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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vodka or Gin? Your call!

There were several nice properties on today’s roster, but the standout for me was 3422 Amesbury Rd. in Los Feliz.  It’s a great look back at what life in the 1940s might have been like in those hallowed hills.  The home is 2,822 SF perched on a 6,446 SF lot and boasts a decent yard and very inviting pool (I propose that bathing suits be this Summer’s caravan attire of choice. Who’s with me?).  What strikes me most about this home is the preservation of original features that pepper the mini-estate.  From the built-in vanities and untouched, remarkably well maintained bathrooms to the best room in the house- the den, this property is begging to be purchased by someone who can truly appreciate that the finer things in life way back when, were in fact “finer.”  

The den harkens back to an era when entertaining was an art form and a casual evening with friends was always an elegant affair. No doubt many a roaring fire was the background for some serious shin-digs in this pad. The wood paneling and built in bar in this house could definitely tell some stories. 

My suggestion is that you NOT buy this house unless you want to start drinking martinis and drink a lot of them!  I have one in my hand right now.

If you want to see this gem firsthand, just shoot me an email!


3422 Amesbury Rd.
4 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
2,822 SF
6,444 SF Lot
Year Built: 1941
Asking $1,295,000

$7,495,000 Fixer

So the last 2 weeks’ caravans have not offered much to write about except for maybe the eminent Frank Lloyd Wright- Ennis Brown masterpiece on Glendower which was open last Tuesday. It is important to note that the asking price has been reduced by over $7,500,000 (now THAT’S a price reduction). But since so much has already been written about the faux Mayan Tomb, I thought I would spare you the redundancy.

Had I written anything at all it would have been about the $6 Million more it is going to take to restore the place. Damn! That house needs some serious work… However, if you really want to buy it, I’ll be glad write that offer for you.