Life in The Hills

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Beverly Hills, CA, United States
As a native Southern Californian, I am blessed to have grown up in an area that encompasses year-round beautiful weather, amazing Real Estate, great cuisine, and world influencing entertainment. Having some of the most outstanding homes in America within a 5 mile radius definitely makes my role as a Beverly Hills Realtor unique! In and out of the Golden Triangle, guiding sellers and buyers through their real estate journey, in a one of a kind neighborhood, is a fulfilling and exciting career which I am grateful to have and am happy to share with you. Selling real estate in this area of the country is not just a privilege, it's a lifestyle as well as a gift.

June 17, 2013

Property Whoa! The Sherwood residence in Beverly Hills

Aaaaand I'm back!! It has been quite some time since I've taken a slot out of my day to reflect on the ever impressive Golden Triangle real estate trends, and I forgot how much I enjoy it. Straight to the goodies though, this notable Beverly Hills trophy property has made headlines before in its rapidly quick sale last year. Welcome to the Jones & Emmons property, a true delight for the Architectural real estate enthusiast.

Originally built in 1962 by renowned Architects, A. Quincy Jones & Frederick Emmons, this baby has had an impressive facelift filled with all the necessary fixings for an up to date contemporary with a sleek period modern touch. Selling last year to local real estate major leaguer, Michael LaFetra, this home is back on the market for nearly DOUBLE the price it sold for last year. The 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom property comprises 35,000+sqft of lush land in a Triple A neighborhood of the 90210.With such touch ups and additions like an enchanting water feature entry, transformed glass walls, and a two story master suite, this prized piece of real estate is sure to create some commotion in this weeks LA power market.

Call this exceptional estate yours for an asking price of $11,995,000!

Listing Brokerage: Partners Trust / Beverly Hills

September 13, 2012

**Full Survice Luxury Loft Living, Hollywood Style**

With high rise and full service building living continuing to rise in popularity throughout Los Angeles, there are a few original beauties to refer to when considering your options for fine condo living. The Broadway Hollywood which sits in the center of famed Hollywood Blvd, above paparazzi obsessed Japanese eatery Katsuya, is one of Hollywood's true gems!

Walk into a massive space with soaring ceilings throughout this nearly 1,700sqft open spaced loft, possessing top of the line finishes inside and out. With such a great canvas and options of soft wall setups, one has endless possibilities to customizing their luxury loft. Stainless steel appliances, interior washer and dryer, 2 spacious bathrooms, and full service amenities all come included with this classic Hollywood loft.

Originally built in 1928, the entire building has been maintained and restored meticulously by A list Designer, Kelly Wearstler. From the valet parking, to the adequately stocked gym, and up to the beautiful rooftop deck with resort styled cabanas, welcoming swimming pool, and stunning views of the Los Angeles basin, this building truly has it all!

Pull this lease off of the open market for a fair asking price of $5,000 per month.

Listing Brokerage: Prudential - BH

July 24, 2012

**Hollywood's Legendary Fuller House, a Runyon Canyon Hideaway***

All throughout Hollywood Hills are homes of legendary Tinseltown pioneers that possess a great amount of history and prestige. Every now and then, one of these properties hits the open market in flawlessly remodeled, move-in ready condition. Just north of the highly trafficked Hollywood Boulevard and adjacent to Franklin Avenue, sits a gorgeous piece of land just below the preserved Runyon Canyon. The Fuller House is a true treat, and a wonderful setting to call home for that Hollywood connoisseur who wants to own an iconic residence.

Originally built in 1916 for the famed Hollywood Developer, RE Fuller, this gorgeous estate atop a flat 32,000+ square foot lot is placed smack in the middle of all that Los Angeles has to offer. The structure was originally built by the great Architect, Arthur Jeinem. The home was later acquired by Paramount Pictures Co-Creator, Samuel Goldwyn, in 1925. Mr. Goldwyn came to America with nothing to his name, pursued the American Dream and within time became a legendary movie Producer. With Academy awards under his belt, multiple hit films, big success in the studio business, and a blossoming family, Sam snapped up this beautiful abode to call his own.

 Per the listing details via Rodeo Realty, "Every room of this 7 bed/ 6.5 bath grand residence is rich with character and stunning detail on a scale fit for Hollywood legends. Features include a tremendous multi-room master suite, grand living room, gourmet kitchen, elegant dining room with butler's pantry, screening room, sun room, breakfast room, Batchelder tile fireplaces, multiple balconies, maid's quarters and a guest house. Walled and gated, this property features a tremendous 32k sq. feet of private park like grounds with a motor court entry, a magazine worthy pool, an outdoor living room with fireplace, and walking paths through peaceful gardens and fountains."

As I hunt for a special buyer for this special home, this gorgeous, one of a kind, Hollywood Hills mansion is available for the first taker at a fair (in my opinion) list price of $4,895,000.

Listing Brokerage: Rodeo Realty Inc.

May 23, 2012

Chris Brown's Former Party Pad, A Truly Spectacular Penthouse

As the years have gone on, an abundance of bad press has come to the street blasting Chris Brown for he and his friends' former ways of partying through the late nights at his ultra sleek Penthouse condo in West Hollywood. With TMZ and other tabloid mobsters exposing his run ins with the local parking enforcement, along with his neighbors and homeowner's association going after him for repetitive noise and disturbance complaints, Mr. Brown managed to keep this home in tip top, move-in ready condition!

Currently being listed by the friendly and personable Manuela Villa of local brokerage, The Agency, this top floor Penthouse comes with all of the luxuries one could desire in a sexy, contemporary, and private Penthouse retreat. Sprawled out at approximately 3,000sqft, this 3 bedroom and 4 bathroom unit is a truly unique find in all of LA! While it is not a full service building, this Penthouse resides in a private and quaint 7 unit structure with another A-list celebrity calling one of the 7 units his home as well. With no other units on your 4th level floor, you are offered the ultimate in lifestyle for high end Hollywood living.

The wonderfully flowing open floor plan offers its owner the ultimate space for entertaining within condo living. With its own private elevator entrance and secured patios, all finishes throughout the unit exemplify A-list quality. From the Ceaserstone counter tops to the bamboo wood floors, double pained windows throughout providing extreme serenity, an over-sized master bedroom with your dream bathroom and closet, topped off with the best attribute of all to this penthouse delight; stunning views of the city in just about every direction throughout The Hills and basin of Los Angeles!

Write up your offers and make this pristine penthouse yours for a cool $1,895,000!

Listing Brokerage: The Agency