A Hillside Find in Montecito Heights

A quiet residential neighborhood with panoramic views, Montecito Heights is known for its tranquil spirit, historical roots, and closeness to nature – and this spacious Traditional puts you just minutes from all the recreation at the nearby Debs Park.

Located on a treelined street, this hillside home comes with four bedrooms and two baths, and is offered at $735,000. The expansive rooftop deck is an airy environment to entertain whilst surrounded by verdant tree crowns. The kitchen has been updated, and there is a lovely terraced backyard to manifest all your gardening dreams. Head down the hill and you are in Highland Park with its amazing dining and nightlife scene, and Downtown Los Angeles is just a short drive away. Interested in taking a tour? We’d love to take you, send us a note or give us a call at (323) 842-4001.


3738 Roberta St. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Listed by Margaret Cashion •BRE #01376586 • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California

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Bohemian Sanctuary in Eagle Rock

6036 Eucalyptus Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90042

So in love with this delightful two-bedroom home situated on a stair-street in Eagle Rock. The 1923 cottage had us at the expansive canyon views and open layout drenched in sunlight. More distinct details include a vintage-style bath with a claw foot tub – an ideal setting for a relaxing evening with a book, and an airy sunroom with floor-to-ceiling French doors opening to both the front courtyard and the back yard. Offered at $629,000, this tranquil gem is a rare find and a fantastic deal in this coveted neighborhood. Contact us to arrange a tour today – send a message or call 323-842-4001.

6036 Eucalyptus Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90042
6036 Eucalyptus Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Listed by Jacqueline Tager •BRE #01476997 • Sotheby’s International Realty
6036 Eucalyptus Ln. Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Adorable California Ranch in Lake Balboa

16615 Covello St Van Nuys, CA 91406

Tons of character, hardwood floors, and a great school district – this California Ranch-style home is a great find in the popular Lake Balboa neighborhood. The diagonal window panes lend the spacious interior a storybook quality, and exposed wood ceilings and built-ins provide rustic, boho-chic flair. There are two bedrooms and a versatile den, and a wonderfully private green yard for entertaining in a relaxed pastoral setting – a nice deal at $588,000. Nearby attractions include Sepulveda Basin recreation and golf courses, and many local shop and restaurants options. Curious about the home or need help looking for a property? We are just a message away, get in touch!

16615 Covello St Van Nuys, CA 91406

Listed by Sharon Barr Day | Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

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Classic Curb Appeal in Reseda

17731 Stagg St, Reseda, CA 91335

All the feels for this peaceful abode on a treelined street in Reseda, a quiet neighborhood with starry qualities – it often represents the experience of the San Fernando Valley in popular culture (you’ll spot Reseda scenes in both in “Boogie Nights” and “Free Fallin”).

This ranch-style home circa 1953 sits on a corner lot and offers lots of space – four bedrooms provide all the space you need for family and friends – for a great price of $570,000. There is a large back yard for entertaining at home, or you can head to one of the nearby restaurants for a fun night out. The Orange Line connects you to the city, and commute is easy to Burbank and Studio City. Interested in taking a tour? Send us a line.

17731 Stagg St, Reseda, CA 91335

Listed by Floyd Roberts | Stratton Davis Realty

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Sweet Post & Beam in Van Nuys

7309 Leescott Ave, Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Mid-Century Modern architecture lovers rejoice – this utterly hip MCM oasis is on the market for a great price of $669,000. The updated home bears all the hallmarks of this coveted architectural style – there is an open interior with a stylish fireplace and walls of glass that slide open to the serene backyard, a charmed setting to lounge and entertain beside a sparkling pool. There are two nicely-sized bedrooms and a bunch of modern upgrades, including porcelain counters and Fisher & Paykel appliances in the renovated kitchen. An added bonus for history buffs – this home was featured in 1954 issue of Sunset Magazine, how cool is that?

Interested in taking a tour? Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

7309 Leescott Ave, Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Listed by Charity Jones | DRE #02015936 | NextHome Real Estate Rockstars

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NoHo charmer with Mid-Century Vibes | $629,000

North Hollywood has been on our radar for quite a while – this great neighborhood combines the feel of an urban village with a spirit of serenity that is quintessential California. It’s a great area to call home, which is why this charming Traditional at an amazing price of $629,000 is not to be missed.

12722 Vose St North Hollywood, CA 91605

On the market for the first time in 34 years, this four bedroom home abounds in charm – we love the beamed ceilings and the brick fireplace – and offers a great deal of space! The yard is both private and expansive, a dreamy spot to while away the summer evenings with friends and family. Interested in taking a tour? Get in touch and we can make that happen!

12722 Vose St North Hollywood, CA 91605

Listed by Marco Gonzales | DRE #01985745

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Spring into Homeownership at Morrison 14

 

The season of blossoming jacarandas, playoff basketball and all things spring is here. It’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and a perfect say goodbye to rent and hello to homeownership.

