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3986 Clayton Avenue in Los Feliz

3986 Clayton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2 BA
$1,225,000

Built in 1963, this mid-century modern home with uncommon roof line is situated on a large 5,684 square foot lot, in the midst of impeccably landscaped grounds and amid lush mature trees in the desirable Franklin Hills neighborhood.  Masonry steps lead from the street to this two level home with a double tuck under garage.

Exposed beams highlight the 2,196  square foot space with tongue and groove wood planked vaulted ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Abundant natural light is let in through custom floor to ceiling windows.

The open loft like living room, dining room and kitchen easily joins the outdoors through french doors leading to the flagstone patio and entertaining areas.

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1901 Myra Avenue in Los Feliz

1901 Myra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
2 BD/ 2 BA
$1,149,000

Exquisitely and sensitively restored, The Schlessinger Residence designed by architect  R. M. Schindler between 1952-54 overlooks the Shakespeare Bridge in Los Feliz. Last sold in 2010, the current owner, having purchased the home from the Schlessinger estate, set about to skillfully restore and align the residence more closely to the original Schindler plan. The home glows on this handsome elevated corner lot in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz surrounded by tall palm trees and newly planted drought tolerant native plants.

The exterior undulating facade is translated inside and defines the open dining area. Clerestory windows let in ambient light to this space and accent the slatted wood beamed ceiling. With Eric Lamers overseeing the restoration each decision in the restoration considered Schindler’s intention for the property.

The living room is open to the dining room and boasts a full wall of floor to ceiling picture windows allowing stunning views of Los Feliz.

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3827 Carnavon Way in Los Feliz

3827 Carnavon Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2.5 BA
$1,685,000

Located in the hills north of Los Feliz Boulevard this impressive French Normandy is sited on 7,997 square feet. Designed in 1934 by F. Scott Crowhurst the home is sided with stucco and decorative half timbering echoing the traditional aspects of the romanticized traditional French farmhouse.

The open and airy living room is punctuated with dark wood timbers lining the stair treads and the ceiling. The mahogany peg and groove wood flooring stretches throughout the living room and the adjacent dining room.

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5715 Briarcliff Road in Los Feliz

5715 Briarcliff Road
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2 BD/ 1.75 BA
$1,175,000

North of Franklin Avenue in the highly sought after winding Oak streets this 1949 built, 2 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom offers a private and serene oasis with a sleek exterior, refined landscaping and tons of natural light.

The living room flows into the dining area and the two rooms are wrapped in floor to ceiling windows. The gas fireplace is at the heart of this home and boasts an asymmetrical design with flagstone running up to the ceiling on the left leaving room for a small pocket of tiling on the right.

High ceilings and clerestory windows let in abundant light throughout the main living areas. This residence also has a two car garage with direct access, updated systems and refinished original oak flooring throughout. Read more…


2013 Home Of The Year

Update: The votes are in! For the second time in three years a Buff & Hensman was chosen as Home Of The Year. 1617 Pleasant Way in Pasadena received 26% of the votes (followed closely by 1484 Carla Ridge and 2666 Aberdeen).

Like many of you, my vote was for 1617 Pleasant Way. Truly one of the most amazing homes we’ve seen listed in a while. Thanks again for reading and voting and happy new year!

Check out all the top homes of 2013, after the break. Read more…


1900 Hollyvista Avenue in Los Feliz

1900 Hollyvista Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2 BA
$1,095,000

Dubbed the “Tree House” this exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence offers walls of glass with panoramic views encompassing city lights and ocean vistas.  Originally built in 1953 by Riley and Levamas, Architects, this 1,348 square foot residence is situated securely on a bluff in the winding streets of Franklin Hills in Los Feliz.  Outside a front view, covered balcony stretches fully across one side of the home with a glass balustrade and steel supports.

Those same steel supports traverse the ceiling inside in a traditional post and beam style. The living room incorporates a fireplace on one end and is open to the dining area.  Expansive floor to ceiling windows bath all surfaces in this open concept home with a flood of natural light.

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3825 Shannon Road in Los Feliz

3825 Shannon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
4 BD/ 2.5 BA
$1,495,000

Located north of Los Feliz Boulevard on the edge of Griffith Park, this 1950 built home has been painstakingly restored and updated from top to bottom by Michael Pinto Design, Principal at Osborn. Features of this complete restoration include newer electrical, insulation and roof. Midcentury meets modern in this residence boasting a curved glass block dining area and gorgeous open spaces accented by walnut cabinets, vaulted ceilings and wide-plank white oak flooring throughout.

Expansive windows provide 180 degree canyon views, while clerestory windows spanning the living room let in plenty of indirect north light.  At 2,446 square feet this home has two wood burning fireplaces, an updated tankless water heater and is wired for sound.

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2422 Claremont Avenue in Los Feliz

2422 Claremont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 3 BA/ 1,689 sf
$1,049,000

New to the market is remodeled mid-century set into a lushly landscaped and tranquil hillside in Franklin Hills. A high wooden fence surrounds the front of the residence giving way to modern clean lines on the exterior and vaulted wood beamed ceilings on the interior.

Wide open dramatic living spaces are filled with natural light in this home. I love the pass through window to the kitchen with the integrated breakfast bar and bookshelves.

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2666 Aberdeen Avenue in Los Feliz

2666 Aberdeen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 3 BA
$6,750,000

This remarkable Spanish style home, sited on a terraced lot of nearly 1.5 acres was one of the first homes built in the hills above Los Feliz. Built in 1922, this walled and gated residence features several areas for relaxation, including multiple patios, a lagoon pool with water features, city views and incomparable gardens. A lushly landscaped and private escape from daily life in Los Angeles.

The living room features a one of a kind, original beam ceiling. Carved and painted this ceiling adds to the architectural significance of the property. Three double doors open up to the main level patio and seating area and let in plenty of light and fresh breezes.

The formal dining room, with seating for 10, features views and access to the main courtyard as well as a beautiful tile motif barrel vaulted ceiling.  Read more…


5264 Los Adornos Way In Los Feliz

5264 Los Adornos Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3BD/ 2.75BA
$1,950,000

Epitomizing the modern California lifestyle comes this newly listed home on the market in the coveted north of Los Feliz Boulevard neighborhood known as Los Feliz Estates.  Modestly distinct with lush landscaping and a glass garage door from the street, this 2,798 square foot property opens itself up on the other side of the double frosted glass entry doors showcasing an open layout, travertine floors throughout and an architecturally distinct, vaulted ceiling with views to it’s centerpiece the yard, pool and spa.

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