By Neal J. Leitereg

The longtime home of late composer and orchestrator Jack Smalley, who was a founding faculty member of USC‘s Screen Scoring program, has come up for sale in Studio City at $2.495 million.

Perched up in the hills, the wood-clad residence features high ceilings and walls of windows that capture panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley floor. Entered through a brick courtyard and double front doors, the 3,264-square-foot house has open living areas, an eat-in kitchen and a lower-level den. There are four fireplaces including two in the master suite.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, built in 1947, sits on about a third of an acre with a guesthouse, an artist’s studio and an attached garage. Saltillo-tile patios and a brick entry courtyard extend the living space outdoors.

Smalley, who died last year at 92, performed as a jazz bassist internationally before pivoting to work in the entertainment industry. His composed and orchestrated credits include the television show “Murder, She Wrote” and the miniseries “Lonesome Dove.”

He bought the house in 1975 for $58,000, public records show.

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On Sunday January 26th 2020, the first ever public viewing of the art of Amy Rabins (1935-2019) will take place in a touching exhibition celebrating her life and legacy. Organized by Amy’s family, the event will also include an auction of a selection of her paintings to raise money for foundations that Amy supported during her life, such as Park Century School, the Brain Recovery Project and City of Hope. Rabins worked as an entertainment finance executive for many of the major Hollywood studios and fostered a love of painting in her spare time.

Amy lived and painted at her home in Studio City; an elegant mid-century modern designed by architect Louis Katzman. Every home has a story, and this particular residence comprises a story of an artist with a lifelong passion for creating. Deasy Penner Podley is honored to represent the sale of this unique home; listed by agents Margot Tempereau and Barry Gray.

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By Bianca Barragan

The co-host of the popular true-crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder has purchased a glorious midcentury modern in the hills of Studio City.

Variety reports that podcast maven Karen Kilgariff spent $2.1 million on the home, built in 1951. Situated on a windy cul de sac, the house recently underwent “a full period restoration with discerning attention paid to every detail,” according to the listing.

Upgrades include double-paned windows, top-notch Thermador stainless steel appliances, and Fleetwood sliding glass doors. Terrazzo floors, built-in shelves, and a brick fireplace set into a curving wall in the living room are a nod to the home’s midcentury origins.

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By James McClain

Karen Kilgariff, co-host of the wildly popular “My Favorite Murder” podcast she created with Georgia Hardstark, has significantly upgraded her L.A. residential circumstances with the $2.1 million purchase of an attractive and fully restored midcentury modern residence. Sequestered on a narrow, winding street in the Studio City hills, the two-bed/two-bath abode is mostly tree-encircled and sports peek-a-boo views of the San Fernando Valley basin.

The circa-1951 structure was previously owned by veteran entertainment industry exec Adam Bonnett, Disney’s former head of original programming and now an executive producer at Mattel Television. During their decade-plus of ownership, Bonnett and husband Daniel Krog thoroughly remodeled the house into an “elegantly executed architectural property [that] illustrates perfectly the ideals of Modernism and provides the harmonious lifestyle that those ideals imply,” per the listing.

In addition to the two-car garage, the .63-acre lot has generous off-street parking for at least five more vehicles. From the street, the house itself appears to be a rather plain traditional bungalow; inside, however, the interiors visually expand amid terrazzo flooring and walls of glassy Fleetwood sliders, allowing for that quintessentially SoCal indoor/outdoor lifestyle. There are bookshelves embedded into stacked-stone walls, a kitchen with high-grade Thermador appliances, and a master bathroom with dual vanities, a glassy shower, and built-in soaking tub.

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By Elijah Chiland

This two-bedroom condo at the southeastern edge of Studio City is snugly tucked into a sleek complex designed by SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe.

Located just off Cahuenga Boulevard (opposite Universal Studios), the building has a semi-circular shape with walls of glass and neatly stacked units. This particular condo last sold in 2005 (for $489,000), and, per the listing, has been updated extensively since then.

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By Loren Talbot

Los Angeles. At the end of a cul-de-sac in the Studio City neighborhood, this three-bedroom house was built in 1964. The contemporary home has an open floor plan, glass walls, and a remodeled master bedroom that includes a high ceiling with skylights and an attached outdoor deck.

The property boasts a lush rear garden, privacy fencing, and a large brick patio entrance with a fountain. $1,495,000.

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