Real Estate

Bel-Air Abode Calls For An Inspired Style Of Living

Imagine endless days spent in the lap of luxury at this brand-new, AMG Capital-built estate in Bel-Air that serves as a private retreat ideally suited to family living and entertaining soirées alike.

Here, one not only will find massive, resort-style grounds boasting an expansive yard with lounge areas, a fire-pit, zero-edge pool, cabana, open-air kitchen and putting green, but also seamless indoor-outdoor environs replete with high-end finishes and upscale amenities throughout. Add it all up, and this lavish yet livable residence exemplifies the sought-after California dream.

“It is very rare to find a flat 22,000-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac creating your own compound,” says Cindy Ambuehl, who is co-listing the property with Max Hutchison, both of Compass, for $7.750 million.

“AMG Capital does A-plus work throughout, and it shows in every corner of every room, from the really sexy bar lounge, to the oversized kitchen and family room opening to the backyard.”

Found at 15482 Milldale Drive, this six-bedroom, nine-bath smart home offers 7,512 square feet of open, contemporary living space on three levels featuring white oak flooring, soaring ceilings, designer lighting and high-end fixtures.

Among the highlights is a pub-style parlor with a walk-in bar adjacent to the family room; downstairs hideaway with theater, massage room, gym and guest bedroom; and formal dining room outfitted with an attractive glass-encased wine closet.

A professional chef’s kitchen is equipped with dual islands, Wolf appliances, and a butler’s pantry with a secondary refrigerator, cabinetry and counter space, while the plush master suite holds a fireplace, balcony, lounge, trio of walk-in closets, and spa-quality marble bath with a freestanding soaking tub, dual-vanities and steam shower.

“The house is really unique, because it is incredibly hard to find a place this large that has both emotion and functionality,” concludes Ambuehl. “High quality, great design, on trend…it’s a definite must-see.”

 

PRESENTED BY

Cindy Ambuehl and Max Hutchison of Compass

310.321.9148

List Price
$7.750 million

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

Architectural Masterpieces With Individuality

Architectural Coup

One of Buff & Hensman’s final masterpieces has hit the market in Pasadena for $2.749 million. The modern home perfectly captures the architectural team’s classic style with dark wood details, soaring ceilings, seamless indoor-outdoor environs and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for natural light. Nestled on a cul-de-sac, the exclusive property offers 5,000-plus square feet of opulent living space on two levels.

Among the highlights: five bedrooms (including a sizeable master retreat with balcony); an atrium boasting lush greenery, sculptures and a fountain; and a living room with wood-burning fireplace. The handsome library has built-in bookshelves and a view of the front garden, while the terraced, park-like backyard overlooks the San Gabriel Mountains.

“Buff & Hensman are brilliant at bringing the outdoors in,” says listing agent Chris Reisbeck of The Agency. “The unique placement of windows throughout the home does just that, allowing buyers to feel the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the abundant oak trees.”

 

1405  AFTON STREET

LINDA VISTA
5 BEDROOMS
5,150 SQ. FT.

Listed by Chris Reisbeck of The Agency

List Price
$2.749 million

 


 

Golden Opportunity

A rare, front-row bluff property in the Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood of Oceanfront Estates has hit the market for $5.75 million, complete with far-reaching views of the Pacific, Catalina, Santa Barbara Island and Malibu Coast via panels of large picture windows and French doors, as well as a duo of balconies.

Built in 2005, the exquisite Mediterranean-style residence offers 6,000-plus square feet of opulent living space on more than a half-acre of usable lot with a huge, flat grassy backyard. Among the highlights: four bedrooms; six baths; two family rooms; a sizeable master wing with a fireplace, and an oversized bath with vanity, spa tub and dressing room.

A chef’s kitchen boasts Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, a custom granite island with breakfast counter and nook, butler’s station, and an open bar area and walk-in pantry. A private entrance leads to a landscaped center courtyard boasting a loggia with fireplace and built-in Viking barbecue ideal for entertaining.

 

31  VIA DEL CIELO

BLUFF PROPERTY IN OCEANFRONT ESTATES
4 BEDROOM SUITES
6,008 SQ. FT.

Listed by Stephen Haw of  The Stephen Haw Group

List Price
$5.75 million

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: THE AGENCY (TOP) AND EMILY CRISTIANO (BOTTOM)

The Landmark Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wrights Opus

That iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright eventually found work in Los Angeles feels a bit like prophecy—he remains one of the most colorful characters in architectural history. Opinionated and flamboyant, a swashbuckler, he was a personality perfect for these parts.

