May 18, 2022, 3:18 pm
This week, we’re highlighting some of Los Angeles’s freshly listed properties and the unique neighborhoods they reside in. Whether you’re looking for an historic Hancock Park estate, a stylish Mid-Century tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, or a modern tree house in Los Feliz Oaks, there is something enchanting about each location. Not to mention a rare commercial compound in happening Frog Town and a Spanish Colonial Revival Duplex opportunity – the possibilities are endless!
Los Angeles | Modern Tree House Oasis
5611 Park Oak Place | $4,399,000
Modern Tree House Oasis nestled in celebrity-studded Los Feliz Oaks offers stunning city, ocean and canyon views. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac behind two oak trees this carbon-neutral home provides a peaceful respite. Main level features family room with wood burning fireplace and open plan living/dining/kitchen with high end appliances. Media room with Dolby overhead audio system, theater seating and 72” built in Heat & Glo gas fireplace. Direct access to an expansive entertaining deck and oversized spa with custom massage jets; all built around a majestic Sycamore tree. This level provides one of two primary suites overlooking the Aviary/Koi Pond and stunning views of the canyon and beyond. An additional two bedrooms with direct outdoor patio access along with full bathroom complete the main level. An exterior steel staircase accesses a vast roof deck with a peek-a-boo Hollywood sign view. An oasis of drought-tolerant garden, vegetable garden, orchard with over 40 fruit trees and two exterior fire pits offer many places to enjoy the California lifestyle. Private driveway leads to a two-car garage and provides ample parking for additional vehicles. With backyard access to Griffith Park and its many hiking trails. 5611 Park Oak Place is a well thought out plan for sustainable living; 2 EV charging stations, full solar, tankless water heater and many modern day creature comforts. This is the blend where luxury meets conscious living.
Los Angeles | Spanish Colonial Revival Duplex
1601 South Garth Avenue | $1,450,000
Fixer alert! With its nearly 7,100 square-foot corner lot, this 2,861 square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival duplex built-in 1930 is configured with two bedrooms and one bathroom on each level. Delivered VACANT, both units have generous common areas including a formal dining room, living room with fireplace, spacious kitchen, service porch with washer and dryer hookups, hardwood floors, and front and rear entrances. With the three-car garage located on Pickford Street, more usable space is found in the rear of the property. The property is close to shops, and entertainment. Current property zoning is LA-1 which will allow for restoration of the existing duplex, or perhaps, the best use for the property is if it were re-imagined as a single-family home. At only $507 per square foot, this is an incredible opportunity to get in well below the average square footage price of single-family residences in the extremely desirable South Pico-Robertson area. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage. The property will be delivered vacant.
Los Angeles | Spanish Charmer
427 Kendall Avenue | $949,000
Centrally located in the quiet enclave of the Hermon Park Neighborhood is this 1911 Spanish Charmer that was fully re-imagined and transformed in 2008 offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bonus room, and a separate laundry room measuring 1,427 square feet of living space on a 5,600 square foot lot. This Highland Park retreat is tastefully appointed throughout. This home boasts an open layout, high ceilings, and an elegant kitchen with marble countertops, recessed lighting, and plantation shutters, and is wired for sound with recessed speakers throughout the home. The large primary bedroom with a beautiful bathroom that includes an oversized jetted tub, generous shower, and French doors that lead to your private deck to enjoy your favorite drink in the morning or afternoon to enjoy the morning sunrises or evening sunsets. The garage measured 613 square feet making it perfect for the car enthusiast, creating a separate family cave, office, and/or workout gym. The entire fenced-in and well-thought-out modern hardscape mixed with a soft landscape with fruit trees and privacy hedges makes this backyard perfect for entertaining and safe for kids and/or pets. The ‘built-in cooler’ and water feature complete the backyard! Minutes away from shops, restaurants, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Dodger Stadium, and Downtown LA. This beauty is not to be missed and make it yours today!
Los Angeles | Val Powelson, AIA, 1954
2699 La Cuesta Drive | $1,700,000
A distinctive architectural gem in the heart of the Hollywood Hills. Nestled on a tranquil street off Mulholland Drive, this mid-century modern 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was designed and built by architect Val Powelson, AIA in 1954. Serenity abounds in this corner property, granting privacy and green views with glimpses into the canyons beyond. Surrounded by nature and filled with light, Powelson’s post-and-beam design embodies an open floor plan and high ceilings – with full-expanse windows and clerestories. The generous open kitchen, dining, and living areas, perfectly suited for entertaining, seamlessly extend outdoors to the wrap-around exterior living space and luscious gardens. The two bedroom wings on opposite sides, allow for natural separation – with the master bath ensuite and full bath accessible to the second bedroom and public spaces. Original features are felicitously blended with contemporary design touches, where all materials and details were carefully curated by its previous owner. Carport and off-street parking. As a contractor, designer, and later architect, Powelson’s notable works include, among many others, the Maranz Residence in Rancho Mirage (1960) and the Indian Wells Country Club House (1959), which was photographed by Julius Shulman.
