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Luxury Trends in Real Estate March 2021

March 29th, 2021

Luxury Trends

Recent Significant Sales

with Compass

Represented by Colleen Foraker

Sold for $21,000,000

Represented by Vickey Barron

Sold for $6,600,000

Represented by Zach Zeldner

Compass Luxury

In The News

$135M Compound in Woodside, CA, Is the Bay Area’s Most Expensive Listing

A 74-acre property in Woodside, CA, complete with a stadium-sized Roman pool, has splashed on to the market. Available for $135 million, the property, co-listed by Compass and Christie’s International Real Estate, is the priciest property in the entire Golden State.

Luxury Lifestyle

A-List Homes: 7 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes on the Market

From Malibu to Manhattan, these ultra luxurious homes each host unique design relative to their celebrity owner. We invite you to walk the red carpet with us, as we explore some of the most press-worthy homes across the country. Read more.

Prestigious Properties 

On The Market

3431 Caribeth Dr, Encino, CA 91436

Rare, one-of-a-kind Italian inspired dream home with over 16,000sf of living space in addition to a spectacular 3,000sf entertainment veranda and 2,200sf of covered patio. Represented by Sally Forster Jones and Shauna Walters.

7 Bed | 11 Bath | $16,495,000

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Angelino Heights

March 23rd, 2021

Los Angeles is home to a variety of eclectic architectural style homes, vibrant neighborhoods and unique hidden gems. One of the city’s most distinctive neighborhoods, Angelino Heights, showcases three of the most historical styles of homes: Victorian, Turn of the Century and Revival.

Founded in 1886, the neighborhood is the second oldest district in Los Angeles and houses many notable examples of Victorian architecture of the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles. The Eastlake movement was a nineteenth-century architectural movement started by British architect and writer Charles Eastlake. Characteristics of Eastlake houses include lathe-shaped wooden forms and mechanical jigsaw wooden forms. Porch posts and railings that have intricate wooden designs and curved brackets and scrolls are placed at corners.The façade of Eastlake homes includes “perforated gables and pediments, carved panels and a profusion of beaded spindles, and lattice work found along porch eaves.” Mansardic porches are another characteristic and have wrought iron crestings. The color combination of the houses emphasize the contrast between the lighter colors of the details and the darker colors of the house body. (source)

 

Queen Anne style homes were one of a number of popular Victorian architectural styles that emerged in the United States during the period from roughly 1880 to 1910. Key characteristics of this architectural style include an asymmetrical façade, round, square, or polygonal towers, shaped and Dutch gables, a porch covering part or all of the front facade, including the primary entrance area, a second-story porch or balconies and wooden or slate roofs.

 

Angelino Heights’ famous Carroll Avenue is also home to a number of other architectural styles including Craftsman, Bungalow, Mission Revival, Art Deco and Colonial Revival style homes. The significance of the neighborhood led it to becoming recognized as a historic district by the city of Los Angeles, requiring homeowners to follow strict guidelines to keep in style with the neighborhood’s design. 

 

One of the most notable homes in the area can be found at 1345 Carroll Avenue. The Sanders House was used in Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video, as well as in the tv show Charmed and the movie Teen Witch. Additionally, the Morales family home at 1300 Carroll Avenue is another LA county landmark. The East-lake style home was occupied by Tom Morales, who spearheaded the preservation of Victorian Era homes in Los Angeles. His efforts have been so appreciated, that Angeleno Heights named Tom Morales Square after the Chair of the Angelino Heights Preservation Overlay Zone. 

 

If you are interested in Victorian architecture, then Angelino Heights is definitely worth a visit.

 

Revamp your Bedroom, New Restaurant Openings in LA and more to know this week

March 15th, 2021

Wishing you good luck, blessings, and happiness for today and every day. Read on for everything you should do this week and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

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Three Essential Ways Realtors Provide Value In Today’s Market

If you’re looking to buy or sell a house in today’s market, the idea of working with a real estate agent or broker may feel outdated. You might wonder, while scrolling through Zillow or Redfin, “Why would I pay a 6% commission to someone when I could just do it myself for free?” Find out why a realtor can benefit you here.

Local Events & Happenings

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5 brand-new patio restaurants in L.A. to try this month

Even as Los Angeles tiptoes toward the return of indoor dining, alfresco service will surely stay in style. It’s no surprise then that new outdoor dining spots continue to open—seemingly all at once in the past few weeks in particular. So if you’re in the mood to dine out this month, scope out these limited-time pop-ups and notable new openings here.

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Here’s what’s open in Los Angeles right now

The past year in Los Angeles has been filled with reopenings and rollbacks, and now we’ve leaned considerably toward the former with the county’s move into the red tier, a step from the state’s most restrictive tier that means many indoor spaces can begin to reopen. Find out where you can visit here.

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6 installations to see at Desert X 2021

Every two years since 2017, Desert X has turned a stretch of the Coachella Valley into a playground for massive art installations that offer visually impactful but often provocative thoughts about the surrounding desert environment. Learn more here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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4 Adult Easter Baskets to Treat a Loved One (Or Yourself) This Year

You’re probably wondering, are adult easter baskets even a thing? I’m here to tell you that they absolutely are—or can be—because it’s 2021 and the sky’s the limit. Learn more here.

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How to Stain Your Deck (Just in Time For Spring!)

Looking to tackle staining your own deck? Follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way to hosting outdoor BBQ’s in no time. Here.

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4 Interior Designer-Vetted Tips for Picking Bedroom Paint Colors

Interior designers, Julia Goodwin and Kathy Kuo, were kind enough to share some of their go-to tips and tricks for picking the best paint colors, all of which you can use to revamp your sleep space here.