Practically, the West Coast promised the architect a shot at big-budget projects and reliable paydays, along with proximity to his son Lloyd Wright, who served as general contractor on his father’s now-famous series of textile-block houses in the L.A. area, including the beautifully restored Ennis House, which is back on the market, a big ticket and better than ever.

Listed for $23 million by Coldwell Banker and Hilton & Hyland and located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A., Ennis House has long been a star in this town, having appeared in a slew of television and film projects throughout the years including Blade Runner, the sci-fi classic, an acute reminder of the home’s experimental nature, particularly when it was first built, in 1924, when concrete still was a mostly new material in residential construction.

Now nearly a century old, the landmark residence is still making headlines, most recently for the feverous, multimillion restoration efforts by its current owner Ron Burkle, which has taken the already high-profile home to yet another level of renown.

 

The last of Wright’s local textile-block homes built in Southern California, the Ennis House is his most extravagantly imagined here. The clients who commissioned the house, Charles and Mabel Ennis, proprietors of a men’s clothing store, are somewhat shadowy figures in the sense that not much is known about them.

They had some degree of affluence, but prior to their collaboration with Wright, the Ennises’ homes were largely sensible. One assumes, not unreasonably, that as the couple rose in the ranks socially, their ambition widened as well. In Wright, the Ennises had an architect to design a house to meet the moment, a place where they could entertain.

Wright’s vision for the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which is composed of roughly 27,000 blocks, each one hand-cast in a custom mold, is equal to its expansive view of Los Angeles.

The property also features a self-contained, one-bedroom guest house. Later, as part of a 1940 remodel, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the pool. The home’s living spaces are more intimate than its public spaces, which are quite grand, even a bit showy.

“The way it’s perched on the hill is on stage. There is definitely a theatrical component to the house,” says John Waters, AIA, LEED AP, preservations programs manager of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, pointing to such aspects as the architect’s beautiful glass mosaic fireplace, columned corridors, and custom art-glass windows.

“While it is not unusual for Wright to dramatically reveal once space after another, the visceral effect of movement through the house is particularly theatrical here,” Waters adds. “The various spaces create a stage-like feeling inside. The Storer and Freeman [Houses] are more intimate in scale and the way the spaces work. Ennis is theatrical.”

While it is certainly true that the Ennis House has the flavor of the Mayan Revival style, it is more accurately perceived less aesthetically and more about Wright’s attempt to create a useable system of building. “Because it’s conceptual, it took more than he anticipated,” says Waters of Wright’s experimentation with the system.

“But it wasn’t a willful attempt to spend a lot of the Ennises’ money, but about his curiosity to see if the system would work.” Still, the Ennis House is highly ornamented, as was Wright’s way. “He loved to get his T-square and triangle working,” Waters notes. “The patterns are not always directly related to the work at hand. His work can be extremely decorative, a lot more than people really think about it being.”

The Ennis House is a testament to Frank Lloyd Wright’s remarkable ability to see three-dimensionally, but also his affinity for California. He did return to the Midwest eventually, but presumably, he was attracted to the energy of a Los Angeles as well as its regional characteristics, like natural light, which played well into his ideas of organic architecture.

It also fit with Wright’s flair for presentation; he did, after all, dub the Hollyhock House his “California Romanza” and in a letter to the Ennises, he wrote, prophetically in fact: “You see, the final result is going to stand on that hill a hundred years or more. Long after we are all gone it will be pointed out as the Ennis House and pilgrimages will be made to it by lovers of the beautiful—from everywhere.”

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Presented by:
Ron de Salvo
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
310.777.6233

Branden and Rayni Williams
Williams & Williams Estates Group at Hilton & Hyland
310.691.5935

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARY E. NICHOLS

Luxury For Sale In Southern California

Sublime Symphony

“Sexy, functional and fun” is how listing agent Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty describes this one-of-a-kind, Alex Pettas-designed property at 1172 N. Doheny Drive, nestled behind black obsidian gates in the exclusive Lower Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills. What exactly leads to such a bold statement? Perhaps it’s the modern, Vanina Alfaro-designed living space highlighted by an abundance of light, water, glass, Italian stone, cedar and European oak flooring throughout.

Or maybe it’s one of the eye-catching features—like the biometric, oversized door that opens to a cascading infinity-edge pool and bonsai trees; soaring great room with disappearing glass doors and floor-to-ceiling Italian marble fireplace; and decadent master suite with its own living room and designer showroom closet.