Los Angeles | 1950 Laurel Canyon Sanctuary
2041 North Alta Vista Avenue | $1,598,000
The wifi here is Nature Preserve…situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, this private home, which sits on a double lot followed by eight consecutive lots making their way up to the ridge, is a designated “backyard wildlife sanctuary.” Hundreds of indigenous plants, expanding stairways, and flat pads create a peaceful retreat for all its guests including the pollinators and other canyon wildlife who pass through. Among the herbs and medicinal plants you will also find apricots, peaches, pomegranates, Fuji persimmons, grapefruit, orange, lemon, blackberries, Israeli cherries, and a young avocado. The sweet, perfectly proportioned home is perched on a verdant hillside, with landmark views of the Hollywood sign, canyons and mountains. Features include a wrap-around balcony off the second level, a sunlit bathroom tiled in Max Lamb’s marmoreal tile for DZEK, a custom bedroom wall divider with playful cutouts and windows, guest/office space off the second level, and custom millwork bookshelves surrounding the fireplace that creates the cozy living room. While the property’s main entrance is in the canyon, it expands to the top onto Sunset Plaza Dr. for easy walking and access to expansive ocean and city views. Centrally located to the best shops and dining within the coveted Wonderland school district. This magical place has been loved, respected and enjoyed, and in return, has offered itself as a springboard and refuge to live, work, grow, and dream from.
Los Angeles | Laurel Canyon Oasis
8748 Lookout Mountain Avenue | $1,595,000
Located on a sunny corner lot in prime Laurel Canyon, this special home is filled with style and the best of canyon living. A double door entry leads you into an open floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings and large glass doors bringing the outdoors in. The living room with fireplace flows seamlessly into the dining room and kitchen which features stainless appliances, a breakfast bar, and plenty of room to prepare epic meals. Hardwood floors, a powder room and a garage with direct access round out the spacious lower level. Heading upstairs you discover a luxurious primary bedroom complete with en suite bathroom, high ceilings and a private balcony. Two additional bedrooms with canyon views and a full bathroom as well as a great office nook add to the comfortable and practical space. Outdoors you discover a large flat yard perfect for entertaining or playing with the kids. A built-in bbq with bar and an outdoor dining area make dining al fresco an everyday experience. A large grassy yard leads to a deck with hot tub as well as a separate lounging area with fire pit. A magical neighborhood and wonderful home all located within walking distance of the coveted Wonderland School District.
Silver Lake | Designer FrogTown Commerical 5-Unit
2930 & 2926 Denby Avenue | $6,995,000
Incredibly rare commercial compound comprised of 2 separate structures and 5 spacious units, deep in the heart of the East side’s sought after FrogTown. The largest and most prominent unit has been diligently restored with the intention to marry the structures early 1900’s character with today’s modern conveniences. Soaring vaulted ceilings welcome one into the open space, which unfolds into a unique blending of several uncommon custom rustic and modern flavors. Reclaimed wooden support beams were salvaged from a 1920’s building in DTLA and European sinks from a London schoolhouse were shipped and carefully installed in the bathrooms. A floating vintage wood-burning mid-century fireplace anchors the unit and a retractable glass door floods the interior with light, allowing for a breathable space in which the lush exterior courtyard and interior become one. The flagship unit also benefits from many recent upgrades including commercial HVAC, new skylights, high-end security system, a custom kitchen with open shelving and stainless steel appliances, artisan lighting, an oversized concrete shower, and more. Just minutes from top-shelf amenities such as Wax Paper, La Colombe, Just What I Kneaded, Frogtown Brewery, Ivanhoe and more. The property is comfortably situated on the rim of the LA River which may soon benefit from a groundbreaking transition by renowned Architect Frank Gehry. A unique commercial opportunity in one of the most desirable pockets of the Eastside.
Hancock Park | The R.W. Pridham Residence
115 North Rossmore Avenue| $12,000,000
One of the most sought after and storied estates in Hancock Park:: Magically woven into the historical fabric of Los Angeles, The Pridham Residence tells an unrivaled story of legacy and celebrity:: Originally built by business and civic leader R.W. Pridham, who proudly sat as Chairman of the LA County’s Board of Supervisors, the 8390 Square Foot home is a harmonious marrying of Spanish Mediterranean, Federal, and Italian Renaissance styles. Remarkably intact, a keystone arched entry door, Corinthian columns, oversized fanlight windows and hipped dormers are just some of the original exterior hallmarks of the residence. Inside, emotional Federal Revival details welcome one into the cathedral entry and living space which includes a grand sweeping staircase, detailed balustrade, and dentil moldings that coat almost every wall and ceiling, all astonishingly unblemished. A walnut-paneled office with parquet floors overlooks the large pool and grounds. Situated on almost an acre of land, the Pridham residence boasts unblocked views of the Wilshire Country Club from every rear window, pool, multiple decks and the two custom cabana’s that flank each side of the park-like yard, surrounded by thoughtfully designed landscaping. One of only 7 incredibly rare double lot properties in Hancock Park, the estate was also owned by Olympic athlete Ray Dodge and is most known for its ownership under the legendary Frank Sennes, who founded the highly successful Moulin Rouge, which was the biggest nightclub and showroom in America at the time. The home was also rumored to have been a crash-pad for Frank Sinatra, and has hosted several celebrities, political events, weddings, and was featured in films. A unique opportunity for a rare transfer of legacy.