875 Laguna Road in Pasadena

875 Laguna Road
Pasadena, CA 91105
3 BD/ 2 BA

This distinguished, 1955, post and beam residence is one of four designed and built by J. W. Putnam on San Rafael’s prestigious Laguna Road. Set on a nearly 19,000 square foot lot, the steel base structure graciously spans a flowing creek bed (with fish!) that stems from nearby Johnston Lake, and leads to an intimate rear yard gently nestled among verdant and private woodlands.

Shaded by California oaks, the unique mid-century post and beam Bridge House was carefully designed to take advantage of its Arroyo setting. The rectilinear geometry of the structure is a perfect counterpoint to the nearly half-acre of natural California woodlands which embrace it.

An open floor plan and sliding glass doors welcome in abundant natural light and incorporates the indoors and out. The step-down living room features a vaulted, beamed ceiling, raised hearth fireplace and has been freshly painted.

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171 N Vista St in Beverly Center

171 N. Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

3BR/2BA, 1,420sf

I am very excited to announce my newest listing! Step through the front courtyard and past the fountain into this sensitively restored Spanish Revival and you will immediately feel at home. Located in the heart of one of LA’s most walkable and vibrant neighborhoods, this move-in ready home is the perfect blend of 1930s charm and modern day conveniences.

Step-down living room with beamed ceiling and picture window lets in lots of light and looks out into the courtyard.

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1300 North Tigertail Road in Brentwood

1300 North Tigertail Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
3 BD/ 2.75 BA
Slowly emerging from the hillside, this 1962, mid-century gem, is on the market for the first time!  Located in the desirable community of Crestwood Hills, in Brentwood, this residence garners commanding city lights, canyon and ocean views.  Just past Crestwood Hills Park, the home has a neatly landscaped front yard, which includes drought tolerant plants, manicured trees and a two car tuck under garage. Low rise, broad cement steps ascend to the brightly colored front door.

Clad in warm toned wood, the entryway and central atrium seamlessly integrate indoors and out.

A low hung wood burning fireplace grounds one end of the living room, while expansive glass walls and doors provide garden and ocean views.

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Bneato Bar Pop-Up Shop

Are you a home owner looking to de-clutter and get your home ready for the market? This may be the perfect event for you: Launching its first ever pop-up shop Bneato Bar offers an affordable option for professional organizing.

The Beanto Bar Pop-up Shop is at being held September 27th and 28th, 10am-6pm at Communal in downtown LA.

Three signature services will be offered in a one-on-one, personalized experience for $40 each.

  1. House Proud: Customers bring in photos of their space, the Bneato Bar Pros give recommendations, space de-cluttering techniques and a written action plan that are specific to the customer’s the space.
  2. Kinda Paperless: Customers bring in a banker’s box worth of paper to get into shape, the Bneato Bar Pros give guidance and simple steps for a more paperless lifestyle.
  3. Naked Inbox: Customers bring their laptop and charger and the Bneato Bar Pros give an email inbox walkthrough, take a sampling of emails and create a new way to process them. 

Bneato Bar fashions itself as place where anyone can afford de-cluttering services from a pro. The idea being that they bridge the gap between at-home personal organizers and big box organizing stores, offering de-cluttering services for stuff, paper and email in a ‘Genius Bar’ format.

As a special introduction to their top notch services, the skillful staff are offering an overview of all three for FREE to customers who fill out this survey.

Click here for more info and to request an appointment.

Images courtesy of: Bneato Bar

357 North Harper Avenue in West Hollywood

357 North Harper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048
3 BD/ 3 BA

Blending old world charm with modern updates, this 1920′s Spanish is located in the coveted Beverly Grove neighborhood near world-class restaurants, shopping and nightlife.  The spacious and flat lush lawn with minimal landscaping gives way to an inviting private courtyard.

Gleaming hardwood floors run throughout the home. In the living room, a focal point arched window mimics the barrel vaulted ceiling awash in white and features an impeccably maintained original fireplace and tiling.