But no doubt it all hinges upon the ultimate highlight: a 1,000-square-foot rooftop deck with a built-in bar and Jacuzzi that is, Bacal says, simply “off-the-charts cool.”

 

1172 N. DOHENY DRIVE

LOWER BIRD STREETS
7 BEDROOMS
6,485 SQ. FT.

Listed by Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty

List Price
$9.3 million

 


 

South Bay Stunner

Coming to the market soon is this brand-new coastal contemporary masterpiece custom built by Hermosa Beach architect Luc Berne, complete with high-end finishes and features, and plenty of seamless indoor/outdoor living space.

Found in the sought-after Sand Section of Manhattan Beach, the five-bedroom property will feature 4,150 square feet of living space on three stories upon completion. Among the highlights: a gourmet kitchen sporting Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances; tea room that opens to an expansive terrace; and luxe master suite with a walk-in closet, and bath with soaking tub and private deck.

There’s a convenient surfer’s bath, mudroom and wine cellar too. Perhaps the best part? A prime location just a few short blocks from nearby beaches and the popular downtown district of Manhattan Beach. “It’s rare in Southern California when you get to check almost all of the boxes when shopping for a home,” says listing agent Ed Kaminsky. “This home checks them all.”

 

409 3RD STREET

SAND SECTION OF MANHATTAN BEACH
5 BEDROOMS
4,150 SQ. FT.

Listed by Ed Kaminsky of Kaminsky Real Estate Group

List Price
$5.795 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: SEAN GORDON LUXURY IMAGERY (TOP) AND KVI360 (BOTTOM EXTERIOR)

Hotel-Like Estate By The Sea

World-famous architect Tony Ashai has a distinct design philosophy, one that is steadfast to all things classic and timeless. That is to build a client’s dream home tailored to their individual lifestyle, and in a way that never goes out of style. For the property at 67 Paseo Del La Luz, Aisha—working with general contractor Josh Herbst, who is well-known for building premium homes in Beverly Hills—applied his classical stance and commitment to visual balance to create this elegant retreat reminiscent of a luxury seaside European villa.

Commanding views from a secluded neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes, this particular home is one of the newest properties built in the Oceanfront Estates community. Here, gorgeous private estates are surrounded by large manicured lawns with deep setbacks and wide streets. The slight gradation of land allows one to truly enjoy the cliffside locale and still enjoy 180-degree ocean vistas. With this neighborhood also near to some of the town’s hotspots like Terranea Resort and Trump International Golf Course, dining out or playing a round of golf is the norm.

The beautiful limestone colonnades at the entry create an almost piazza feel with cloistered ceilings along the hallways that are perfectly symmetrical, true to Ashia’s philosophy. Along with this visual balance, the grand, almost palatial, spaces feel surprisingly intimate and comforting. “The entrance to this home and its common areas feel like the lobby of a five- or six-star hotel in Europe,” describes Lily Liang, Realtor for Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate Group.

The attention to detail is unmatched, evident not only in the classic European wrought iron that wraps the dramatic and curved dual-sided staircase but in the individually carved marble stairs and floors that run throughout the common areas and hallways too. Hardwood floors, meanwhile, warm the bedrooms. “Those with a keen eye and understanding for architecture can see the value in the curved lines of the marble stairs and the authenticity of the colonnade pillars and fireplaces being hand-carved from French limestone,” adds Liang. Clearly, no expense was spared for the sake of quality and pure form.

Boasting just over 8,300 square feet, the tremendous volume of the space is highlighted by dramatic coffered ceilings that vary from room to room with clean lines so as to not feel overdone. Spaces seamlessly blend due to a flowing floor plan and creamy monochromatic color palette that yields a streamlined yet intricate aesthetic. One always finds delightful surprises in a home like this one: a regal study, custom wine cellar built directly into the dual staircase, and posh home theater, along with dedicated space for a gym or reading room.

All of these unique spaces are only steps away from outside access through a multitude of arched French doors leading to lovely grounds. The ultimate feature for the gourmet cook is the home’s second kitchen, sometimes known as a kosher kitchen, where a self-proclaimed chef can engage in the messier side of cooking, discreetly and out of the way of the main kitchen. Anchored by a huge slab of cream marble on the island and furniture-style cabinetry, this space also is appointed with a six-burner Wolf range, including griddle, indoor grill, and a professional grade ventilation system, tucked under a classic French-style hood.

