Archive for the ‘Back On The Market’ Category

3763 Fredonia Drive In Hollywood Hills

3763 Fredonia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

1 BR/1 BA

Newly listed, the Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio, 1939, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris. I originally wrote about this home when it was on the market in 2010. Since then, this exceptional residence underwent a meticulous multi-year restoration.

This exceptional artists’ residence and studio reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of positioning, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity.

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3625 Lowry Road In Los Feliz

3625 Lowry Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

2 BR, 2.5 BA

This renovated and redesigned architectural home was built by Steven Hill and is located in a great part of Los Feliz.

The 2,641 square foot residence features an open floor plan, spacious rooms, and high-end finishes of wood, glass, and stone. The property offers numerous amenities, including a new security system, sound system, intercom, tankless water heater, new Fleetwood doors, Lutron lighting, and a 2-car garage.

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2427 Solar Drive In Hollywood Hills

2427 Solar Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3 BR, 2 BA

The Sunbow House, with its distinctive folded plate roof design, was originally built by architect Val Powelson in 1960 and later renovated by Steven Kent, A.I.A. It was listed in 2010 and since rented out, but now it’s back on the market. The classic mid-century home is perched high in the Hollywood Hills with breathtaking views of the city, Valley and Runyon Canyon.

The 2,098 square foot architectural provides an open floor plan and updated design with a new pool, spa, sound and security system. Great for hikes and privacy, there’s direct access to Runyon Canyon Park at the end of the cul-de-sac street.

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Schindler’s How House: Back On The Market

2422 Silver Ridge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4 BR, 2.5 BA

We first posted about R.M. Schindler’s James Eads How House in July 2009, when it had just come back on the market with a substantial price drop to $1.495 from its starting point of $4.995 in September of 2008. And now the architectural masterpiece is back on the market!

Built in 1925, the 2,426 square foot home has been fully restored and updated for modern living. There are stunning architectural details, including walls of glass, redwood, and concrete and original fireplaces. The home also includes many updates including an alarm system and central heat and air conditioning.

The residence is sited on a 14,461 square foot lot with a deck and a Richard Neutra designed garden.

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Neutra’s Koblick House in Silver Lake

1816 Silverwood Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026

3 BR, 2 BA

Richard Neutra’s Koblick House was built in 1937 for art professor Harry Koblick. I saw the three-story duplex, located in the hills above Silver Lake, when it first came on the market last month. It came on with an accepted offer, but now it’s back on as an active listing. The 1,620 square foot architectural is in good condition–albeit close to original–and there are two vacant lots on either side.

The upper unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and currently rents for $1,890 a month. The lower unit has 1 bedroom and 1 bath and rents for $1,080 a month. Since the rents are a bit low, this property would be ideal for a collector looking to occupy the entire residence, rather than a buyer seeking an income property.

The duplex is sited on a 6,403 square foot lot. There are built-ins, hardwood floors and lots of light through large windows.

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1196 Cabrillo Drive In Beverly Hills

1196 Cabrillo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9 BR, 11 BA

Um, yeah. That’s not a typo. What property could possibly be worth $49M? An ultra-private, modern 3 acre compound owned by Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi! The estate features an approximate 9,200 square foot main house, two guest houses (with an additional 15,000 square feet), plus another separate 3 bedroom house! (So many houses!) That’s a total of 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a fitness facility, underground parking garage, 8 fireplaces, lavishly landscaped grounds with a pond, grassy yard, infinity pool, spa, and a state-of-the-art security system–all on its own street in Beverly Hills.

Degeneres and de Rossi spent years amassing and customizing this property. According to The Real Estalker, the couple purchased the main house in the fall of 2007 for nearly $29M from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick. Just a few months later, they bought the property next door for $8.5M, which was razed and replaced with a garden. The following June, the couple spent $5M for an adjacent ‘fixer’. A month later, they purchased the hillside home behind the main house for another $5.5M.

Check out more photos after the break, including a shot of Joan Collins in the living room.

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A. Quincy Jones In Bel Air

901 Airole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90077

4 BR, 6.5 BA

This A. Quincy Jones built in 1965 was on the market back in 2008 and now it’s back. Located in Bel Air on a prime cul-de-sac, the 8,500 square foot, gated residence is located atop a 3+ acre knoll with 300 degree views from downtown to the ocean.

Check out the interior, after the break.

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2137 Redrock Court In Silver Lake

2137 Redrock Court
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4 BR, 3 BA

This beautiful Silver Lake home is a remodel of a foreclosure that was listed last October. I saw the home back then and this transformation is really impressive! Located on a private cul-de-sac in the Ivanhoe Elementary School District, this residence has some of the best views I’ve seen from this part of Silver Lake.

Built in 1951, the home has been completely renovated. The bright and spacious living room has 12-foot ceilings and a stone fireplace. Two sets of French doors open to the spacious entertainer’s deck.

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Luis Barragán Remodel In Bel Air

1150 Brooklawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

4 BR, 6 BA

The Luis Barragán Fountain home is back on the market for $5.45 million. The home was first listed in 2008 for $9.95 million and then had a number of price drops before it was leased in 2009. Originally built in 1927, the home underwent a complete remodel in 2008 by architect Tim Campbell. (Curbed has an interview with Campbell about the renovation.)

Located in the Holmby Hills section of Bel Air, the 5,500 square foot home features spectacular walls of glass, ultra high-end finishes, an open kitchen, formal dining room, spacious living room, and a separate media room with a bar. The floor to ceiling glass walls open to the famed Luis Barragán-designed pool and fountain.

The fountain, officially named Campbell Divertimento Fountain is Historic-Cultural Monument No. 637, thanks to a 1997 ruling by L.A.’s Cultural Heritage Commission. The commission states the fountain is “a signature project of Barragán, an architect of international fame and an architect of great importance to contemporary Mexican culture.”

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The Schaffer Residence In Glendale

527 Whiting Woods Road
Glendale, CA 91208

2 BR, 2 BA

John Lautner’s master work, The Schaffer Residence, is back on the market. Built in 1949, the redwood, concrete, and glass home is located at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains. It features 1,698 square feet of interior space, redwood beams, an open floor plan, walls of glass doors that open to the surrounding oak forest.

The residence has been meticulously restored, including all systems, surfaces, hardware, and appliances. The home was also featured in the 2009 film The Single Man.

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