DPP Real Estate May 31, 2023
Enjoy a curated compilation of our latest offerings in Southern California. Ranging from an Eco-Scandinavian Modern in Echo Park to a Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs, a Post Modern Architectural in Pasadena, 1923 Storybook in Altadena, and much more, these listings highlight the range of architectural styles found in SoCal.
Pasadena | The Christiansen House, 2000
1470 Linda Ridge Road | $4,950,000
Impeccably designed by award-winning De Veer Dickson Architecture, this extraordinary Pasadena home makes your luxurious indoor-outdoor visions come to life! Tucked away up a private road and a long gated driveway, the Zen-like setting blends lush foliage and beautiful stone hardscaping. A covered pathway shaded by mature trees and walls of glass leads to the dramatic double doors. Upon entering, discover an impressive harmony between the interior and exterior living areas, with a gallery of glass integrating the incredible natural surroundings at every turn. Abundant light creates a welcoming ambiance across the main gathering areas, where rich American cherry flooring runs underfoot. Sensational city and mountain views are an awesome backdrop for the sophisticated living room, featured with a raised hearth and a double-facing fireplace. Soaring ceilings continue to the formal dining room, where deck access lets you easily take meals al fresco. Admire gorgeous panoramas as you whip up signature dishes in the gourmet kitchen, accentuated by unique wood elements that match the handsome cabinetry. Along with granite countertops, a large pantry, and a prep island, you'll have stainless steel appliances, including a warming drawer and a newer double oven and dishwasher. On leisurely weekends, get lost in your favorite novel in the private study with a built-in leather window seat, glass desk, and walnut bookshelves. Elevate your relaxation with freshly shaken cocktails from the built-in wet bar. Unwind in the primary suite with its spectacular mountain frontage, bronze-coated skylights, cherry paneling, and soffit-mounted window treatments. Steps away from the infinity pool, you can dive in from bed to pool. Treat yourself to a spa-like experience in its double ensuite, showcasing a walk-in shower, a standalone soaking tub, and sauna.
Santa Monica | Renovated Sunset Park Home
3009 Linda Lane | $2,598,000
This elegantly renovated Santa Monica home features a spectacular open kitchen/dining area with bamboo cabinetry, Caesarstone counters, 10 foot banquette and stainless steel appliances. A Venetian plaster fireplace anchors the spacious step-down living room with glass sliders opening to front upper patio, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. In the back a private stone patio with separate garden area and upper landscaped grounds are perfect for your favorite plantings, with ample space for pets. Infused with light and ocean breezes, the home includes 2 bedrooms + office with built-ins + 2 baths in the main living area. At street level, an attached Guest Unit with ensuite (3rd) bath and separate access could become an ADU. Exterior & interior have been freshly painted, roof recently replaced. Ideally located in Sunset Park, near Marine Park, Penmar Golf Course, Venice and the beach!
Echo Park | Eco-Scandinavian Modern
1622 Ewing Street | $2,425,000
Tucked into the lush, green hills of Echo Park, this sustainable testament to modern simplicity was designed by Swedish architecture firm Jordens Arkitekter. In this design, Jordens sought to bridge the gap between “global and local, analog and digital” while creating a living environment that would breathe and live in harmony with its inhabitants. Clad in wood and built to work in tandem with the existing natural landscape, this one-of-a-kind property is equal to the task. Its striking, modern-minimal silhouette embodies the principles that Jordens stands for: valued craftsmanship and the promotion of a slower pace of living that encourages presence and fosters tranquility. In each room, a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows welcomes a flood of natural light. Along with expansive views, the main living area also holds a chef’s kitchen, which thoughtfully enhances the space and experience. With three bedrooms—including one flex space with its own separate entrance—and four bathrooms spanning over 2,200 square feet (or 204 square meters—it is Swedish, after all), this home is a true jewel of the lively Echo Park neighborhood. Stones and tiles from Sweden and fully owned solar panels are just a few of the eco-conscious details that subtly relay the thoughtful approach and intentional choices made throughout this multi-year-long development. Says Jordens, "Architecture is not just about the building itself but those who use it. Our mission is to involve people and give shape to their dreams." With gated entry and parking for 3+ cars, this hillside perch is truly a mindful, modern treasure, and when it comes to serene living in the heart of the city, this home is truly unmatched.
