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7 06, 2013

Outdoor Spaces: Yard Envy

By |June 7th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

The summer is officially upon us and as my family works on pretty-ing up our yard and making it ready for parties and play dates, these are some of the images that are inspiring some outdoor design elements:

 

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If you need help finding the house of your dreams or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

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6 06, 2013

Bright, Spacious, and Move-in Ready!

By |June 6th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

So let’s talk about Glassell Park for a sec… no one ever calls me and says, “Hey, I am looking for a house and I really want to buy in Glassell Park!”. It always seems to be one of those afterthought neighborhoods after areas like Silver Lake and Highland Park have been picked over or eliminated for other reasons. Bordering Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington and Glendale, GP has hillside neighborhoods, beautiful views, some great mid-century modern architecture and the phenomenal Delevan Elementary School. Glassell Park is really right in the middle of everything NELA has to offer and just northeast of Silver Lake!  So listen-up home buyers, Glassell Park is the place be – especially when you consider this new listing on 3638 Lavell Drive. Yes, it has all the trappings of the typical flip – Carerra marble kitchen/bathrooms, “hand scraped” engineered wood floors, freshly laid sod in the backyard, you get the drift.  But guess what – it’s still awesome! Fantastic layout for families, people who like to entertain, work-from-homers, you name it. For $738,800 you can get over 1500 square feet, 2 bedrooms plus office, 2 bathrooms, tons of liveable outdoor space, a two car garage, and a view! Take a look for yourself:

If you’d like to see this property or any others contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

 

Listing courtesy of Holland Ashrafnia – John Aaroe Group.
This property is available as of 06/5/2013.
Alisonproperties.com can not guarantee the availability of this property after the date listed above.

30 05, 2013

What Did It Sell For?

By |May 30th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

1702 Lucile Avenue came on the market in on April 2nd at a list price of $689,000. The property is a fantastic mid-century style with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1,325 square feet – on a 2,830 square foot lot. If you’ve been looking at real estate for a while (like me) you know that 2,830 square foot lot is quite small – most average sized lots are between 4,500 and 5,500 sq. ft. The house sold in 8 days for $762,000 – $73,000 over the asking price! It is adorable and in a great Silver Lake location… check out the photos:

This house got tons of traffic and a lot of interest… and as expected went well over the asking price. It is truly adorable – but definitely needs some updating. What are your thoughts?
If you need help finding the house of your dreams selling your property or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

 

Listing courtesy of Ernesto Ramos, Keller Williams Downtown LA

23 05, 2013

Fixer Alert!

By |May 23rd, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

This little Mid-Century darling has so much potential and judging on the amount of people at the Broker’s Open  this afternoon, I am clearly not the only one who things so. 2433 Panorama Terrace is a sweet modern house high above Griffith Park Blvd. in the hills of Silver Lake. Nothing has really been touched since the 1950′s or 60′s which in many ways is a blessing for this fixer (no hideous 80′s/90′s “upgrades” to rip out). Located in the Ivanhoe School District (one of LA’s best public elementary schools), this house could be the ideal starter home for a young family wanting to fix up a real treasure. Check it out for yourself:

 
If you’d like to see this property or any others contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

 

Listing courtesy of Jenny Durling – LA Property Solutions.

This property is available as of 05/20/2013.
Alisonproperties.com can not guarantee the availability of this property after the date listed above.

22 05, 2013

Flipping Great!

By |May 22nd, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

Why aren’t more people talking about Montecito Heights? This area of Northeast LA is fantastic! Gorgeous views, character homes and peaceful streets! Today I saw a great “Flip” in Montecito Heights that I can’t get out of my head. This Spanish Character gem has everything – including a fabulous price (which in this market is pretty amazing). Without further ado… check out 1755 Montecito Circle for yourself:

What you don’t see in these photos are the two adorable bedrooms downstairs, the brand new (and tasteful) kitchen and the great sunken family room off the kitchen. This house also has an enormous flat and beautiful backyard and a two car garage! Does it get much better? 1347 Montecito Circle is 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1,512 square feet and is listed for $589,000
If you’d like to see this property or any others contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226! 

Listing courtesy of Jenny Durling, LA Property Solutions.

This property is available as of 05/21/2013.
Alisonproperties.com can not guarantee the availability of this property after the date listed above.

16 05, 2013

Local Bits of Cool

By |May 16th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

Looking for something to do this Saturday? One of my favorite furniture stores is having their yearly mega factory sale! Los Angeles based furniture company Modernica will be holding their super sale this Saturday (May 16th) from 9:00am-3:00pm. Looking to outfit your new (or old) pad with some mid century modern style?! Don’t miss this sale – 20%-70% off everything. Here is a look at some of my favorite Modernica pieces:

See you on Saturday!

 

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If you need help finding the house of your dreams or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

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14 05, 2013

Interior Tuesdays: Bedrooms

By |May 14th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

Hope all the mommies out there had an excellent Mother’s Day this past weekend. Mine was relaxing and extra special because my brother and sister-in-law became parents (on Mother’s Day!) and I became a certified Aunt! Exciting times! Today I am back with some more design inspiration, my bedroom could use some serious sprucing up and I have been looking around to get some ideas – here are some bedrooms that have been sparking some design mojo.

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If you need help finding the house of your dreams or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

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9 05, 2013

Fixer Alert!

By |May 9th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

As you know by now I am a mid-century modern-o-phile, so when I saw this listing I had to check it out in person. 1511 N Benton Way is over 2000 square feet, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with fantastic beamed ceilings and original stone fireplace. It has the bones, the space, and the location. What it needs is some thoughtful updates, replace those laminate floors with hardwood, renovate the two bathrooms, utilize the laundry space for the kitchen (adding a ton of square footage). It also needs some more curb appeal out in the front – maybe some new wooden railings, new paint on the exterior? Here are the photos… what do you think it needs?

 

If you’d like to see this property or any others contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

 

Listing courtesy of Rande Gray/Todd Michaud/Randy Wright – The Omega Group.

This property is available as of 05/07/2013.
Alisonproperties.com can not guarantee the availability of this property after the date listed above.

8 05, 2013

Outdoor Spaces

By |May 8th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

It’s MAY! That means summer is right around the corner and with any luck we’ll be spending more time outdoors. We’ve been thinking about re-vamping our fantastic, but in need-of-some-love backyard over the last few weeks and these are some images that have gotten me inspired. Here is a little taste to get you excited about spending more summer nights outside!

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If you need help finding the house of your dreams or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

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6 05, 2013

Straight from CurbedLA

By |May 6th, 2013|Real Estate Blog|0 Comments|

I just had to re-post this because it is so great – it looks like you can now own your very own, brand new home built by Richard Neutra, mid century modern icon and architect! You can buy the plans to two of his iconic Case Study homes; Case Study House #6, and Case Study House #13, and have the construction overseen by the Neutra Office and Richard Neutra’s son Dion (a partner with the firm).

Read more about this amazing project at Curbed LA!

If you need help finding the house of your dreams, selling your property or have any other real estate related questions contact me at agilbert@prula.com or 323.671.1226!

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