DPP Real Estate October 4, 2023
Step into a world where architectural history meets modern living as we explore 11 homes currently on the market in Southern California. From the timeless Mid-Century Jacobson Residence, designed by architect Edward Fickett in Los Feliz to an enchanting 1935 English Cottage Revival nestled amidst the tree-lined streets of Pasadena. With stunning design details to lush landscapes, these homes cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
Los Feliz | The Jacobson Residence | Edward Fickett, Architect
4520 Dundee Drive | $6,849,000
The Jacobson Residence Historic-Cultural Monument 674 in the coveted Los Feliz hills above the bustling boulevard, awaits its next discerning steward. The home was designed by renowned architect Edward Fickett and completed in 1966, and this is a unique opportunity to own the only Fickett-designed home in the heart of Los Feliz. From the street, the home is entirely private. Once inside the gate, stone pathways wind through the tranquil property. The architectural open living plan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces with its large wraparound decks and an inviting interior atrium, creating a harmonious retreat that celebrates the essence of midcentury design. Sweeping views of Los Angeles bring luxury to a warm and peaceful living area. The upgraded kitchen and bathrooms reflect contemporary elegance, while custom-designed light fixtures and clerestory windows fill the home with abundant natural light. The warmth of walnut paneling, beamed ceilings, and brick accents adds to the home's character. The first level of the home also includes a dedicated office space, while the three bedrooms are secluded one floor below. The spacious owner's suite is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows and a sleek fireplace to match one on the floor above. Outside, a sparkling pool and entertaining terrace complete a spacious leisure area. A separate guesthouse offers versatile space for visitors or creative pursuits. Located in one of Los Feliz's most sought-after neighborhoods, the Jacobson Residence is a piece of Los Angeles history offering its new owner pride and splendor as a comfortable and design-forward home with a pedigree.
La Cañada Flintridge | Luxury Mediterranean
1737 Fairmount Avenue | $5,489,000
Welcome to this stunning Mediterranean luxury home nestled in the quiet and prestigious neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge. Situated in the heart of nature, this exquisite residence features 6,518 square feet and occupies approx. 19,629 square foot lot with landscaped gardens that are truly a sight to behold. With five spacious rooms and six bathrooms, each bedroom boasting its own private bathroom, this home provides the utmost convenience for every member of your family. One of these bedrooms offers direct access to the backyard, creating a private retreat for guests or family members. The interior features are truly remarkable, with high ceilings that create an open and airy atmosphere throughout the house. The main level seamlessly flows into an open-concept design, with the family room seamlessly connecting to the living room and offering direct access to the backyard a true entertainer's dream. The gourmet kitchen, a chef's delight, showcases new granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances, and an abundance of sleek cabinets. Step outside and be captivated by the enchanting Mediterranean-style exterior. Entertain guests with ease in the backyard oasis, which features a built-in BBQ, a sparkling swimming pool and spa, and a lavish waterfall. The covered patio and gazebo offer the perfect spots to relax and unwind, while the spacious backyard provides plenty of room for parties and gatherings. The lush and bushy backyard, adorned with an abundance of trees, creates a serene and private sanctuary. With a three-car garage, this property provides ample parking space for your convenience. Award-winning La Cañada School District.
