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Virtual tours are all the rage these days and we’ve got plenty of great new listings for you to explore this holiday weekend. Do you dream of a mid-century oasis amidst lush greenery? Perhaps a Craftsman style bungalow is more your speed. There’s all that and more ready for you to explore!

La Cañada Flintridge | Mid-Century Estate

3831 Hampstead Road | $2,195,000

This Mid-Century estate is situated on over an acre of land, surrounded by lush natural beauty with the utmost privacy. The single-level home offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a separate master retreat or office with spectacular mountain views. The front door welcomes you to a living room with a fireplace and a wall of glass with views of the park-like landscape. The oversized covered porch area and adjacent redwood decks are perfect for entertaining. The formal dining room is adjacent to a spacious kitchen with a separate breakfast area and abundant counter space.

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dpp curate | Before and After photos of the living room

Built in 1964 as part of The Cliffs, a modernist development in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, 3877 Latrobe Street stands as a stunning example of mid-century modern architecture. The home was designed by architect John Lawrence Pugsley, who is best known for his mid-century commissions in neighboring Pasadena. After a series of renovations, including an appearance on HGTV’s Room Crashers, the dream home was finally realized. The home now feels open and bright thanks to multiple skylights, windows, and doors of sliding glass. The proud owners chose Deasy Penner Podley’s own Carrie Bryden to represent the sale of this special property. Originally listed at $789,000, the home sold for $930,000 after only fifteen days on the market.

The success of the 3877 Latrobe sale is attributable to a staging transformation organized by the DPP Curate program. DPP Curate is Deasy Penner Podley’s new premier concierge platform. Working with Southern California’s most trusted renovations and staging vendors, the service is available to home sellers via their DPP listing agent. The Curate program manages everything from painting, landscaping, staging, moving, roof repairs, light remodeling to whatever is necessary to get the listing ready for top dollar quickly. And all that for no cash out of pocket!

The staging done for Latrobe is an example of how DPP Curate can help a home sell for top dollar. Professional staged homes sell for an average of 3% more than non-staged homes. Latrobe sold for $141,000 over list price; that’s a significant amount at 18% over asking.

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

After a multiphase update and an appearance on HGTV, this Montecito Heights midcentury seeks a new owner.

Designed by architect John Lawrence Pugsley, best known for his midcentury commissions in nearby Pasadena, 3877 Latrobe Street was built in 1964 as part of The Cliffs, a modernist development in Montecito Heights, Los Angeles.

Tucked into the hillside and surrounded by greenery, the 1,426-square-foot residence features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in an open floor plan; multiple skylights and well-placed windows bathe the interior with natural light, and balconies on both levels form an outdoor connection.

It wasn’t, however, always like this. “The house, when we bought it, was so dark and gloomy,” say current homeowners Jeffrey Kleeger, an architectural designer, and Elisa Read, a landscape designer and horticulture specialist. They took on several phases of renovation starting in 2008, when the home received a new roof and skylights. They also opened up the kitchen to create an open-plan great room.

After the windows were updated in 2010, the recession stalled further renovation. Then, in 2011, the couple and the house were chosen to appear on an episode of HGTV’s Room Crashers, allowing them to finally “complete their dream” with architect Don Dimster.

The home is full of bespoke touches—including the bright, whimsical mural called Cachickens adorning the interior stairwell, done by the Guatemalan muralist Caché. The couple became friends with Caché when they saw him cleaning up one of his murals along Sunset Boulevard; after they bought the home in 2008, they commissioned the mural.

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