Celebrity Homes

Actor Scott Elrod Lists Hollywood Hills West Home

Tudor-Style Kitchen Design in Hollywood Hills West

Actor Scott Elrod—most known for his roles on The Young and the Restless and Grey’s Anatomy—has listed his Hollywood Hills West residence for $3.825 million. According to the L.A. Times, the gated Tudor-style home was built in 1931 and blends traditional features such as wood-beam cathedral ceilings with modern interior details.

Nestled In Laurel Canyon on Wonderland Ave

Expect almost 4,000 square feet of living space highlighted by a dining area, center-island kitchen, an office, a laundry room, five bedrooms, and six baths. An attached guest suite holds a kitchenette, while a deck flanks the backyard’s centerpiece pool and a wooden walkway leading to a playground. An al-fresco dining area, lawns, and mature landscaping fill out the rest of the roughly one-third-acre property.

Listing Agent: Derek Cardoza of Engel & Volkers
List Price: $3.825 million
Address: 8625 Wonderland Ave, Los Angeles CA
Details: 5 Bed | 6 Bath | 3,598 SqFt

About Derek — 

“Derek has had an affinity for real estate since purchasing his first house in 1994, not far from where he grew up in Boston. His spirited appreciation of architecture and design has been influenced by residing in diverse regions such as Massachusetts, Scottsdale and for the past 11 years, Los Angeles, which Derek now calls home. 

He has honed his professional skills to provide each client with an unparalleled attentiveness and commitment, with an ability to listen, understand and successfully meet their needs. Derek delivers this signature experience throughout the Home Buying/ Selling process along with his team base of brokers, seasoned business managers and in-house marketing consultants who have over 40 years of experience committed to providing each client with premium service.

Customer service, integrity, and building relationships have always been the foundation of Derek’s professional focus, evident in his 10 years of owning and operating the largest, most consistent guest-centric valet parking company in Boston. He sold the business to move to Arizona where he studied and became an esteemed wellness practitioner. 

As a Real Estate Advisor, Derek’s experience, work ethic and passion for real estate are even further strengthened by working with Engel & Völkers luxury brand known as the Global real estate leader in service and support.”

Usher sells Spanish villa above the Sunset Strip

Usher Says Goodbye to 1920’s Sunset Strip Spanish Villa

Usher’s Sunset Strip 1920’s Villa Sells

Grammy-winning singer Usher has sold his Spanish villa above the Sunset Strip for $3.3 million. According to the L.A. Times, the walled and gated home was built in the 1920s and offers 4,200-plus square feet of living space showcasing a two-story entry and a purple-clad dining room.

Two-Story Purple-Clad Interior Design

Yet other highlights of the five-bedroom abode: original arched doors and stenciled beams in the living room, along with an updated kitchen with a breakfast room. Outdoors is extensive decking and patio space. 

Timothy Enright of the Enright Co. served as the listing agent, with Rami Atherton of Douglas Elliman representing the buyer.

Lebron to be Neighbors with Co-Owner of Lakers Jesse Buss

Lebron to be Neighbors with Lakers Co-Owner Jesse Buss

Superstar Lebron James’, $23M Mansion in Brentwood will be close neighbors with Lakers Co-Owner Jesse Buss who just bought a $10M pad down the street from Bron. According to TMZ, the 6,500-square-foot home has three stories, six bedrooms, 8 baths, a home theater, a yoga room, and an infinity pool.

Ari Shram and Jen Beron of The Agency helped him acquire the residence, which also offers a stellar view from the backyard. Other Lakers in the past have sold their homes and been on the cover of Westside DIGS Magazine, such as Byron Scott

Listing Agent: Ari Shram and Jen Beron of The Agency
List Price: $10,000,000
Details: 6 Bed | 8 Bath | 6,500 SqFt

About Ari Shram 

“Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ari Shram boasts an in-depth understanding of the Westside residential housing market. His background in construction and development, coupled with his unique experiences in investment and capital markets, makes him a skilled advisor to his clients and an invaluable member of The Agency team. Ari has repeatedly been ranked among the nation’s top real estate agents by REAL TRENDS as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Since joining The Agency just a few years ago, Ari has proudly represented some of the finest luxury real estate west of the 405-freeway. His in-depth understanding of land use and development have made him an invaluable resource to some of the Westside’s top luxury developers. 

Prior to joining The Agency, Ari worked for George Smith Partners, a commercial real estate investment banking firm based in Los Angeles. At his GSP post, Ari was responsible for utilizing market knowledge and financial modeling expertise to determine ideal capital sources, and underwriting packages for a wide variety of real estate. Recently, Ari played an important role in the underwriting and closing of a $185 million recapitalization of four Class A shopping centers in Southern California.

Whether dealing with commercial investments or residential properties, Ari is fastidious in his work, always going the extra mile to achieve his clients’ goals. He prides himself on making transactions as efficient and stress-free as possible, and he always makes himself readily available to his clients.

Ari is a graduate of Babson College, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance. While at Babson, he was involved in several charities including the Jimmy Fund, an organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer patients and the fight against children’s cancer. In addition, Ari was also involved in teaching Entrepreneurship to underprivileged children in South Boston. He remains active with a number of organizations, including the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group, M Street Association, Stand With Us, the Jewish Federation, and the Israeli Leadership Council.”

About Jen Beron 

“A Southern California native with more than a decade of real estate experience, Jennifer is widely recognized as a knowledgeable and trusted real estate professional in the competitive Westside marketplace. Known for her caring and supportive attitude and capable management of details, she joined The Agency in August 2016 and is thrilled to be a part of the team.

Jennifer entered the real estate world in her early twenties, becoming one of the youngest realtors in Palm Desert. She later aligned herself with two of the largest developers in the area, working in new home development in the desert cities. With a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of

California, Santa Barbara and previous experience in entertainment PR, Jennifer understands firsthand the importance of detail in every transaction. She recognizes a marketing plan is not just a piece of paper but a way of demonstrating the true character of a property to potential buyers and agents and extends this expertise to her clients. She prides herself on her ability to offer her clients a perspective untethered by emotion, helping buyers see the true value behind the curb appeal and sellers see their property through the eyes of a prospective buyer.

For Jennifer, real estate is a passion; she loves architecture, touring new and historic properties, and finds nothing more gratifying than sharing in her clients’ excitement and joy when she helps them find their dream homes.

When she’s not buying and selling real estate, Jennifer serves as a mentor with empowerHer, P.S. I Love You Foundation and Loaves & Fishes. She enjoys golfing, cooking, reading and travel, and counts yoga and spin among her favorite ways to stay fit.”