DPP March 23, 2023
This week's newest listings present an amazing opportunity to tour architectural homes throughout Los Angeles county. From a glass-walled masterpiece designed by famed architect, William Pereira, AIA, in the sunny San Fernando Valley to a modern four-structure private compound in Pasadena, our newest listings cover all the bases. Interested in true city living? Check out 47th-floor unit at the Ritz-Carlton in the heart of DTLA or stop by the Hollywood Hills corner-unit condo with ample views of the hills. Happy hunting!
Chatsworth | The Farralone House | William Pereira, AIA.
9216 Farralone Avenue | $16,500,000
A half-mile proprietary road sweeps you up to the private restored masterpiece of glass-walled pavilions seamlessly embracing the almost 4 flat acres of pine-studded grounds and the panorama of the 1,325-acre meadowlands of Lake Chatsworth nature preserve. Beyond, the Santa Monica, Santa Susanna, Verdugo, and San Gabriel Mountains frame the 360-degree view of the communities of West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Calabasas and all the way to Universal Studios. A broad ambulatory leads guests to the center pavilion revealing the major proportions of the residence with its 16-foot ceilings, luminous white walls, and floors. This entry gallery leads them directly through giant sliding doors to the 50-foot pool, lounge terrace, and the pergola. Flanking the entry pavilion are the grand parlor or living room with zebra cork floors and a separate master suite and wing. The dining room, kitchen, and three ensuite bedrooms with sitting room comprise the westerly structure. The arcaded pergola, a modern cloister, directs one to the pool house/cabana/gym. Either of two walkways meander to the sequestered one-bedroom guest house with its own pool.The complex totals five bedrooms, six and a half baths, and two kitchens with approximately 15 acres of grounds and a huge motor court. Ripe for equestrian retreat, vineyard, or tract map potential on part of property. The residence, guest house and pool are replete with Hollywood lore, from Francis Lederer, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Sinatra, Monroe, and a lore that continues with the site's vaunted film/video locations. More than his masterpiece, this property may be Pereira's culmination of residential design. It is truly a "One Of A Kind" home.
Pasadena | Architectural Compound with Atelier, Guest and Pool House
1155 Linda Vista Avenue | $7,750,000
Modern four-structure private compound, totalling 6,600 sqft and anchored within a grove of old-growth California oak trees on over a half an acre flat lot in western Pasadena – includes large primary residence, separate atelier, guest house and pool bath house. Compelling, yet restrained palette of concrete, steel, glass and wood combined with grand scale and expansive angled gables complements that embraces the inherent serenity of nature and site. The main house features a voluminous public entertaining space with vaulted ceilings and unlimited walls of operable glass and sliders. The kitchen acts as the warm center of the home with custom milled cabinetry, chef’s appliances and direct access to the exterior dining pavilion and grounds beyond. The first floor primary suite features a panel-lined dressing room and spa-like bath. Additionally, a guest suite, as well as a private den/library on the opposite wing. Gallery shelving line the staircase leading up to two auxiliary bedrooms with their own balconies and shared bath. The lower level of the home features a grand media/entertainment/play space anchored by an additional fireplace. Large east/west swimmers pool and spa flanked by two of the largest specimen oak trees on-axis with the property — with separate guest house to the north, atelier building to the south and pool bath house to the west — all offering soaring ceilings of a unique double gable design. Crescent motor court with flanked two, two-car garages to entice the motoring enthusiast.
DTLA | Ritz-Carlton Residence
900 W Olympic Blvd, #47C | $3,550,000
Contemporary, generous in size, and located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, this is a rare opportunity to secure a highly sought-after home in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Residences. This stunning haven, one of the largest in the building, has been tastefully reimagined to offer a perfect blend of sophisticated elegance and modern function. Inside the breathtaking 47th-floor unit, discover a vibrant interior displaying an impressive array of high-end finishes. From a sophisticated palette accentuated by gleaming tile and hardwood flooring to handcrafted tiled accent walls and striking designer wallpaper, impeccable details greet you at every turn. High ceilings adorned with upgraded spot lighting soar above the open-concept main gathering areas, anchored by floor-to-ceiling curtain glass walls framing sweeping city views. The desirable layout allows a seamless flow when entertaining in your living room and dining area. Opulent lighting sets an intimate mood for dinner parties while a mirrored accent wall visually expands the space. Sure to please even the most demanding cook, an exceptional kitchen treats you to a suite of state-of-the-art Gaggenau stainless steel appliances, sleek European-inspired cabinetry, and rich quartz countertops. Try new recipes as guests sip drinks at the oversized, multi-seater bar with two convenient wine refrigerators. Wake up to inspiring sunrises in all the bedrooms where thoughtfully designed closets have built-in organizers for the discerning fashionista. One is ensuite while a shared bath accommodates the other. Equal parts comfort and style, the generous primary suite showcases a seating area by the picture window. Imagine unwinding with a nightcap as you watch the sunset paint brilliant streaks across the sky. Pamper yourself in the luxe 5-piece ensuite with a double vanity, Robern medicine cabinets, a separate shower, and a spa-like soaking tub overlooking the horizon. A deep walk-in closet completes this truly private sanctuary. Glass barn doors imported from Germany reveal an abundance of storage space. Other notable features include an in-unit washer/dryer. As premium perks for living here, you get access to the world-class amenities the Ritz-Carlton is known for, including the resort-like pool and spa, two levels of community lounges, a private conference room, exercise room and room service. Additionally, you get to enjoy the services of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. When you choose to venture out, an unbeatable location at LA Live, downtown LA's shopping, dining, and entertainment district puts everything you need just outside your doorstep. Ready to experience the enviable lifestyle that most only dream of? Come for a tour before this amazing residence is gone for good!