Pasadena | Post Modern Architectural
360 Anita Drive | $1,989,000
This stunning view home in the desirable San Rafael Hills of Pasadena has awe-inspiring modernist architecture, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and captivating interiors. The interior design was created by Charles Herman Lewis who along with architects Glenn de Verr and Kip Dickson co-designed this home as Lewis’s personal residence. His major commissions in a 47-year career were interior designs for the architecture of Charles Eames, Craig Ellwood, Richard Dorman, Harold Zook, and Lloyd Ruocco. The split-level design offers views of the San Gabriel Mountains and downtown Pasadena that will take your breath away! With custom architectural details such as coved ceilings and clerestory windows, this home provides an abundance of natural light throughout. The upper level features a double-door glass entry that leads to the living and dining rooms, both with floor-to-ceiling windows, coved ceilings, clerestory windows, and a spacious patio balcony. The modern kitchen includes ample cupboard storage, a bar, a prep sink, and stainless appliances. The upper level also has a home office/den which can be utilized as a 3rd bedroom which includes custom built-ins, a Murphy bed, and a bath. Beautiful parquet flooring is featured throughout the upper level. On the lower level, you will find two spacious en-suites both with their own modern baths, spacious walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private patio areas. There is ample closet space and built-in drawer storage in the hallway as well as a laundry area.
Sherman Oaks | c.1939 Modern Traditional
4064 Sunnyslope Avenue | $1,979,000
A timeless c.1939 modernized Traditional, situated south of the boulevard in prestigious Sherman Oaks. This completely remodeled three bedroom, two bathroom, one story home features an open floor plan with expansive lot frontage giving it privacy and opulence. Extended and remodeled in 2019, this home features a magnificent designer kitchen with a grand center island, high-end stainless steel appliances and exquisite lighting. A seamless flow between bedrooms and updated bathrooms featuring large thought-fully placed windows that frame the beauty of the outdoors in this impressive home. Off the dining room, walk out to the gorgeous side yard where you’ll be greeted by the bistro-like entertaining area that leads you to the back yard where you’ll be stunned by the serene pool and spa with flagstone coping. Surrounded by mature hedging, this fully fenced and gated lot is a sanctuary with so many areas to entertain. Ample parking with two-car garage and long driveway. A tall basement, great for a workshop and plenty of storage. All within a short distance to the famed Ventura Blvd with access to all the best restaurants and shops including the new and hot Sportsmen’s Lodge. Apart of the highly desired Dixie Canyon Elementary District, this property is primed for its next family to take over its legacy.
La Cañada Flintridge | Mid-Century Modern
4749 Rosebank Drive | $1,749,000
Secluded Mid-Century home located at end of a tree-lined private driveway in the City of La Canada Flintridge. Pool with private backyard. Home was built by the family in 1957 inspired by Architect W. Frazier Overbeck. Plans available but were not used. Home has large windows and sliding doors. Property is sold "as is".
Altadena | 1923 Storybook
2549 Highland Avenue | $1,699,000
Welcome to this idyllic 1923 storybook country English residence with four bedrooms, three baths and a sitting room all in one of Altadena’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Located at the base of our majestic foothills, the house is filled with character details and charm throughout. Some of the highlights include an inviting living room with a barrel ceiling as well as a wide front window that looks out at the welcoming front porch and picturesque tree-lined street. There is also an elegant formal dining room, a beautifully remodeled kitchen that is an entertainer’s dream, done with high-end stainless appliances including Viking and Wolf, as well as a quaint breakfast nook, a raised ceiling and an expansive center island. Additional features are rich wood floors, crown molding, custom built-ins, a stately decorative fireplace with Batchelder style tiles, period hardware and lovely architectural touches. Finally, the garage has been converted to an enchanting office and music room. It is a joy to behold but could easily be reverted back to a parking area, if desired. It is all truly picture perfect! The shade-dappled, fenced yard offers multiple areas for relaxing or entertaining friends and family. There is a raised deck, a central patio, a serene trickling fountain plus an outdoor potting space with a composting bin as well as a tile framed sink. The outside is welcomed in with French doors that step out so as to enjoy every inch of the wonderful backyard. Beautiful curb appeal abounds in this very desirable location, that would be a true pleasure to call home for years to come. Don’t miss this gorgeous property!
