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Spacious Hancock Park Condo Offers Elegance and Loads of Amenities

By |October 21st, 2019|Buyers|

One of only 20 units, this Hancock Park condominium offers more than 2,150 square feet of interior living space. The four-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo also features a number of elegant appointments, including hardwood floors, casement windows, carved ceiling beams, detailed plaster work, and a fantastic (working) fireplace. 

Situated on the fourth floor of the private U-shaped complex, the views are amazing from any of the large windows – which allow natural sunlight to pour in – especially given the unit’s south, north, and east exposure. 

The marble floor entryway of this French Normandy style residence leads to the spacious living room. The floor plan has been designed for a separate bedroom and bath for live-in staff, which is positioned next to the laundry area and kitchen. 

Just some of the added amenities you’ll find here include a covered parking spot for two vehicles (along with a separate space for storage), as well as a workout room, newly redone swimming pool, and spa.

Located in the highly sought-after Faubourg St. Denis complex at 308 North Sycamore Avenue (Unit #402), this one-of-a-kind condo is listed for sale at $2.199 million, with HOA dues of $1,437 per month. Private showings can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Completely Remodeled Pasadena Bungalow with Garage is Move-In Ready

By |October 18th, 2019|Buyers|

Initially built in 1924, this residence that was designed by the famed architect Harold Huxtable Martin has been completely renovated and is now awaiting its new owner. The home includes all new features and systems – including the roof, flooring, fixtures, lighting, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing – while at the same time retaining its original beauty and character. 

You will also find custom cabinets and top-of-the-line new appliances in the kitchen, and a working fireplace in the living room. There are two bedrooms and two full baths in the home’s 1,430+ square foot interior, which includes built-ins and a window seat in the master. 

If the home looks familiar, it may be because it was featured in the coffee table book, “Living with Wood,” by Beta-Plus. Following its renovation, it also earned a Remodelista Design Award, given its seamless transition that offers many of its original features, combined with today’s conveniences. 

Located at 1146 Wotkyns Drive in Pasadena – and just a few short minutes from the Arroyo and Rose Bowl – this beautiful (and move-in ready) property is being offered for sale at $1.495 million. Interested buyers can schedule a time for a private showing. 



In the Market for a Mansion?

By |October 16th, 2019|Buyers|

This Holmby Hills Mega Mansion Estate Could Be the Ideal Choice

Once the home of Michael and Eva Chow, the power-couple known for the Mr. Chow Chinese restaurant chain and the LACMA museum, respectively (and who split in 2017), this 9 bedroom, 14 bath mega-mansion is now on the market as the couple continues to sell off their assets. 

The 30,000 square foot home sits on a 1.1 acre lot that includes plenty of mature trees and privacy. With its souring ceilings and museum-quality rooms, every inch of this estate is impeccable. In fact, many of the features were brought in to be added to this one-of-a-kind estate, including its 400-year-old Moorish columns, and the historical Florentine carved ceilings.

Just some of the amenities that the new owner will have available include an outdoor ballroom, and Art Deco-style library, and a rooftop terrace that sports 18th century tiles. There is also a three-story guest house on the property that offers an entertainment complex – including its own cinema. 

Located at 133 South Mapleton Drive in Holmby Hills, this home was initially listed for sale at $78 million, but the price has now been reduced to just under $70 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Cute 3 Bedroom Home in Baldwin Hills for Under $900K

By |October 14th, 2019|Buyers|

With more than 1,200 square feet of interior living space, this adorable three-bedroom, one-bath Baldwin Hills traditional home has a lot to offer – starting with its fantastic back yard that includes a thriving garden, shade trees, and a relaxing porch. 

This tranquil – and private – outdoor area of the property also includes mature fruit trees. And, with more than 7,000 square feet of property, there is plenty of room for the home’s new owner to expand or add an in-ground pool. 

Recently remodeled, the home’s kitchen offers newer stainless steel appliances, teal cabinets, an apron sink, and subway tile. Just a few of the other items of note here are the wood floors, arched entryway, and a brick, wood-burning original fireplace. Over the past five years, many additional updates were added to the home, as well, including the roof, electrical panel, water heater, and sewer lines. 

Located at 3822 Hauser, in the prime Baldwin Vista – just a tad north of the Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area and the soon-to-be-developed Baldwin Hills Mall – this fantastic property is currently listed at $899K. Move-in ready, this listing won’t likely last long. Private showings can be arranged for interested purchasers. 

Southern California Beach Living for Under $1 Million

By |October 10th, 2019|Buyers|

About the only thing better than living by the Southern California shore is being able to do so for under $1 million – and that dream can quickly become a reality with this one-bedroom, one-bath condo that is situated in the exclusive Latigo Shore.

This unit features both wood and marble flooring, as well as an updated kitchen that is complete with newer stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen you’ll find a nook that can provide the perfect office space. There is also a private two-car garage with additional storage. 

The condo has balconies outside of the living room and the master bedroom, each overlooking the ocean. Just some of the other resort-style amenities that you’ll find here include a community swimming pool and hot tub, a workout room, tennis courts, and sauna for both residents and guests to enjoy. Plus, on the private beach, you will also have access to BBQ grills, picnic tables, and a volleyball court, along with storage for your surfboard and / or kayak. 

Located at 26666 Seagull Way (Unit C106) in Malibu, this fantastic beach condo, along with all of its amenities, is currently listed for sale at $999,999. Private tours can be scheduled for interested purchasers.


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