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Elegant And Modern Statement

Chic and charming, this traditional Cape Cod-style home designed and built by noted architect Clark Remington is now available in Pacific Palisades for $3.935 million—complete with a welcoming front porch, canyon and ocean views, and even the sound of waves crashing in the distance.

Situated on a quiet, highly coveted cul-de-sac at 581 N. Marquette St.—near Palisades Park, Palisades Village and beaches—the two-story residence was built in 2000 and has since been updated. Expect 4,000-plus square feet of open living space featuring soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, newly refinished hardwood flooring on the main level and a spacious entry foyer with a striking spiral staircase.

Among the highlights: five bedrooms (including a sumptuous master suite with a separate sitting room with TV, and a spa-like bath with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities and a makeup area), along with formal living and dining rooms. A gourmet kitchen stuns with an updated backsplash and granite counters, high-end stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast nook with built-in work station and large center island.

An attractive family room with a fireplace opens via sliding glass French doors to a 12-foot heated pergola with a TV and built-in barbecue area, while the 6,697-square-foot grounds are ideal for entertaining and relaxing with a sparkling pool and spa, and a patio sporting a fire pit. Rounding out this home’s exceptional appeal is a three-car garage.

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF SHAWN CORDON REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

581 N. MARQUETTE
PACIFIC PALISADES

CAPE-COD STYLE
LOCATED ON A CUL-DE-SAC

4,000+ SQ. FT.
5 BEDROOMS

 

PRESENTED BY

Anthony Marguleas of  Amalfi Estates

310.293.9280

List Price
$3.935 million

A Home with Desirability And Charm

One measure of a neighborhood’s desirability and charm is its walkability, a rare commodity in Los Angeles. Walking opens up a myriad of opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of serendipitous encounters and unplanned discoveries.

In this regard, 1101 Kagawa Street is a star, with a myriad of destinations from Pacific Palisades Park and the library, the weekly farmers’ market, and elementary and high schools to grocery stores and many favorite dining spots, all just a few blocks away. So too is Caruso’s new Palisades Village development.

The LEED Gold certified, ground-up business district crowns the location with a movie theater and an impeccable selection of shops. Talk about an embarrassment of riches—perhaps none more valuable than the opportunity to occupy the home at 1101 Kagawa Street.

An equal to its neighborhood both in form and function, the newly constructed house, an arresting edifice of stone and glass, is majestically poised on a corner lot. The imposing ipe wood front door introduces the interior. First is the astonishing main floor of extraordinary proportions. French white oak wood floors complement high ceilings and soft cove lighting. A dining area, living room, breakfast area, built-in bar and chef’s kitchen are corralled into this breathtaking first impression.

Light pours through large glass windows that run along one side of the space and frame lush green plantings; making this area even more astounding, Fleetwood doors stretch across the home’s rear wall. Opened, they seamlessly merge this room with the backyard, where a grassy back lawn, sun deck, entertaining patio with a barbecue, and a pool and spa complete a perfect snapshot of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that is the hallmark of Southern California living.

Luxurious and thoughtful details make the kitchen a delight for professional chefs and home cooks alike—a book-matched marble island, separate pantry, exquisite Blum hardware, and plethora of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances including a warming drawer, wall ovens, range, and built-in espresso machine.

Also on the main floor are two fireplaces with natural stone surrounds and a touchpad system that puts full control of the home’s lights, music and security features at one’s fingertips. Whether considering hosting a cocktail party for 200, a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner for extended family, an intimate dinner party, or a spirited 4th of July pool and barbecue party, this home is equipped to handle it with ease.

While everyday life doesn’t include hosting elaborate events, the future owner of this home should not be surprised at the increase in spontaneous invitations sure to arrive here—from friends who’ll find an excuse to drop by for coffee in the afternoon, play dates by the pool; and the boys’ night out that suddenly becomes a boys’ night in.

The lowest floor of the home, with its wine display, ventilated cigar room and plenty of space for a pool table and foosball table is ideal for the latter of these occasions. This floor also boasts a state-of-the-art home theater that makes watching Game of Thrones here a mesmerizing experience.

Once guests leave, albeit reluctantly, the home allows for the natural ebb and flow of solitary and group activities that make up the rhythm of family life—work and reading, gaming and watching television, food prep and meals—with everyone finding a favorite spot. Six en-suite bedrooms, meanwhile, grant everyone a private space of their own.

For the illusion of complete solitude, one need only disappear into the office. While it can, of course, be used as a private bedroom for out-of-town guests who demand the utmost in autonomy (a bedroom suite downstairs offers the same), this en-suite room’s location, just to the right of the front door, and overlooking the home’s sculptural central floating staircase, offers the perfect vantage point from which to monitor the household’s comings and goings.

One must look up to find one of the four-story home’s most jaw-dropping features: the roof. Accessed by an exterior spiral staircase or the elevator, it showcases a custom bar, fire pit, and hot tub. With its stunning panoramic ocean and mountain views, watching the sunset here could easily become a nightly ritual. Later, in the master suite, one can view discreet echoes this display.

This space’s well-designed layout, which includes a large balcony and spacious walk-in closet, offers a thoughtful surprise with its generous bathroom, separated from the bedroom by a two-sided fireplace. Sinking into the freestanding tub, plush with bubbles, it takes but a moment to realize that soaking in luxury takes many forms—from a stunning edifice to an equally captivating interior, to a luxuriant immersion of a more private variety. This is life. If only others knew how great it really was. It is a secret not long for the keeping.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL JONASON

 

PRESENTED BY

Anthony Marguleas

Amalfi Estates

310.293.9280

List Price $6,999,000

South Park Co-Creator Trey Parker Purchases A Ultra-Modern Residence In Brentwood

South Park and Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon co-creator Trey Parker has purchased a brand-new, ultra-modern residence in Brentwood for $6.2 million.

