Virtually explore an exquisite live/work residence in trendy Silicon Beach with sunset views galore. Then check out a distinguished estate in Arcadia and Mid-Century marvels in Palm Springs.
Venice | Townhome Residence by Howard Rosen Architect
619 San Juan Avenue, #B | $2,795,000
Luxury Townhome by award-winning architect Howard Rosen. A modern live/work masterpiece in design; where steel, wood, concrete and glass elements intersect in harmony, creating an exceptional indoor/outdoor living environment of 3058 sqft. Upon arrival a lushly landscaped courtyard leads to the private direct access front patio and entry. The first level combines exposed loft-style truss ceilings, concrete floors and dramatic light for a refined entertainment space. Featuring an open-concept kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless appliances, dining area, living room and den or fourth bedroom and guest bath. At the second level, a truly unique 550 sqft open-air patio offers superb outdoor living, working and dining and the enjoyment of coastal breezes. Natural light floods the oversized master suite with en-suite bath featuring soaking tub, shower and dual vanity. Two additional rooms are smartly designed as work spaces or guest rooms, with additional bath. A floating staircase leads to the over 550 sqft private rooftop deck with panoramic views of the city and beautiful Venice sunsets.
Glendale | Modern Mediterranean View Home
3875 San Augustine Drive | $2,099,000
Enter through the front gate into a courtyard with lush plantings and a waterfall. The double doors open into a two-story entry making it perfect for a grand piano or music area. Multiple dual-paned windows in the entry, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and master suite allows the sunlight to bathe the rooms in a warm glow while enjoying the property’s beautiful pool and ponds and the views beyond. Glass doors open to the back yard from the breakfast area and from the downstairs master suite. Plantings and mature trees provide a beautiful backdrop for the view from the master suite. Having a fireplace in the family room and the master suite upstairs offers a cozy and warm hearth in the heart of the home. With both a downstairs and upstairs master suite, this floorplan offers options for various household and generational configurations. A generous upstairs landing provides an open feel and connection to all rooms while windows offer excellent cross ventilation. Upstairs, the master corner suite with balcony has commanding views which can reach the Pacific Ocean on a clear day! Enjoy the views of Glendale and Hollywood hills as everyday backdrops as well as snow-capped mountains in the winter.
Arcadia | The Armstrong Estate, Roland E. Coate
1019 Don Pablo Drive | $1,888,000
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac is the 4,963 square foot home known as The Armstrong Estate. Lionel M. Armstrong, a powerful business executive and investor, commissioned Roland E. Coate, the renowned “architect to the stars”, to build this Monterey Colonial style home for his young wife and family in 1927. Sitting on almost half an acre of land, this home was built for entertaining with its large formal living room spilling out to a charming leisure room and then out to the spacious backyard. Coate’s trademark design of high ceilings and numerous windows is evident throughout the house. With five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room, Armstrong Estate does not lack space. The dining room, complete with a butler’s pantry and lined with a wall of windows, makes hosting friends or family easy while remaining elegant. For smaller, more casual get-togethers, head to the warmth of the library with its adjoining bar. Tucked quietly away from the entertaining rooms are two bedrooms and a bathroom awaiting guests or perhaps an au pair to enjoy. Upstairs, which is easily accessed by one of the two separate staircases, are two more bedrooms sharing a bathroom, and the master retreat. The master retreat includes a spacious bedroom with mountain views, a bathroom and a closet – big enough to please the most discerning fashionista. Adding to the space of this house is the very large basement, a well-thought-out detail of Armstrong and Coate’s collaboration, but an unexpected bonus for homes built today.
Pasadena | Architectural Spanish with Guest House
407 South Oak Avenue | $1,398,000
Located in Pasadena’s desirable Caltech neighborhood, this charming Spanish-style home exudes beautiful architectural details and character. It’s truly a home designed for entertaining as well as tranquil relaxation. A foyer with a Spanish fountain and wall to wall closets welcomes visitors upon entry, and opens into the elegant living room with a beautifully colored ceramic tiled fireplace, high ceilings and stained glass windows and hardwood floors. The formal dining room steps down into the library which exudes natural light from a huge skylight above which in turn leads to the family room boasting a second exquisitely tiled fireplace with French doors leading to an enchanting arbor ready for entertaining and relaxation. Both library and den are paved with iconic Mexican tiles. The stunning kitchen features concrete countertops with unique and artistically designed splash back tiles that wrap around the kitchen. Both kitchen and a separate breakfast nook are graced with colorful ceramic floor tiles as well as leaded stained glass windows. The two bedrooms adjoining the hallway are surrounded by French windows which bring in light throughout. The spacious master bedroom with two wall length shuttered windows provide lovely views of the garden and patio.
