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Opportunities Abound with this Move-in Ready WeHo Home


8913 Dorrington Ave. West Hollywood, Ca.

There is no shortage of options when it comes to this charming Spanish-style home in West Hollywood that was recently put on the market. Listed for $1,299,000, this property is move-in ready—but that’s not all. It is also primed for a remodeling and add-on, or even a complete tear-down and build.

Anything is possible when it comes to this residence.

This home is located in the neighborhood known as West Hollywood West. It is one of seven neighborhoods that make up WeHo and is only 1.9 square-miles in size. You’ll be near all the fun and excitement of the famed Sunset Strip, Santa Monica Boulevard and what’s known as the Avenues, consisting of Melrose, Beverly and Robertson.

This Spanish-style home, which is located at 8913 Dorrington Ave., was built in 1924. It comes with two bedrooms, two baths and 1,140 square-feet of living space.

This home features a light-filled living room with wood floors, a fireplace and an open kitchen. The master bedroom is of ample size and comes with its own beautiful bath. Additionally, the master opens directly to the private backyard, which is serene and tranquil.

As previously noted, this WeHo home is move-in ready for the right buyer. However, there are also limitless opportunities when it comes to this property.

This home is perfectly located and promises a high quality of life for its owner. At the list price of $1,299,000, the mortgage calculator estimates the monthly payment would be $6,327.40 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

You can find much more on this charming WeHo home, including additional photos, by clicking here.

Unique Five-Bedroom in L.A.’s Westside Hits the Market


2492 Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles

Just put on the market is this ultra-chic Mid-Century home in Los Angeles, which recently underwent an expansion and complete re-interpretation. It’s a fully-modernized, yet serene retreat, which the listing notes is a rarity for L.A.’s Westside.

Architect Gregory M. Crawford spearheaded the home’s makeover. In its new incarnation, the house boasts six en-suite bedrooms, five baths and 5,349 square-feet of living space. Featured in the home is Loft-like Post and Beam living, which flows smoothly into the formal dining room. There is also a chef’s kitchen, which has been remodeled, and a family/den area. A separate guest house is also on the property.

While the home is certainly magnificent, you will really be impressed with its surrounding grounds. It’s truly one of the finest settings in Los Angeles. The back yard has stunning canyon views and features a Montecito-inspired central courtyard, rolling lawns and a secret meditation garden. There’s also a private hiking path on the property.

All of it adds up to a terrific environment that’s proven to be inspirational and is perfect for the creative/artistic type.

Finally, all of this set behind impressive gates that guarantees its owners with privacy and serenity.

This home was put on the market just this week for a price of $5,995,000. According to the mortgage calculator, the estimated monthly payment is $28,621 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

You can find much more information on this home in L.A’s Westside, including additional pictures, by clicking Listing.

Two-Bedroom Townhouse in West Hollywood Listed

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914 North Kings Road #1 West Hollywood

Now on the market is this beautiful townhouse in West Hollywood. It has two bedrooms, two full baths and 1,476 square-feet of living space.

There’s plenty to like when it comes to this townhouse. It’s aptly described in the listing as an “immaculate urban retreat,” which you will take note of upon the first viewing. This home boasts stunning architecture (check the link below for more pictures) and the overall design is pitch-perfect.

This home is a front-facing unit, which provides for easy and convenient access. Inside you will find beautiful hardwood and slate floors. There is also a formal living room with fireplace and bar area, a powder room that encapsulates style, and a private patio with water feature.

Each of the two bedrooms in this home has its own private patio, which is a great place to unwind and enjoy the wonderful Southern California climate. The master suite is really special. It has soaring ceilings, a gas fireplace and a spacious bathroom. The master bathroom is outfitted with custom cabinetry, spa tub and skylight.

As for the second bedroom, it also has its own en-suite bath.

All that is just the start of what this townhouse has to offer. Other amenities include central air, side-by-side secured parking and ample storage. The location of this home is also ideal. It’s in the heart of West Hollywood, a bustling community near Los Angeles that has an array of entertainment option.

As previously noted, this home is on the market for $899,000. It was listed on Thursday (May 28).

According to the mortgage calculator, the estimated monthly payment is $4,292 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

This home doesn’t figure to be available for long. If interested, you can find much more information, including additional pictures, by clicking listing.

Huge Two-Bedroom Townhouse in West Hollywood For Sale

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8728 West Knoll Drive #101 West Hollywood

This gorgeous and oversized townhouse in the heart of West Hollywood will be available for viewing via an open house this Sunday, May 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. It has two bedrooms, two full baths, one partial bath and, get this—a full 2,420 square-feet of living space.

