5 LA Homes & Their Renowned Neighborhoods

DPP February 7, 2022

5 LA Homes & Their Renowned Neighborhoods

This week, we’re highlighting some of Los Angeles’s newly listed properties and the premier neighborhoods they reside in. Whether you’re looking for a hidden Melrose oasis, an architectural treat in the Pacific Palisades, a multi-story home in the heart of Venice, or a historic View Park property, there is something charming about each location.

Los Angeles | Designer Home by Gray Malin

832 North Ogden Drive | $4,595,000

Designer home by celebrity artist Gray Malin. Ideally located in the Melrose Village Design District, the home exudes sophistication and refined elegance. A perfect marriage of Southern Colonial and Coastal Design. The gated front courtyard features large pepper trees and olive bushes. White box pillars create a double-covered sun porch for outdoor enjoyment and dramatic curb appeal. Upon entry a truly open-concept floor plan welcomes guests into the living room with fireplace, formal dining room and stately oak and spindle staircase. An oversized central kitchen island creates the perfect setting for indoor entertaining. The family room features a fireplace, large steel doors that create a wall of glass that opens to the sparkling pool with spa and brings in natural light and greenery. A first level guest bedroom with bath also opens to the lush rear yard. A separate cabana structure creates a unique space for outdoor dining, lounging, a space for a work-from-home office or personal gym. Throughout the home custom selected paints in sandy naturals, cool blues, soft pinks and greens are curated to complement a personal wallpaper design collection and wide-plank French oak floors add warmth. An outdoor fireplace, grill and kitchen with sink and fridge for entertaining create a magical rooftop retreat. A true oasis and escape away in the middle of the bustling city.

Pacific Palisades | Marshall Lewis, Architect

473 Wynola Street | $4,750,000

Unique and beautiful home and landscape and lap pool plan for optimum outdoor living by the renowned architect Marshall Lewis, located in the coveted El Medio Bluffs. The home features sculpturesque, geometric, and cylindrical forms and creates an interesting and voluminous light-filled space with 40-foot-high ceilings. The interior community spaces include a state-of-the-art kitchen and large pantry, plus a comfortable breakfast area. The formal dining room and breathtaking, natural light-filled living room, with its two-story high ceilings connect the downstairs to the upper level. The house offers four bedrooms in total with two bedrooms, including the spacious main bedroom suite, on the ground floor plus two additional bedroom suites on the upper level. The location provides all the benefits that the Pacific Palisades has to offer, including but not limited to the closeness of the bluffs, the Pacific Ocean, good schools, and the Palisades Village. The landscape plan by Marshall Lewis includes a pool, fire pit and outdoor seating area, and cooking area.

Venice | Multi-Story Contemporary

442 Rialto Avenue | $2,850,000

Beautifully balanced contemporary designed house centrally located between the Pacific Ocean and Abbott Kinney Blvd on one of the nicest streets in Venice. The design of this multi-story architectural home maximizes volume and natural light while being sensitive to the eclectic feel of this charming neighborhood. When entering the gates the zen gardens immediately set the tone of peace and serenity. The natural elements, beautiful hardwood floors, and open floor plan welcome you to the transformative public spaces, including the light-filled living room with fireplace, a cooks kitchen and a dining room, and its two-story-high ceiling connecting the downstairs to the upper level. A perfect space for entertaining with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors opening to the front deck and a beautiful water features. Towards the back of the house, there is a tiled bathroom with a sunken tub and a spacious bedroom that opens to the patio/garden area, and two gated parking spots. The upper level offers an open art loft/flex space plus the airy and tasteful private main suite with an exposed beam ceiling opening onto a delightful private deck and a charming secondary bedroom with a great view of the neighborhood. Enjoy ocean breezes, proximity to Abbot Kinney Blvd, and the tranquil feeling of being away from the city.

Grand View Park Spanish

3681 Fairland Boulevard | $2,195,000

Situated in the earliest development in historic View Park and rumored to have been only the 3rd property built in the highly coveted Fairland Cul De Sac, 3681 Fairland boasts an unaltered grandeur that has been stripped away from many similar Los Angeles properties. The story told by previous owners, is one of The Loprich family, who hired James L. Mitchell in 1930 to build their family home. For the Loprich home, Mitchell chose a stately entry with magnesite walls and detailed staircase ironwork. The large step-down living room still retains the original hearth and double inlay hardwood floors. The light-filled kitchen showcases an original tiled ceiling and walls, a feature rarely seen in Los Angeles Spanish Mediterranean architecture. The 5-bedroom home offers unblocked views of DTLA from the front porch and upper bedrooms. Along the perimeter and entry, outdoor entertaining and BBQ areas were added, spaces where the current owners spent more than 30 years raising their family while also happily entertaining guests and hosting parties. The neighborhood showcases a harmonious mix of classic architectural styles and high-quality construction and benefits from an immense amount of neighborhood pride.

Silver Lake | Silver Lake Contemporary

2242 Fargo Street | $1,965,000

This newly built Silver Lake contemporary sits off the street and has an automatic gate at the entrance. This home offers stunning architecture, luxury quality finishes, with an open concept feel. Key features include the seamless indoor-outdoor living giving you the best of what Southern California has to offer and incredible rooftop views of Downtown LA. Upon entering the home you are greeted with an inviting entryway. Adjacent to the entryway is the large living, dining, and kitchen area. This is an entertainer’s dream with a large marble island, electric fireplace, and bi-fold sliding glass doors. One of the many amenities this home offers is its wired surround sound on the main level and the primary suite. The kitchen is light and airy with white lacquered floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in addition to matte grey cabinets giving the kitchen some dimension and contrast. The home has 3 bedrooms all of which are on the second level of the home. Each bedroom is a suite with a private bathroom and a large closet. The home features a fabulous 600 sqft rooftop deck as additional outdoor entertaining space. This home is a modern dream!

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