Altadena | 1942 Traditional
2145 Santa Rosa Avenue | $969,000
Nestled on the cozy street of Christmas Tree Lane, this darling three-bedroom, two-bathroom house feels like home. Situated in a highly desirable area of Altadena, this 1,446 square foot home sits on a large lot that holds endless potential for expansion opportunities. The house is bright and airy, with plenty of light. Featured on one of HGTV’s popular shows, the kitchen is fully remodeled and beautifully designed. Cozy up by the fireplace in the living room during winter. Spend summer evenings on the deck with friends as kids play in the expansive back yard. Take morning walks on nearby hiking trails. Spend an afternoon at the Altadena Library and enjoy concerts and events at the nearby Rose Bowl. This is a home you do not want to miss out on.
Orange | Mid-Century Ranch
1847 West Palmyra Avenue | $749,000
Custom-built Mid-Century Ranch on a 15,000 sqft private lot featuring a secluded backyard with pool. This home offers the charm of a rustic mountain getaway, yet it is close to all conveniences. Private idyllic setting set back from the street with gated entry. Open the double gates and you will be transported into a different world. Stroll down the driveway, graced by flowers, to the meandering walkway which leads to the front door of this special home. The front porch opens to the spacious great room with walls of glass overlooking the beautiful pool and verdant backyard. The vaulted wood ceiling, original paneling and brick fireplace accentuate the rustic and warm feeling. The great room is large enough for a separate dining area and study nook. Classic indoor/outdoor flow of the mid-century style. The great room area opens to a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. The well laid out kitchen has wood cabinets and granite counters. All appliances are included and there is a walk-in pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is an inviting family room/den with a pot-bellied wood stove. This room overlooks the pool and has direct access to the flagstone patio, perfect for alfresco dining. There is a laundry room and bathroom with a clawfoot tub off the kitchen, with access to the outside. A separate bedroom wing offers privacy. There are multiple built-ins, walk-in closets with custom cabinetry and large storage closets. There are two bedrooms and a large bath with double sinks and an oversized shower. The good sized main bedroom opens onto the patio and the pool, perfect for early morning or late-night dips. The deep backyard features a pool, cabana and a huge grassy yard with many mature trees including lemon, peach, fig, pomegranate and three orange trees.
Palm Springs | Movie Colony East Mid-Century
749 North Plaza Amigo | $599,000
Movie Colony East in central Palm Springs at an incredible price. This home features gated, walled and hedged private front and rear yards, private tiled pool with spa and mountain views, all on fee land you own. Freshly painted inside and out, it is ready to use as a vacation rental or be your own home or getaway in trendy Palm Springs. Worthy of being redesigned as your desert dream home, this mid-century gem offers endless possibilities. This 1,149 square foot, two bedroom and one and three-quarter bathroom property features a bright living room, a formal dining room or den/home office space and a bright sun room featuring a wall of french doors opening to the private backyard with tiled pool and spa, an outdoor shower and nice mountain views. The home also features a large potting shed or storage area on the side. Just blocks from downtown, close to numerous amenities and adjacent to million-dollar properties, it is a home not to be missed. This is your opportunity to live the desert dream at an affordable price.
Palm Springs | Mid-Century Modern View Condo, Albert Frey
155 West Hermosa Place, #21 | $525,000
“Villa Hermosa” in Old Las Palmas, an iconic development and a fabulous location in the heart of downtown. This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner view unit has spectacular mountain views and a large outdoor space. Located in the heart of the Uptown Design District and just steps away from Palm Springs’ finest restaurants, galleries, and shops. Designed by architect Albert Frey in 1947 and substantially renovated into luxury condominiums in 2003 and restored to its original elegance. The complex has a large pool and spa area with majestic mountain views. A perfect weekend get-a-way or a lovely place to call home.