5928 Satsuma Avenue – NoHo Arts Centric

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5928 Satsuma is a polished masterpiece in culture-rich North Hollywood. This elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on a quiet cul-de-sac, is a stimulating stroll from the burgeoning NoHo Arts District.

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Photo courtesy: eventbrite.com

LA Weekly mused that North Hollywood may be Los Angeles’ best, if “refreshingly unhip,” neighborhood:

“Tucked between the slicker Studio City, solidly middle-class Burbank, mansion-filled Toluca Lake and the pleasant, leafy grid of Valley Village, the core of North Hollywood has a vibe all its own – a little more gritty and densely urban.” – LA Weekly, March 5, 2014

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Photo courtesy: uncanny.net

LA’s Pacific Electric Red Car depot is deeply etched in North Hollywood’s history. The LA Metro Redline has since restored the tradition of public transportation connecting the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood and matching the former Red Car route.

Photo courtesy: thesource.metro.net

Photo courtesy: thesource.metro.net

Great things have been happening here since the opening of LA Metro Redline in 2000, which brought just about anywhere in Los Angeles within easy reach by rail or freeway.

No Hype–NoHo is crawling with art! North Hollywood’s charms germinate in the NoHo arts district: an imaginative one-square-mile community that is home to some 20 live, professional theaters, art galleries, public art, music recording venues, dance, acting and art studios, hip dining and shopping.

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Photo courtesy: federalbar.com

“Just think of it as an urban cocktail of bohemian and yuppie with a twist of edginess, an enclave of all things artistic — painting, ceramics, theatre, even television. But at its heart, NoHo is an artist’s community, and it’s becoming more and more close-knit, drawing visitors and locals who have art in their blood.”– Discoverlosangeles.com

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The area was once part of the vast landholdings of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, which were confiscated by the government during the Mexican period of rule. Landmark names such as Lankershim and Van Nuys that are emblazoned into LA’s landscape had a hand in North Hollywood’s beginnings. As partners, JB Lankershim and Isaac Newton Van Nuys initially grew wheat here.

Los Angeles Herald Sun, December 11, 1887

Los Angeles Herald Sun, December 11, 1887

Land could be picked up for a song, or less, back in the day. This advertisement that appeared in 1887 touts agricultural property that could essentially be bought at no cost to the intended purchaser!

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Elementary schoolyard in Lankershim (now North Hollywood) in 1888. Photo courtesy: waterandpower.org

It was JB Lankershim, principle of Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company who established “Toluca” before it was renamed “Lankershim” in 1896, and finally “North Hollywood” in 1927.

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Photo courtesy: yelp.com

The arts scene currently centers around El Portal Theater which originally opened in 1926 as a vaudeville and silent movie theater. Its historic art deco marquee remains a strong presence in NoHo.

Photo Courtesy: Survey LA

Photo Courtesy: Survey LA

Circus Liquor is yet another quirky landmark in North Hollywood–had to fit this in somewhere!

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5928 Satsuma’s impeccable interiors are a private respite amid this inspiring neighborhood.

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This generous open floor plan is great for entertaining. Light floods into the public spaces by day, recessed lighting transitions the comfortable interiors in the evening.

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Cool travertine floors carry throughout the public spaces creating an enlightened environment.

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Fully updated kitchen is large with lots of prep space, and open to surrounding rooms.

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Formal dining room,

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Or intimate, eat-in kitchen. Your choice.      8x10__IMG_0832

Generously proportioned bedrooms, and well-appointed bathrooms, of course.  8x10__IMG_0854 8x10__IMG_0859 8x10__IMG_0866

Flawless bamboo floors create a warm ambiance in the bedrooms.

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The very prolific orange tree out back reminds you that you are in Southern California.8x10__IMG_08128x10__IMG_0809 8x10__IMG_0769_HDR

5928 Satsuma lives its California dream out back where the quiet, inspiring gardens await.   8x10__IMG_0784_HDR8x10__IMG_0778_HDR

Many say the heart of television is here in NoHo: Bob Hope lived here–read about Bob Hope’s Home.–and North Hollywood is home base to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Universal Studios is also located on the border between Hollywood, and North Hollywood. It’s nice knowing they are both a short hop down Lankershim Boulevard, while you’re enjoying the peaceful spread here at 5928 Satsuma.

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