This Contemporary-style townhouse recently put on the market with an asking price of $1,350,000. Here’s a bit of what you’ll find with this home, up close and personal if you attend Sunday’s open house:

For starters, the sheer size of this townhouse in West Hollywood for sale is ultra-impressive. Every room is spacious. Then, you’ll appreciate the fact that this unit is west-facing, which makes it extremely bright and airy. Other amenities/highlights include a covered private yard from which to enjoy the beautiful Southern California climate, and a rooftop deck that provides amazing views of the city.

Now, let’s get down to the nuts and bolts. There are beautiful porcelain tiled floors throughout the unit, and the kitchen was recently upgraded. It now features brand-new Viking appliances, tumbled marble back splash and a charming garden window that sits over the kitchen sink.

As you pass through this townhome’s wet bar, you will soon arrive at the dining and living rooms. Each has its own architectural highlights. For example, the living room features a beautiful corner fireplace and also has sliding doors that lead to the back yard.

Each of the bedrooms in this unit is a full-on, en-suite master bedroom. Both have access to a balcony on the second-floor that is west-facing and a good place to enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening.

And finally, this townhouse also comes with a sitting area on the second-floor landing that’s a great space to read or to use as any type of creative work space.

You will find that there is even much more to discover when it comes to this townhouse. From the side-by-side parking with direct access to the unit, to its location in one of the premiere neighborhoods in West Hollywood, it truly has it all.

At the list price, the mortgage calculator estimates the monthly payment would be around $6,445 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

You can find much more information on this townhouse in West Hollywood for sale, including additional photos, by clicking here.

Gated Two-Bedroom House in West Hollywood Hits the Market

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8751 Ashcroft Ave. West Hollywood Ca.

Just put on the market is this fabulous Traditional-style house West Hollywood. Originally built in 1926, it comes with two bedrooms, a bonus room, 1.75 baths and 1,507 square-feet of living space.

This gated home sits on an oversized lot in an absolute prime location. West Hollywood is a dynamic community just west of Los Angeles and is home to the famed Sunset Strip. With this residence you’ll be located near all the best that West Hollywood has to offer.

Viewing this home and you’ll quickly notice it’s charm and beauty. The private backyard is absolutely gorgeous and includes a pool, brick patio and grass. Inside the home you’ll find hardwood floors throughout. There is also a large living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, and a formal dining room.

The kitchen in this home is equally impressive. The gourmet eat-in features black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

As for the all-important master bedroom, it comes with great closet space and beautiful French doors that provide direct access to the backyard.

On top of all that, in West Hollywood you will be living in one of the most diverse and tolerant communities in the L.A. area.

The list price for this classic home is $1,749,000. According to the mortgage calculator, the estimated monthly payment is $8,350 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

If you’re interested, you may have to act fast. There was an open house on the morning of May 5 and it drew plenty of interest from potential buyers.

Just a couple more statistics on this house, compliments of This home last sold in April 2011 for $1,118,500; and last year, the property taxes owed were $15,363, which was slightly less than the previous three years when it was $15,473.

You can find more information, including lots more photos, by clicking here.

DTLA Revitalization Continues with Hotel Fig, Giannini Place

Hotel Figueroa

Giannini Place

Two historic buildings in downtown Los Angeles—Hotel Figueroa near Staples Center and Giannini Place at Olive and 7th—will each undergo major renovations as part of the ongoing makeover of L.A.’s city core.

Hotel Figueroa, which dates to the 1920s, currently serves as largely a “low-cost alternative” to foreign travelers, according to the Los Angeles Times. Plans are for it to undergo a $30 million that will restore the building’s original Spanish Mediterranean décor. The number of rooms at Hotel Figueroa will also be reduced from more than 400 to 270. One of the building’s owners, Jack vanHartesvelt, told the Times the general idea is to lighten and brighten the space .

Hotel Figueroa currently has one of the more unique decors in downtown. The Times called it “quirky” because of its “flamboyant interpretation of Moroccan style.” Work on the renovation project is slated to begin in November and be finished in about a year.

As for Giannini Place, the former Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) building will be transformed into a “hip hotel.” Giannini Place was built in 1923 and was considered perhaps the most opulent building in Los Angeles with its ornate gold ceiling, marble floors and Doric columns. However, it fell into disrepair in recent decades and has lately been identified by architect as one of L.A.’s 10 biggest eyesores.

The New York-based development firm Sydell Group purchased Giannini Place for $39 million and will spearhead the renovations. Plans call for there to be 250 guest rooms, a “living room” lobby on the first floor, rooftop deck, bar and restaurant.

The project should take about a year to complete.

The renaissance that is underway in downtown Los Angeles is truly remarkable, especially for those around long enough to remember how completely different it once was. Giannini Place and Hotel Figueroa will be just the latest to enter the 21st century.

