring in the living and family rooms were a great addition. I love what they did with the fireplace in particular, as it looks so much better in it's current state. They of course painted a clean white throughout, took down the questionable art, and staged the property with nice furnishings; all of which go a very long way during the Buyer's first impression. They also put in all new white cabinetry and grey Caesarstone counters in the kitchen, which look much much better. The master bathroom also looks many times better now with it's dual sinks, and new tile work. The property always had potential, but just needed someone with the know how and energy to bring the home back.

What do you think of the remodel, and will the Seller get their asking price?

3249 Bennett Dr, Hollywood Hills

$1,049,000 4 Bed 4 Bath 2,458 Sq. Ft. 4,930 Lot Sq. Ft.

Listing & Photos courtesy of Courtney N Smith & Kurt Wisner - Nourmand & Associates

Obviously, I have spent a considerable amount of time at this property, so know it and the street very well. In addition to the 3 bed/3 bath main house, there is a 1 bed/1 bath guest apartment with kitchen and it's own private entrance, as it is a legal duplex. This could help pay the mortgage, or great for an office or artist's studio. If you would like to see this newly redone Spanish style home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

SOLD -- Character Spanish in the Hollywood Hills

My seller's closed escrow today on this Spanish home in a great Hollywood Hills neighborhood. When I first met with the owner's at the house, I thought this was a great character Spanish home that if priced well would sell relatively quickly, and I was right...sort of. It first "sold" close to the original asking price of $899,000, meaning we accepted an offer and went into escrow within the first two weeks of it being on the market. Then came inspections. The inspector uncovered numerous issues ranging from serious problems to minor ones. The buyer, understandably so, decided it was more work then they were prepared to take on and cancelled escrow. This happened two more times, as even though we continued to reduce the price and disclose everything upfront, the buyer would do an inspection of a different kind and a new issue would arise. It was crazy. Then we finally changed the marketing up to appeal only to investors, professional flippers, or contractors. This is what this house really needed. We got a great offer from an experienced buyer, and just closed escrow. I am very happy for my seller's to get this done. I can't wait to see what the buyer does with it, and if it will be back on the market done to the 9's in six month's or so. I wish them well with it. The potential is definitely there.


$749,000 (Sold for $700,000) 3 Bed + 1 bed apartment w/ separate entrance 3 Bath 2,458 Sq. Ft 4,930 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties - Pictures by David Barton. Thanks David, great work!

Stunning Character Spanish; Hollywood Hills

Great news for home buyers. The owner of this great Spanish character home that I have had for lease for a short time now has decided to sell. Lying in a great location in the Hollywood Hills is this beautiful Spanish style home with intricate character details throughout. Up in the hills with peaceful canyon views and on a great street, but just a minute to the heart of either Hollywood or Studio city. Great curb appeal; upon entry one is struck by the multiple large bay windows allowing a ton of natural light to flood the property. The first floor has a nice open floor plan and houses both a formal living room with fireplace & relaxing family room with soaring beamed ceilings. Also on the top floor is a formal dining room, and huge kitchen with top level appliances like a Fisher & Paykel six burner range and industrial refrigerator. The three bedrooms are downstairs. The master contains a large walk in closet and sumptuous master bath with separate frameless glass shower & bath. There is also an addt'l 1 bedroom apartment space with it's own separate entrance. Also a six car parking garage! Simply a great house in a prime location. If interested in seeing this property, contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email


$899,000 3 Bed + 1 bed additional guest space 3 Bath 2,458 Sq. Ft 4,930 Lot Sq. Ft