The dog days of Summer may be behind us, but our listings are hotter than ever! Whether it be a sparkling swimming pool, a rooftop deck or even a fire pit, there’s a little something for every aspiring outdoor entertainer. Take a video tour of a Streamline Moderne stunner with plenty of outdoor patio space in the Hollywood Hills. Then head over to Altadena for a Mid-Century abode with a sprawling backyard and kidney-shaped pool. Don’t forget the Santa Monica Canyon hacienda offering an oversized pool, outdoor bar and fireplace. All that and more – just in time for Labor Day!

Santa Monica Canyon | Hacienda Mojica

560-566 E Channel Road | $28,000,000

An old serpentine wall triggers curiosity as it wends its way along the road. It seems to enclose an ancient grove and as we enter we find indeed a mature garden revealing romantically the history of the Marquez Rancho hacienda that once occupied these grounds. The stone-paved loggia leads us to the main house designed in the 1920s by John Byers, famous for his reconstructions of Colonial Mexican architecture with undulating adobe and plaster walls. Inside the two-story foyer beckons us immediately into the vaulted beamed living room with its massive hearth and quick acoustics. The arcaded veranda off the living room embraces the huge courtyard paved in encaustic tile as it approaches the oversized pool. A giant sycamore provides a canopy while giant birds of paradise and bougainvillea give off a quiet aroma of maybe a forgotten era. Nearby a grotto, pond, and stream gurgle. Additional structures include a chapel, theater, three casitas, two studios, an outdoor bar & fireplace, and a sports court.

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Spring is in the air and warmer weather is surely on its way to sunny SoCal. We have plenty of hot listings with remarkably cool outdoor entertainment areas – and all available to tour virtually, of course! Picture yourself sipping lemonade poolside at a Pasadena Colonial Revival estate. Then take in the lush landscaping at a Spanish Colonial hacienda in La Cañada Flintridge. Happy house hunting!

Pasadena | Distinguished Colonial Revival

1485 Lomita Drive | $5,995,000

As the maiden property on peaceful Lomita Drive, this family estate prominently rises above the street, encompassing over ¾ acre of nearly flat landscaped grounds and 6,300 sqft+ of living space – featuring the main residence, guest house, expansive lawns, pool/spa, terraces, and outdoor sojourns, as well as a 3-car executive garage. Grand public areas commence with a majestic foyer, flanked by formal living and dining rooms, each with french doors that flow out to brick pavers and lawns. Chef’s kitchen with adjoining great lounging room – all leading to the outdoors – provide abundant space for more casual entertaining. The sweeping staircase with double landing leads to the master wing – with spacious bedroom suite, his/her walk-in closets and opulent bathroom. In addition to an intimate office with balcony, three guest bedrooms, two baths, and service staircase completes the second level. The grounds boast large specimen trees of oak and pine, along with plentiful citrus. Outdoor entertaining areas include numerous patios, a large swimmers pool with spa and chaise decking anchored by a regal outdoor fireplace and entertaining pavilion. Landscape design by Mark Berry and masonry by Bob Cook.

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4740 Hampton Road 4740 Hampton Rd-8

Virtually explore a charming Cape Cod style cottage in La Cañada Flintridge and a distinctive Craftsman estate in Altadena. Then check out a smart Lincoln Heights Spanish bungalow complete with outdoor entertaining areas and an urban farm offering a bounty of edible flora. There’s all that and more just waiting for you to virtually visit.

La Cañada Flintridge | Cape Cod Cottage with Guest House

4740 Hampton Road | $1,995,000

Welcome to the most charming cottage this side of Cape Cod, offering the rare chance to own one of the few properties in La Cañada Flintridge with a fully permitted, separate guest house to rent out or use yourself. This beautiful, Craig Stoddard-designed cottage was newly built in 2000 and lovingly lived in by one owner who wanted to downsize from their larger home. It features beamed ceilings, a great room with hardwood floors and gourmet kitchen; a custom stone gas fireplace, spacious dining area big enough for a large table to enjoy the holidays; and a main level primary bedroom suite complete with outsized closet. The first story has an additional den with attached bathroom complete with oversized tub. The entry features a two-story bookcase on both walls and French design tile floor. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and full bath for guests or children, all carpeted and cozy. In 2001 an addition of approximately 163 square feet (per seller) was added to build out the main bedroom and closet. The downstairs kitchen and master bath and closet were updated in 2016. The original guest house in back was remodeled in 1999 for the owners to live in while the main house was being constructed. It features a beamed living room with dining area and brick fireplace, a kitchen, large bedroom with attached full bath and built-in closets, laundry hamper and stacked washer and dryer.