Sylmar | Rancho Bizarro
10420 Kurt Street | $4,500,000
Welcome to Rancho Bizarro, the former estate of a beloved and legendary Hollywood Actor. Housed on almost four and a half acres, this one-of-a-kind equestrian Ranch offers wonderful amenities, total tranquility, and space for a broad variety of sport and livestock. Automatic gates tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac reveal a unique and private retreat with expansive space to live, ride, work and create amongst multiple structures. The primary residence on the property is a charming 1940’s California Ranch-style house featuring three bedrooms, hardwood floors, and rustic exposed beams. Walls of French doors and a glassed-in atrium overlook expansive meadows, mature trees, and a large free-form pool. A large flex space invites your imagination to serve a multitude of uses: it could easily house an extensive home gym, fully furnished rehearsal space for dance or theater performance, or a light-filled art studio. Beautiful covered patios and custom-tiled outdoor dining spaces flank this central building for luxurious al fresco breakfasts or evening entertaining for you and your guests. Across the lawn is a guest cottage with a bath, as well as an oversized detached garage and storage space. The spectacular equestrian areas include a fully equipped barn with eleven horse stalls, a tack room, laundry room and two grooming stalls. A clubhouse viewing room with a bathroom is situated to observe the professionally lighted and mirrored riding arena just outside. The grounds also include two round pens, a goat pen with resident goats Cocoa and Caramel, and two friendly ducks named Baby and Johnny who enjoy lounging under the lush trees on the property. An indelible part of Hollywood history, this estate has numerous walking and hiking opportunities, views of the ridgetop, and private, rustic quality of life a short distance from the best part of Los Angeles.
Los Feliz | 1930 Storybook | Elmer Grey, FAIA
4803 Cromwell Avenue | $3,795,000
1930 Storybook home designed by notable architect Elmer Grey, FAIA, whose other works include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Pasadena Playhouse and Huntington Art Gallery. North of Los Feliz Blvd and at the end of a gated drive, this stunning property has incomparable panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline. Exquisitely elegant - the home combines period details and historic charm with modern conveniences (major systems updated over the last year). Features include hardwood floors, a large living room, formal dining room, four bedrooms, and a second-floor den/ media room that showcases incredible views of the city. The floorplan is flexible and could accommodate a number of creative possibilities. The large lot is charmingly planted and has the feel of a magical wooded garden. Additionally, there are exterior patios off the kitchen that are perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining. The home is taped at over 3,355 square feet with additional bonus finished attic space. Two-car garage and parking for multiple cars. Serene location yet convenient to all the restaurants and entertainment close by. A wonderful property.
Santa Monica | Designed by David Hertz, AIA
558 Stassi Lane | $3,495,000
This beautiful urban retreat, situated in a tree-lined, sunny spot in Santa Monica Canyon, has a quiet atmosphere and sits on a large lot offering the potential to add additional structures and a lot split. The dialogue between nature and the indoor space is continuous due to the restrained design and choice of minimalist natural surfaces. Fitted with eco-friendly features including a solar system, advanced air-filtration system, advanced water filtration (drinking, bathing, and irrigation) as well as low to zero VOC building materials, this home will appeal to those looking for a healthy alternative in their living space. When entering the home, the open floor plan is anchored by the Boffi-designed kitchen. The living room, dining room, and den all relate in a seamless, modern floor plan. The polished cement-finished fireplace, blonde hardwood flooring, sculptured high open ceilings, and gallery lighting are all in sync creating a sense of openness and flow. Two bedrooms, two baths, including the main bedroom suite, provide a sanctuary with windows incorporating the gardens and canyon. This mini-urban farm, ordained with fruit trees and vegetable boxes to create sustainable living, is centrally located within a large city adjacent to State Beach, the Conservancy Mountains, Santa Monica proper, the Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood. Also included is a two-car garage.
Glassell Park | Downtown View Contemporary Modern
3851 Cazador Street | $1,799,000
Welcome to the top of the Glassell Park hillside - lovingly referred to as Cazador Heights by local residents. This bright and open 3,396 square foot home offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms on a 1/3 acre double lot with spectacular and expansive views of downtown LA and the surrounding hills. This spacious three-story home has a flexible floorplan with an extensive primary suite on the first floor complete with its own lounge including a wet bar, fireplace, updated bathroom with a dual sink vanity, separate tub and shower including a towel warmer, and a solarium sitting area in the sleeping room. This space could also serve as a private guest suite or may have the potential to be converted into an attached ADU for buyers looking for income potential. The second floor offers generous, sun-drenched living and dining spaces with stellar views, a fully-appointed kitchen with a Kitchen Aid stove and fridge, a large pantry, laundry room, and an additional spacious bedroom and bathroom. Two additional ample bedrooms located on the bottom floor glow with abundant natural light and offer privacy and solitude away from the daily living spaces above. Local neighborhood hotspots are a quick jaunt down the hill and include Bub & Grandma's, Habitat Coffee, Dunsmoor, The Wife and the Somm, Lemon Poppy Kitchen, The Grant and Verdugo Bar to name a few.
