mid-century modern

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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Stylin' Mid-Century View Home Under $660K

Cool redone mid-century view home in the hills above Universal Studios with head on valley views. Everything looks to be nicely updated with bamboo wood flooring, new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and walls of glass allowing natural light to flood the property. The living room's centerpiece is a solid concrete fireplace. The open floor plan allows the space to feel much larger then the square footage suggests. On a nice flat over 7,000sq. ft lot there is a good sized yard for outdoor activities. At a good price in a prime location, if you have been waiting for a sleek mid-century modern with views at a reasonable price, this could be it.

3922 Fredonia Dr, Hollywood Hills

$875,000 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,165 Sq. Ft 7,832 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Craig Terrien - Deasy Penner & Partners

If you would like to see this stylish mid-century home, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Hollywood Hills High End Flip

The Xanadu Group is presenting this completely redone mid-century modern home in a coveted Hollywood Hills location. The listing describes the work completed as, "completely remodeled sparing no expense in order to deliver today's modern amenities." I would agree with them by the looks of it. Everything from flooring, kitchen, baths, and the outside has been redone and modernized. I absolutely love the approximately 50' pocket door in the living room leading out to the deck with canyon views, which allows one to sit inside and feel as if they are outside. The group purchased the property just over a year ago for $825,000, which is mostly irrelevant as it is essentially a new house; however, it is listed at over $960/sq. ft. Do they get that? It remains to be seen if a high end remodel can garner Sunset Strip area prices over in the East Hollywood Hills, but it will be interesting to watch and find out.

5544 Tuxedo Terrace, Hollywood Hills

$2,199,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 2,286 Sq. Ft 10,080 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Stephen Apelian & Stacy Gottula - Coldwell Banker-BH South

If you wish to see this designer remodeled home, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email smilayproperties@gmail.com.

Let The Remodeling Begin

My client's, who reside outside of the country, have entrusted me with a great deal of responsibility in both assisting them with the purchase and now remodeling of this home. Trust me, I do not take this responsibility lightly. They purchased the property sight unseen based on pictures over the internet and opinions from me, and are now in the process of remodeling it. I gave my recommendations on what should be done and how, and we discussed basic parameters and a budget, and now I am managing the work for them. We are refinishing floors, adding new wood flooring in the upstairs bedrooms, removing wall paper, de-personalizing the space, re-coating the front deck, painting the inside and the outside, as well as fixing a few functional issues uncovered during the home inspection. I met with a multitude of sub-contractors do to the individual portions of the project to get estimates, but eventually settled on giving the entire project to a general contractor to oversee, mostly due to experience and a considerably lower price. We have signed the contracts, and the work has begun.

Above was how my client's purchased the property. Notice the sort of random mini-wall "dividing" the dining room area and the kitchen. Seeing as how it serves no purpose, and only makes the space feel smaller, the first order of business was to remove it. Loft like open space is much better, and I think it does wonders for the main living space. Day one, it is gone.

Master Bedroom at time of purchase.

As you can see it had Asian influenced wallpaper, as well as Asian style ornaments in the room. We wanted to make the space more neutral, as well as portray a more clean line mid-century modern style, so we ripped the ornaments down. It is a bit of a pain, but the workers have treated and are in the process of taking down the wallpaper before we will paint it.

Pictures by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

The project should take a couple weeks, so keep checking back for updates. I think the home is going to look more modern and sleek once I am done putting my designing touches on it, and can't wait to see the finished product.

This property will be available once the remodeling is complete, so if interested in this home please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email eric@smilayproperties.com.