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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333 Grand Avenue in South Pasadena

333 Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91030
4 Bd/ 4.25 BA

Set on a wide avenue, just one block from Lower Arroyo Park in historic South Pasadena, this newly listed home is an eclectic mix of charming 1927 Spanish Colonial and dynamic organic contemporary.  Known as the Spence House, the addition was designed by Bart Prince, best known for the Japanese Pavillion at LACMA, and was completed in 1991.  An expanse of green lawn and a curvilinear paver driveway lead to the stucco residence, set on one-third an acre.

While the original home remains largely intact, the entrance opens up to a soaring and undulating modern extension. Running alongside one side of the home, the addition was focused and built around an existing Sycamore tree which provides a central exterior courtyard and leads to a new spherical building.

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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…