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Curbed – New to Market: Be the Second Owner Ever of This Groovy Mid-Century Mod in Sherman Oaks

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hitting the market for the first time since being built in 1964 is this mid-century modern in the Royal Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. While the five-bedroom, three-bath residence is definitely in need of a sensitive update (its remuddled kitchen is especially painful to contemplate), it’s not hard to envision it becoming quite a snazzy showplace. Among its many strong selling points are high ceilings, period light fixtures, a custom terrazzo entry, a wet bar, (some) original tile and countertops, built-ins, walls of glass, a swimming pool, and spectacular Valley and mountain views. Last but not least, it’s sited on a 1.19-acre lot. Asking price is a bidding-war-inciting $ 1.399 million.

· 15740 Castlewoods Drive [Official site]

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Curbed – New to Market: Pierre Koenig’s 1963 Iwata House For Sale For First Time Ever

Monday, August 18th, 2014

This incredible house, sited on a 1.6-acre hilltop lot in Monterey Park, was designed by architect Pierre Koenig, who’s most famous for his Case Study Houses Nos. 21 (aka the Bailey House) and 22 (aka the iconic Stahl House). His Iwata House was built in 1963 for a Dr. and Mrs. Iwata and never once changed hands over the years. The house is spread out over nearly 5,000 square feet and was originally built with six bedrooms that were later converted to four larger rooms; “Can be put back easily,” assures the listing. The immense kitchen, like the rest of the interior, has been remodeled, and now includes two islands and fancy appliances. Outside, there’s a saltwater pool and a barbecue/entertainment nook. The asking price is $ 1.888 million.

· 912 Summit Pl, Monterey Park, CA 91754 [Zillow]
· 912 Summit Place [Official Site]

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Curbed – Curbed Maps: Ever since 2008′s recession, the Real…

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

ql60267633.jpgEver since 2008′s recession, the Real Housewives franchise has morphed from a show about wealthy women to a show about formerly wealthy women contracted to live a lifestyle (read: with a wine glass the size of a baby’s head forever in hand) they could no longer afford. Curbed National today maps all the foreclosed palaces of the Housewives, from Teresa Giudice’s New Jersey castle to Tamra “I’m the hottest housewife” Barney’s Tuscan mini-manse in California. This way. [Curbed National]

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Curbed – What It Sold For: The Most Early-Nineties House Ever Has Sold in Silver Lake

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The most early-nineties house ever finally sold! Way back in 2007 we brought you this aggressively gray-and-stainless-steel house in Silver Lake when it was asking $ 1.399 million, and we all had a good laugh. The house has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms (the master bath has a urinal and mood lighting), commercial appliances, and exposed ductwork. It didn’t sell. Then this past December it was back, chopped all the way down to $ 879,000. Well, either the nineties are back or the market hasn’t calmed down as much as we thought because the place just sold for a teeny bit over asking–$ 880,000.

· 3209 Windsor Ave [Redfin]
· The Most Early ’90s House Ever Still Hasn’t Sold in Silver Lake [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Recaps: The Best Place I Ever Sold: Selling LAers Speak, pt 2

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

On Friday, HGTV took an hour of our lives to ask the realtors from the Selling LA/Selling New York franchises, “What was the best place you ever sold?” These are the homes chosen by the realtors from the Valerie Fitzgerald Group.

Agent: Valerie Fitzgerald, Valerie Fitzgerald Group
Best Place: 1754 Sunset Plaza Drive
Features: 11,000 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 12 baths, 3 pools, 2 gourmet kitchens
Sale Price: $ 14.9 million (has not sold)
Why: The owner/developer Richard Tuil turned a 2,000 sq.ft. house into Villa Alegra – an 11,000 sq.ft. “Venitian” behemoth. Valerie explains that she almost had a buyer, a couple from France, who was willing to offer $ 11 million in cash. However, Richard bitch slapped the offer away, taking it as an insult. Therefore, Valerie didn’t actually sell it, but she still hopes to, eventually. More on the home here and here.

2012-02-bpies-bhpo_thumb.jpg Agent: Dominique Jeramaz, Valerie Fitzgerald Group
Best Place: 1957 Coldwater Canyon Drive
Features: 4,000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, pool, three fireplaces
Sale Price: $ 2.33 million (in 2007)
Why: The home was originally sold by Dominique to her father, who then upgraded the home and resold it in 2007. In her voice-over, Dominique notes: “From the minute you walk in the front door of this home, you’re transcended back to the 1950s, but kind of in a cooler way… maybe?” Maybe indeed, Dominique. Maybe, indeed.

2012-02-bpies-carlyle_thumb1.jpg Agent: Nicole Contreras, Valerie Fitzgerald Group
Best Place: 10776 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse Unit
Features:5,700 sq. ft., 3 beds, 4.5 baths,
Sale Price: $ 10.5 million (in 2011)
Why: Nicole sold this one in 2011, and chooses it as the best place she ever sold because the people that live there are really happy. Nice. The unit has an open kitchen and expansive views throughout. The master bedroom is set in its own wing of the penthouse, and features his and hers walk in closets with a combined square footage of 800 sq. ft. Nicole deems it very luxurious.

For those of you interested in seeing the homes chosen by Marisa Zanuck and Rebekah Schwartz of Hilton & Hyland, the full episode is available for viewing on the HGTV web site.

· The Best Place I Ever Sold, pt 1 [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Recaps: The Best Place I Ever Sold: Selling LAers Speak

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Last night, HGTV took an hour of our lives to ask the realtors from the Selling LA/Selling New York franchises, “What was the best place you ever sold?” As you can imagine, the Selling New Yorkers picked $ 2 million, 3 bedroom apartments with views of the gray building across the street or a bridge. But what were the best places sold by the LA realtors. These are the homes chosen by the realtors from Keller-Williams

Agent: David Bailey, Keller Williams
Best Place: 540 Vick Place in Trousdale Estates
Features: 5,046 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, Pool, Guest House
Sale Price: Not Disclosed (in 2006)
Why: The property was originally built for McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc in 1962. It was purchased, per David’s description, by “a legend in the health food industry.” The new homeowner purchased the adjacent property and converted it into a guesthouse.

2012-02-hilloak-byrd_thumb.jpgAgent: Kennon Earl, Keller Williams
Best Place: 5691 Hill Oak Drive in Los Feliz
Features: 4,500 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 360 degree views
Sale Price: $ 4 million (in 2006)
Why: The home was designed by famed architect Robert Byrd. The homeowners left the exterior untouched, but remodeled the interior. The partial removal of the second floor allowed them to put in a floor to ceiling bookshelf system.

2012-02-camino_real.JPGAgent: Steven Aaron, Keller Williams
Best Place: 2202 S. Camino Real in Palm Springs
Features: 3,519 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, Pool
Sale Price: $ 1.245 million (in 2006)
Why: It’s a mid-century modern gem… with a pool… in Palm Springs. What’s not to love? Steven found the house for his client while driving around Palm Springs. It wasn’t actually on the market when he spotted it but as luck would have it, the home was listed soon thereafter and they were able to snatch it before someone else could.

The entire episode is available for viewing here. We’ll bring you the homes chosen by the agents from Hilton & Hyland and the Valerie Fitzgerald Group tomorrow.

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