Marina Del Rey | Private & Refined Westside Home
3016 Thatcher Avenue | $1,799,000
Set within the highly desirable Oxford Triangle neighborhood nestled between Venice and Marina Del Rey, the home pairs sophisticated interior finishes with a secluded outdoor setting for an elevated take on laidback California living. The gated front yard features a lush bamboo hedge providing privacy and security, a trio of tall palms and a lawn area. A sun deck creates true indoor-outdoor living spaces perfect for alfresco dining, entertaining and outdoor enjoyment. An open-concept floor plan is flooded with natural light by way of dual custom-built bay windows with bench seats set adjacent to the central tiled hearth that anchors the dining and living areas with walnut flooring throughout. The kitchen features blue-stone tiled floors, granite counters with a tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances. A spacious primary suite offers vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet and en-suite spa-like bath with a pebble-stone wall, large soaking tub, separate shower and dual vanity. A wall of glass provides light and access to the rear yard with mature citrus trees and an area for sun-lounging and ultimate relaxation. Two additional guest rooms, a full bath, an additional bonus room perfect for a work-from-home office, yoga or fitness room and separate laundry room enhance this tranquil home. Close convenience to Abbot Kinney, the marina and yacht clubs, beaches, the Venice Canals and high-end shopping boutiques, dining, art and entertainment.
Monrovia | The Cason House | Stylish Colonial Revival
346 Stedman Place | $1,799,000
This distinctive property, known as the Cason House, was designed with a rich architectural vocabulary, an Art Moderne Colonial Revival-style home with upscale, stylish details. Constructed in 1937 with quality materials, this gracious home has earned designation as a Monrovia Historic Landmark, providing the owners tremendous savings in reduced property taxes from participation in the Mills Act Program. Past and present owners of the Cason House have provided conscientious and loving maintenance over the years. This attractive property encompasses all that the word "home" entails, satisfying those appreciative of the vintage design elements while enjoying the upgraded amenities seamlessly integrated into its historic fabric. Some of the many original features include the exterior siding, lovely windows, interior doors with charming hardware, trey ceiling, chair railing, decorative display shelves, well-maintained bathroom tilework and fixtures as well as handsome oak flooring throughout most of the home. The common rooms are nicely sized offering period details for an overall appealing interior. A spacious formal living room is located off the entry and features an attractive "Heatilator" fireplace, wall-to-wall bookshelves, views of the front and side yards and abundant shade from the mature sycamore trees, all to the accompaniment of the soothing sounds of the outdoor water fountain. There is a separate formal dining room that opens to the thoughtfully updated kitchen offering an inkitchen breakfast room with built-in cabinets and access to the rear yard and large deck with retractable awnings for enjoyable outdoor meals. There is a downstairs bedroom (currently used as a den), three-quarter bath with shower and a separate laundry area that complete the lower level. There are two large bedrooms upstairs. The primary bedroom features a dressing room and a full bathroom with original features that will delight all. There is also a finished sleeping porch that currently works beautifully as an office. The equally large second bedroom on the south side has plenty of space for any decor ideas and a fun "secret" room for play or out-of-the-way storage as a real plus. The home is encircled by delightful garden spaces which can be enjoyed by the most avid at-home gardener or by those desiring at-home relaxation amid the verdant beauty created by the mature and varied trees (fruit and shade alike), attractive shrubbery and manageable outdoor spaces. Ideally located north of Foothill and just a few blocks from Monrovia's charming boutiques, unique shops and array of delicious restaurants, this is a home to love for the ages with eye-catching architectural details and today's amenities for a comfortable lifestyle.
