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April 4th, 2021

Sending you warm wishes for a glorious Spring. Enjoy the warmer days everyone! Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

What Will Real Estate Look Like In 2021? 

Chances are, you, or someone you know, has bought or sold a house in the last 10 months. No matter if you are moving across the street or across the country, it’s all part of a record-setting real estate boom. Triggered by job and financial changes, the push to stay at home, and low-interest rates – the real estate boom is far from over. Here are three key home buying trends to look for in 2021. Learn more by Forbes.

Local Events

A Michelin-Level Japanese Restaurant Is Stacking Talent in Brentwood

The incoming Imari will feature Shibumi’s David Schlosser and a host of other known names for an upscale menu of very traditional Japanese cuisine. Read more here.

50 Best Hikes in LA

 If Mother Nature made a to-do list in LA, this might be it. These 50+ hikes capture all that Southern California has to offer. Read more here.

Breezy Mediterranean Rooftop Restaurant Opens at Iconic Beverly Hills Hilton

Patio dining season has fallen upon Los Angeles, as the weather begins to warm and coronavirus cases continue to fall across the state. Enter Sant’olina, a new Mediterranean-leaning restaurant situated atop the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Read More at Eater LA

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Early to List, Early to Sell. Give Your Home the Head start it Deserves

With Compass Coming Soon, you can give a curated audience of potential buyers an early look at your property. With ample time to prepare, we can gather valuable feedback to drive demand and generate buzz prior to going live. Interested in learning more? Click here to learn more

24 Stunning Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Dining Alfresco All Summer Long

Maximizing our outdoor spaces has never felt so important, and Veranda’s on the lookout for fresh ways to make our patios, backyards, terraces, and balconies as functional as possible. One of the best ways to make the most of your outdoor space is equipping it with a kitchen, whether that’s just a grill and sink or a state-of-the-art culinary masterpiece. Courtesy of Veranda.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Family-Friendly Design

Are you looking for ways to design your home to make it friendlier and safer for kids? HGTV has some do’s and don’ts for decorating a home with a family in mind. Courtesy of HGTV
12 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Gardening should add joy-not stress-to your life, Martha Stewart has come up with some tasks to get you reacquainted with your outdoor space. Spring is a fabulous time to assess damage from winter, fix tools, fill in holes in the landscape, tend to your lawn, perform essential pruning, make new beds, and more. Courtesy of Martha Stewart. 

Luxury Trends in Real Estate March 2021

March 29th, 2021

Luxury Trends

Recent Significant Sales

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Represented by Colleen Foraker

Sold for $21,000,000

Represented by Vickey Barron

Sold for $6,600,000

Represented by Zach Zeldner

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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.