Houses Local+Global: NN House by Kozo Yamamoto

From our friends at the ArchDaily: This Tokyo, Japan residence makes the most of its small footprint. Distinctly urban, it’s a design we think would work quite well in many parts of the LA region.

The architects are Kozo Yamamoto and Assoc., who opted for high placement of windows on this home, allowing for plenty of light while still giving privacy from neighbors that are close by.

The floor plan illustrates that wonderful things can be created in small spaces. A great way to live.

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March Home Sales = Highest in 3 Years

Per Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times: “New contracts signed for home sales rose 1.5% last month to the highest level in nearly three years, though limited supply is causing the market to level off.” Full story here.

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Mortgage Rates Edge Even Lower

Good new, buyers: The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.57 percent compared to 3.61 percent the week before, this according to Bankrate.com. The average 15-year rate declined to 2.61% from 2.64%, which the LA Times identifies as a record low.

 

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6705 Comet Street in Highland Park

List Price $599,000

3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,643 sf • 7,415 sf lot

A new offering from Tracy Do Real Estate: This remodeled 1949 Ranch Style home meshes two worlds beautifully, providing modern comfort and convenience in a quiet, rustic setting. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen with built-in dining banquette, this updated residence includes a laundry room, walk-in closet plus plenty of space for storage.

The living room has open-beamed ceilings and a brick hearth. Light streams in through Douglas Fir windows. Newer flooring surfaces include bamboo, tile and wood.

The Master Suite opens to a private back yard with a raised planting box. Second and third bedrooms are tandem, great for siblings or combine as office+creative space. A two-car garage features direct access to the house. The huge front yard is freshly landscaped and abundant with mature trees.

Set amidst the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco, there are bike paths, hiking trails, horse stables and parkland just a “stones throw” away. Shopping + dining are also easy to reach. This wonderful property is likely to sell quickly. To see it, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

For more info and a beautiful photo tour head to 6705comet.com.

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6705 Comet Street 90042

6705 Comet Street 90042

Beautifully Remodeled 1949 Ranch Style Home
Offered at: $599,000

Status: Sold
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 2
Living Area:1643 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 7415 Square Ft.

This remodeled 1949 Ranch Style home meshes two worlds beautifully, providing modern comfort and convenience in a quiet, rustic setting. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen with built-in dining banquette, this updated residence includes a laundry room, walk-in closet plus plenty of space for storage. The living room has open-beamed ceilings and a brick hearth. Light streams in through Douglas Fir windows. Newer flooring surfaces include bamboo, tile and wood. The Master Suite opens to a private back yard with a raised planting box. Second and third bedrooms are tandem, great for siblings or combine as office+creative space. A two-car garage features direct access to the house. The huge front yard is freshly landscaped and abundant with mature trees. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco, there are bike paths, hiking trails, horse stables and parkland just a “stones throw” away. Shopping + dining are also easy to reach.

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1935 Modern by Harwell Harris in Pasadena

 List Price $895,000

2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,449 sf • 5,603 sf lot

The “Laing House,” built for Caltech professor Graham Laing,  appeared in the LA County Museum of Art’s Guide to Architecture in Southern California, and the November 1935 issue of California Arts & Architecture. The article (scanned below ) was titled “A Frank Lloyd Wright House With a Hat On”…

If you’re going to be influenced by someone, it might as well be Frank Lloyd Wright. Interestingly, Harris was trained as an architect by another great modernist, Richard Neutra.

The house has been updated over the years, but a period feel remains. Located in Pasadena’s hilly, historic Poppy Peak area of the San Rafael Hills, it features 150 feet of built-in bookshelves and has French doors, hardwood floors, dining terraces and mountain views. This is a chance to own a wonderful slice of modern architectural history. For a private tour, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Listing courtesy of Scott Lander, Crosby Doe Assoc. Inc.

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Something Good Came Out of the Recession?

Call this a silver lining to our recent economic downturn: Emily Badger of The Atlantic Cities points out that the recession took a huge bite out of job sprawl. At 3beds2baths and Tracy Do Real Estate, we’re proponents of sensible urban density. To us, living and working in established cities and towns, leaving outlying areas undeveloped, is a positive trend which we believe (and certainly hope) is here to stay.

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3535 Multiview Drive in the Hollywood Hills

List Price $1,699,000

5 bedrooms • 4.5 bathrooms

4,555 sf • 8,262 sf lot

A new, exclusive listing from Tracy Do Real Estate: Design+build firm Re-Inhabit presents their latest exceptional living environment, a 3-level Contemporary Mediterranean with panoramic views.

Gated and private, it is the best of two worlds, a recently-constructed (2006) house that has been carefully burnished by the celebrated craftsmen of ReInhabit. Working on their largest canvas yet, the artist/builders have instilled their distinct vision, bringing character and soul to a property that feels grand, even spectacular. And very much like home.

Remaining true to their mission, ReInhabit has taken this contemporary home and made it something special; a conversation piece and fully-realized work of art. For those seeking a comfortable living environment with substance, scale and views to the horizon, it’s all right here.

For more information and many beautiful photos, head to 3535multiview.com.

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