According to Variety, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home offers 5,000-plus square feet of open and airy living space featuring high-end finishes such as imported-oak floorboards.

Among the highlights: a walk-in wine cellar behind a sheet of frameless glass, along with a small cabana adjacent to a plunge-size zero-edge pool and spa. The seller was represented by Adi Livyatan and Parker by Oren Barkan, both of Rodeo Realty.

Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy Purchases A “Architectural Gem”

Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy has purchased a mid-century “architectural gem” in Pacific Palisades for $6 million, complete with show-stopping views of the sea, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island from its hillside setting.

According to Variety, the single-story home was built in 1958 and extensively renovated in 1991 by modernist architect and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Lawrence Bernstein. Expect 4,000-plus square feet of living space accented by blondish hardwood flooring and red brick.

Among the highlights of the five-bedroom, five-bath property: a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wet bar with mirrored walls; large formal dining room with fireplace. Cathy Ferraro of Ferraro & Associates held the listing, while Murphy was represented by Tod Stein of Campbell Wellman Properties.

Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz Paid $15.7 Million In Cash For a New Mansion

New Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz and his longtime wife, Israeli former Olympic competitive sailor Anat Fabrikant, have paid $15.7 million in cash for a new mansion in the Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood.

According to Variety, the European-style villa was spec-built by a local developer and completed last year. Included is 10,000-plus square feet of living space featuring a double-height entryway; giant family room with a wet bar and floor-to-ceiling disappearing windows; formal dining room with a glassy wine closet; separate wine cellar; massive master suite with a fireplace, dual marble-clad baths and terrace overlooking the backyard; and movie theater with seating for 12.

Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland held the listing, while Kreiz was represented by Nicholas Property Group’s Dustin Nicholas.

Kevin Durant has listed his oceanfront Malibu home

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has listed his oceanfront Malibu home for $13.495 million. According to the L.A. Times, he purchased the property last year for $12.05 million.

The multilevel house was built in 1976 and has since been remodeled for beachfront living with sliding walls of glass and terrace balconies on three levels, along with a small wooden staircase descending from the main patio area directly to a sandy cove on Broad Beach.

Expect 5,000-plus square feet of living space featuring an open-concept living room, dining room, center-island kitchen, four bedrooms and six baths. There’s also a media room with a glass-enclosed wine rack and a movie theater, as well as an elevator. An outdoor spa and dining patio finish off the indoor-outdoor setting. James Harris, David Parnes and Sandro Dazzan of The Agency hold the listing.

 

Michael Feinstein & Terrence Flannery List Their Modern Residence

Grammy-nominated singer Michael Feinstein and his producer husband, Terrence Flannery, have listed their 1926 Tudor Revival-style mansion in Los Feliz for $18.9 million. According to Mansion Global, the residence previously served as the site of the Russian Consulate from 1935-51.

Expect 15,391 square feet of living space on four stories highlighted by an underground tunnel for secret entrances and exits, as well as an upper level sporting an office suite, bedroom, service bar and one of two movie theaters.

The six-bedroom house also has a fitness room, pool, wine cellar and guest house with its own private entrance. Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman is co-listing the property with Dorothy Carter of Keller Williams.

Joe Walsh is listing his Beverly Hills Post Office villa

Famed rocker Joe Walsh is listing his Beverly Hills Post Office villa for $5.3 million. According to Variety, Walsh paid $3.95 million for the property in August 2013 for use as temporary digs while his main residence was undergoing an extensive, multiyear renovation.

 

Originally built in 1966 as a mid-century modern, the house was transformed into a sleek contemporary before Walsh’s ownership. Expect 3,820 square feet of open living space on a single level, complete with formal living and dining rooms, a den/media room, and European-inspired, eat-in kitchen with Miele appliances and custom cabinetry.

There are three en-suite bedrooms, including the master retreat with dual closets and baths, as well as a 600-square-foot music studio that could be converted into a family room. Outdoors, the nearly half-acre hillside lot boasts a pool and covered terrace with fireplace. Tina Stern of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

Eva Gabor has sold Holmby Hills estate

The former Holmby Hills estate of actress Eva Gabor has sold for $11 million. According to Mansion Global, would-be buyers included developers who wanted to tear down the 1938 house on Delfern Drive and develop the 1.1-acre property. Instead, the buyer is a local developer who plans to move into the house in the next couple of months and keep it as his residence.

Designed by noted architect Paul Williams, the 7,000-square-foot white brick house still has many touches of Hollywood glamour, including a brick motor court, columns and chandeliers, a portico and a sweeping staircase leading to the second floor. Among the highlights: living and family rooms with fireplaces, a formal dining room, kitchen, library/screening room, a bar and detached office. 

The upstairs bedrooms include a private master suite with a balcony, luxe bath, sitting room and large walk-in closet. Amenities include a pool, tennis court with viewing deck, an expansive lawn and landscaped gardens. 

There also a greenhouse and a pool house with a living room, kitchenette, bath and walk-in closet. Corrie Lontoc of Reserve Collection Realty represented the sellers—Margaret Black, former vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, and her husband, the former NASA astronaut David Scott, who was the seventh man to walk on the moon.

 

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