Morrison 14 is a collection of new, architectural, modern residences that provide a lot of home in a minimal footprint, ideal for people who seek low-maintenance living with an emphasis on style. The exquisite interiors are finished with European oak flooring, designer-selected tile and GE stainless steel Energy Star appliances. All homes have a private roof deck with panoramic views, the perfect spot for entertaining.

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Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, this collection of new architectural homes rates an exceptional 92 Walk Score™, which means most of your errands can be accomplished without getting into a car. A vibrant array of restaurants, shops, and galleries awaits just outside your doorstep – you can start your day with a breakfast at Republic of Pie, pick up the newest graphic novel at Blastoff Comics, grab lunch at Pho NoHo, take in a show at Road Theatre or attend an art opening at Gallery 800, and then meet friends for drinks and bites at The Federal NoHo.

This super desirable NoHo Arts location also offers easy access to Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios, Universal City and the Burbank Airport, and for a limited time becoming a homeowner at Morrison 14 gives you the means to get to all these places: with Our Ultimate Spring Giveaway when you purchase a new, architectural single-family you also get a new car. Visit us this Sunday and spring into homeownership

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Discover La Crescenta

We love getting to know new neighborhoods, and representing the new homes at Penn-Court gave us a chance to do just that. It was so fun discover and get to know La Crescenta, a serene enclave nestled between the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys – read on to find out all about our favorite local spots!

Penn-Court, new homes in La Crescenta

Surrounded by stately mountains, the leafy La Crescenta is particularly known for the greatness of its schools, its tranquil ambience and scenic beauty. Closeness to Angeles National Forest and abundance of parks mean there’s no shortage of recreation – there are lots of scenic hiking trails, picnicking spots and playgrounds to explore. Breezy bike lanes make it easy to get around, and errands are effortlessly done the Montrose Shopping Park – an open-air collection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

The idyllic setting has a rich history – first as a home to Tongva people, then as a homestead of Mexican and American ranchers and farmers. In 1880’s, the area gained special notoriety for its sunny climate and fresh air, becoming a popular destination for people coming to California to cure serious respiratory illnesses.

Retaining it’s distinct, timeless charm, La Crescenta is a perfect home base for the twenty-first century, putting you close to anywhere from Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles, and offering plenty of options for recreation and dining if you feel like staying in the neighborhood. Read on to find out about our local favorite spots, and come check out Penn-Court, beautiful modern homes in La Crescenta that are selling super fast!

 

Deukmejian Wilderness Park

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Formerly a vineyard and grape storage, today this park boasts over 700 acres of hiking trails offering stunning views of Crescenta Valley and the Los Angeles basin. You’ll also find great picnic areas and access to the historic Le Mesnager Barn.

 

Crescenta Valley Park

Planted with picturesque oak trees, this great community park provides an activity for everyone that comes to enjoy the outdoors: explore running/walking trails, a semi-shaded dog park, a skate park, and three separate play areas including climbing walls, two baseball diamonds, and a basketball court.

 

Montrose Harvest Market and Marketplace

Open every Sunday from 9am to 2pm within the Montrose Shopping Park, this quaint local market is your destination for fruit and vegetables from local farms, prepared foods, family-friendly crafts, and even pony rides.

 

Montrose Shopping Park

The ultimate shopping haven along Honolulu Avenue, this vibrant strip of shops has been there since the early 1900s. In the tree lined street find over 180 shops serving the community with everything from boutiques to fine dining to wellness, coffee, tea and bowling.

 

Dining Scene

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La Crescenta restaurant scene is vibrant and international: We love the authentic Armenian fare at Byblos Mediterranean Bakery, and Aj Noodles is one of the few places that offer both pho and ramen – and both taste delicious! Tickle Tee Cafe is a wonderful brunch spot, and Chadolpoong La Crescenta serves yummy Korean dishes with so much great flavor. For a classic pie, head to Ameci Pizza Kitchen that creates hand-tossed pizza crusts made from scratch, and get your “Queen’s High Tea” at the T Room, a lovely tearoom that is also the local favorite for bridal showers and birthdays. The Left Handed Cook is a great addition to the neighborhood – this Korean fusion spot makes a big impression with dishes like Muscles from Brussels and the Harold & Kumar Poutine.

 

Great Schools

La Crescenta has award-winning schools, known for its high level academics,  amazing teachers, and great staff. Penn-Court is located within the district boundary of  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and Crescenta Valley High School – visit us this weekend to learn more about living  in this thriving new community.

 

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Leaping into Spring

This spring has been extraordinarily beautiful in Los Angeles – from the vibrant jacarandas enlivening the streets from the Eastside to the ocean, to the glorious fields of wild flowers sprouting from our back yards to the desert. Here are Tracy Do Real Estate we have been feeling lucky to enjoy this amazing weather after a long rainy spell – though of course without the rain we would not have had this majestic plant explosion, so it was well worth it! We started off our spring on an athletic note and have been out and about enjoying the neighborhoods and supporting our local community.

