DPP Real Estate June 21, 2023
Whether you're a prospective homeowner, an investor, or simply a curious explorer, we've curated a list of ten remarkable homes currently on the market that are sure to captivate your imagination. From a 1929 Italian Period Revival in San Marino to luxurious new construction in the heart of Culver City, a 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival nestled in the hillside of Beachwood Canyon, or a Mid-Century Traditional in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County offers a diverse range of architectural styles and neighborhoods to suit every taste.
San Marino | Wallace Neff Italian Period Revival
860 Oxford Road | $6,750,000
Designed in 1929 by world renowned architect Wallace Neff and first time on the market in 55 years, this gracious Italian Period Revival of nearly 7400 square feet is sited on a .99 acre lot across from the grounds of The Huntington Library. Set back from the street with a wide circular drive, the shuttered façade is highlighted by a handsome iron gate entry. The first floor offers a grand entry hall with adjoining powder room, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and a fully paneled library lined with bookcases. Additional first floor rooms include a cozy den with corner fireplace and small wet bar, kitchen with separate butler's pantry and breakfast room, service staircase, two room bedroom suite with adjacent hall bath, and direct access to a four car garage with half bath. The second floor with large landing offers five bedrooms and four baths, highlighted by an unusually spacious primary suite with two dressing rooms and adjoining full bath. The grounds offer a solar heated pool with adjacent cabana that includes a dressing room and half bath, lighted north-south tennis court, and a gated drive to a large motor court. This is a rare opportunity to update a historically significant and stately two story home in one of the city's premier locations.
Culver City | Architectural Lifestyle Home
8952 Hubbard Street | $6,750,000
Welcome to the new Culver City. Architectural lifestyle homes in the Los Angeles area aren't a new idea. But this level of luxury in Culver City is groundbreaking. This home is new construction and features five bedrooms and four bathrooms in the main house with another bedroom and full bath, plus kitchenette, in the guest house. It's an entertainer's dream home. Walk through the custom ten foot solid cedar front door into an estate of warmth and opulence. Walk past the glass-enclosed courtyard with the uplit olive tree and six foot outdoor fireplace towards the formal living. Custom plasterwork frames the gas fireplace from floor to ceiling and the built-in bar stands out with its porcelain slab wall decor. Just on the other side of the beautiful bar area sits the oversized kitchen. The four foot Dacor range sits facing the enormous center island with room for six or eight bar stools. Tucked behind the range wall is a butler pantry with floor-to-ceiling storage and another three foot range. The California lifestyle is all about embracing outdoor living and natural light. This house showcases what the lifestyle is all about with over 4,300 of indoor living alone. The ground floor outdoor deck, leading to the pristine pool, has covered outdoor dining next to a built-in barbecue. The guest house glass walls open up entirely and tuck away. The extra kitchen and double-stone outdoor islands add even more entertainment space to this outdoor oasis. Upstairs the home features three bedrooms plus a primary suite and a billiards room with, yet another, fireplace. Open the door to the primary suite and be presented with two walk-in closets, a private balcony of additional 300 square foot outdoor living space, a gas fireplace, and enormous custom bathroom. The arch over the soaking tub completes the spa like feel of the primary suite bathroom. Culver City is growing at a record pace. Erewhon Market just opened its doors and is a 10 minute walk from this home. Amazon Studios, Apple, Sony, Fox, and HBO are other local expanding offices just to name a few. This home is going to set the tone for the future of Culver City residential living.
Venice | Modern Architectural, Jerrold Lomax, FAIA
216 Grand Boulevard | $3,495,000
Designed by famed architects Lomax-Rock and located in one of the best areas of Venice, Windward Circle, this home is the ultimate Venice retreat. A gated entry leads directly to the main level which encompasses the living, dining, kitchen and two-story loft space. Detailed with maple floors, steel beams, concrete walls, and a cast iron fireplace. An ample mezzanine den overlooks the high ceiling living room with views of Windward Circle. Upper floors consist of three large bedrooms and three baths including the top-floor primary bedroom with private balcony, fireplace and large walk-in closet. There is an extra large bonus room on the lowest level with its own separate entry that is ideal for Live/Work or a gym, gallery, or media room. Two-car direct access garage. Enjoy the ocean breeze, spectacular sunsets, and mountain views from your rooftop deck. Walking distance to the beach and all the hotspots of Venice: Abbot Kinney, Venice Canals, Erehwon, Belles Beach House, Gran Blanco, Winston House, Hotel Erwin, and NeueHouse.