Meanwhile, refined wooden panels mask doubled-sided Sub-Zero refrigerators, as well as dual dishwashers and other storage. This home was definitely built for a family or an owner who enjoys throwing a good party too; there’s a multitude of entertaining space, including two grand living rooms, one at the entry and the other downstairs with pool access, as well as a more intimate family room. Adjacent to the family room is a classic full-size wet bar with counter seating for enjoying a cognac after a dinner party in the formal dining room. Both upstairs and downstairs entertaining areas open up to gorgeous scenes from various balconies and patios.

The lavish master suite is one of the four bedrooms. Bordered by two balconies—west and southwest facing—one may enjoy vistas to Catalina right from bed. In the master and throughout the balance of the bedrooms, finely crafted built-ins with trim details create ample storage, as well. A swoon-worthy closet fit for a king and a massive master bath with a silver-tipped clawfoot tub complete the master suite. The balance of the bedroom-suites are very generous in size, each with a full bath and closets with built-ins. Each of the six baths, which include two powder rooms, one with a richly-done chrome sink, are individually designed with fresco-style tilework, furniture-like vanities and unique features.

A unique advantage to this home is that has two separate backyards. Perfect for families with small children, and completely gated, there is a large grassy lawn for playing sports or housing a pet on one side, and meticulous landscapes wrapping the lovely pool, with waterfall feature, and the spa on the other. Here, plenty of outdoor seating is available on the covered patio draped by colonnade-style pillars, as well as in the outdoor kitchen area with built-in barbecue grill. Sitting on just over a half-acre of land, the home’s exterior offers abundant grassy space for kids to run and play.

The property’s outdoor environment paints a transcendent classical picture via its dramatic colonnades, pillars of limestone, wrought iron-wrapped balconies, and smooth stone finish. Combined with its exquisite interior, this home translates to a life spent on permanent vacation in a seaside villa where stunning views and privacy abound—beautifully.

 

PRESENTED BY
Lily Liang
Strand Hill Properties
Christie’s International Real Estate

310.902.7799

List Price
$6,789,000

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL JONASON

Rural Living In Southern California

This exquisite custom estate raises the bar when it comes to luxurious Southern California living. Think a meticulously built home with a wealth of luxe amenities—like a billiards room, professional gym and Western-style saloon with a theater—along with an unrivaled setting on its own private knoll within the admired and guard-gated city of Rolling Hills, complete with breathtaking ocean, city, mountain and canyon views from Malibu to Newport Beach.

“We sold this client this property in 1998 as a small farm house that the previous family had maintained for 60 years,” says Bill Ruth, who is co-listing the residence with Charlie Raine and Carissa Wright, all of Ruth and Raine. “It took the current owner four years to create, design and build this current masterpiece of a home.”

Found on a 3.45-acre parcel of land at 60 Eastfield Drive—atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula, just 25 minutes from Downtown L.A.—the six-bedroom, nine-bath, ranch-style abode features 9,000-plus square feet of open living space on two levels. Expect a dramatic entry with soaring ceilings that leads through a main level outfitted with a formal dining room and spacious living room with massive stone fireplace, as well as a country kitchen boasting high-end appliances, a center island and countertop dining, and a sumptuous master suite featuring a seating area with fireplace, his-and-her walk-in closets, and large master bath fit for royalty.

Topping off this lovely home is an attached guest suite highlighting a full kitchen, living room, laundry room, bath and fireplace, plus a flat grassy yard perfect for enjoying the panoramic views from a variety of relaxing enclaves.

 

PRESENTED BY

Bill Ruth, Charlie Raine and  Carissa Wright of Ruth & Raine

310.621.2885

Mindfully Updated Hancock Park Residence

Designed in 1926 by legendary L.A. architect Paul Williams—and on the open market for the first time—this classic Hancock Park residence has since been extensively restored by its current owner using Sonny Ward of June Architecture. The goal? Maintain as many of the existing characteristics as possible while still delivering up-to-the-minute conveniences.

“The preservation of original details allows you to experience the home the way Paul Williams intended, and in the much the same manner as the family that lived there for over 70 years, while simultaneously delivering modern finishes in all the right places,” says Jenna Cooper of Compass, who is listing the property for $7.249 million. “The moment you walk through the door, you can feel the warmth and depth of this happy home.”

Set on a tree-lined block at 148 S. Las Palmas Ave. (in a centrally located and historic locale amid high-profile neighbors such as Mindy Kaling, George Takei, Natalie Cole, and designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent), the five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style residence features 6,127 square feet of light-filled living space on two levels.