Adjacent to the living room through an arched doorway, the dining room is punctuated with a unique coved ceiling and direct access to the front courtyard.

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2312 Richland Ave in Los Feliz

2312 Richland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2 BA

Built in 1923 this cozy english charmer is freshly painted in a striking pale green with contrasting white trim. Set back from Richland Avenue, the spacious front yard is landscaped with native plants and is shaded with mature trees.

Just through the front door, the living room is calm and spacious and features a batchelder fireplace.

The formal dining room and cozy lounge are the heart of the house.  Soft light emanates through the many period style windows, matte finished hard wood floors run throughout the home. Read more…

MAK Games 2014

The second annual MAK Games are upon us! Taking place in Beverly Hills at the 1963 John Lautner-designed Sheats/Goldstein Residence, this tennis tournament, while still in it’s infancy, greatly benefits the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. The teams are made up of a diverse array of cultural figures including artists, architects, writers and musicians. Enjoy cocktails, bar-b-que, music, and tours of the house while cheering on your favorite team!

This year, all of the teams slated to participate in the MAK Games play in the qualifying pre-tournament, which will take place between Saturday, September 13 and October 5. These games are privately held at various courts around Los Angeles.

Vying for the MAK Cup, the four teams to emerge as semi-finalists will compete at the recently completed Sheats/Goldstein Infinity Court on October 12, 2014.


Early Bird Price – Purchase before September 12:

Friends of the MAK Center: $140 each (limit 2 per friend)
General Public: $175
Package of 10: $1600

After September 12:

Friends of the MAK Center: $180 (limit 2 per friend)
General Public: $220
Package of 10: $2000

Click here for more info and to order tickets.

Image courtesy of  Elizabeth Daniels, Elizabeth Daniels Photography; MAK Center for Art and Architecture

1967 N Edgemont Street in Los Feliz

1967 N Edgemont Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
4 BD/ 4 BA

Just north of Los Feliz Boulevard on an exquisitely landscaped flat parcel of land sits a double gated Mediterranean villa, built in 1928.  Located in a prime are of Los Feliz, a brick paved motor-court leads to the turreted entry with arched front door perfectly sited to capture maximum light throughout the home.

The double height entry features a grand staircase with intricate wrought iron baluster and easily flows into the adjacent living room and dining room.

Surrounded by nearly floor to ceiling windows and bathed in light, this step down living room features an original batchelder fireplace, period cove ceilings and an elevated roomy piano landing.

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332 North Avenue 66 in Highland Park

332 N Avenue 66
Los Angeles, CA 90042
4 BD/ 1.25 BA
Built in 1910, this fully restored craftsman residence is set in the historic Garvanza neighborhood and retains the original vision held by the Architects Robert Train and Robert Williams. Train and Williams designed an array of noted Craftsman residences in the area as well as the 20th-century version of the Angels Flight Railway located in downtown Los Angeles.  Tucked behind a privacy gate, this home has been thoughtfully renewed throughout with utmost attention to detail at every turn.
Cherished by just three owners in the past 100 years, this home is set back from Avenue 66 leaving room for a magical mix of lighted paths, lush lawns and mature trees.
A formal entryway leads to a bright period living room with a fireplace that shows off  its original Craftsman tile surround, screen and log grate.
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3043 Nichols Canyon Rd in the Hollywood Hills

3043 Nichols Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90046
4 BD/ 3 BA

Located on quiet Nichols Canyon Road in the Hollywood Hills, this 1959 Edward Fickett, FAIA, home is a new to market, single-level quintessential mid-century post and beam.  Spanning over a serene and incredibly private 8,670 square foot flat lot, this residence also features a large swimming pool and spa.

A generous entryway, gives way to a lively open floor-plan offering expansive living and entertaining areas which open to lushly landscaped outdoor living spaces.

Post and beams span wide across the common areas, while walls of glass and sliding doors merge indoors and out. Read more…