2014 Home Of The Year

Wow, time really flies these days….it’s that time again for us to decide which was the best home of 2014. This was a great year for architectural listings in Los Angeles and it was hard to narrow the picks to just these 11 homes. I’ve blogged about so many great houses this year, but the following are my favorites. Please vote for yours at the bottom!

Here are this year’s nominees:

The Wirin House in Los Feliz (Richard Neutra)

11020 Wrightwood Place in Studio City (Gregory Ain)

The Schlessinger Residence in Los Feliz (R.M. Schindler)

12414 Rochedale Lane in Brentwood (A. Quincy Jones)

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1470 N Tigertail Road in Brentwood

1470 N Tigertail Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
6 BD/ 4 BA

Situated on nearly one third acre lot, on exclusive Tigertail Road, this custom remodeled mid-century modern residence enjoys jetliner views, and is an exceptional example of Brentwood’s famed Crestwood Hills Architecture.

The living room is spacious with vaulted tongue and groove ceiling and multiple skylights.  A large picture window lets in copious amounts of light and helps to create a bright and architecturally comfortable living space.

Offering a wide open floor plan, the dining room room is open to the kitchen, living room and lofted area. Wide plank wood flooring runs throughout. Read more…

15740 Castlewoods Drive in Sherman Oaks

15740 Castlewoods Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

5BR / 3BA, 3,445sf

I am very excited to announce my new listing: perched on a hill in the heart of the Royal Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks sits this mid-century treasure. On the market for the first time ever, this light-filled generational home has everything you are looking for: sweeping views of the Valley and San Gabriel Mountains, pool, yard & a time-tested floor plan.

The spacious living room has high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and fireplace leading directly out to the large patio and pool.

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2051 Meadow Valley Terrace in Silver Lake

2051 Meadow Valley Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2BR/3BA main house + 1BR/1BA guest space

I’m very excited to present my newest listing: The ULTIMATE Silver Lake compound. This hidden property offers a rare opportunity that can take buyers years to find. Large 14,000+ sf flat and fully usable lot, privacy, pool, and partial R2 zoning — all within the Ivanhoe School District.

At the end of a long gated driveway is an architectural 2BR/3BA home that sits above a 1BR/1BA guest apartment totaling approximately 2,300sf of living space.

The main house has an open floor plan with high ceilings, clerestory windows, dual master suites, open kitchen and dining area, walk-in closet, and an abundance of light.

Great indoor/outdoor flow with decks off the living room and outdoor patio space providing plenty of room for entertaining and enjoying the serene and lushly landscaped setting.

A few steps away there is a huge pool, pool house, storage shed, and outdoor play and entertaining areas, all completely private.

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1862 Fanning Street in Silver Lake

1862 Fanning Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
2 BD/ 2 BA

Live in the heart of Silver Lake! This new listing offers a great location enjoy picnics at the meadow, walk around the Silver Lake reservoir or dine at exceptional local restaurants.  This pristine, light filled, character 1938 Spanish home offers breathtaking views of the reservoir and mountains.

Enjoy the warm sunsets in the sunlit expansive living room with decorative fireplace and medium-toned original wood floors which run throughout.

Access the lush private backyard through French doors where you can relax, entertain, and grow the vegetable garden you always wanted.

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2014 North Oxford Avenue in Los Feliz

2014 North Oxford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
2 BD/ 2 BA

Located on a picturesque street in Los Feliz, this charming property is a short distance to Griffith Park and the Greek Theater.  Completely remodeled this one story brick French country style home offers gorgeous living spaces as well as a stand alone guest house and unique carriage house.

The living room boasts an open floor plan with dramatic 12 feet ceilings, original wooden beams, tall lead windows, romantic fireplace and oiled white oak hard wood floors throughout.

The chef’s style kitchen feels voluminous and spacious with tall ceilings.  Custom, modern cabinets are adorned with white marble counters and is completed with stainless steel appliances. Read more…

2622 Glendower Avenue in Los Feliz

2622 Glendower Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
2 BD/ 3 BA

Situated on nearly 3/4 of an acre lot high in the winding streets north of Los Feliz Boulevard, The Wirin House, designed and built in 1949 by Richard Neutra is recognized as one of his finer commissions.

Located directly across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, this residence is set back from the street, behind a private stucco half wall and is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds.

Meticulously restored to maintain Neutra’s original vision, the home features walls of glass that overlook the city below. The living room includes many built-ins including the banquet style sofa. Read more…

2232 Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake

2232 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
4 BD/ 3 BA

This is the first offering of the Kambara Residence, built in 1960, designed by Richard Neutra in the Silver Lake “Neutra Colony.” I live just a few blocks away and have always admired this house. Contrary to appearance, this unique living environment, sheltered within a park-like landscape, was not a planned development.  The Kambara residence shares an interesting, combined paved and planted entranceway with its neighbor, another Colony house, the O’Hara.  Mature foliage separates the homes and offers privacy for both.

This four-bedroom, three-bath home has been very carefully maintained over the years.  The main living area features a wall of glass that open to an inviting lake view balcony.

Adjacent to the living room, the formal dining area is connected by means of a set of sliding room dividing doors (pictured open.) The kitchen is also connected to the dining room through a hidden sliding walnut panel (pictured closed.)

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952 Stonehill Lane in Brentwood

952 Stonehill Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
2 BD/ 2 BA

Secluded behind custom fencing and lush landscaping lies a glowing mid-century gem situated on a 13,740 square foot street-to-street ridgeline lot.  This radiant mid-century jewel box offers breathtaking jet-liner views from the Getty Center to West LA.

On the market for only the second time, this home has undergone a meticulous and loving multi-year restoration.  Sliding walls of glass open onto the Ipe wood deck with expansive views from the Getty Center to Brentwood.

The vintage kitchen has been upgraded to include the latest appliances.

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2417 Nottingham Avenue in Los Feliz

2417 Nottingham Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
4 BD/ 3.5 BA
Originally built in 1927 by architect John Williams Chard, this landmark Los Feliz residence melds modern living within a classic Mediterranean environment. Located in the coveted north of Los Feliz Boulevard neighborhood the residence’s shallow landscaped front yard gives way to a private and spacious entertaining courtyard.

This exposed wooden beamed peristyle has colonnades on two sides and leads to the wooden arched entry door.

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