Pasadena | Italianate Villa
3237 Barhite Street | $2,100,000
This stunning Italianate Villa boasts an incomparable setting. It is perfectly placed against a backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains offering views of the entire San Gabriel Valley. This architecturally designed home features rooms of generous proportions yet has a gracious and inviting ambiance. Multiple French doors open on all sides to create a true Mediterranean feel and connection with the surrounding nature and vistas beyond. A colonnaded cloister-like walkway with archways creates a grand entrance. The front door opens onto a soaring foyer. The formal living room is grand in scale, featuring an ornate marble fireplace and French doors on all sides that draw the eye to the beautiful view. The family room features a sleek modern fireplace and a casual eating area with sets of French doors that open to the covered patio for alfresco dining. The pool and large deck offer a true oasis. The greenery and backdrop of the mountains beyond are reminiscent of a Tuscan holiday. The kitchen has the classical layout preferred by chefs. There is a 62” Wolf range included in the sale that has been moved to the garage. A new owner will undoubtedly design a new kitchen around this piece de resistance, the envy of any professional chef. The formal dining room offers warmth and a note of elegance. With French doors opening to the covered front covered walkway is a perfectly organic connection to offer an aperitif on the veranda. The bright rooms are flooded with natural light and accented by dark wood doors and trim. There are five bedrooms in total. The primary bedroom has stunning views and features two walk-in closets and a spacious bath. In all there are five bedrooms, three full baths-and-a-half bath on the second floor and a guest powder room on the first floor. The upstairs of the original home, built in 1983, was expanded by prior owners to create a two bedroom suite with kitchenette and full bathroom. The crown jewel of the interior is an enormous upstairs great room, lined with built-in bookshelves. Conceived as an office, it could be a glorious master suite. There are countless windows offering sweeping views and French doors leading to a wrap-around balcony. This is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning views of the San Gabriel Valley, by day, and the twinkling lights by night. The lot is 31,059 square feet, featuring a pool and expansive deck area with patios off the living and family rooms for alfresco entertaining. Lost in the clouds, enjoying sweeping vistas of the valley and mountains, this is a true oasis. A unique opportunity to own an exquisitely designed home with endless possibilities.
Pasadena | 1928 English Revival
841 Victoria Drive | $1,725,000
Welcome to this incredibly restored 1928 English revival that is filled with the elegance and grace of a bygone era. Built by Rex Weston, an architect with the Bungalowcraft Co., this property has been featured in architectural publications due to its lovely design, quality, and craftsmanship. The 2,524 square foot interior was remodeled, ensuring a seamless marriage of the character of the period with the modern amenities of today. The four bedroom, three bath home has been extensively redone with no space overlooked. The lower level includes a welcoming foyer that leads to the elegant living room wrapped in windows with a stately fireplace, a coved ceiling, and fabulous fixtures. There is a beautiful formal dining room with a tray ceiling that connects to the fully reimagined kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a built-in desk, and a separate mudroom or laundry area all done in high-end finishes. The first floor also has three charming bedrooms as well as two fully gorgeous baths with marble or quartz counters, hexagonal tile, and gleaming hardware. The upper floor features a light-filled, primary suite with tall ceilings, a small reading nook, a walk-in closet, verdant tree-top views as well as a spa-like bath that has double sinks, an individual shower, and tub as well as ample storage. The 7,945 square foot lot is meticulously landscaped and features California native plants that highlight the picturesque curb appeal that beckons visitors to enter the front gated courtyard that is ideal for entertaining, relaxing, or simply enjoying your morning coffee as the neighbors stroll past. There is a secondary back-covered patio that is perfect for drinks on warm summer evenings or dinner al fresco. Don't miss this amazing home, on the sought-after historic Victoria Drive. It is an incredible opportunity to inhabit a magnificent piece of Pasadena history.
