DPP April 20, 2023
Enjoy a curated list of some of our most recent listings spanning from Santa Monica to the San Gabriel Valley. From a 1916 French Revival in Altadena to a designer-done Mid-Century in the Hollywood Hills, a pool estate in a coveted Pasadena neighborhood, a DTLA loft, and much more, these homes are sure to inspire whether you're looking for a modern architectural or a charming vintage residence.
Santa Monica | Santa Monica Architectural
937 Centinela Avenue | $5,980,000
Rare opportunity to own a Santa Monica family compound which includes two houses. The first is situated creek side with idyllic gardens that coddle the structure. Immersed in light and offering a luxurious upstairs primary bedroom. The main entertaining space has over 20 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, two bedrooms, a cooks kitchen, and dining room. The lower space has one bedroom and a large artists studio. With greenbelt/city views the private second house includes a primary suite that encompasses the whole upstairs. The main floor, flooded with sunlight, includes a high ceiling living room, den/guest room, and state-of-the-art kitchen and dining that open to the front garden. The lower offers a large family room, an office/flex space, and an additional bedroom opening to the lush outdoors. Includes four indoor parking spots and extra outdoor spaces.
Pasadena | View + Pool Estate | Linda Vista Hills
1860 Braemar Road | $4,385,000
Welcome to 1860 Braemar, comfortable elegance situated in Pasadena’s coveted Inverness neighborhood in the Linda Vista hills. Perched on a secluded knoll on nearly an acre, this open, light filled, regal yet comfortable, rambling one-story view and pool home, soars above Pasadena with panoramic and unobstructed views of the San Gabriel Mountains and iconic Pasadena landmarks below. It is rare to find a home that marries such views with this degree of privacy. Designed in 1952 by architect Ivo Clarich and remodeled by architect Barton Choy, this well maintained single-level modern California architectural home features expansive walls of glass, clean lines, and an open floor plan integrating indoor and outdoor living. Glass sliders open to sprawling landscaped grounds that offer both exceptional privacy and natural beauty and open to several patios and outdoor seating spaces. The majestic gardens feature several species of flora and mature trees. The home features a large living room and great room that open to the panoramic views and gardens. There is a large primary suite with a fireplace, seating area, private patio, and newly remodeled oversize primary spa bath. There are five bedrooms total, two en-suite. The bright and airy home has a gracious view entry, vaulted ceilings, skylights, three fireplaces, solar, a wet bar, wine closet, wine fridge, recessed lighting, abundant storage, automatic outdoor lighting and irrigation, alarm system, a four-car oversize garage with built-ins and a work space, and plentiful parking. A truly special property–extremely private, yet close to downtown Pasadena, freeways, local colleges and universities, DTLA, and more.
Laurel Canyon | Designer Done View Home
8165 Mannix Drive | $4,350,000
Perched in Lower Laurel Canyon sits this impeccably curated home-- by designer, Studio Keiko. Upon entering the property you are immediately struck by unobstructed jetliner views of DTLA and the hills. Sliding nano doors delete the line between indoors and out. On the main level is the heart of the home, a fully custom Boffi kitchen made in Italy. This seamless kitchen with floating cabinetry includes the latest from Miele, Sub Zero, Wolf, Dekton, and Definitive Technologies. Walk-in pantry with Sub Zero Freezer Drawers, Miele plate warmer, Dekton countertops, Sicilian Lava stone, wine fridge, custom liquor cabinet, and a Miele Sous-Vide / Steam Oven. A large dining area complete with clay walls, a one-of-a-kind powder room composed of hand-crafted sand tiles imported from Italy, and a spacious living room anchored by the first of the fireplaces and over 1,000 square feet of decks complete the entry level. On one side of the lower level sits the spacious Primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and full city views from the shower and tub and bedroom-- complete with a private deck. At the other end, an additional two bedrooms with outdoor decks and views. Full bath and large laundry room. The top level is an open-concept flex space with the second of two fireplaces. Perfect for an at-home office, family tv room, or both. Very rare opportunity to own a property in this location with an ideal floor plan, over 500 square feet of bonus storage space (unfinished shop and unfinished basement), plus a sizable fenced-in dog run on the hillside. Canyon living yet moments away from the infamous Sunset Strip.
