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Home Sweet Altadena

Thought you were priced out of the market for a character home? Think again.

For Sale: 36 La Venezia Ct, Altadena

Tucked into a quaint Altadena street, this lovingly maintained 2bd/1ba Spanish Bungalow is the perfect starter home. Featuring original hardwood floors, Spanish tiles, arched doorways, coved ceilings, a decorative fireplace, dual-pane windows, two bonus creative/office spaces, skylights, a detached garage, xeriscaped patio, and brand new exterior paint, this casita is just waiting for your personal touches. Meet up for brunch at Lincoln, sip on something sweet at Cafe De Leche, then hit the Altadena Farmers Market for some locally sourced delights to serve at your dinner party under the stars tonight. The Good Life is especially sweet here in Altadena!

Asking $450,000 and this one will go fast – contact me to see it in person today or come to one of my open houses Tuesday & Thursday May 10 & 12 from 11am-2pm as well as Saturday & Sunday May 14 & 15 1pm – 4pm.

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So Many New Homes, So Little Time!

I recently had a little whine-fest about the lack of inventory right now in Los Angeles but I would like to officially take it all back because there are so many homes I’m crushing on this week I don’t even know what to do with myself. Oh where to begin . . .

1209 South 9th St, Alhambra

This home is located in Alhambra, which while plenty cute and relatively central to Pasadena and downtown, is and area pretty off the radar for a lot of buyers right now. You could put this home anywhere and I would live there. All those massive trees, that original Spanish charm left perfectly intact, those arched doorways, those tiles (especially the ones hugging that stove), THAT POOL, and even that pool house. Sign me up! Actually for $749,000 you can sign yourself up. 3bd, 1.5ba, and 1,770 glorious sq ft. Call me if you’d like to see it before it’s gone.

Listing & photos courtesy of Robin Stever, Coldwell Banker

1900 Boca Ave, El Sereno

Someone took this precious little El Sereno Craftsman and pumped it full of steroids with a massive architect-designed modern master suite addition overlooking downtown Los Angeles. This isn’t something I’m usually a fan of but in this case (and at this $525,000 price point!) it worked. 2bd, 1.75ba, 1,492 sq ft of steel, sunshine and happiness. Call me and let’s go see it in person!

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Sylva Khayalian.

1836 North Avenue 52, Highland Park

I love this home for a lot of obvious reasons – it’s in Highland Park and super accessible to shops/restaurants, etc. It’s got a lot of light and charm combined with some nice updates. It’s got kind of small bedrooms but makes up for it with not 1 but 2 big living spaces. But more than anything, this home has a park for a backyard. Not a public park mind you, just your very own epic 10,000 square foot private backyard. What would you do with all that space? Collect rescue puppies? Build 14 pools? Invite everyone you’ve ever met in your entire life over for a BBQ? Choose your own adventure, my friend! 2bd, 1.75ba, 1,110 sq ft, asking $625,000.

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Deirdre Salomone, Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz

262 South Berkeley Ave, Pasadena

This home doesn’t have one thing I love about it, it has a million. It’s just a really well rounded light bright breezy California home with everything you’d ever want. The living room has barrel ceilings, 2 bedrooms on the main floor are equally sized and sunny, the bathroom has some great deco tilework and a window perfectly framed by palms, and best of all the entire second floor has been turned into an impressive master suite with 2 large closet areas, it’s own bathroom, it’s own office, and of course French doors leading out to a huge deck spanning the length of the home with impressive views of the San Gabriel Mountains. And don’t even get me started on how lovely this pocket of Pasadena is with it’s tree-lined streets and character homes. 3bd, 2ba, 1,760 sq ft asking $938,888 – call me to see it in person.

Listing and photos provided courtesy of Patrick Crane, L.A. Property Solutions, Inc.

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Just Listed: 634 Fischer St, Glendale

Stately Colonial Revival home a few blocks North of Adams Hill in the quaint Somerset neighborhood of Glendale. Award-winning schools, shopping, and restaurants at your fingertips with hotspots Highland Park and Atwater Village a stones throw away.

This 3bd/2ba family home has been thoughtfully updated with everything a homeowner could want and then some; brand new solid oak hardwood floors, ceramic tile bathrooms, remodeled kitchen with all new cabinetry, butcher block countertops, farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances, central heat and air, double-paned windows, drought-resistant landscaping on an irrigated drip system and more. The huge family room in the rear opens to an outdoor patio complete with a custom pergola and overhead fan to keep you cool while dining al fresco on all those warm California nights.

So many perks from the secret wine cellar to the custom master bedroom vanity and even a dog run for your best friend, come see for yourself before it’s gone! Asking price is $649,000, open house from 11am – 2pm this Thursday (Sept 17) as well as 2pm – 5pm this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 19/20).

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The Good Life LA Presents Your Silver Lake Fairytale Dream Home

This meticulously refinished English Country home tucked into one of the most spectacular tree-lined streets in Silver Lake marries designer finishes and old-world charm with ease. Enter into the oversized living area where you’re welcomed with warm hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling picture windows, wood beamed ceilings, arched entryways, and a wood-burning fireplace. Entertain guests under the glowing chandelier of the attached dining room, ready to easily accommodate dinner parties from 2 to 12. The upgraded kitchen is a chef’s paradise with brand new quartz countertops, a double fireclay apron sink, upgraded stainless steel appliances, and polished concrete floors.

The 1,648 square foot main floor also features two guest suites, both with outdoor deck access and custom ensuite bathrooms, as well as a bonus office space and additional half bath with exposed brick. Continue upstairs to the spectacularly finished 600+ square foot bonus master suite with cathedral ceilings, separate sitting area, and oversized custom bathroom featuring designer Ann Sacks tile floors, steam shower, walk-in closet, and double-slipper clawfoot tub with treetop downtown views.

Enjoy sunsets from the ample backyard with brand new decking and newly installed turf (10yr warranty). The detached garage has also been upgraded to a work studio space with new polished concrete floors, new garage door, new wiring, walls and insulation. New roof installed in 2012, as well as complete interior and exterior re-paint.

Please contact me if you would like to view this incredible home in person.