4 Sale – 7047 3rd Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, $385,000 3 beds, 2 baths

October 20th, 2014

1526 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Park Mesa Heights
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – New to Market: Beautiful 1928 Pac Pal Building That Housed Tragic Starlet Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Cafe is Up For Grabs

October 20th, 2014

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Hey, remember that kooky guesthouse in Pacific Palisades that popped up for rent on Craigslist about a month ago—the one situated above the garage in which the popular actress and restaurateur Thelma Todd met her untimely end in 1935? Well a tipster has passed along the news that the 15,000-square-foot, Spanish-style building that once housed the screen star’s eponymous seaside cafe on its groundfloor, a private nightclub for Hollywood elites on its second, and Todd’s glamorous apartment on its third, has also recently come available.

According to a 2002 LA Times feature, Todd’s business partner (and former director/lover) Roland West continued operating the cafe after her death, with mixed results. After West died, the building passed into the hands of his widow, singer Lola Lane. A devout Catholic, Lane invited a priest named Father Bud Kieser to run his religiously-oriented film and TV production company, Paulist Productions, out of the ground floor, eventually deeding the building to the production company. And that’s how they came to own a gorgeous building in a prime location worth millions of dollars.

Per the listing, the historic 1928 structure now offers two floors of office space along with the groundfloor production studio, 360-degree views from the top floor, and “direct bridge access to the sand.” Sited on a 22,146-square-foot lot, it’s asking $ 7.995 million.


· Historic Building For Sale – 17575 Pacific Coast Highway [CBRE]
· Rent the Oddball Guesthouse at Pac Pal’s Notorious, Possibly Murderous Castillo Del Mar [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Young Guns 2014: Reminder: Young Guns Nominations Close in Exactly Two Weeks

October 20th, 2014

1curbed_002.jpgHere’s your official reminder that nominations are open for Curbed Young Guns 2014, our search for the next wave of architects and interior designers. Nominees must be under the age of 35 and they must be based in the United States, but other than that, we’re hoping to represent as many locales and specialties as possible. Got someone to nominate for #cyg14? Deadline is Oct. 31, so go go go.
ยท Curbed Young Guns Official Nominee Form [Curbed National]
· All Young Guns 2014 posts [Curbed National]

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4 Sale – 3773 May St, Los Angeles, CA 90066, $1,199,000 3 beds, 3 baths

October 20th, 2014

1560 sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Mar Vista
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Lady Gaga Bought a Crazy Secret Bowling Alley House in Malibu For $23 Million

October 19th, 2014

Whoa, TMZ reports that Lady Gaga has just bought her first house in Southern California and it is, sadly, more “new, classy Lady Gaga” than “old school bananas Lady Gaga,” but it’s still pretty damn crazy. Warner Brothers Worldwide Consumer Products Division founder Dan Romanelli listed the Malibu house in June for $ 24.95 million—it has an underground “batcave” that’s accessed via “secret door” from the living room and is packed with a huge wine cellar, theater with wetbar, and a 1960s-era two-lane bowling alley. The 10,270-square-foot house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a safe room, an office with attached gym and elevator, and comes with a saltwater pool, eight-horse stable, dressage ring, guest cottage, and a bocce ball court, all on about six acres across from Zuma Beach. Gaga closed on the house in early September for $ 23 million, according to Redfin.

· Malibu Mansion With Secret-Entry Bowling Alley Asking $ 25MM [Curbed LA]

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4 Sale – 2419 2419 1/4 2419 1/2 2421 3rd Ave Unknown, Los Angeles, CA 90018, $534,032 5 beds, 3 baths

October 19th, 2014

3630 sqft, 5 beds, 3 baths, property in Los Angeles, CA – Jefferson
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – New to Market: Full House Creator Getting Very Randy Talking About This House He Wants to Sell You

October 19th, 2014

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Jeff Franklin, the man who created the classic TV shows Full House and Family Matters, built and is now selling a huge mansion on a piece of land above the Sunset Strip that he’s owned for almost 30 years. Designed by the king of over-the-top megamansions, Richard Landry, the estate has never been occupied and Franklin isn’t going to move in because he’s already quite happy in his Landry-designed dream home (with 15-car underground garage and six bars) in Beverly Hills. Also because “It makes no sense to have your winter house five minutes from your summer house,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. Duh. Listed at $ 30 million, the four-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion has plenty of its own perks, including “the sexiest bedroom [Franklin's] ever seen” and … well, he mostly talks about the bedroom.

· In addition to the six-car underground garage that can also serve as a nightclub, the house has a jacuzzi and pool, a completely retractable skylight, and “a couple of bars.” Franklin assures that “The vibe is really special,” but he gets much more poetic when talking about the strong sexual powers of the master bedroom, which he calls the “coolest thing” about the house.
· For starters, the top-floor master bedroom has retractable glass walls, creating the effect that you are a gem in “a sexy little jewel box.” Feeling confident? Good, because you’re about to flash Los Angeles.
· Buying this house is in general a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the city your birthday suit, exhibitionists. “The indoor-outdoor shower [in the master bedroom] is like taking a shower on top of Los Angeles. No one can see you unless you want them to.”
· Still not convinced that the peek-a-boo shower and the glass-case effect are irresistibly sexy? But this bedroom is like oysters plus champagne times Marvin Gaye! Franklin gives some convincing straight talk: “If you can’t get laid in that bedroom, there’s something wrong with you.” That’s right: if you and this bedroom together cannot seal the deal, seek medical help because there is a problem.
· On top of it all, what kind of person does Franklin envision enjoying this sensual abode? “I don’t know if Leo DiCaprio needs another home, but that’s the kind of guy who should live there.”


·‘Full House’ Creator Lists $ 30M Home: “If You Can’t Get Laid in That Bedroom, There’s Something Wrong With You” [THR]
· 1302 Collingwood Place [The Agency]
· Richard Landry [Curbed LA]

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