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Silver Lake Contemporary Designed with Glass, Concrete, & Redwood by Barbara Bestor | 2312 Baxter Street

This incredible one-of-a-kind home in Silver Lake, high above the reservoir, is one of the neighborhood’s most prized residences. Built in 2006 by iconic Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor, the five bedroom home is sited on a large lot with amazing views of Downtown LA, the reservoir, and the canyon.

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Bohemian Chic & Stylish Venice Beach Spanish | 745 Brooks Avenue

This charming 3 bedroom Venice Beach Spanish-style home is located just blocks from the ocean and all of the shops and restaurants on bustling Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Grand Italian Villa in the Hollywood Dell | 2285 La Granada Drive

This grand Italian-style villa was built in 1923 making it one of the very first homes to line the Hollywood Hills enclave of the Hollywood Dell. Set high above other homes in the area on a large 1/3 acre lot with extraordinary views that offer a near panorama of the canyon. Neighborhood rumor has it that it was once lived in by Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino and was also briefly owned by the Getty Family at one point.

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Franklin Hills Spanish Built by Designer of the Iconic Pantages Theatre – 1570 Sanborn Ave.

Own a piece of Hollywood history with this fabulous Spanish-style home in Los Feliz’s wonderful Franklin Hills neighborhood. The home was built in 1928 by sculptor Steven Gaal making it one of the original homes in the area. Gaal was a prestigious artist who also designed the iconic Egyptian and Pantages theatre interiors. After moving to Los Angeles in 1925, he established this as his studio-home where he sculpted portrait busts, whippets, and commemorative coins. Gaal also worked with Walt Disney on some of his early cartoon characters and then painted sets for Universal, Paramount, and United Artists.

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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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