Donovan’s 5K Run

This year we participated once more in Donovan’s 5K run to support Elysian Heights Elementary School, which we proudly sponsor. Elysian Heights Elementary is exemplary of Echo Park’s spirit – this excellent, nurturing school has wonderful culture with emphasis on civic-mindedness and creativity, and the fact that after-school art and music classes are taught on a volunteer basis shows just how dedicated the community is to making the school great.

 

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The Annual Funk Run

This past weekend we had a most joyous time running and walking in support of the Silverlake Conservatory – it was an absolutely gorgeous day, sunny and bright, just the most perfect spring weather. We are very proud to run and sponsor The Silverlake Conservatory of Music – this vital nonprofit does an amazing job providing music education to people of all ages. This year’s run was time was made extra special by Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers – who was also there to support the inspiring mission and programs at the Conservatory.

 

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Also, in case you missed it, we were deeply honored and very excited to be ranked 11 in sales volume among residential real estate agents in Los Angeles County by LA Business Journal. It means a great deal to be part of so many people’s lives and paramountly important journeys to homeownership. We are very grateful to you, our loyal and inspiring clients that make our work feel immensely rewarding, and can’t wait for more adventures in Real Estate with you!

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Celebrating a Remarkable Angelino: Frank Gehry turns 90

By Jjron – via Wikipedia

Frank Gehry, the illustrious Los Angeles architect famous for designing buildings composed of curves, jagged metal surfaces and broken lines that magically join into graceful, inspiring forms, just turned 90 years old. Still very much active in the field, he credits his well-being to never ceasing to work at what he loves – architecture. Gehry’s career spans decades, and he has produced some amazing structures, some of which we will feature right after this fun fact about Gehry’s practice: he loves fish!

“In Toronto, when I was very young, my grandmother and I used to go to Kensington, a Jewish market, on Thursday morning. She would buy a carp for gefilte fish. She’d put it in the bathtub, fill the bathtub with water, and this big black carp–two or three feet long–would swim around in the bathtub and I would play with it. I would stand up there and watch it turn and twist.”

We can definitely see this fondness in the scaly, shimmery surfaces of many of Gehry’s buildings, and we wonder if we will glimpse it in his upcoming project on the LA River – Los Angeles County hired Gehry to work up a master plan for the restoration and revitalization of the river. We can’t wait to see what Mr. Gehry thinks up – and if you, like us, are a fan of LA River, you should check out CoolidgePlaceLA, a collection of new modern single families just blocks from the water.

Curious to know more about Frank Gehry? Read on to find out about the career journey of this prolific architect and inspiring human.

BP Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago (2004) | Curbed LA

  • Born in Toronto on February 28, 1929 to Jewish parents, the architect was given the name of Ephraim Owen Goldberg. Concerned about anti-semitism, the Frank’s first wife insisted on a name change and Goldberg became Gehry.

Biomuseo, the Museum of Biodiversity, in Panama City, Panama (2014)|Curbed LA

  • When he was 17 years old, Gehry and his family moved to Los Angeles. After working as a truck driver for a furniture company, Frank studied architecture at Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. Afterwards, Gehry took a job with Victor Gruen, an Austrian architect that pioneered the design of first pedestrian malls and shopping centers.
  • At 30, Gehry enrolled at Harvard University. Upon graduation and after several years of work at various firms, Frank traveled to Paris. There, he worked on restoration of French churches, and in his free time studied the works of Le Corbusier and Balthasar Neumann.
  • In 1962, enthusiastic Gehry returned to Los Angeles and opened his studio, Frank O. Gehry and Associates. He designs shops and shopping centers in the style of Gruen. After a few years, the architect decided to take a break from buildings and delved into furniture design.
  • For 4 years, Gehry focused on designing corrugated cardboard furniture, having realized that the combination of unusual materials and thoughtful design can produce a sensational effect. The success of his furniture project inspired Gehry, and he returned to architecture in search of his unique style.

Frank Gehry in front of his Santa Monica home | NY Times

  • In 1978, Gehry was working on his passion project, his house in Santa Monica – which quickly became overgrown with extensions of irregular shape home of metal grids and corrugated fiberglass. Rumor has it that his neighbors were concerned that the wildly shaped structure would bring down the real estate prices, but history certainly proved them wrong! Gehry was 50, and he was just getting started.

Gehry’s path that took him all over the world and he would leave magnificent buildings in his wake – some with profound economic consequences, his Guggenheim Museum resulting in what came to be known The Bilbao effect, in which “world-class project became the catalyst for reviving this once gritty, economically distressed, post-industrial city”. Gehry’s list of accomplishments is long, but none could speak better about it than himself – learn about his fascinating life by tuning into this NYPL interview from 2009 and catch up with the master with this recent feature by The Guardian.

Frank Gehry photographed at his Los Angeles offices. Photograph: Barry J Holmes/The Observer

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