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Are you in the market for a stylish Mid-Century home complete with designer finishes and an outdoor entertainer’s paradise? Well then you won’t want to miss this week’s virtual tour of our new listing in Pasadena’s coveted San Rafael area. Then explore an Altadena bungalow and a La Crescenta Mid-Century both offering stunning views.

Pasadena | San Rafael Mid-Century Modern

960 Ellington Lane | $1,995,000

Private and commanding, this 60s era modern sits on a spacious, verdant lot tucked away on a cul-de-sac in Pasadena’s coveted San Rafael area. Thoughtfully and completely redesigned, there is seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The open and flexible floor plan of adjoining living, dining and family rooms, framed with walls of windows and sliding glass doors, bathe the main floor with natural light. A corner fireplace can be enjoyed from all rooms as well as from the custom bar area, which bridges the space into the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is complete with Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless appliances, open shelving, banquette seating, breakfast bar, generous storage and home office space. Upstairs, all bedrooms have an attached bath. The main bedroom has an ensuite spa bath with large soaking tub, rain shower, lighted dressing table and dual vanities and also features a walk-in closet and access to a large patio and herb garden. Another bedroom also opens to its own generous covered patio, now fitted as a home fitness area. Outside, the terraced gardens and professionally designed landscaping feature mostly native plants in a park-like environment, shaded by mature oaks, Japanese maples, avocado, tangerine and loquat trees. Pathways lead to several intimate seating and play areas where tree-top views and sunsets can be enjoyed year-round.

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13014 Brentwood Terrace 395A7829-Edit

With stay at home orders in effect, many Californians are cooking and baking up a storm at home. They say the kitchen is the heart of a home, and this week we have a fresh crop of new listings with both stylish and functional cooking areas. Whether it’s a state of the art cook’s kitchen in an updated Brentwood traditional or a renovated kitchen with glass fronted cabinetry in an Altadena abode, there’s a little something for every aspiring chef out there.

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Brentwood | Updated Traditional

13014 Brentwood Terrace | $3,175,000

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a tastefully updated, smartly designed Westside house centrally located in Brentwood on the cusp of Santa Monica, a stones throw from the Brentwood Country Mart. This comfortable, elegant remodeled home offers a spacious state of the art cooks kitchen placed adjacent to all the public areas including the formal living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, the garage/flex space that all lead to the grand gardens and outdoor areas. The luxurious master bedroom suite includes a steam shower and is perched above the grounds allowing for rejuvenation from the day while in close proximity to the other two bedrooms. The house includes all the desired COVID amenities at the most affordable price in the area with ample parking plus lots of room for a pool.

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Whether it be a room with home office potential, a converted garage flex space, an inviting outdoor oasis or simply a cozy nook tucked away somewhere, buyers are looking for homes with that little bit of extra oomph to ensure functionality and comfort during these trying times. Virtually tour a home with all that and more in the historic Carthay Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then explore the possibilities at an architectural view home and a unique compound both located in trendy Los Feliz. Plus, there’s more to discover in the SGV with a sharply remodeled home and a modern condo.

Carthay Square | 1925 Jewel-Box Character Home

1048 Stearns Drive | $2,395,000

This stunning 1925 jewel-box character home combines intact original detailing with chic modern-day designer updates. Nestled on one of the most beautiful tree-lined streets in the coveted historic neighborhood of Carthay Square. The formal living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, period leaded windows, original wood-burning hearth and a wet bar opens to the den/media room or work-from-home nook. The chef’s kitchen features Bosch and Wolf appliances, granite counters, pantry and laundry area. A breakfast bar opens to the light-filled dining room. Two guest bedrooms, both with desk areas, and two stunning marble baths complete the first floor. The upper level creates an owner’s retreat with ensuite spa-style bath designed with herringbone tile, marble rain shower and steam room, soaking tub, dual vanity and large walk-in closet. A secret door leads to an additional bonus space ideal for a nursery, private home office or added storage space. The backyard is a true oasis, featuring a heated pool surrounded by palms, fruit trees, lush landscaping and sun-filled lounge areas. An outdoor shower with tank-less water heater, alfresco dining patio with Ipe decking and overhead heaters are perfect for cooler nights. An outdoor kitchen and living room area makes it an amazing space for entertaining. The converted garage is a flexible recreational space for an additional office, gym, playroom, guest room or media zone.

