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.

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

May 17, 2012

Justin Alexander Hits The Press for International Exposure!

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Los Angeles, CA—Esteemed, legendary Real Estate firm John Aaroe Group, headquartered in Beverly Hills with offices on the Sunset Strip, Pasadena, Downtown LA and Sherman Oaks, has launched its newly formed architectural division to showcase homes that define architectural greatness, innovativeness, and pioneering originality. More information at:

As an innovator and household name in LA’s world of boutique real estate, John Aaroe Group is once again reinventing its presence with their new division, Aaroe Architectural. From the bluffs of Malibu, through the plush Beverly Hills, all the way east to Pasadena, Los Angeles is filled with an abundant number of properties constructed by notable Architects.  Aaroe Architectural comprises a wealth of knowledge, experience and guidance offered to local professionals, community figures, as well as present and future homeowners in order to assist in making the best selling and purchasing decisions possible when it comes to architectural real estate.

A select group of Agents have been chosen to maximize the presence and success of Aaroe Architectural, and they are hitting the market with full force. Justin Alexander, Aaroe Architectural residential Agent located at the Beverly Hills office, shares the inside scoop of his role with the organization and what to look forward to.

Alexander states, “I am extremely proud to represent the Architectural division of John Aaroe Group. As an Agent handling architecturally significant homes in Hollywood Hills & Beverly Hills, I find it an honor to showcase such amazing properties. With personal relationships developed with the family estate of legendary Architect Paul Williams, Architectural Author Bret Parsons, high profiled online blogger “CurbedLA” and an impressive database of LA’s architectural history, we have a plethora of assets to offer our clientele. Along with these unique elements Aaroe Architectural has the privilege to showcase monthly educational exhibits to the community and our clientele, keeping them up to date with all of the architectural need-to-knows across the Los Angeles basin. We are educated, informed, and savvy Agents who are here to help current and prospective homeowners make the most of their architectural dreams come true.”

Architectural Agent, Justin Alexander, can be seen all over the Sunset Strip neighborhoods, in and around stunning homes throughout The Hills, or in his Rodeo Drive office eyeing the market day in and day out. Reach out to Justin for local expertise on architecturally significant real estate, questions about hot properties on the market, or a personal invite to the next Aaroe Architectural installation at the world famous Pacific Design Center.

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Contact information:
Justin Alexander, Realtor®
Aaroe Architectural / Beverly Hills
150 S. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

More information on Broker Justin Alexander:



As an ambitious and active Southern California native, Justin brings a wealth of skill to his clientele. With close to ten years of experience in residential real estate sales and mortgage lending, Justin offers a surplus of knowledge, security, and expertise. Prior to joining John Aaroe Group Beverly Hills, Justin spent his years as a Mortgage Banker for Fortune 500 banks, originating and executing over $75,000,000.00 in residential home loans. With a diverse customer base consisting of first time home buyers, wealth managers, high level executives, entrepreneurs, entertainment figures and celebrity clientele, Justin is able to walk into each individual situation and curtail his services to each client's specific needs.

When asked about his business methods and serving his principals, Justin was happy to share what he believes is the key to his success.

"Helping consumers through some of their most important decisions in life is a gift that I cherish and value greatly. Through the various individuals and families I have assisted in a home purchase or selling transaction, I have developed the ability to guide my clients through the process of real estate with ease. I know how important it is to make the experience as seamless as possible and this allows for my principal to remain stress free through the close of Escrow. Listening to my client's objectives and wishes while providing clear and timely communications are also vital factors to the continued success of my business. With an amazing team behind me at John Aaroe Group, I am fully equipped to not only meet but exceed any local real estate desires, goals and expectations."

On a personal level, Justin is a native to Oceanside, California where his Parents still reside and coach the local Vista High School football team and the travel ball baseball club, Encinitas Reds. With experience as a Snowboard Instructor in his days as a teenager, Justin enjoys snowboarding as much as possible during the winter season. During the warmer seasons, Justin enjoys surfing, swimming and wakeboarding. Whenever available, Justin also supports local charity work and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, GLAAD, No Worries Now, and various holiday food drives.

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