Hollywood Hills | Designer Done Mid-Century Modern
7634 Woodrow Wilson Drive | $3,250,000
This shingled Mid-Century Modern home on Woodrow Wilson Drirve, deemed the 'celebrity row' of the Hollywood Hills, was recently updated with designer touches. The private home is sited above the street beyond an ample driveway and three-car garage. Beyond the house, a large, flat yard, complete with pool and spa, has recently undergone a resort-like landscape renovation. Inside, a wood-paneled entryway connects the living room with its vaulted ceiling and spacious entertaining balcony to the open kitchen and dining area. The newly renovated kitchen features oak cabinets and sumptuous green Zia tile as well as a long list of appliance upgrades including a Thermador column touch-open refrigerator and freezer. The dining room features a fireplace and Fleetwood sliders connecting the space to an Ipe dining deck with a new trellis above. The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the other side of the house. Two of the bedrooms open onto the Ipe pool deck with views of the verdant backyard beyond. The primary bedroom is en-suite and features a walk-in closet. Both bathrooms have been updated with tasteful yet spirited fixtures and finishes. This thoughtfully-renovated home just might be the perfect Hollywood Hills refuge.
Altadena | 1916 Stately French Revival | Marston & Van Pelt
1973 Mendocino Lane | $2,599,000
Designed by famed architects Marston & Van Pelt, this stately 1916 French Revival sits on nearly an acre of lush grounds on one of the most prestigious streets in Altadena. Enter the foyer and find a grand, formal living room wrapped in French windows with high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, and an attached sunroom. Journey through the rest of the home to find the many original architectural details and character, hardwood floors throughout, a lovely formal dining room with a wood burning fireplace, a den wrapped in French doors, and a spacious kitchen with numerous floor-to-ceiling windows that grant you stunning views of the outdoors. Make your way upstairs to find picturesque radius windows lining the staircase, four sizable bedrooms with two spacious converted sleeping porches, and windows throughout offering stunning mountain and treetop views. The exterior is truly remarkable with its countless century-old fruit trees, sprawling verdant gardens, elegant arbor, and beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains, all making this property feel like your own private sanctuary. After nearly sixty years of being lovingly cared for by the same family, this once-in-a-lifetime home is ready for its new owners.
Glendale | Contemporary with Panoramic Views
2600 Perkins Circle | $1,995,000
Spectacular panoramic views surround this single-level contemporary home situated at the end of a highly desirable and quiet cul-de-sac--on the market for the first time in decades by its original owner. Upon entering this impressive and extremely private residence, you are welcomed into the foyer and immediately drawn to stunning views which are visible from multiple rooms. The open floor-plan architecture flows effortlessly between the spacious living room and the airy family room as natural light illuminates rich textures through skylights in both spaces. These two rooms also benefit from modern brick fireplaces and two sets of sliding glass doors which lead out to an expansive patio and backyard, where lush gardens and unobstructed views are framed on either side by trees. Ideal for an indoor/outdoor California lifestyle, you can bask above it all with epic sunsets on your private patio with multiple seating areas for dining and entertaining. A grapevine-covered pergola leads to a custom brickwork bench with sweeping vistas. The functional floor plan offers an open kitchen (owner was a food professional) which leads to both the family room and a formal dining area. There are four carefully curated bedrooms each with their own unique offerings. The graciously-sized primary bedroom features access to the rear yard while enjoying south and west-facing canyon views, as well as an en-suite bathroom with views that are particularly enjoyable from the bathtub. The large second bedroom is tranquil and features perfectly framed north-facing window outlooks, while the third bedroom is private and serene. The spacious fourth bedroom offers extra privacy and its own mountain and sunset views, as it is located on the southwest corner of the home. It also boasts an en-suite bathroom, with private access to the rear yard. The attached, generously-sized two-car garage is extremely convenient, while the nearby parks, public tennis courts, golf course and hiking trails make this offering a complete package for any lifestyle.
