DPP November 22, 2022
This week, enjoy a curated selection of some of our newest and noteworthy listings. Featuring a two-story loft-like structure, a 1922 Italian Revival with a guest house, an impeccably designed home in Laurel Canyon, Mediterranean-style homes in Pasadena and Sierra Madre, and a 1942 Traditional home minutes from Venice Beach. From west to east, these homes showcase some of the best architectural styles Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley have to offer.
Pacific Palisades | Finn Kappe, A.I.A. 1992
390 Vance Street | $6,350,000
Designed by Finn Kappe and completed in 1992, the site originally housed a small historical Spanish structure which was honored by preserving the facade. The residence, however, is a two-story modern semi-industrial loft-like structure, as expected with the impressive lineage of the Kappe name. Constructed mostly of cinder block and glass, the house is warmly contrasted with oak floors and timbered doors. Sited on a rim of a private lane, overlooking Rustic-Santa Monica Canyons, the house captures expansive green belt and urban views in all directions while flooded with natural light. Centering the house is the dramatic, voluminous, living room and fireplace set against the two-story glass wall embracing the canyon backdrop. The main, upper level includes the comfortable loft-like open kitchen, dining/family room wing connecting seamlessly to the outdoor deck and gardens. On the Northern side, on the same level, a large open private space and bath offer the flexibility of a main bedroom suite or flex space. On the lower level, the inviting living/family room divides the main bedroom suite plus two additional bedrooms and bath. All of the rooms open to the terraced gardens or decks through the floor-to-ceiling wooden doors and custom steel encased windows. The domicile is centrally located in close proximity to Canyon Square, Canyon Elementary, the Pacific Palisades Village, Santa Monica proper, the Santa Monica Conservancy Mountains, and State Beach.
Laurel Canyon | Designer View Home
8165 Mannix Drive | $4,350,000
Perched in Lower Laurel Canyon sits this impeccably curated home– by designer, Studio Keiko. Upon entering the property you are immediately struck by unobstructed jetliner views of DTLA and the hills. Sliding nano doors delete the line between indoors and out. On the main level is the heart of the home, a fully custom Boffi kitchen made in Italy. This seamless kitchen with floating cabinetry includes the latest from Miele, Sub Zero, Wolf, Dekton, and Definitive Technologies. Walk-in pantry with Sub Zero Freezer Drawers, Miele plate warmer, Dekton countertops, Sicilian Lava stone, wine fridge, custom liquor cabinet, and a Miele Sous-Vide / Steam Oven. A large dining area complete with clay walls, a one-of-a-kind powder room composed of hand-crafted sand tiles imported from Italy, and a spacious living room anchored by the first of the fireplaces and over 1000 sq ft of decks complete the entry level. On one side of the lower level sits the spacious Primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and full city views from the shower and tub and bedroom– complete with a private deck. At the other end, an additional two bedrooms with outdoor decks and views. Full bath and large laundry room. The top level is an open-concept flex space with the second of two fireplaces. Perfect for an at-home office, family tv room, or both. Very rare opportunity to own a property in this location with an ideal floor plan, over 500 sq ft of bonus storage space (unfinished shop and unfinished basement), plus a sizable fenced-in dog run on the hillside. Canyon living yet moments away from the infamous Sunset Strip.
