7740 Flynn Ranch Road in the Hollywood Hills

7740 Flynn Ranch Road
Los Angeles, CA 90046
4 BD/ 5 BA

Encompassing, over 1/2 an acre, Flynn Ranch “House A” built in 1987 and designed by Phillip Jon Brown, A. I. A, is one of two of the realized private residences that were planned for entertainment industry executive, Errol Flynn. There were to be 4 modern residences accessed by a gated private drive; “House A” was the first and remains the purest statement of the architect’s intent.

Hidden from sight and shrouded in mature coniferous trees, this modern residence is located high in the Hollywood Hills nearby Mulholland drive with proximity to the studios. The site was carefully chosen for privacy in relation to the park-like landscaped environment.

The formal living room is a dramatic two story space with a floor to ceiling white brick wood burning fireplace and wrap around windows opening to the pool, spa and patios.

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4520 Dundee Drive in Los Feliz

4520 Dundee Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2.5 BA

Sited on one of the finest architectural streets in prime Los Feliz, this private and intact original Post and Beam masterpiece is Historical Cultural Monument 674.  Designed by Edward Fickett, Architect in 1966, “The Jacobson Residence” is the first contemporary structure to receive landmark status by the city of Los Angeles.

Walls of glass surround the airy living room, with vaulted ceiling, dark beams, wood burning fireplace and wrap around deck.

Adjacent to to the main living area is the bright open dining room with custom light fixtures and city views.  Read more…

3424 Huxley St in Los Feliz

3424 Huxley St
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3BR/3BA, 2,165

I am excited to announce my newest listing! Enjoy the good life in this stylish mid-century modern remodel in prime Los Feliz. This 1969 residence features a large open floor plan, double high ceilings, atrium and great indoor/outdoor flow leading out to a hard-to-find HUGE flat backyard.

Light-filled living room, bonus downstairs den with wet bar, a large master bedroom upstairs with en-suite bath and walk-in closet, and two additional spacious bedrooms each with access to great outdoor space.

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9032 Wonderland Park Ave in the Hollywood Hills

9032 Wonderland Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
3 BD/ 3 BA

Designed by Robert Kinnard in 1957, this mid-century gem is tucked away in the Hollywood Hills.  Surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping this home offers a long driveway, open floor plan and a great entertaining yard with pool!

The dramatic step down living room features a vaulted beam ceiling and cantilevered concrete and stone fireplace. The room is punctuated by panels of wide plank wood walls with built-in display storage area.

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2325 Vestal Avenue in Echo Park

2325 Vestal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
3 BD/ 2.5 BA

Built in 1907, by Gordon Ray Young, a novelist and LA Times literary critic, this estate is situated on nearly 2/3 an acre, sitting proudly at the top of Echo Park with sweeping city and mountain views.  This unique compound is comprised of a Craftsman main house which includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a one bedroom, one bathroom guest house, built in 1926.

Polished wood floors run throughout the living room which features a river rock wood burning fireplace. Wall to wall picture windows take in the views of Echo Park, Silver Lake and beyond.

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327 + 331 North Crane Blvd in Mt Washington

331 North Crane Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90065
2BR, 2BA, 1,220sf, $699,000

327 North Crane Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90065
2BR, 2BA, 1,100sf, $689,000

Simon Storey, recently labeled one of Wallpaper Magazines emerging Architects of 2014, found two side by side lots in the hills of Mount Washington and designed and built two modern single family homes, that are strikingly distinct from the rest of the quiet neighborhood. A mirror of one another each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage, 331 N Crane features a slightly larger lot at 2,267 square feet and 1,220 square feet of interior space, while 327 N Crane is on a slightly smaller lot (1,999 square feet,)and features just 120 square feet less interior space.

The two, low boxy structures are wrapped in a vertical wood siding and surrounded by an angled white picket fence. The poured concrete driveway and tucked garage door design leaves additional room for off street parking.

In both homes the living spaces are located on the upper level. The front door opens to a light, bright and airy living room, dining and kitchen areas. White oak floors flow throughout the home. Modern bay windows provide natural light and an ideal place to perch while looking out over the hillside neighborhood.
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3947 Markridge Road in La Crescenta

3947 Markridge Road
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Overlooking the Angeles National Forest in La Cresenta on a sprawling six acre lot are two new to market architectural homes. The first home, the Dorothy Serulnic Residence was designed and built in 1953 by Richard Neutra.  The Pittman and Dowell residence, designed and built in 2009 by Michael Maltzman sits at a lower point on the sprawling lot and is a complimentary structure.  Bridging the two is The Pavilion, a California Native and Cactus garden.

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3244 + 3248 Descanso Drive in Silver Lake

3244 Descanso Dr
Los Angeles CA 90026

3BR, 2.5BA, 2,250sf, $1,169,000 (top)

3248 Descanso Dr
Los Angeles CA 90026

3BR, 2.5BA, 1,869sf, $979,000 (bottom)

Newly constructed this year, these two new contemporary residences are situated side by side on winding Descanso Drive in the hills just above Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.  The larger more expensive home was built by Rocking Horse Redevelopement and the smaller was designed by Sunia Homes, this is their second foray into the central Los Angeles market.

In 2012 Sunia’s first design was celebrated as part of the Dwell on Design tour and located at 915 Rosemount Avenue in Echo Park. Both homes feature Sunia Homes eco-friendly green features as part of their standard design/ build plans and include structurally insulated panel (SIP) construction, solar panels, energy monitoring, low VOC paint throughout, rain barrels and drought tolerant landscaping.

The first of the two modern structures erected this year is at 3244 Descanso Drive. At 2,250 square feet this single family residence is perched just above Sunset boulevard and the wrap around balcony and floor to ceiling windows take in the city light views.  The living room is open to both the adjacent kitchen and den with two mangaris wood accented walls offering the only delineation of the spaces.

Grey washed wide plank oak floors run throughout the home. The den features a cold rolled steel display wall, access to the balcony and is wired for surround sound. The generously sized, modernly sleek kitchen and dining space is equipped with a large center island, top of the line energy efficient Bosch appliances and PaperStone countertops, which are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

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1023 W Kensington Road in Echo Park

1023 W Kensington Road
Los Angeles, CA 90026
4 BD/ 3.5 BA

Built in 1921 and located on a wide street in Echo Park’s Angelino Heights neighborhood, this renovated Art + Crafts home stands out from the rest. In a predominantly historic home haven, this charming residence is newly painted and landscaped. Featuring a concrete driveway with brick paver accents, the lush green lawn is open and inviting.

Directly off of the entry is the sophisticated living room, with crisp white moldings and off-white walls. The original Batchelder fireplace is charming and the dark wood floors add depth and run throughout the home.

The formal dining room interjects the timeless details that are expected in homes from this time period, gorgeous moldings and built-in hutches.

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1506 Allison Avenue in Echo Park

1506 Allison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
2 BD/ 1 BA

New to market today is this stylishly modern California bungalow which has been reinvented by renowned Los Angeles architect, Barbara Bestor.  Striking in a rich navy blue with crisp white details, this 2 bedroom, one bathroom home sits a top a sloping hillside in trendy Echo Park, just two blocks to Sunset Boulevard and very nearby the newly renovated Echo Park lake.

Inside, Bestor’s signature “bohemian modern” style is evident integrating a full plywood wall which ties together the kitchen and living spaces.

The galley style open kitchen includes modern appliances and the vaulted ceilings with luxury light fixtures expand the space. Read more…