1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103 91030

1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103

1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 103 91030

Gorgeous Modern Loft in South Pasadena
Offered at: $569,000

Type: Loft / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 1 / Built: 2006

A gorgeous modern loft in South Pasadena. This ground level unit in the Ostrich Farm live/work complex has classic loft elements including high ceilings, large windows and concrete floors. The bright, spacious living area incorporates the kitchen which features open shelving, a full-height backsplash and a Bosch dishwasher with cabinet paneling. Tucked away are two bedroom areas, one of which will make a useful den or office. An exclusive-use patio is shrouded in timber bamboo, a great spot for morning coffee or afternoon relaxation. Two side-by-side covered parking spaces are included and there is in-unit laundry. The well-maintained historic building was adapted in 2006 and enjoys a park-like setting plus an ideal location within the coveted South Pasadena School District. There is easy access to the Gold Line light rail along with the cafés, shops and Trader Joes on nearby Mission Street. Highland Park is right next door for trendy dining and nightlife options. Co-listed with Hanna Azboy.

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1690 Las Flores Avenue 91108

1690 Las Flores Ave
1690 Las Flores Ave
1690 Las Flores Ave
1690 Las Flores Ave
1690 Las Flores Ave
1690 Las Flores Ave

1690 Las Flores Avenue 91108

Great Opportunity in San Marino
Offered at: $1,498,000

Status: Sold
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 2
Living Area: 1,928 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 7,752 / Year Built: 1936

Here’s a great opportunity in San Marino and its award-winning school district. This three bedroom, two bathroom home is extremely well located in the heart of the Mission District. The sensible, single-level layout includes a family room and detached bonus space that will make a great rec room, studio or in-law unit. Mature landscaping shades the private-feeling back yard. The quiet, tree-lined street is near parks, shops and charming cafés like Porta Via and a San Marino favorite, Julienne’s.

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Houses Local+Global: Pump House by Branch Studio Architects

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From Gizmag’s Adam Williams: “The most appealing homes don’t have to be the most expensive or imposing. We’re reminded of this yet again by Pump House – a basic but idyllic weekend retreat designed by Australian firm Branch Studio Architects (BSA). It was built with a modest budget, and boasts the advantage of operating off-the-grid.”

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Completed in May of this year, the structure is clean and unfussy. Materials are basic: plywood, corrugated metal sheeting. Solar panels power the lights and a wood-burning stove provides heat.

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Imagine something like this on a piece of land you own in the local mountains. Or in your big back yard, to use as your office, art studio, playroom or guest suite. The design is simple…

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But the options are endless. There are lots more photos, head here.

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Houses Local+Global: House Tunquén by Branko Pavlovic & Pablo Lobos-Pedrals

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From the architect: “The house is located in an area with an intricate topography… The dramatic slope is understood from a resignation to the inevitable need to build livable floorplans.”

Sound familiar? Given that so many of our local residences are built on hillsides or in canyons, it seems that this home in Tunquén, Chile would be a great fit right here SoCal.

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From the ArchDaily: “The house is designed as a lightweight volume, entirely in pine wood, set on a concrete base that links to the rockiness of the ground. On the outside, it has worked as a continuous black shell that has been cut and detached from the cover and from the ground, to bring up the openings of the windows.”

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“By contrast, the interiors are continuous and neutral. White grout on the walls and ceiling serves to preserve until dusk the natural light in the inside, and to reveal the variety of colors of the environment.”

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“There is  a generously sized room for parents, and two smaller for the children. A large common space, that includes the living room, the dinning room and the kitchen, works as an articulator of the three ‘arms’ of the house.”

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The full story on this great house, with lots more photos, can be found on the ArchDaily. Click here.

Plans and construction courtesy of Branko Pavlovic, Pablo Lobos-Pedrals and Rubén Marchant. Photos by of Felipe Fontecilla.

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Houses Local+Global: Duendes House by Estudio Puyol / Meinardy

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This home in San José del Rincón, Santa Fe, Argentina would be a great fit for Southern California. The single-level floor plan and integration of indoors-to-out strike us as being quintessentially LA.

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Says the Arch Daily: “The house is designed as a series of sequences and promenades that are in permanent flow between the interior and exterior, intentionally created from the layout of the spaces, their design, the system of openings, and the importance of the interior courtyard due to its position as the true heart of the project.”

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Photos courtesy of Federico Cairoli, blueprints by Estudio Puyol / Meinardy, Architects.

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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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Houses Local+Global: House 39 by Alex Plana

Occasionally we’ll post houses that inspire us, either from our local neighborhoods or from around the world. These are the residences that make us love our work all the more, and remind us that connecting our clients to their ideal living environment is what real estate is all about.

This simple, clean-lined modern in Curicó, VII Región del Maule, Chile was designed by Alex Plana. Courtesy of the Arch Daily, with more photos here.

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5756 Craner Avenue 91601

5756 Craner Avenue 91601

Spanish Style Home in North Hollywood with Professional Music Studio!
Offered at: $480,000

Status: Sold
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 2 / Baths: 2
Living Area: 1,058 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 5,520 Square Ft.

This fetching Spanish Style home of 1929 vintage has been tastefully updated with soul and flair. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, beautiful blonde wood floors, arched passthroughs and a host of modern upgrades, it’s a welcoming living environment with a comfortable, easy flow. The remodeled kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances, a wine fridge, wood cabinetry, and saltillo floor tiles. The private large backyard includes a covered patio that feels like another room. The true bonus of this surprising property includes a detached, professionally designed, fully isolated music studio with “525 Quiet Rock” Sheetrock, Eco-Core Acoustic Insulation and rubberized gasket doors. This meticulously crafted space has a double-paned window between the “control” and “live” rooms plus a ductless heating/AC system, perfect for a musician or producer whether they are amateur or pro. There’s plenty of parking on the driveway and a one car garage. NoHo Arts District adjacent and two blocks from the Metro Red Line. Co-listed with Ronda Doyal.

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