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:
1862 Fanning Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 2 BD/ 2 BA $789,000
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.
2417 Nottingham Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 4 BD/ 3.5 BA $3,495,000 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.
333 Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA 91030 4 Bd/ 4.25 BA $2,222,800
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.
171 N. Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.
357 North Harper Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90048 3 BD/ 3 BA $1,799,000
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.
2123 Branden Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 2 BD/ 2 BA $639,000
Built in 1929, this Echo Park compound features a main house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom plus several incomparable live/work spaces on the property. The main unit is set high above Branden Street, behind the converted garage studio space and is awash in bright white stucco, olive green painted windows and terra cotta accents. The home is separated from its neighbors with towering palm trees and drought tolerant cypress evergreens with trailing bougainvillea softening the bordering fence lines.
An original wood burning fireplace and gleaming hardwoods floors adorn the living room and extend into the dining room through an arched opening. Located at the end of a winding path through the grounds is the detached bonus office or studio space. This welcoming, bright, barn like structure was built with 100% repurposed materials.
I am excited to present my fantastic new listing: a warm character Spanish home in one of the best pockets of Los Feliz. Located in the coveted Franklin Elementary school district this 1,969 square foot home is ready for its next long-time owner.
The living room with Batchelder-style fireplace, coved ceilings and large picture windows gets a lot natural light.
The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining and family get-togethers.
1355 Coronado Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Listed for $649,000 and sold for $669,000
I am excited to present my fantastic new listing: a classic Silver Lake bungalow bursting with character and charm! Built in 1923 this home radiates warmth with a gorgeous Batchelder fireplace, original windows, rosewood floors, and lush landscaping including 6ft hedges surrounding this gated property.
The interior consists of 2 spacious bedrooms and 1 bath, living room, dining area and updated kitchen which opens to a lovely rear deck.
826 Kodak Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90026
3BR, 3BA, 1,465sf
$699,000 Sold for $750,000 on 9/30/2013
I am pleased to present my newest listing: a character Spanish bungalow in Silver Lake (recently named “LA’s Best Neighborhood“)! This designer-done home features two bedrooms and two baths along with a converted garage space that works as a great home office or 3rd bedroom.
The period kitchen opens to an expansive and private viewing deck perfect for outdoor entertaining.