Altadena | 1922 Italian Revival
2391 Santa Rosa Avenue | $2,649,000
One of the crown jewels of Altadena, this magnificent 1922 Italian Revival, attributed to J. W. Woodworth & Son, with Kenneth Gordon acting as the Architect, is sited on over one-half acre on the famed Christmas Tree Lane. It exemplifies old-world craftsmanship as well as the elegance and opulence of the Golden Age of architecture. Some of the incredible features in this four bedroom, four bath home, plus an office and detached guest house, include a grand entry, tall coved ceilings, appealing arches, gleaming hardwood floors, balconies, terraces, exquisite original wrought iron hardware, leaded glass built-ins, soaring Palladian windows, custom milled doors, as well as wonderful woodwork throughout. The residence has been lovingly cared for and has two exquisitely remodeled baths including the spa-like bathroom that adjoins the spacious primary suite that is wrapped in windows and opens out to an expansive balcony that showcases sweeping views of our majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Your senses are captivated by the sheer beauty of the handsome architectural details and the soothing sunlit rooms. The property is unparalleled. In addition, there is a fully appointed guest house with kitchen and an extra finished basement space plus a three-car garage. The gated, private lot is beautifully landscaped and surrounds the home with verdant vistas, a tranquil trickling pond, numerous serene seating areas as well as a hand poured, welcoming firepit seating area. This is a true sanctuary with unlimited places to relax, celebrate or entertain. Welcome home to your own gated paradise in Altadena.
Sierra Madre | Mediterranean Villa
618 West Highland Avenue | $1,999,500
Beautiful 1930 Mediterranean Villa in a lovely part of highly sought after Sierra Madre. This wonderfully updated period home is located just across from the historic Alverno campus, and offers many original features including built-ins, covered balconies, wrought iron work, and two large unfinished basements. Handmade Spanish/Mexican tiles, original Spanish-style decorative door knobs, and other lovely details abound. The entire property has also had many upgrades such as new copper plumbing to street mainline, quake bolting, new wiring, newer HVAC systems, remodeled upstairs bathroom and main house kitchen, and more. A wonderful front balcony off the main bedroom provides amazing mountain views and a peaceful ambiance. The den off the main bedroom can be used as an office or extra bedroom. This unique property offers over 3,200 square feet of living space spread between two separate, adjacent homes. The main house offers five bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, while the guest/maid’s quarters has two bedrooms and one bath. Arch by entryway bathroom can be opened to combine guest quarters with main home if so desired.
Arcadia | English Tudor on Large Lot
643 West Lemon Avenue | $1,625,000
Wonderful fixer on a large 15,121 square foot lot in prime Baldwin Stocker territory. Facing south, the house features 2,801 square feet of living space (measured), four bedrooms and an office. The office was previously the fifth bedroom, but the closet was removed and could easily be reinstalled. There are two primary/master suites, one downstairs and one upstairs. The home features an excellent floor plan with a living room, dining room and family room. The detached garage and bonus room are unfinished, but have wonderful potential. The large lot offers numerous exciting options — rehabbing, expanding or starting from scratch and building new.
Venice | 1942 Traditional
431 28th Avenue | $1,550,000
Incredible opportunity to own in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Venice. This three bedroom, one bathroom traditional residence is adjacent to the Venice Canals, blocks from the beach & Boardwalk, chic Abbot Kinney, top-rated restaurants, and Erewhon market. The front porch invites you into the open living /dining area and galley kitchen. The third bedroom is currently configured as an office/studio. Friends can gather for entertaining on the rear patio. The two-car garage has alley access. Enjoy as is or renovate to make it your dream home.
Pasadena | Pasadena Glen Mediterranean
1934 Pasadena Glen Road | $1,410,000
This lovely Mediterranean home is located in the Private Pasadena Glen community, one of the most beautiful spots in the foothills! The two-story entry with its dramatic staircase greets you as you enter, opening to a large living and dining area with its many windows, central fireplace, and built-in bar. Adjacent to the living room, there is a family room with large built-ins, currently used as a home office. The custom kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, center island, and quartz countertops. Off the central hall upstairs are two nice size bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a large master suite complimented with vaulted ceilings, en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, and sunroom. In addition, upstairs there is a large open-air deck overlooking the canyon with amazing treetop views! The outdoor space is really something special! An entertainer’s dream, that includes outdoor kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dining area, and beautiful fireplace. But there is more….this incredible outdoor oasis has additional patios and cozy seating areas perfect for entertaining family and friends or quiet evenings at home. To make this property complete, there is a 176 square foot Artist Studio / Workshop / Casita. All this situated just minutes away from hiking trails, golf, shopping, restaurants, markets, and transportation. A must-see to believe!
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