South Pasadena | Custom-Built Condominium
203 Cedar Crest Avenue | $1,679,000
New Build | Imaginative | Intentional Simplicity | Rare Opportunity to purchase a brand-new, custom-built condominium on Raymond Hill in South Pasadena delivering unobstructed, panoramic views as far as the eye can see. This contemporary two-level unit has a free-flowing floor plan with an angular simplicity, adaptable to the owner's unique concept of Home. Bathed in natural light from the numerous windows, this 2,395 square foot (measured) condominium offers a total of 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The entry level features a living/dining room combination, full bath, fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom with a half-bath, plus a bonus room encased in windows - providing the perfect canvas for any type of inspired work. The upper level unfolds with a sun-drenched landing and two ensuite bedrooms at opposite ends of the floor that are enriched with private terraces and views. The home has an expansive 2-car garage with designated space for laundry and a storage closet. In addition, there is an exclusive-use 2-car parking pad as well as street parking (overnight permit required). Located in the quaint and eclectic Raymond Hill neighborhood on the former site of the famous Raymond Hotel, and only minutes from many of South Pasadena's community favorites, popular eateries, specialty shops and parks. Enjoy the benefits of a historically strong and diverse community spirit with exceptional schools at all levels. The Raymond Hill Condominium Complex offers two separate and unique residences --203 Cedar Crest Avenue and 204 Mockingbird Lane.
Glassell Park | Mid-Century Traditional
1429 El Paso Drive | $949,000
Located in the heart of NELA and perched above the street is this cozy turn-key, 1952 California Mid-Century Traditional. Tastefully renovated from the inside to the outside. This home offers two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a living space of 852 square feet on a 4,870 square foot lot. The entry welcomes you to the main living spaces which consist of the living room, dining area, and re-imagined kitchen. Other kitchen appointments include new cabinetry with plenty of storage, new quartz countertops, and new stainless-steel appliances. Other new features include Stone Polymer Composite waterproof flooring throughout, new vinyl dual pane windows, recessed lighting, central heat and air system, tankless water heater, and a mahogany front door. The terraced backyard offers multiple entertaining areas including a generous covered patio with low maintenance open yard space on the same level, but the showstopper is the oversized deck on the upper level of the yard. This space is perfect for all year-round gatherings with friends and family, evening hangouts, or just quiet times with your favorite beverage while enjoying the spectacular views of the Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains. This home is centrally located and minutes away to trendy Eagle Rock and Highland Park restaurants and shops, Dodger Stadium, and Downtown LA. Make this home yours today!
Playa Vista | Renovated Unit at Metro Playa Vista
5625 Crescent Park, West, #127 | $915,000
Renovated, spacious two bedroom / two bathroom designer unit on the first floor at the coveted Metro in Playa Vista, in the heart of Silicon Beach. Moments away from the ocean, with all of the amenities of The Center Pointe Club, which features a fitness center, 2 pools, basketball courts, a screening room, a lounge with outdoor patio, business center, conference room, and The Great Room–perfect for parties and community events. Enjoy nearby walking and bike trails, trendy restaurants and highly-rated cafes, multiple parks, Whole Foods, Cinemark Movie Theater, and close to the Playa Vista Elementary School and the public community library. This move-in ready unit features wood floors, an open floor plan, a renovated entertainer’s kitchen, stainless-steel appliances, quartz stone countertops, a tranquil primary bedroom suite. a secondary bedroom suite, updated bathrooms, an in-unit washer dryer, fireplace, recessed lighting, central heat and a/c, an outdoor balcony and secure parking.
Hollywood | Single-Level Condo with Amazing Views
1601 N Fuller Avenue, #503 |$899,000
Centrally located and situated at the base of Hollywood Hills, this sun drenched condo is full of ambiance from its ample views of the hills and city to its open spaces full of style. This upper level, corner unit is positioned to take in all the good vibes this quintessential LA complex has to offer. Two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms expand over 1,500 sqft. The main living space includes the kitchen, dining area, and living room which opens to the balcony making impressive use of its open concept. Concrete floors throughout lend a cool and modern touch to match the ease of living. Both bedrooms are en-suite while the primary bedroom includes a walk-in closet and remodeled bathroom. The front bedroom has balcony access with endless views to the West. The remodeled kitchen has been outfitted with a sizable island, backsplash, and plenty of storage and counterspace. Enjoy the convenience of having your own washer/dryer in unit. Building amenities offered are a rooftop pool (currently not in service), secured building access with cameras, tandem garage parking spaces, and guest parking. Close to Runyon Canyon, the strip, WeHo and tons of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Fuller Towers is ideal for anyone looking to take advantage of a classic LA experience and lifestyle.
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