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Romantic English Tudor by Architect Garrett Van Pelt – 1585 East Altadena Drive

This romantic and stylish English Tudor residence in Altadena was designed and built by architect Garrett Van Pelt in 1929. Van Pelt was one of the premier architects in early 1900s Los Angeles and lived in nearby Pasadena in a home he built for himself and his family.

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Buying and Selling in Los Angeles During Coronavirus

Thinking it might be time to begin shopping for a home? Or selling your current one? But, maybe, like so many would-be house hunters and home sellers out there in Los Angeles right now you have concerns and questions about how Covid-19 has affected the real estate market and how to stay safe and healthy during the home buying and selling process.

The real estate market essentially all but disappeared after the stay-at-home orders in March, and has since slowly, but surely, made a big comeback. Today, in Los Angeles, homes are selling faster than ever before. In fact, the week ending August 1 saw homes selling eight days faster than the same week in 2019. Experts in the industry say changing changing needs during the pandemic and low interest rates have remarkably driven homebuyers to rush to the market. After staying home for months in 2020, many first time home buyers decided it was time for them to take the home ownership journey, while many current owners realized they needed a bigger home, a larger yard, an additional dwelling unit, or that they missed their friends and family back home.

But house hunting might look very different than it did before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Here are a few changes and surprises to anticipate if you are planning to buy or sell during Covid-19 era, which may last into 2021 and beyond.

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Just Listed: Venice Beach 2 Bed Condo Steps from the Sand

Signature Venice Beach style, one block to the sand. This private West-facing 2 bedroom corner unit in the exclusive and award-winning Venice Renaissance is graced with abundant natural light and fresh ocean cross breezes.

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Just Listed: Modern Living in Light-Filled Sherman Oaks Home – 14907 Otsego Street

Modern living in the highly sought-after Kester Elementary Avenue school district. Hidden behind a privacy hedge lies a tree-shaded grassy yard welcoming you to a sophisticated, light-filled residence.

For more photos and a virtual 3D tour, go here.

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Bold & Brilliant English Tudor in Los Feliz’s Vermont Canyon Only Steps from Griffith Park

Hidden behind privacy gates and hedges and built during Hollywood’s glamorous silent film era, this distinguished English Tudor is a timeless, elegant showstopper. This large .31 acre property consists of 4 beds/4.5 baths, guest house and pool in one of Los Feliz’s most exclusive and architecturally significant enclaves. Take a 3D tour of 2621 Vermont Avenue here.

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Let the Property Tell Us What It Wants: An Interview with the Architect of Malibu, Doug Burdge

Whenever I am in Malibu – whether visiting a friend, spending a day at the beach, or enjoying a special dinner at one of Malibu’s many fine restaurants, there always seems to be an incredible house that catches my eye for the first time or a private driveway I wonder what’s at the end of it. The answer is almost always a home by architect Douglas W. Burdge, AIA. I’ve come to learn many have come to refer to Doug as “The Architect of Malibu” and with more than 100 homes built in the area the moniker is apt and earned.

A resident of Malibu himself, we caught up with Doug Burdge earlier this month and here is what he had to say in an exclusive interview for The Hollywood Home.

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Villa Splendido on Malibu’s Billionaire’s Beach – 5046 Carbon Beach Terrace

Featured in the Wall Street Journal and several other national publications, Villa Splendido is a brand new architectural masterpiece by Doug Burdge (AIA), whose impressive roster of many of Malibu’s finest luxury homes and beachfront properties have lead lead some to refer to Burdge as “The Architect of Malibu.”

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Just Listed: Original 60s Modern in Glendale’s Chevy Chase Canyon | 1105 Outlook Lane

This original 60s modern by mid-century architect Gus Stamos was built for his own family in 1968. The rare and untouched 3 bed and 2.5 bath hidden gem is nestled in the bucolic Chevy Chase Canyon which is just 1.5 miles to Eagle Rock. The hillside property is sited on a bountiful street-to-street double lot that offers extraordinary privacy and panoramic views from every window.

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The Evolution of the Hollywood Park Casino


In recent months, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been felt across virtually every industry. Across Los Angeles, the restaurant industry was arguably the hardest hit due to stay-at-home orders, but the gaming industry has also suffered from a decline in revenue and a loss of clientele. One of the major casinos in LA that have undergone massive changes is the Hollywood Park Casino. It opened in 1994, and has recently been upgraded to a more modern design, welcoming new members to its renovated doors in 2016. While its original racetrack complex was shut down in 2013, the Hollywood Park complex is going to be supplemented by the opening of the new SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.

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Mid-Century Modern Kawaguchi House in Silver Lake

This spectacular and stunning mid-century modern home is located in a serene hillside location in Silver Lake, just a stone’s throw from the Reservoir and shops and restaurants along Silver Lake Boulevard.

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