Among the luxe trappings: a spacious master suite boasting dual closets; a gourmet kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and a high-performance French Lacanche range; and smart-home devices including iPad-controlled Lutron and Nest systems, a multizoned Sonos sound system and security cameras.

Yet other show-stopping attributes include the original chandeliers, oak hardwood flooring and steel-frame windows; a grand staircase with the original banister; custom-made French doors on the first level to allow for optimum air and energy flow throughout; and ample wall space ideal for an art aficionado’s prized collection. Last, but definitely not least? A brand-new pool gracing the attractive 11,878-square-foot lot.

 

PRESENTED BY

Jenna Cooper of Compass

323.481.0644

List Price
$7.249 million

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF LAUREN MOORE

LA Top Properties Wilshire corridor & West Hollywood

Sky-High Style

“The Wilshire Penthouse”—an elegant and modern property perched atop the Wilshire Corridor—is now for sale at $4.85 million, complete with views from Santa Monica to Catalina. Expect 5,000-plus square feet of fully remodeled living space highlighted by a grand living room boasting a Calacatta marble fireplace and terrace; kosher kitchen with a breakfast nook, marble countertops, dual sinks, and Viking, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances; and swank master suite sporting his-and-her baths, a massive walk-in closet and separate cedar closet.

An added perk? On-site staff offering round-the-clock security and service. “Rarely does an expansive penthouse with this much square footage come available on the Wilshire Corridor,” says listing agent Alexander Ali of Hilton & Hyland.” The views from every room welcome you and your guests home the moment you enter, and you’re in the center of the city just moments away from luxury properties like the Waldorf Astoria, the newly remodeled Westfield Mall, Eataly and Beverly Hills.”

10660  WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, PENTHOUSE 1801

WILSHIRE CORRIDOR
4 BEDROOMS
5,553 SQ. FT

Listed by Alexander Ali & Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland
and Joseph Elian of Propelian

List Price
$4.85 million

 


Score by Sunset

Spice Girl Mel B’s redesigned residence in West Hollywood has hit the market for $5.9 million, replete with a wealth of modern amenities and a plum site in the coveted Bird Streets. Featured is 5,000-plus square feet of living space outfitted with a Control4 Smart Home system, along with Baccarat fixtures and soaring ceilings throughout.

And the highlights? Think a master suite with four TVs, a refrigerator, microwave and dual baths (both with walk-in closets and terraces); a home theater; chef’s kitchen; recording studio; gym; and game room.

Outdoors, a pool and spa area is outfitted with a TV, fire pit, built-in grill, beer tap, ice maker, sink and refrigerator. “The home has enormous value, being under $10 million in this neighborhood,” says Ben Belack, who is co-listing the property with Blair Chang, both of The Agency. “And it certainly does not lack in luxury, views or quick-access to all the action on the Sunset Strip.”

CORDELL DRIVE

MODERN BIRD STREETS
5,266 SQ. FT.

Listed by Ben Belack & Blair Chang of The Agency

List Price
$5.9 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: CHRIS STINNER PHOTOGRAPHY (TOP) AND THE AGENCY (BOTTOM)

A French Style Home In Brentwood Park

This custom French Mediterranean-style estate built in 2010 offers prime high-end living—from the moment one enters the gates and is greeted by picturesque gardens and then passes through an impressive front entry and into a grand foyer boasting soaring ceilings.

The rest at this stunning showpiece situated on an extra-large, flat lot in one of Brentwood’s most coveted enclaves is simply the cherry on top.

“Brentwood Park is the most prestigious part of Brentwood and the Westside” ~Santiago Arana of The Agency

“who is listing the property for $18.98 million. It offers very large lots and incredible mature trees that give you the park feeling and therefore comes the name. This is very centralized and close to restaurants, grocery stores and the best schools on the Westside.”

Found at 321 S. Bristol Ave., this three-level residence boasts 13,000-plus square feet of open living space. Among the highlights is a light and bright professional chef’s kitchen with a circular, glassed-in breakfast nook that leads into a large-scale formal dining area sporting a fireplace, as well as a formal living room and family room with a bar.

 

The home also features five bedrooms—including a spacious master suite outfitted with his-and-her walk-in closets, dual master baths and a private balcony—while an elevator leads to a basement level that serves as an entertainer’s paradise with a plush media room flanked by a glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting area.

Outdoors, the 27,616-square-foot lot is showcased by an expansive grassy lawn, alluring patio, pool and spa, pool house cabana, built-in barbecue, and open-air dining area perfect for entertaining. Rounding out this home’s undeniable pull? A four-car garage ideal for a car enthusiast.