Pasadena | 1935 English Cottage Revival
695 Belvidere Street | $1,200,000
Meticulously restored English Cottage Revival Style Bungalow with detached garage on a tree-lined street in the coveted Washington Square Landmark District. Situated on a broad and flat double lot measuring 12,547 square feet; this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Mills-Act protected home was entirely restored and re-imagined by acclaimed designer Cynthia Boyd. It’s updated to the highest of contemporary standards, while also carefully preserving its historic character and defining features. Visitors enter through a recessed entry, opening to a light-filled generous living room, showcasing 3/4” chambord smoked solid french oak hardwood flooring and original fireplace. Adjoining is the dining area that transitions to the chefs-kitchen – perfectly combining design and functionality with custom cabinetry and hardware, Quartzite countertops and new Bosch appliances. The two bedrooms share a beautifully renovated bathroom with cast-iron soaking tub, walk-in shower, handmade tiles and stone floors. Closet and storage space throughout. The large brick-laid rear patio previews the fenced, expansive backyard with mature oaks, native plants and privacy hedges. Energy efficiency, sustainability and aesthetics are central to every feature, including: Certainteed Landmark TL Solaris 50-year roof with Cool Roof technology, Rheem Proterra performance platinum heat pump hybrid water heater; High-efficiency HVAC and insulation; Pentair water filter; Brilliant Smart Lighting system; Tesla charger; to name a few. New plumbing, electrical, windows and doors. Copper vents and gutters. California basement. Expansion opportunities with schematic designs by Cynthia Boyd are available for both the build-out of the existing two-car garage, as well as a separate 850 square foot ADU proposed to be constructed amongst spacious grounds.
Pasadena | Corner Unit Loft
840 E Green Street, #215 | $1,095,000
This light-filled, coveted corner-unit loft in the sought-after Prado on Lake Ave building offers urban living in a posh, recently renovated space. This two bedroom, two bath unit boasts over 1,600 square feet of flexible living space. As you enter the main living area, a wall of windows lets in abundant natural light. The updated kitchen is open to the main living area and features a breakfast bar, new appliances, and plenty of counter space. Down the central hall is a laundry room, a full bathroom, and a large bedroom with windows overlooking the tree-lined street. At the end of the hall is the primary suite with windows of the same lush tree-lined street, a full bathroom with a separate tub and shower, plus a walk-in closet. This loft unit also features hardwood floors, central heat and air, and custom window coverings. The premier amenities in the luxury Prado community are extensive and include 24-hour concierge/security service, a heated pool, reservable 20-seat theater, conference rooms, a top-of-the-line fitness center, large well-appointed entertaining areas with a full kitchen, and so much more. This unit includes two side-by-side dedicated parking spaces with private storage in the subterranean parking garage, easily accessible by elevator. All of this is located in the heart of Pasadena's most accessible neighborhood, and just blocks from the best the city has to offer: the Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, Old Pasadena, the Landmark art house theater, historic Vroman's bookshop, countless restaurants, endless shopping, and easy access to the Metro Gold Line. This condominium is a must-see.
South Los Angeles | Corner Unit Loft
7427 La Salle Avenue | $828,000
Charming completely remodeled home located on a tree-lined street offers ample space and modern amenities. Kitchen features new appliances, cabinets, pantry, coffee bar, quartz counters, farm sink and is open to the comfortable family room and dining area. The laundry area is adjacent to the kitchen with convenient access to the backyard. Original hardwood floors run through the majority of the home. Remodeled full bath with beautiful subway tile sits between two bedrooms. The primary bedroom feels set apart from the rest of the home and offers extra space for a TV area. Ensuite earthy tone bath features a walk-in shower and lovely brass fixtures. Plenty of space for a backyard dinner party under the cafe lights. Drought-tolerant landscaping makes outdoor maintenance a breeze. Upgrades include new copper plumbing and electrical wiring throughout, central air and heat, insulation, double-pane windows, and tankless water heater. Close proximity to SoFi Stadium, Hollywood Park, the Kia Forum, and the upcoming Intuit Dome. Craftsmanship with attention to detail, thoughtfully selected quality finishes, and preservation of historic elements make this an ideal newly completed remodeled home!
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