Beverly Boulevard Night Out

Tonight, November 30th, is the Beverly Boulevard Night Out. From 5pm to 8pm, retailers along Beverly, including Modernica, Artspace Warehouse, Beige, Lloyd Klein and LA Eyeworks, will open their doors for an after-hours event with deals, food, drinks and more.

As part of the event, Modernica’s Showroom is hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Jay Novak and Frank Novak, the co-founders of Modernica. Stop by, have a glass of wine and meet the brothers! Plus, there will be up to 25% off select Modernica items, selected George Nelson Bubble Lamps will be discounted, and special holiday gifts will be available.

Modernica Showroom
7366 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

What They Sold For

The House: 1973 Redesdale Ave
Listing Date: 8/19/2011
Original Listing Price: $1,070,000
Sold For: $1,040,000 in 13 days
Thoughts: While the price was high for a home outside the Ivanhoe Elementary School District boundaries, this listing is a great example of the current demand for true architectural homes in Silver Lake.

The House: 4053 Woking Way
Listing Date: 8/26/2011
Original Listing Price: $3,650,000
Sold For: $3,700,000 in 11 days
Thoughts: There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Walt Disney house when it came on the market in August. I saw it in person and it needed a lot of updating, but with so much history behind its walls, I’m not surprised that it sold so quickly. It also went for over asking, which is very rare for a property in this price range, but this was definitely a special property!

The House: 3705 Alzada Rd
Listing Date: 8/17/2011
Original Listing Price: $1,100,000
Sold For: $960,000 in 31 days
Thoughts: Altadena has a lot of great homes, but it’s not a premier location for most buyers. However, this house was really unique, which helped it sell for a great price.

1351 Coronado Terrace In Silver Lake

1351 Coronado Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 1 BA

I saw this charming California bungalow today. It’s located on one of my favorite streets near the Silver Lake/Echo Park border. It was built in 1922 and the owners have done a great job making updates while retaining the 20s charm.

The 1,154 square foot residence offers tons of original character: unpainted wood moldings, built-ins, vintage-style tiled bath and hardwood floors. It’s been updated with central heat and air and a security system. There’s also a nicely landscaped front yard, shady front porch, and a fully fenced and gated yard with automated vehicle access.

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3251 Garden Avenue In Atwater Village

3251 Garden Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2 BR, 1 BA

Just saw this cute Spanish craftsman in Atwater Village today. It was built in 1924 and maintains many period details, like coved ceilings, hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

It has been updated to include new copper pipes, upgraded electrical panel and breakers, a newer hot water heater and new subway tile in the bath.

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Amsterdam Modern Warehouse Sale

Amsterdam Modern is having a huge warehouse sale to get ready for their newest shipment arriving soon from Amsterdam. There are deals to be found on lots of great pieces, including stacking chairs, chandeliers, desks, tables, lamps, pottery, credenzas, lounge & office chairs, wall units and more! Get a jump on your holiday shopping, or even better–treat yourself to something! The sale preview is Friday, November 18 from 11am-4pm. Sale day is Saturday, November 19 from 10am-4pm.

Amsterdam Modern – Warehouse Location
14123 Bessemer Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401

(818) 590-9100

766 Paseo Miramar In Pacific Palisades


766 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

4 BR, 2.5 BA

This outstanding Richard Neutra, known as The Troxell House, was built in 1956 and has been expertly renovated. The 3,044 square foot home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with spectacular panoramic ocean, city, and mountain views.


The residence sits on a 47,611 square foot lot with a lap pool that looks like it’s reaching into the Pacific, with views overlooking the Queen’s Necklace.


The interior features floor to ceiling walls of glass for enjoying the incredible views, beautiful post and beam ceilings, a wonderfully open floor plan, built-ins, and more.

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8973 Wonderland Park Avenue In Hollywood Hills

8973 Wonderland Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3 BR, 2.5 BA

For the first time on the market since it was built in 1957, the family residence of architect Philip Kimmelman, A.I.A. Kimmelman served as the chief project architect for numerous Welton Becket structures, including the notable Bullock’s Pasadena building.

Located on Wonderland Park in the Hollywood Hills, this 1,834 square foot residence has been restored to its original condition and features beamed ceilings, block walls, vinyl floors, built-ins, wood burning fireplace, and landscape design by Garrett Eckbo.

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2841 Lawndale Drive In Eagle Rock

2841 Lawndale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

4 BR, 3 BA

This mid-century modern home, located in a lesser-known section of Eagle Rock, has great views and is centrally located–close to Silver Lake, downtown LA, Pasadena and Glendale.

Built in 1963, the spacious 4-bedroom home features post and beam construction, floor to ceiling windows, and an original wood burning fireplace in the family room.

Plus, there’s a pool!

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3438 Larissa Drive In Silver Lake

3438 Larissa Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 2 BA

Had a chance to see this listing today in Silver Lake. It was built in 1995 by architect Gustavo Gubel as his primary residence. The Spanish influence is notable throughout, but Gubel adds some unique features to give it a nice open feel.

The 1,496 square foot architectural features an open floor plan, vaulted beamed ceilings, skylights, and a great deck with views. Plus, it’s in a great Silver Lake location–close to the shops and restaurants of Sunset Junction.

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Sew L.A. In Silver Lake

I’m not a crafty, do-it-yourself type person. The thought of sewing something by hand makes me feel itchy, but I do admire other people who can put together a handmade outfit that doesn’t resemble the Theo Huxtable shirt. For those of you who are crafty or who are interesting in becoming a little more adept in that area, check out Sew L.A. in Silver Lake.

The second floor storefront on Silver Lake Boulevard (right across from LAMILL Coffee) can be easy to overlook. (I’d walked past it countless times assuming it was a tailor, but like I said, I repel craft.) Sew L.A. is actually a woman-owned, family-run fabric shop and sewing classroom. They have beginner to advanced classes, available for both private and group, where you can learn to sew home decor items, accessories, handbags, and apparel like skirts, dresses, basic tees, coats, kids items and more. Sew L.A. also carries gorgeous fabrics–mainly sourced from small companies and independent designers–both online and in the shop. They have really great online reviews, too!

Sew L.A.
1637 1/2 Silver Lake Boulevard, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Open everyday, 11am-6pm
(323) 665-7097

(Image Source: Sew L.A. Flickr)