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10050 Wentworth Street 10

Join us for a virtual tour of a custom built estate with views in Shadow Hills. The possibilities are endless on this massive lot with room for an equestrian and sports area. Then explore a Cape-Cod style pool home in La Crescenta. Plus, there’s a remodeled character home and a Mid-Century ranch style abode for you to take in.

Shadow Hills | Mediterranean Estate Property

10050 Wentworth Street | $1,895,000

Custom built gated equestrian estate property with great floorplan, scale and indoor/outdoor living with walls of French doors opening to terraces. First level features spectacular family room with fireplace and integrated systems for movie screening and entertaining. Chef’s gourmet kitchen with top appliances and generous walk-in pantry. Intimate formal dining room, office with fireplace/courtyard views and maid’s room with separate entrance. Second level features Master suite with spa bathroom/generous walk in dressing room/closet and terrace. Four additional bedrooms, terrace + gym with expansive mountain views. Outside solar pool/spa, custom 9′ fireplace, two gourmet BBQ stations. Painted half basketball court, generous three-car garage and motor court, ample parking, RV access/facilities and extra storage. Additional massive flat lot with endless opportunities for equestrian area, sports and more.

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With the Holidays around the corner, are you looking for an escape? Look no further than our weekly roundup of virtual tours. An impeccable Mid-Century in the hills of Glendale, a designer renovation in chic Silver Lake, and even a modernized English Cottage are yours to enjoy. Happy touring!

Glendale | Clair Philip Earl, AIA | The Allan F. Daily Residence, 1954

3637 El Lado Drive | $1,389,000

The Daily Residence, secluded atop a promontory point in Glendale’s modernist haven of Whiting Woods, provides the perfect hideaway to meet the needs of our ways of living, working, and learning. Landmarked and holding a Mills Act contract providing substantial property tax savings, the house has commanding views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Crescenta Valley. Official records of the house indicate three bedrooms and two bathrooms, though one bedroom has been reconfigured to create an en suite, master bath which could easily be returned. Lastly, California’s burgeoning postwar car culture plays a prominent role in the house as an oversized carport, suitable for any 1950s-era dagmarred car, will surely fit right in. Glass walls, two fireplaces, workable front and rear yards, and updated systems throughout.

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Take in virtual views of the mountains and city lights from a stunning Hollywood Hills architectural home. Then head over to Pasadena and experience a charming traditional with an outdoor entertainer’s ideal setup. Plus, there’s more to explore in Palm Springs with a sleek architectural condo.

Hollywood Hills | Fusion of Architecture and Environment

7711 Mulholland Drive | $2,185,000

Incredible opportunity to complete an architectural tour-de-force. Located on prestigious Mulholland Drive, 180 degree panoramic city views. This property’s remarkable 5.6 acre lot affords sweeping scenic views of the San Gabriel and Verdugo Mountains and endless sparkling city lights. This architectural home blends floor to ceiling glass, structural steel, polished and raw concrete, with open space, creating a symphony of modern architecture in harmony with the surrounding nature. Designed by multiple award-winning Architect Richard Gemigniani and influenced by the master works of Lautner and Ando, this is a unique opportunity to create and complete an unrivaled compound in the Hollywood Hills.

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Virtually explore a stunning Spanish Revival estate in coveted Los Feliz. Then take a tour of another Spanish style stunner in Altadena located blocks from the Altadena golf course, hiking trails and Altadena Town and Country Club. There’s all that and more ready for you to tour!

Los Feliz | Spanish Revival Estate, 1930

2221 North Catalina Street | $3,695,000

Elegant yet warm Spanish Revival in prime Los Feliz, north of the boulevard. Sited on a deep flat lot, complete privacy is assured with mature hedging on all four sides. Gated entry leads to a porte-cochère and three-car garage, currently used as a gym and studio. A wrought iron trellis tunnel covered in Bougainvillea leads to the one-of-a-kind main entrance door sculpted of iron and glass. Embassy-sized foyer with a coffered ceiling, tile flooring, and statement curved staircase with fine railing details. A barrel vault ceiling adorns a generous living room. Formal dining room easily seats ten, with a separate breakfast room and period built-ins.

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