Is Glassell Park edging into Highland Park territory? It’s certainly adding to its roster of million-dollar housing sales these days (it’s only ever had a handful over the years). To be fair, this boxy, two-story house has been trying for a while: we saw it in 2008 asking a ballsy $ 1.229 million, then pricechopped twice more down to $ 999,000. This time around, it was listed for exactly $ 1 million and that was juuust right for someone. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house—a self-proclaimed “Bauhaus Style”—includes eco-friendly features like bamboo floors and insulated windows, as well as multiple balconies and exposed metal beams. That sale price again was $ 1 million.
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Did Meryl Streep and sculptor husband Don Gummer’s attempt to flip end up flopping? The pair have just sold their 1954 Research House by mid-century architecture firm Honnold & Rex, but they didn’t make quite as much as they’d hoped to. The Streep-Gummers paid $ 4.5 million for the house in February 2013, just after it had gotten a thorough restoration/redecoration by designer Xorin Balbes. The four-bedroom house has four bathrooms, a “walnut staircase with sculptural railing,” and skylights “for optimal display of fine art,” but for some reason, the actress and her husband didn’t want to stay for very long; they listed the house in April this year for $ 6.75 million, but with no takers, the price was chopped twice in May, finally coming to rest at $ 5.25 million. It sold this week, but for just $ 4.8 million—not quite the windfall they wanted, but a $ 300,000 flip is still something.
· 1514 Rising Glen Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 [Redfin]
· Meryl Streep Buys Honnold & Rex Research House in the Hills [Curbed LA]
· Meryl Streep Flipping Mid-Century Research House in the Hills [Curbed LA]
Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Jimmy Kimmel Selling Classy Cahuenga Pass House With Outdoor Beer Tap For $2.3 MillionFriday, August 15th, 2014
It’s hard to believe that late-night TV star Jimmy Kimmel ever co-hosted a cable show called The Man Show (which featured women jumping on trampolines in every episode) after looking at this rather grown-up and stylish house he’s just put up for sale. Coming to us via the Wall Street Journal, Kimmel’s house in the Cahuenga Pass has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a dessert case like the ones in diners, a bedroom that can also function as a recording studio, and a beer tap (BYOKeg) next to the barbecue/smoker/pizza oven in the backyard. Classy, but also of course party-ready. Kimmel bought the house back in 2002, paying just $ 925,000. It’s now listed for $ 2.299 million.
· Comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s Los Angeles House to List for $ 2.299 Million [WSJ]
· Classic Hollywood Knolls Home [Partners Trust]
In honor of Throwback Thursday, the LA Times Home section dug through the archives to find some decades-old coverage of this house, the former family home of tough-guy actor Charles Bronson and his wife, Jill Ireland, which has just hit the market with an asking price of $ 19.75 million. The celebrated lovebirds, who met on the set of The Great Escape in 1962, purchased the Bel Air estate in 1968 and encountered a bit of trouble with it right off the bat: “During an inspection of the home, Ireland became separated from her 4-year-old son, Valentine, according to a 1968 story in The Times. Fearing that the boy had become locked in a ceiling-high safe, police and the fire department were called to the scene. Upon opening, however, the vault was found empty; Valentine had gone to visit his new elementary school, Bellagio Road School, just down the street.” His new elementary school? That’s what you call a not-so-great escape.
Sited on a .69-acre lot overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club, the Spanish-style property was built in 1929 and features seven bedrooms, nine baths, a formal dining room, a music room, a game room, a gym, four fireplaces, and a PebbleTec saline pool and spa. The listing description also notes that the house “showcases elaborate wine storage for the ultimate wine connoisseur or discerning wine professional,” which makes sense, given that it’s been owned since 1995 by Colgin Cellars vintners Ann Colgin and Joe Wender.
· Charles Bronson’s former Bel-Air home on market at $ 19.75 million [LAT]
· 121 UDINE Way [Redfin]
Late last year, this house in Fairfax had a different address and a shroud of palm trees surrounding it, hiding who knows what. Previously listed as 451 S. Crescent Heights, the house sold for $ 920,000 in December—$ 55,000 below asking. Now it’s back and it’s been completely overhauled. Not only has the property emerged from it’s cloak of trees, it’s got new appliances throughout, dual master bedrooms with their own patios, double-paned windows, and a “large creative work/play” studio over the two-car garage. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence/former ugly duckling is asking $ 1.495 million.
· 6301 West Drexel Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048 [Redfin]
Curbed – New to Market: Sharp Mid-Century Modern With Frank Gehry Connection Asking $1.4 Million in Los FelizFriday, July 25th, 2014
Per its listing description, this eye-catching mid-century modern in Los Feliz’s Franklin Hills was built by a USC architecture prof and two of his students, “one of whom was Frank Gehry.” Sited on a 5,000-square-foot lot near the Shakespeare Bridge and Marshall High School, the house features three bedrooms, two baths, vaulted beamed ceilings, slate and hardwood floors, clerestory windows, a gas fireplace, a saltwater lap pool with spa, and a two-car garage. The copy also mentions a bonus room with private deck on a separate level that’s “part of original build but not part of permitted square footage.” Last sold in 2003 for $ 780,000, it’s now asking $ 1.399 million.
· 3815 ALOHA St [Estately]
Open House: Sunday, June 22, 2014 between 2 PM – 5 PM
515 N. Bundy Drive, Brentwood
Price: $ 2,995,000
Beds, Baths: 4 beds, 3 baths
Floor Area: 3,800 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: “Connecticut in Brentwood. Very beautiful and picturesque stone clad home w/ exceptional gardens, large lush yard, mature trees and rose garden. Live in, expand, remodel, large flat lot (12,237 sq. ft per tax records w/ 130 foot frontage. The home now is oozing with charm throughout. There is a flexible floor plan w/ 3 bedroom (1 tandem) plus a guest bedroom and 3.5 baths. 4 fireplaces. Throughout is fine wood detailing: mantels, bookshelves, dutch doors, french doors, beamed ceilings, shutters, cabinets, built-ins and more. Liv rm has commanding large stone fireplace and side bar. Fdr. pretty remodeled kitchen w/ brkfst area and built-in office. Master bdrm has newer bath and small walk-in. Fam rm w/ fireplace has stairs to upstairs guest bedroom w/ frplc. attached large art studio/office w/ frplc and loads of light. Private, park like setting. Covered stone patio. Architect, Welton Becket.“
Sort of hiding at the end of the listing info is the fact that the home was designed by famed LA architect Welton Becket (see: Cinerama Dome, Capitol Records Building, Music Center, UCLA Campus, etc.). Also of note was that the architect and his family also lived in the home in the 30s and 40s — there’s an LA Times article from 1944 mentioning the family bringing new born baby Welton MacDonald Becket (now an architect in Orange County) to the home to meet older brother Bruce (now an architect in Los Angeles). The home is also a recognized historic resource of the City of LA.