5 Los Angeles Open Houses You Can Tour Virtually

By Pauline O’Connor With “safer-at-home” mandates in effect throughout Los Angeles County, open houses are out, video and 3D virtual tours are in. Come along with us for a virtual stroll through five new listings, including a romantic 1920s Spanish hacienda in Altadena, a handsome shingled Craftsman in Windsor Square, and a quirky Old West-flavored… Keep reading

Perfectly Preserved Mid-Century Modern Asking $2.2M in Pasadena

By Pauline O’Connor It’s already a fairly unusual occurrence when a home in Pasadena’s small gated community of North Kinneloa Ranch comes on the market, but in the case of this particular residence, it’s extraordinarily so. Designed by architect John F. Galbraith in 1956, it was originally the family residence of Melvin Knoll, a pharmacist. In 1963, Knoll… Keep reading

5 Los Angeles open houses you can tour virtually

By Pauline O’Connor 2500 Panorama Terrace, Silver Lake, 90039 Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,740 square feet Asking price: $1.495 million Description: Nestled into the Silver Lake hills just east of Hyperion Avenue, this updated 1939 traditional features hardwood and slate floors, a formal dining room with wainscoting, pocket Fleetwood doors, and a kitchen designed by the home’s… Keep reading

Longtime home of ‘Godfather’ production designer for sale for $2.2M

By Pauline O’Connor Now up for grabs in Hancock Park is the longtime residence of Dean Tavoularis, the Academy Award-winning production designer of numerous classic films, including the Godfather trilogy, Bonnie and Clyde, Zabriskie Point, and Apocalypse Now. It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his work that Tavoularis’ home has an abundance of visually arresting details. Setting the scene… Keep reading

Impeccable Spanish Colonial Revival above the Rose Bowl asking $1.5M

By Jenna Chandler Local builder and artisan Frederick Ruppel was an expert on the restoration of California’s historic Spanish buildings. According to building biographer Tim Gregory, Ruppel helped rehabilitate the gorgeous Mission San Juan Capistrano and was listed as an “estate construction specialist” for Laguna Beach’s exclusive Emerald Bay community. In 1925, he built this Spanish Colonial Revival… Keep reading

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