25 Reasons You Should Live Where you Work

25 Reasons You Should Live Where you Work

25 Reasons You Should Live Where you Work

The Worst Day and Time to Drive on Every Freeway in LA Thursday, August 27, 2015, by Bianca Barragan If the stereotypes of Saturday Night Live‘s mock soap operaThe Californians are real, Angelenos are obsessed with discussing in detail the best ways to get around town. To do that, it’s probably important to know the worst ones too, so they can be avoided like the plague. For that, there’s new data from traffic-watching firm Inrix, which found that LA was home to 11 of the top 25 worst segments of freeway in the county, says the LA Times, including thetop three on the list. The top spot goes to the southbound101 Freeway between Woodland Hills and the area around Downtown’s Union Station. At worst day (Wednesdays), during the worst time (8 am to 9 am), that 26-mile trip can take 90 minutes. Number two was also on the 101: the nearly 22-mile stretch from the 60 Freeway/Soto to Haskell Avenue in Encino. That one is its most heinous at night, on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm, when it’ll take 70 minutes to get from one point to the other. Not to be left out, the 110, 405, and 5 Freeways all make an appearance in the line-up of 25 worst freeway sections: Overall, greater Los Angeles only had the second worst traffic in the US, following Washington, DC. Angelenos spend about 80 extra hours in traffic every year. But LA did have the biggest difference between normal travel times and rush hour travel times—rush hour is an insane 43 percent slower than non-peak hours....
Just Sold! Pristine Lower Doheny Architectural Home

Just Sold! Pristine Lower Doheny Architectural Home

Just Sold! St. Ives Drive… $7,395,000. Located in prestigious lower Doheny, this reconstructed architectural home has been meticulously & comprehensively rebuilt with unparalleled quality, style, and design. No expense has been spared. Main level features a light-infused great room, with clerestory windows affording city and ocean views.Gourmet kitchen with Miele and Wolf appliances, custom cabinetry, marble counters and center island. Master wing with fireplace, Switchlite privacy windows, bath with soaking tub, steam shower, and exquisite walk-in closet. Seamlessly connected by a floating staircase with a 2-story guillotine window, the lower level includes a family/media room with surround sound, wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that completely open to a heated patio, fire feature, outdoor BBQ kitchen, new infinity spa and pool with laminar jet fountains. All new systems, 650 bottle wine cellar, laundry room, Crestron audio/video and security. One of a...
Coming Soon- Classic Laurel Canyon Home

Coming Soon- Classic Laurel Canyon Home

Coming Soon! Not yet on the MLS: 8979 Wonderland Avenue, in Laurel Canyon. Listed at $1,495,000. Picture coming home each day to this relaxing, serene Laurel Canyon dream home, perched on a large expanded lot with mature oak trees. Relax with a cup of coffee on the front deck, or on one of your many private patios, surrounded by beautiful native plants and one of the largest and most beautiful cacti in Laurel Canyon.  Three bedrooms, three baths, plus a separate home office/ guest house with a bathroom. Large common room with kitchen, dining room, hardwood floors, and fireplace, opens up to a deck with treetop views. Large family room with river rock fireplace. Fully fenced and private, with a nice grassy play yard in back. Wonderland School district. For More Information, contact Kevin & Jovana Keyser at 323-877-2040 or...
LA Times Hot Property: 1630 Summitridge Place

LA Times Hot Property: 1630 Summitridge Place

Our listing at 1630 Summitridge Place in beverly Hills was featured in today’s Los Angeles times as the Home of the Day. Click on this link to read the article. Hot Property Celebrity & Luxury Homes Home of the Day: Layered contemporary by Marmol Radziner By NEAL J. LEITEREG MARCH 24, 2015, 8:37 AM F loor-to-ceiling windows, gallery walls and a dramatic floating fireplace set the stage for this layered contemporary by Marmol Radziner. Tiered grounds of about three acres are highlighted by overlapping terrace levels built around rooftop gardens and a saltwater infinity-edge pool. Occupying the entire top floor, the master suite takes in city and ocean views. Location: 1360 Summitridge Place, Beverly Hills, 90210 Price: $29 million Year built: 2013 Architects: Leo Marmol, Ron Radziner House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms Lot size: 2.8 acres Features: Raised ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, freestanding fireplace, formal living room, dining room, library, media room, guest quarters with separate entrance, outdoor loggias, rooftop gardens, saltwater infinity-edge pool, spa About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90210 ZIP Code in February was $2.288 million based on 20 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents a decrease in median price of slightly more than 32% compared to February 2014. Agents: Jodi Rubin, Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 254-7123 To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high­resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com. Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times  ...
LA Times- Hot Property “Home of the Day” 1737 N Vista

LA Times- Hot Property “Home of the Day” 1737 N Vista

Our listing at 1737 N Vista has been featured in the LA Times Hot Property section as “Home of the Day” Home of the Day: Myron Hunt revival in Hollywood Hills West By NEAL J. LEITEREG MARCH 12, 2015, 8:25 AM This Mediterranean Revival-style residence by Myron Hunt in Hollywood Hills West was completed around the same time as the Ambassador Hotel, one of the architect’s more noted structures. A step-down living room featuring a fireplace with an alabaster mantel is a Hunt signature element, as are the handsome built-ins, wide gallery walls and grand foyer. Location: 1737 North Vista, Los Angeles, 90046 Price: $1.845 million Year built: 1920 Architect: Myron Hunt House size: 2,220 square feet, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Lot size: 8,060 square feet Features: Raised ceilings, grand entry, gallery, step-down salon with fireplace, formal dining room, updated kitchen with adjoining office, loggia, patio/sitting area, pool, pool bathroom, two- car garage About the area: The median sale price in the 90046 ZIP Code over the last 90 days was $1.09 million based on 98 sales, according to Redfin. The median list price during that time period was $1.5 million. Agents: Jodi Rubin, Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 254-7123 To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high­resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com. Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times...