Encino | Urban Country Farmhouse Estate
4645 Rubio Avenue | $2,987,000
Large urban farmhouse estate by architect Kurt Meyer-Radon,1935. On over 1/3 acre in premier Encino location, this gated contemporary colonial character compound, once part of a larger estate, feels like a private country farmhouse, yet is walking distance to Ventura Boulevard shops and restaurants. This light-filled private oasis with abundant architectural details has a dramatic steep pitched roof with vaulted ceilings throughout, large multi-paned picture windows and doors that look out to and access various outdoor garden rooms, entertaining spaces, and a stately pool. Sun-filled rooms with elegant painted wood-paneled walls and ceilings accent the sprawling property that has four en-suite bedrooms in the main house, a large formal dining room, a cook’s kitchen with handmade tiles, custom forged hardware, and custom stained maple cabinetry. The rustic primary has dramatic open beam ceilings, a stone fireplace, a window seat with garden views, and an elegant oversize his and her primary bath with a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. The compound includes a large two-story guesthouse/artist studio with loft, a two-car garage with the same dramatic rooflines as the main house, and elegant curvilinear barn-like garage doors. This property features hardwood and Saltillo tile floors, brick masonry patios and planters, vegetable beds, lush landscaping, a mature wisteria, several outdoor entertaining spaces, a large attic, recessed lighting, a gated courtyard, and Lanai Road Elementary.
Sierra Madre | Mid-Century Traditional with Views
571 North Hermosa Avenue | $1,795,000
Words truly fail to adequately describe this Mid-Century Sierra Madre hillside retreat. Finely crafted, thoughtfully updated, and lovingly cared for, this home offers ease of lifestyle, a peaceful setting, and truly remarkable views. A bougainvillea-draped trellis shelters the inviting entry and sitting area. The main entry level features three bedrooms, two baths, living room with fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and a combination dining room/den. Additionally, the kitchen, lower-level suite with bedroom, bath, and a private deck. Fine craftsmanship is in abundant evidence, from the gorgeous custom kitchen and remodeled bathrooms to the numerous custom fixtures and appointments throughout. From the residence, steps lead down to a play area, a garden with irrigated raised beds and gardener’s sink, then further to a wooded glade with citrus, olive, and oak. Upgrades include solar panels, a backup generator, dual pane windows, interlocking paver walkways and parking area, water softener, newer roof and remote-controlled fireplace with gas logs. The crowning touch is the awning covered deck embracing the homes’ south elevation and affords amazing valley lights, sunset and even (on a clear day) Catalina views.
Pasadena | 1926 English Revival
64 Annandale Road | $1,359,000
Located in the highly sought after San Rafael neighborhood on a tree lined street of vintage homes this storybook 1926 English Revival is on the market for the first time in 55 years. An enchanting living room offers a focal floor to ceiling fireplace and paned picture window. The dining room offers the opportunity for large gatherings. Wall of wood glass doors open to brick front patio to extend your dining and entertaining activities, or to just sit and take in the beauty of the street of historic homes and bucolic surroundings. Kitchen with window encircled breakfast nook and adjacent laundry room. There are four bedrooms: two bedrooms downstairs and two full baths. Additionally, there is a family room with a wall of built in shelving and entertainment center. Glass sliders open to a private backyard and inviting stone patio. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms. This well loved home is a short stroll to the prized San Rafael Elementary School, Library, and San Rafael Park. You will be minutes from Old Pasadena with world class dining and shopping, the Rose Bowl, and Norton Simon Museum.
Beachwood Canyon | c. 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival
2805 Woodshire Drive | $1,329,000
Originally constructed in 1926 by famed Hollywoodland Architect Floyd Lytle. This three bedroom, two bath Spanish Colonial Revival home is perched on the hillside with original architectural detailing throughout. Take the stairs up the impressive retaining wall covered in lava rock to be in awe of the grand foyer that looks directly into the magnificent living room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and rotunda windows overlooking the lush canyon. Before you can catch your breath, simply turn around and take in the gorgeous formal dining room with built-in storage, original lighting, and large floor-to-ceiling windows that look past the front porch with a private viewing of pine trees. As if the dining room wasn’t enough, walk through the adorable breakfast nook to the well-sized kitchen and a private on-suite bedroom both with French doors that share the adjoining deck. Take the original staircase through the archways to the private bedroom level where you’ll be greeted with two generously sized bedrooms, tons of storage, and a large bathroom. All with coved ceilings, large windows, and a romantic Juliette balcony. Off to the side of the house, you’ll find the ‘orchard’, where you’ll see many mature citrus trees including orange, lemon, and lime. This home has been thoroughly loved over the years, but does require some TLC. Sitting atop a massive crawlspace, it allows for good access to complete all projects and potentially a secondary studio below. Within a short distance to the Beachwood Village, where you can enjoy the Beachwood Market and Cafe. Great hikes nearby to the famed Hollywood Sign, Lake Hollywood Park, and located on one of the novel “secret stair” streets in the canyon. This property is ready for its next owner to take over its inspiring Hollywood legacy.