Relive the Romance of “Pretty Woman” at the Beverly Wilshire

beverly wilshireIt’s been 25 years since the smash hit “Pretty Woman” starring Julia Roberts and Robert Gere hit theatres, and to celebrate the anniversary the Beverly Wilshire Hotel—where the majority of the film was shot—is offering visitors a trio of romantic weekend getaway packages for two dubbed “Pretty Woman for a Day.”

The most expensive of these costs $100,000 and provides the ultimate way to relive the onscreen magic of the two leads. Couples will enjoy a one-night stay in the posh Presidential Suite at the Beverly Wilshire, which is the room where Vivian (Roberts) and Edward (Gere) met and ultimately fell in love. In addition, guests will receive a $2,000 shopping spree on Rodeo Drive—personal shopping consultant included—and a ride in a Rolls-Royce to Greystone Mansion for a “shoeless” picnic that includes musical serenade.

That evening, you will embark in what’s described as being “the ultimate date night.” Guests will be treated to dinner atop the Veranda Suite Terrace and a show, either the L.A. Opera or the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

From the Beverly Wilshire description of the package:

“Throughout your stay, we’ll inspire you with stills from the movie, allowing you and your sweetheart to mimic classic scenes for exclusive photography opportunities. The fairy-tale ending? We’ll leave that up to you.”

The Beverly Wilshire is also offering up less expensive “Pretty Woman for a Day” packages. For $22,000, the Premiere package includes a night in the Veranda Suite, a three-hour picnic, $1,000 clothing allowance and 90-minutes couple massages.

For $15,000, the deluxe package includes a stay in a deluxe Beverly Hills suite, two hours with a personal shopper, a two-hour picnic and 60-minute couple massages.

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel is one of America’s premiere inn’s and this is a great way to enjoy it and Beverly Hills in all of its luxury and glory.

Traditional-style House in Beverly Hills Needs Back-up Offer

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9625 Yoakum Drive Beverly Hills, Ca.

A back-up offer is being sought for this spacious Traditional-style house in Beverly Hills, which has a list price of $1,690,000. It comes with four bedrooms, two full baths and 4,057 square-feet of living space.

This Beverly Hills residence is located near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Benedict Canyon/Beverly Hills Post Office area. It is a split-level, with the street-level entrance having direct access to a the two-car garage.

The gorgeous family room is located on the upper level and in fact was once set up as a recording studio, according to the listing. You can find before and after pictures of this room with the link provided down column. There is also a living room with brick fireplace, hardwood floors and bar area.

Also upstairs is a powder room and the master bedroom suite, which features high ceilings, walk-in closet and bath with sunken shower. There are two other secondary bedrooms and a laundry room also on the second floor.

As for the kitchen, it is an expansive, gourmet eat-in with all top of the line appliances. You will also want to check out the pictures of this impressive room. There is also an kitchen island, and it features cork floors and even a built-in aquarium.

Finally, let us mention the beautiful French doors that open to the back yard and its large private deck. The deck features a gas fireplace, built-in BBQ and cooktop and a hot tub.

This house in Beverly Hills is warm and charming while still offering a life of luxury. According to the mortgage calculator, the estimated monthly payment is $9,420.23 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

For more information including additional pictures, click here.

Three-Bedroom House Near Sunset Strip Listed for $2,499,000

1558 Sunset Plaza Drive  Los Angeles, Ca.

1558 Sunset Plaza Drive Los Angeles, Ca.

This unique, Contemporary-style house can be your own private oasis just minutes away from the famed Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. It was put on the market earlier this month with a list price of $2,499,000.

Originally built in 1957, this south-facing home comes with three bedrooms, two baths and 3,200 square-feet of living space. The listing also notes this private retreat provides a “Zen modern environment” with neutral colors, walls of glass and lush and mature landscaping.

On this home’s main level is a large living room and dining room, which opens to a patio with an electric cover. There is also a custom kitchen with built-in breakfast bar and plenty of storage, as well as a huge office that’s room enough for several people to work. It also features vaulted ceilings, which allows for plenty of light to enter the room.

On the lower level, there are three bedrooms that all open to the backyard. As for the master suite, it comes with a custom fireplace, walk-in closets, sauna, and views of the sauna, pool and bamboo garden.

There is also a large sun deck to complement the pool. As for the pool, it is a 40-foot chemical-free swimmer’s pool.

As noted, the grounds feature mature landscaping throughout that’s beautiful to look at and provides complete privacy. There is also an attached two-car garage.

There’s certainly no shortage of things to like about this home, including it’s location. Not only is it near the Sunset Strip, but also just a short hop to Beverly Hills.

At $2,499,000, the mortgage calculator estimates the monthly mortgage payment would be $13,855.99 given 20% down on a 30-year loan with a 5% interest rate.

You can find additional pictures and more information on this house near Sunset Strip by clicking here.