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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Don't Cry Wolff!

2400 Carman Crest Dr. 

Thornton Ladd's "Wolff House," 1958, came on the market today. It's one of those situations that you just can't finance.  You pretty much need cash to buy this house, because at $1,995,000 with the public records stating that the house is 1,810 SF, the price of this 2 bedroom, 1.75 Bathroom home is north of $1,100/SF.  I don't see it appraising with any lender anywhere near that price.  But really... what do they know?  This house is amazing and will be a jewel in the crown of some smart collector.

The listing calls it aptly, "a floating glass pavilion over water."  With spectacular light, soaring ceilings and an understanding of the relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces, it is an iconic piece of modern architecture that must be evaluated on merit, not just comps pulled by an appraiser from the Inland Empire value.

Offered by Rob Johnson of Rodeo Realty

If you want to see this property, please call me at (310) 991-3808 or email me at:

Monday, April 11, 2011

BACK FLIP! Sweet Digs in Highland Park.

New on the market today is 5049 San Rafael Ave. in HP.  Another great Better Shelter flip! Built in 1922, the charming cottage has been nicely "re-envisioned." and updated, making it ready for sale.

Listed at $489K.  Purchased for $225K in September of last year.  Nice return!

3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms in 1,482 SF on a 4,791 SF lot.

Offered by Brock Real Estate.

Let me know if you want to see it!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

William Kesling needs some love...

3217 Fernwood Ave.

Please buy this Silver Lake house and bring it back! William Kesling's "The Adams House" is available for a mere $885K.  Built in 1930 with a strong Deco influence, it boasts 3 beds and 1 bath in 1.397 SF on a 5,000 SF lot.

Offered by Sothebys

If you want to see it, let me know!