Shadow Hills | Tranquil Oasis with Stunning Views
9626 Hillrose Street | $1,250,000
Located in a secluded and serene setting on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought-after community of Shadow Hills and surrounded by views of the Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel mountains, and Santa Susana Pass. Opportunities to enjoy the magnificent scenery begin at the tranquil patio adjacent to the front door which is perfect for dining al fresco. This beautiful view home feels like an urban retreat removed from the city. The first floor offers a formal entry with two closets on either side of the powder room, a living room featuring a fireplace and saltillo tile floors, and a dining area with French doors that lead to an expansive redwood deck for entertaining under a custom-crafted pergola with shade. The spacious eat-in country kitchen is outfitted with custom-painted cabinets that offer generous storage, complemented by under-cabinet lighting, tile countertops, tile backsplash, and access to a cozy balcony to enjoy amazing sunset views. Completing the first floor is a separate pantry with additional storage and the back door to another outdoor sitting area on the front deck. Downstairs you'll find the primary bedroom suite with large ample closet space, a beautiful bathroom with large walk-in shower, and French doors that open to a lush garden. There are two additional bedrooms and a second bathroom with a claw tub for soaking. Notice the gorgeous views south and west from the deck where you can relax while dining and enjoying the foothills. The substantial rear garden with a storage shed and California pepper trees is entirely fenced and is a canvas for the new owners. With an easy commute to downtown Los Angeles, the studios in Burbank, and zoning for horses and agriculture this home offers tremendous opportunities to be close to nature and also near all Los Angeles has to offer.
Sunland | Romantic Spanish Charmer
10214 Odell Avenue | $949,000
Escape the bustle of L.A. life in these idyllic suburban digs! Nestled in a peaceful pocket of South Sunland, this spacious three bedroom, two bathroom home has been thoughtfully updated and cherished by a single family for over 20 years. Featuring ample living space and charming Spanish touches throughout, a bright central living room leads up to the great room where oversized windows frame picturesque views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Custom built-in wood shelving serves as a bookcase, art backdrop and entertainment center, making this the perfect setting for unforgettable gatherings with family and friends. Kitchen highlights include an attached eat-in countertop with plenty of storage and integrated wine rack, walk-up pantry nook, and double ovens. The large primary with en suite bath opens to the backyard deck, while the other two bedrooms provide peaceful views of the front and side yards. The landscape showcases beautiful drought-tolerant vegetation like succulents, herbs and native California poppies with a drip sprinkler system ensuring easy and mindful maintenance. An attached port-cochère drives through to a separate detached two-car garage, presenting tremendous ADU potential. Upgraded systems include newer copper plumbing, attic venting and insulation, and recent electrical improvements with adequate amperage to accommodate an EV charging station. When it’s time to unplug and recharge, enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch, manage your garden in the shaded potter's shed, watch the sunset from your Juliet balcony, and melt your cares away at the end of the day in your state-of-the-art saltwater Jacuzzi-Spa. Your sanctuary from city life awaits.
Sierra Madre | Two-Story Townhome
400 Mariposa Avenue, #F | $875,000
Step into this freshly painted three bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath townhome and be ready to say, wow, this is perfect. This two-story townhome is one of six units and is situated at the back of the complex providing an abundance of privacy. There is a private front patio perfect for your early morning retreat, or al fresco dining. The living room features a gas fireplace, with a door leading to a side deck overlooking a peaceful garden area. The galley-style kitchen has plenty of storage, including a walk-in pantry and conveniently located off the kitchen is a dining area. The half bath is located on this first level in addition to direct garage access. All three bedrooms are located upstairs. The primary suite has a gas fireplace with two separate doors opening onto a deck and large walk-in closet. The primary en-suite bath offers dual sinks and separate tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath and laundry room are found on the second level as well. Bamboo flooring, central air and heat and location all make this the perfect place to call home. Welcome home!
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