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Rustic La Canada Flintridge Ranch for Under $1 Million

By |November 23rd, 2019|Buyers|

Even with just a tad more than 1,200 square feet of interior living space, this rustic ranch style home offers a lot of bang for the buck. Surrounded by mature pine and orange trees, you’ll love the privacy it offers, while still conveniently situated near many of southern California’s hot spots.

The two-bedroom, one-bath residence has a lot to love, including beautiful beamed ceilings, built-in hutches and bookcases, a brick wood-burning fireplace, and knotty pine cabinetry and paneling. The brick walkway from the street provides an inviting touch, which leads to the home’s covered front porch.

In the home’s original kitchen, you’ll find a double cast iron sink, along with a unique secretary desk – a perfect spot for a computer or small TV. There is also a covered patio area in back, making for a quiet, peaceful retreat.

Located at 4549 Palm Drive in La Canada Flintridge – and only about a mile from Descanso Gardens – this private home, on the market for the first time in 50 years, is now offered for sale at $955K. This price includes two additional storage buildings (each built to code) on the property. Private showings can be arranged for interested purchasers.

Plush Hollywood Condo for Under $1 Million

By |November 21st, 2019|Buyers|

Ready to relax in a lavish two-bedroom, one-bath Hollywood condo for under $1 million?

If so, start packing!

Situated in the historic El Cabrillo complex – and initially designed back in the 1920s by the famed Arthur and Nina Zwebell – this unit has it all, including archways, beamed ceilings, French doors, casement windows (and custom draperies), and even a beehive fireplace. There are also two balconies on this upper-level unit that allow you to look out onto the brick patio and the surrounding mature trees. 

With the built-in bookshelves in the second bedroom, this space could be ideal for a home office or sitting/reading room. Just some of the more recent updates include the stainless steel kitchen appliances, a bathroom renovation (which conveniently includes a seat inside the shower), and a new washer and dryer. 

One of only ten units in the solid, all brick complex, the courtyard centers around an Andalusian-style fountain. As an added bonus, the Mills Act can allow for some great tax-related benefits for the new owner. 

Located at 1842 Grace Avenue, at the corner of Franklin and Grace Avenues, this one-of-a-kind Hollywood condo is listed for sale at $995K, with monthly homeowner’s association dues of $468. Private showings can be set up for interested purchasers.

Palm Springs Ranch Style Home Offers Amenities Galore…Including Breeze Blocks!

By |November 19th, 2019|Buyers|

Seeking a home with charm, character and space, along with some unique mid-century features? If so, then look no further than this Palm Springs ranch style home that provides a long list of amenities, including walls of glass, clerestory windows (that offer some fantastic mountain views), tongue and groove ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, breeze blocks, and even a Western Holly oven and the original pink kitchen countertops.

This one-of-a-kind two-bedroom, one and ¾ bath home spans just over 1,500 square feet of interior living space, and sits on a quarter-acre lot. Just some of the additional features that you’ll find here include a covered patio and an in-ground swimming pool – which can be accessed directly from the slider doors in one of the bedrooms. As an extra added bonus, the mountain views from this home are absolutely incredible! 

Located at 873 North Sunrise Way in Palm Springs (and sited on a corner lot in Movie Colony East), the property is currently listed for sale at just $599K. In lieu of a personal residence, this property could also be ideal for a long- or short-term rental. Private tours can be scheduled for interested purchasers. 

Late Oscar Winner’s Brentwood Home For Sale

By |November 16th, 2019|Ben Lee Properties' News, Celebrity Real Estate|

This week, the longtime Brentwood home of the late Oscar-winning actor, Karl Malden, went on the market and is listed by Ben Lee Properties. The traditional style 3 bedroom home is surrounded by lush foliage and mature landscaping, offering the serenity of being nestled within a forest with the convenience of living in the city.

Built in 1940s, a multitude of authentic design details abound such as stained glass windows in the den, exquisite bay window in the formal dining room, and colorful Spanish tile adorning the living room’s fireplace. Sliding glass doors provide access to the sun-dappled patio and glistening swimming pool beyond. The home sits on a 17,242 square foot lot.

The home was recently listed in the Los Angeles Times and located at 1845 Mandeville Canyon Rd in Brentwood, listed for $3,495,000.

This is a house from which dreams were made, waiting for the next family to call it home. For more details, view the listing details or contact Ben Lee Properties.

Stunning Hollywood Hills Midcentury Modern was Built as the Architect’s Own Residence

By |November 13th, 2019|Local Happenings|

With more than 1,700 square feet of interior living space, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath midcentury modern post-and-beam home has it all – starting with its curb appeal and continuing throughout the entire residence! 

Designed in the late 1950s by the famed architect Richard E. Nevara, the home actually served as his own family’s residence for many years. Here you will be surrounded by beautiful cedar siding, redwood beamed ceilings, and walls of glass that allow the natural sunlight to pour in. The concrete floors and teak wall paneling tie the rustic look and feel all together, and seamlessly combine the inside with the out.

Outdoors, the brick patio provides an inviting area to sip a morning cup of coffee and enjoy the fresh air, as well as the koi pond. Plus, being situated at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, residents can enjoy quiet and privacy in this one-of-a-kind home. 

The late architect’s family still owns the home in trust and is now ready to offer it to a new owner. Located at 3458 Adina Drive in Los Angeles – in the Hollywood Hills locale – this property is currently listed for sale at $1.382 million. Private tours can be set up for interested purchasers. 

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