PRESENTED BY

Santiago Arana of The Agency
310.926.9808

List Price
$18.98 million

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER NOLASCO

Large Architecture's $300M Luxury Apartments in Koreatown featured in DIGS Magazine

Large Architecture’s $300M Luxury Apartments in Koreatown

Proving its viability as one of Downtown L.A.’s top neighborhoods, Koreatown is set to welcome yet another mixed-use development to meet the ever-increasing demand for more homes and retail options in one of the city’s most highly desirable locales. Enter a yet-to-be-named project at 2900 Wilshire Blvd., a $300 million luxury high-rise tower designed by Large Architecture that’s slated for completion in early 2021. 

“As Koreatown’s housing market continues to flourish, 2900 Wilshire provides a golden opportunity to revive an otherwise longtime vacant site, bringing much-needed housing to the community,” says W. Scott Dobbins, president of Hankey Investment Company LP, which is developing the project with Jamison Properties LP.

Situated at 2900 Wilshire Blvd.—on a 2.9-acre site near the recently completed 3033 Wilshire apartment tower and the historic Bullock’s Wilshire building, which now houses Southwestern Law School—the 25-story development will offer more than 15,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Living options, meanwhile, will include 644 studios to three-bedroom, two-story penthouses, with rental prices ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 per month. A distinct floor shape will avoid casting shade on the two parks that flank the project, while providing unobstructed views of Downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills.

Among the amenities: a 1-acre rooftop deck atop a 1,000-space parking podium offering a separate gym and clubhouse, along with a business center, pool and spa, private open-air dining areas, barbecues, fire pits, dog park, Zen garden and viewing deck. Expect floor plans and pricing soon.

 

2900 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

KOREATOWN
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

$300 million Luxury Tower
Designed by Large Architecture

PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY OF LARGE ARCHITECTURE

Secluded Haven & Contemporary Farmhouse

Secret Sanctuary

A secluded haven where Steve McQueen lived after filming The Getaway is now listed for $2.425 million, replete with a half-plus acre of land offering sweeping canyon and valley views. Expect 2,000-plus square feet of coastal-style living space on two levels showcased by four bedrooms, including a downstairs retreat that opens via with French doors to an outdoor dining area with a hillside waterfall, as well as a master suite with vaulted ceilings, custom built-ins, dual walk-in closets, a window seat, and fireplace.

An updated kitchen features Wolf and Miele appliances, while the backyard holds a heated pool. “From the 180-degree views to the designer finishes to the magical waterfall and meditation area, this meticulously reimagined hideaway offers remarkable seclusion and privacy,” says listing agent Jennifer Shor of Compass. “It has the kind of vibe you can’t quite conceptualize until you walk through the door, and a sense of serenity just envelopes you.

3171  COLDWATER CANYON AVENUE

SECLUDED RETREAT
STUDIO CITY
2,256 SQ. FT

Listed by Jennifer Shor of Compass

List Price
$2.425 million


Farmhouse Flair

A brand-new, contemporary farmhouse-style residence has hit the market for $7.675 million, complete with high-end finishes, full home automation, and seamless indoor-outdoor experience. Set at 1062 Maroney Lane—on a quiet cul-de-sac, just moments from Palisades Village—the six-bedroom dwelling features more than 7,000 square feet of chic, open living space on two levels boasting natural oak plank flooring with chevron details throughout.

Among the highlights: a professional chef’s kitchen with a spacious island, top-tier fixtures and appliances, and butler’s pantry; large master retreat sporting a fireplace, plus his-and-her baths and walk-in closets; temperature-controlled wine storage for 250 bottles; plush movie theater; and game room with full bar.

“This strikingly, well-balanced home is as gracious as it is good-looking,” says listing agent Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates. “Surrounded by beautiful majestic and mature trees, your clients will love the resort feel with a gorgeous pool and adjacent cabana.”

1062 MARONEY LANE

NEW CONSTRUCTION
PACIFIC PALISADES
7,597 SQ. FT.

Listed by Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates

List Price
$7.675 million

PHOTOGRAPHS: (TOP) ZEN HOUSE COLLECTIVE, COURTESY OF COMPASS, MICHAEL MCNAMARA (DAYTIME) AND ALEXIS ADAM (TWILIGHT); AND (BOTTOM) BLAKE CAMERON WITH SHAWN CORDON PHOTOGRAPHY

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