DESIGN TRENDS: ARCHITECTURE THAT MAKES A STATEMENT

  This Memorial Day weekend take a trip across the US without ever leaving home and see the most spectacularly designed buildings in every state. Stunningly beautiful, exciting, innovative and functional, these buildings, whether residential or commercial, have earned iconic status within their respective states. Each is a testament to exceptional architecture and design. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

It certainly is a brave new world! High-profile beauty blogger James Charles, the subject of massive coverage this week concerning his battle with rival beauty blogger Tati Westbrook, has just leased a 4,255 sq. ft Encino estate with outdoor kitchen, pool and waterfall. Not bad for a 19 year old! At 19 I was sharing a 150 sq. ft dorm room at UCLA. Where were you living at 19? Click here to read more Continue reading

COMPARING MARKETS: THE $1.7MILLION HOME

What does $1.7million get you in Los Angeles? And how does this compare to other markets? Here’s a quick snapshot that compares the $1.7M buy in LA to what you could get in Memphis or Bryn Mawr, PA. Click here to read Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS

As CA lawmakers debate SB50, the bill currently floating in Sacramento to address housing affordability in CA, it is fair to ask “are cities making a difference in preserving and increasing housing for the non-rich?” This quick read by Randy Shaw provides some interesting insights on cities that are making a difference and others that are not doing quite so well. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

This idyllic wine country estate in Oakville, CA blends natural stone and wood with expansive windows to create a nearly seamless indoor-outdoor flow that epitomizes California-style luxury living. With warm, contemporary interiors, the latest in luxury amenities, lush grounds and expansive views, why would you ever leave home? Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS: CELEBRATING CRAFTSMAN STYLE

The iconic California Craftsman is one of the most sought after architectural styles in Southern California…and for good reason.  Open interiors showcase understated design, with rich accents and functional built-ins to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.  And against this background there is plenty of opportunity for playful design elements.  What’s not to like? Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Hot off the presses!!! Admittedly, I have “Rocketman” fever, so the news that Jamie Bell and his A-list actress wife Kate Mara have purchased a home in LA caught my attention. And this home in the Los Feliz Oaks, one of my favorite LA neighborhoods, may just be the perfect LA landmark for the celebrity couple rocketing to the top. Click here to read more Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: THE “FULL HOUSE” UPDATE

First it was the “Full House”. Then it was the “Fuller House” And now? Take a look at the spectacular redesign of this iconic San Francisco home recently reimagined and now listed by Jeff Franklin, the creator and executive producer of the legendary series. Click here to read more Continue reading

MORTGAGE MONDAY

When it comes to buying and selling real estate the first offer is rarely accepted. So why does the same logic not apply to mortgages? Getting competitive quotes for the best mortgage can save you thousands of dollars over the life of our loan. How much? According to studies done by LendingTree the savings can be pretty substantial, particularly in stronger markets like Los Angeles. As the song says, “You better shop around…” Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS

  Summer is just around the corner so it’s time for some outdoor entertaining inspiration. These patio and roof ideas from Elle Décor are just the ticket to get you started on sprucing up your outdoor spaces to get ready for some fun in the sun! Click here to read more Continue reading