264 S. Muirfield Road in Hancock Park

02 front 1A stunning English Revival situated in the heart of Hancock Park, this 6 bedroom/5 bathroom 2-story home built in 1929 exudes refined elegance in a neighborhood renown for hosting some of LA’s—and the world’s—most elite.

In a city where upscale homes sometimes buttress up against more modest ones, Hancock Park remains a relatively exclusive neighborhood singularly filled with impressive estates. Here, homes range from mansionesque to palatial and home and garden tours are par for the course…literally. The Wilshire Country Club, a verdant oasis complete with natural stream and 18-hole golf course, is a significant fixture in Hancock Park sits just ½ a mile north of 264 Muirfield.

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2236 Brier Avenue in Silver Lake

2236 Brier Avenue Front YardBuilt in 1924, this cozy bungalow has seen a lot over the past century or so. Silver Lake is well-known for its eclectic culture and unique residents, thanks to Forbes Magazine’s “Best Hipster Neighborhood” designation. More recently, CNN Money took it further naming Silver Lake the #2 best big city neighborhood in the country. Most residents here are urban, young professional singles with mid-range incomes, and loving it. Silver Lake’s living expenses are less than other areas, yet the neighborhood is still considered upscale. For the best that the city has to offer, Silver Lake is the place. 2236 Brier AvenueMLS#15-895953

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2523 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Units #1 + #2, in Venice

2523 Abbot Kinney TreesThere’s Venice, and then there’s Abbot Kinney. Both are iconic and beautiful in their own right, but if you’re lucky enough to call the latter your home, you’ve attained a special level of “making it.” The popular Venice enclave is exactly where these two recently updated apartments at 2523 Abbot Kinney Blvd are now for lease: MLS# 15891251

—and they certainly won’t last.

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3954 Farmouth Drive in Los Feliz

3954 Farmouth Drive Exterior NightSituated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, 3954 Farmouth Drive’s over 5,500 sq. ft. of interior living space balances luxury, and enjoyment of the surrounding terrain. The home’s only neighbor to the east is Griffith Park, the largest urban wilderness area in the United States, but it’s only minutes from the best that metropolitan Los Angeles has to offer. MLS# 15888857 Listing Price 2,799,000

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3038 Fernwood Avenue in Silver Lake

Tony Prince & his wife Gerri bought their home on 3038 Fernwood Avenue in 1964, for $32,000. At 1,200 sq. ft., it wasn’t a large house. Tucked on one of Silver Lake’s meandering terraced streets it emanates a naturally quiet and modest seclusion. But the Princes knew it was perfect for them–though cozy and intimate, this mid-century contemporary easily transformed for entertaining. Tony Prince would go on to live in 3038 Fernwood Avenue for 50 years, making close friends with movie stars and celebrities along the way. His half century of devotion to his home and neighborhood is a story worth telling.

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123 N Kings Road Loft #1 – Pugh + Scarpa, AIA

4x6_MLS__IMG_9133Swanky loft living in the heart of trendy West Hollywood/Beverly Center area? A Pugh + Scarpa Masterpiece? That’s what I’m talking about!

It’s rare to find the minimalist-style lofts of Venice and downtown Los Angeles in this section of the city, and even rarer that they embody the spirit of impeccable design like this stunning condominium at 123 N. Kings Road. Designed in 2008 by renowned architects Gwynne Pugh and Lawrence Scarpa of Pugh + Scarpa (now Brooks + Scarpa and, separately, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio), this 1 bedroom/2 bath 1,509 square foot architectural offers all the comforts of luxury in one of the most desirable locations of Los Angeles.

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10346 Moorpark – The Bob Hope Estate

Bob Hope Estate Back Lawn10346 Moorpark Street – Bob Hope’s long-time manor in Toluca Lake is a timeless classic, much like the man himself. Hope and his wife, Dolores, first moved to the property in 1939. They acquired more and more of the surrounding land through the years, creating gardens and adding a variety of outdoor spaces and two pools (one indoor, one outdoor). The walled and gated eight-bedroom estate, today nearly 15,000 square feet, is ripe for entertaining, with an enormous living room extending into a sprawling patio, and a one-hole, three-par golf course. List Price: $23,000,000 / MLS number: 15-821709

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2153 Kress Street in Laurel Canyon

2153 Kress Street Address Sign1939—a truly golden year in Hollywood film history. Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington all made their premieres this year.

2153 Kress Street Back LawnIt was also the same year that this gorgeous, private bungalow retreat at 2153 Kress Street was built. Set high within the historic Laurel Canyon environs, this 2625 sq. ft. home is located on a ¾ acre lot complete with a bevy of mature trees surrounding it. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, this single-story stunner is set on its own private street–the perfect, peaceful oasis for creative individuals. 2153 Kress rests on property that once belonged to the famed Weatherwax family, known for training some of Hollywood’s top dogs. That’s not a euphemism, either…we’re talking Lassie and Toto, folks!

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2312 Baxter – A Bestor Design in Silver Lake

2312 Baxter LA Estate PoolBuilt in 2006 by Barbara Bestor, AIA, this stunning home offers sweeping views, privacy and dramatic living spaces. It’s quintessential Silver Lake in the hills above the reservoir. 2312 Baxter features over 7,200 sq. ft. of engaging design and modern living at its finest with a large formal living room, spacious dining room, library, enormous state of the art kitchen, family room, game room, gym, office and complete guest suite. With six bedrooms, five baths, this is one of the largest homes in Silver Lake, and most coveted. MLS# 15-878173 Property sold on April 28th, 2015 above the listing price in multiple offers.

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