Sierra Madre | Traditional with Pool & Mountain Views
120 Holdman Avenue | $1,495,000
A Place to Call Home is found in this Sierra Madre single-level, three bedroom, three bath traditional located in a preferred area within this charming town. Lovingly and impeccably maintained by its owners, this home is move-in ready offering system upgrades on all levels and added features for the new owner’s benefit and enjoyment. There is an immediate welcoming impression upon entry with warm wood flooring flowing from the living room to the connecting dining room and kitchen areas that are highlighted by the sun-filled picture windows and sliding glass door allowing effortless flow to the newly designed entertainer’s yard completed in 2022. The home offers a nicely sized kitchen for meal preparation and the convenience of a dining option for those on-the-go. The adjacent laundry area was redesigned for convenience and added pantry and storage space. Located at the end of the hallway, the primary bedroom with three-quarter bath allows for a peaceful retreat and offers newer carpet, paint and a full closet remodel. The home offers two additional bedrooms each with hardwood flooring and two additional bathrooms; there is a full bath in the main hall and a three-quarter bath for guests. The pride and true highlight of coming home to 120 Holdman is the newly designed rear yard offering a salt-water pool with added features of a Baja shelf, waterfall, lighting and spa. There is a built-in BBQ with bar seating, a firepit area and a covered patio area with plenty of room for relaxation around a 75” TV. The backyard entertaining is further enhanced by striking views of the ever-popular hiking trails and peaks of our beloved San Gabriel Mountain range.
Hollywood Dell | c. 1951 Mid-Century Modern
2151 Alcyona Drive | $1,399,000
C. 1951 Hollywood Dell gem, first time ever on the market this rare opportunity is now seeking a new steward. Originally built for the Singer family the property has been lovingly cared for and expanded upon over the last 70+ years. Private and gated courtyard entrance, expansive open-plan living room with fireplace, bar area, and large sliding glass doors to the balcony showcasing views of the Hollywood Hills. Two bedrooms and full bath on the main floor. The lower level provides large family room with built-in bookcase and additional bedroom/bathroom/laundry and storage areas. Property features private yard, pool, solar panels 2022, and direct access to a 2-car garage. Easy commute to Hollywood, 101 freeway, and all the local hot spots. Endless opportunities abound!
Palm Springs | Park Imperial South, 1961
1766 South Araby Drive | $825,000
This standalone, pool-adjacent unit in Park Imperial South, a 3.5 acre resort community built in 1961 in the south end of Palm Springs, is an excellent example of well-preserved mid-century modern design. Architect Barry Berkus, apprentice of William Cody and student of Richard Neutra and Conrad Buff at USC, designed the desert community. It’s best known for its folded plate roofs and decorative concrete block – both of which dynamically maneuver the desert light throughout the day. The 30 unit community features garden-like grounds with mature palm and olive trees, all oriented around a large pool and spa with unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains. This Mills Act property was considered the first All-General Electric Gold Medallion Condominium home in America. Inside this well-positioned unit, the original terrazzo runway leads from the entry, past the original concrete block bar, through the voluminous living room to the private walled courtyard patio beyond. Floor to ceiling glass connects the social spaces to the verdant patio. Behind the bar, shoji screens separate the updated kitchen with its original, iconic turquoise steel range hood and stove. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining nook. In the bedroom wing, the primary bedroom features high clerestory light, mountain views and an en suite bathroom. The other bedroom opens onto the private patio. There is also a den off of the living room that was originally designed to be converted into a third bedroom when needed. The unit comes with one nearby carport space. This updated home will allow you to enjoy a piece of modernist history as well as the best of current day Palm Springs coupled with significant tax savings.
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