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 24, 2011

WeHo's Robotic Parking Lot, Good or Bad?

As some of you already know, the city of West Hollywood has been working on building the second fully automated parking structure west of the Mississippi (first is under construction in SaMo). And as of right now, the plan is moving forward with full force!

This $13 million+ project, which will reside at WeHo City Hall, will provide a total of 200 parking spaces for both city employees and neighborhood residents and visitors. While the city is very excited about this innovative green project, not everyone shares the same view. Many residents would rather see the money be allocated to a vast array of needs and challenges the city is currently facing.

Although West Hollywood is known for pushing boundaries, setting new standards and making huge impressions, it is too early to tell whether or not this project will be a wise investment. Concerns of retrieving the wrong vehicle, exterior or under vehicle damage, accessing cars in a timely manner, and cost efficiency are all bold points that local nay-sayers have brought up.

Will this new direction provide an efficient, streamlined parking alternative for West Hollywood patrons or will this over-sized computer simply be a problem creating waste of $13 million? I guess we will have to wait and see!

June 7, 2011

Legendary Director's Trousdale Estate

While there are many amazing neighborhoods nestled up in The Hills, one of the most prized communities in Beverly Hills remains to be claimed by the Trousdale Estates. Many of the top power players in Hollywood currently and have previously owned homes in this neighborhood and they always claim a top of the market purchase price. Most recently, Jennifer Aniston's green friendly compound listed for a bold $42,000,000.

This week, another prime time industry leader has placed his one of a kind estate on the market for more Trousdale attention. Legendary Director John Rich, who is best known for such  hits as Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, and Gilligan's Island, is putting his hilltop home up for sale for the first time in 44 years!

Resting on 36,000+ sqft lot, this beautifully renovated Architectural gem offers you spacious and grand living with a modern and sleek finish. Spreading out over 7,500 sqft of living space, this property supplies 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, soaring poast & beam vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms with a flowing floor plan, full green functionality inside and out, motorized black out shades, bamboo floors, top of the line Chef's kitchen with quartz countertops, heated flooring in the master bathroom, media room with full bar, endless views from The Hills to the Pacific and an overall perfect picture of the 90210 lifestyle.

Claim this prize of a home for a subtle $11,900,000. 

Listing Brokerage: Coldwell Banker - BH East