Sierra Madre | 1935 Monterey Colonial | E. A Daniell
409 West Orange Grove Avenue | $1,895,000
plumBid auction: Bidding starts and ends on 6 May. This gracious Monterey Colonial home was built in 1935 by prolific and highly regarded designer and builder, E. A. Daniell. Upon arrival, the demilune driveway allows access to either the parklike backyard or the front entrance. The front entry welcomes you to a large living room with built-in bookcases, fireplace and original hardwood floors. French doors frame the wisteria covered pergola leading to the backyard. The entry hall opens to the formal dining room, adjacent to the eat-in kitchen. Designer E. A. Daniell took pride in creating, 'the best place to relax in a home, a cozy den' - this home offers three such cozy areas for relaxing and entertaining. Upstairs features 4 generous bedrooms, the downstairs bedroom with a separate entrance is currently used as an office. The 21,000 sf lot was professionally designed and landscaped by DSK Landscape Architects and features multiple patios for outdoor entertaining. Two large planters and six very large oak trees flank the stairs leading to the upper lawn and swimmers pool, with a view of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Secret Garden at the back. The game and performance arena is currently being used for ping pong, the sandbox and the lower yard. The kitchen garden includes five citrus trees and a small rose garden. A garage, workshop and carport complete this gracious residence.
Monrovia | Contemporary Ranch with Views
1020 Briarcliff Road | $1,699,000
Welcome to an absolutely stunning 2,034 square foot contemporary ranch-style home that sits on a promontory point allowing for sweeping views of both the city lights in the distance and the verdant canyon below. The parcel is sited on a 37,692 square foot zen-like lot in a sought-after Monrovia neighborhood surrounded by magnificent homes all offering idyllic curb appeal. The residence is an entertainer’s dream with an open floor plan, high-end finishes, beautiful appointments and walls of glass framing the expansive scenic vistas that surround the property. You enter through a gated front courtyard, with drought tolerant plantings, that leads to the inviting entry. From there, step into the spacious living room and light filled dining space that adjoins the renovated kitchen with stainless steel, Bosch appliances, quartz counters and a perfectly proportioned chef’s island. At the center of the interior is a two-sided, tall fireplace that creates warmth as well as a stately focal point. There are three bedrooms and three baths, all beautifully remodeled, with backlit mirrors as well as hand-laid tile that is both sculptural and elegant. The primary bedroom has a large, walk-in closet and an ensuite bath with the most desirable amenities. One bedroom could be divided to make two rooms, if so desired. The current owners created one large space that functions as both a guest room and an office. There are updated mechanicals and systems including a charging station for electric vehicles. The house opens out to a wide deck that showcases the best of the Southern California lifestyle. There is an outdoor kitchen with a barbeque area that is bordered by a lush lawn and raised beds. This offers the picture-perfect spot for entertaining friends or having quiet dinners under the stars using the fruits and vegetables that may be grown on site. Farm to table at its finest. This is a true architectural treasure, in a wonderful community, close to hiking trails and the natural, serene beauty of our majestic foothills.
Azusa | 1955 Traditional
18729 E Glenlyn Drive | $719,000
Sharp four bedroom has been lovingly updated by the long time owner. Living and dining areas have gleaming laminate flooring and recessed lighting. Cheery kitchen and breakfast nook open to a versatile enclosed patio/game room with tiled flooring. Both bathrooms have been stylishly renovated with tiled showers and newer vanities. Upgrades include copper repipe, newer electric panel, dual pane windows, ceiling fans, and HVAC system with whole house HEPA filter. Get ready to enjoy summer BBQs in the expansive rear yard with covered and concrete patios, terraced garden area, fruit trees, and plenty of yard for kids and pets. A newer concrete driveway and front porch add to the curb appeal of this lovely home. Close to shopping along historic Route 66, APU and Citrus College. Welcome home!
DTLA | DTLA Loft
1155 S Grand Avenue, #1405 | $625,000
Enjoy soaring city views from this 14th floor, modern, open-concept loft in the very desirable South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. Evo has some of the most luxurious amenities available. Outdoor kitchens with flat-screen televisions for casual entertaining just off the magnificent pool deck surrounded by glass towers. For more formal entertaining, the top-floor social room with some of the most breathtaking city views is available for private parties. Also, on the top floor with a south-facing view is a well-appointed, professional exercise and weight room. Evo has an impressive lobby with 24-hour doorman and concierge service. Walking distance to Staples Center, LA Live, Ralphs, Whole Foods and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.
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