Posts Tagged ‘Vista’

Curbed – New to Market: Exuberantly Colored 1920s Spanish in Mar Vista Asking $979k

Friday, December 26th, 2014

How fitting that the exterior of this four-bedroom house is painted orange, because like an orange, it’s broken up into sections inside, each identified by its own unique color. That’s right: every room in this house has a different hue—Barbie-pink kitchen, salmon living room, bubble-gum dining room, red bathroom. (The only thing that isn’t the color of a sassy lipstick is the combination gym/dance studio at the back of the house.) This vibrant dwelling does come on pretty strong, but at its core, it’s a well-maintained, 1,642-square-foot bungalow, with a Batchelder-tile fireplace, in a nice neighborhood, and that’s not bad at all. Resting comfortably on a 6,249-square-foot lot, it’s asking $ 979,000.

· 3947 Albright [Christie's]
· 3947 Albright Ave. [Redfin]

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Curbed – Weekend Open House: Another Unit in the Allyn E Morris Designed Lago Vista Hits the Market, Asking $469k

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Open House: Sunday, July 20, 2014 between 2 PM – 5 PM

1701 Clinton Street #302, Echo Park

Price: $ 469,000
Beds, Baths: 2 beds, 1 bath
Floor Area: 866 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: “Unforgettable panoramic vistas will greet you from this 2-story waterfront Echo Park condo at Lago Vista, designed by noted architect Allyn E. Morris. Long heralded by fans of Mid-Century architecture, Morris’ clean lines, open floorplan, cobalt blue mosaic kitchen/bathroom tiles and concrete stairs have been thoughtfully preserved in this highly coveted unit. Perfectly situated for entertaining, the generously-sized living room opens to a private balcony with a commanding front row view of the San Gabriel mountains, the downtown skyline, and of course the recently revamped Echo Park Lake… This private gated building features a heated tear-drop shaped pool, a private dog run for your furry best friend, and 2 of your very own covered parking spaces…”

The Allyn E. Morris designed condos remain very popular, and as we’ve noted before the revamp of Echo Park Lake has helped to sell these condos. The unit last sold in 2002 for $ 160,000 and before that in 1998 for a paltry $ 95k. Ugh, where’s our time machine For reference, a similar unit sold in March for $ 439k.
· 1701 Clinton St #302, Los Angeles, CA 90026 [Trulia]

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4 Sale – 5316 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, $275,000 2 beds, 1 bath

Friday, April 4th, 2014

1599 sqft, 2 beds, 1 bath, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

Curbed – Golden Years: Come 2016, Playa Vista will be…

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

gonda%20westside.jpgCome 2016, Playa Vista will be home to a 199-unit senior living complex (called The Fountainview at Gonda Westside) designed by architectural powerhouse Gensler, and it looks so cool, the residents will probably have to beg generations of their progeny to leave. Like a beautiful, sedentary cruise ship, the upper-crust development will have a swimming pool, garden, spa, and observation deck on the roof, plus an on-site theater, library and fitness center. [BLA]

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Curbed – Weekend Open House: Charm Filled English Tudor Style Home on Mar Vista Hill

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Open House: Sunday, January 12, 2014 between 1 PM – 4 PM

3617 Grand View Boulevard, Mar Vista
Price: $ 1,175,000
Beds, Baths: 3 beds, 2.75 baths
Floor Area: 3,135 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: “Elegant Tudor Castle Awaits! Don’t miss out on this amazing 3/3b home w/ over 3,000sq. ft of living space on coveted Mar Vista Hill! Grand living room & family room w/ soaring ceilings, fireplaces, wet bar, & exposed wood beam detail from renowned wood carver Raymond Enkeboll. The grand sophistication continues into the formal dining room & kitchen. Kitchen features breakfast area, island w/ granite counter top & built in sink, built in mini bbq, dual oven & microwave setup, & walk in pantry. Beautiful French doors from kitchen & family room lead out to cozy patio w/ built in hot tub. Master suite fit for a King or Queen! Suite decorated w/ exposed wood beam ceilings, stone fireplace, separate sitting area w/ beautiful bay windows, wet bar, & HUGE walk in closet. En suite bath features double sink vanity, spacious bathtub, private toilet area w/ bidet, & standing shower. Notable features-private gated driveway, charming front landscape w/ fountain, 2 car attached garage w/ w/d hookups & attic for storage!”

Tudor castle, indeed. Also, vintage grandma. The thing we like about this home is the same thing we liked about that Pasadena time capsule featured earlier this week — they both have an authentic well lived in look. You can tell the owner of the house decorated based on a life well lived, not necessarily one meant to impress others. Good life lesson, everyone. Group hug.

· 3617 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 [Redfin]

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4 Sale – 445 Canyon Vista Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065, $625,000 2 beds, 2.5 baths

Friday, November 15th, 2013

1426 sqft, 2 beds, 2.5 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Mount Washington
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

Curbed – Weekend Linkage: Peaceful Times in LA, Pot Shop Uproar in Mar Vista

Monday, October 21st, 2013

[Photo by howard-f/ Curbed LA flickr pool]

· Mar Vistans in a lather over proposed pot dispensary [Argonaut]
· Head of LA Housing Dept, Mercedes Marquez, decides to leave [DN]
· “Ask A Mexican” schools a hipster on gentrification in Santa Ana [OC Weekly]
· Sam Nazarian tours SLS Vegas, says it will not be douchey [LRJ]
· Downey has a space center?? Yeah, it’s not popular [Patriot]
· Good job LA! Nobody murdered anybody in last 10 days [nbcLA]
· TCA Architects on the challenge of designing homes for Millenials [globest]
· As of today, tour bus dudes are booted from sidewalks [LA Times]

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