LA Story: 10 Great Homes on the Market in Los Angeles
When I launched Bungalux in 2011, one of the original ideas was to highlight some of my favorite houses on the market at any one time – all price points, all styles, all neighborhoods, all cities.
So … a couple weeks ago when someone suggested I pick a few of my favorites in Los Angeles for my next newsletter I was up to the challenge. It was a fun exercise (I love houses, even after all these years in the business of them), but it was also a surprisingly challenging one. Two of the houses I wanted to pick had already gone under contract. Another two were ready to go in. A client of mine was interested in one of my choices and would have killed me if I clued everyone else into how great it was. Much of the inventory seemed unexciting, kind of like walking into Neiman Marcus the last day of Last Call.
But, despite that, there were still plenty of great homes to choose from and it was hard to limit it to only ten. (Email me your favorites too, I’ll feature them in a future newsletter.) From up-and-coming Leimert Park to the tried-and-true shores of Malibu, from early twentieth century Craftsmans to sleek moderns, and from $1,250,000 all the way up to $225,000,000 (not a typo) click below to take a look at some fabulous architecture in the City of Angels.
1727 W 39th Place, Leimert Park
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 1,950 Square Feet | $1,250,000
What makes it a Bungalux: This adorable Craftsman in the still (relatively) affordable up-and-coming area of Leimert Park has vaulted ceilings and a stylish vibe. It’s well located near the metro making living-without-a-car a kind of reality in LA. I emphasize “kind of.”
Listing Agent: Jasmine Comino of Compass. For more information, please click HERE.
926 Robinson Street, Silverlake
4 Bedroom | 5 Bath | 2,151 Square Feet | $1,995,000
What makes it a Bungalux: I love the white, clean remodel on this one. This traditional-rustic-modern style seems to be what everyone is looking for in bungalows these days, and I can see why. Also, its location in the fun Silverlake neighborhood is a definite plus.
Listing Agents: Joe Reichling and Sara Reichling of Compass. For more information, please click HERE.
3869 Carnavon Way, Los Feliz
5 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 3,500 Square Feet | $3,495,000
What makes it a Bungalux: Also located in a cool eastside neighborhood – this time Los Feliz – I like this house because of its brick exterior and curb appeal. The dining room is also lovely, and I’m into the moody kitchen. Both are pictured here and worth putting on your Pinterest board. Celebrity provenance doesn’t hurt either: It’s comedian-actor-writer Fred Armisen’s house.
Listing Agent: Laura Stupsker of The Agency. For more information, please click HERE.
1529 N. Ogden Drive, Hollywood
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 3,480 Square Feet | $3,695,00
What makes it a Bungalux: I have a soft spot for this house because I used to walk by it every day when I lived in an apartment up the street. The house reminded me of the way old Hollywood was supposed to look, and it served as inspiration for me to write and work to own it (or something like it) someday. Note: It’s still out of my price range twenty years later.
Listing Agent: Greg Harris of Compass. For more information, please click HERE.
101 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 2,648 Square Feet | $5,480,000
What makes it a Bungalux: I’ve done a number of transactions in this small complex, and it’s one of the best beachfront buildings anywhere. This remodeled end unit has views up the coast. Imagine sitting in your Jacuzzi while staring at the ocean by day, sunsets by dusk, and the Ferris Wheel lights by night. Nothing better.
Listing Agent: Robert Valandra of Flying V Realty. For more information, please click HERE.
200 Lorraine Boulevard, Hancock Park
4 Bedroom | 5 Bath | 4,483 Square Feet | $5,849,000
What makes it a Bungalux: There aren’t a lot of photos of this house, so I’m making an assumption it’s great based on the photos I can see and its location on pretty Lorraine Boulevard. By the way, look at those incredible window boxes. I love the untamed foliage. And were nurseries like that around when I was a baby?
Listing Agent: Jenna Cooper of Compass. For more information, please click HERE.
501 S. Hudson Avenue, Hancock Park
7 Bedroom | 11 Bath | 11,565 Square Feet | $17,500,000
What makes it a Bungalux: This is a truly glam and rock star renovation on one of Los Angeles’s most fabled streets. Celebrity provenance (it’s Ozzy Osbourne’s house) also doesn’t hurt. Take a peek at that movie theater with the fireplace. Does it get any more vintage Hollywood than that? Fire up Frankenstein and you’re transported back to the 1930s.
Listing Agents: Jonah Wilson of Carolwood, Branden Williams and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates. For more information please click HERE.
7319/7317 Birdview Avenue, Malibu
8 Bedroom | 8 Bath | 6,182 Square Feet | $28,500,000
What makes it a Bungalux: Renovated by renowned architecture firm Marmol Radziner, this mid-century compound is the perfect place to invite your friends for a beach weekend in the desirable Point Dume enclave of Malibu. Bring your surfboard and move right into the main house while renovating the guest house. (Yeah, in the ‘Bu $28 million doesn’t necessarily mean “done.”)
Listing Agent: Lynette Bishop of Compass. For more information, please click HERE.
1601 Casale Road, Pacific Palisades
7 Bedroom | 11 Bath | 13,653 Square Feet | $57,500,000
What makes it a Bungalux: I would be remiss if I didn’t include one of the sexy new moderns that pepper the hills of Los Angeles now. I know the list is full of old Hollywood homes, but a good modern is still a showstopper. They’re so livable, bright, and perfect for entertaining. I love this one because of its location in the Pacific Palisades (always one of my favorite ‘hoods), views, and a softer modern style. Sign me up.
Listing Agent: Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland. For more information, please click HERE.
33550 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
16 Bedroom | 22 Bath | 25,025 Square Feet | $225,000,000
What makes it a Bungalux: If you have too many friends for a Malibu weekend at 7319 Birdview, this compound may be for you. Designed by starchitect Robert AM Stern, the 5-acre property consists of nine structures, including a pretty insane movie theater (pictured here) that would give your local AMC a run for the money. Makes sense, since this incredible Tuscan-inspired estate is owned by former Disney head Michael Eisner.
Listing Agent: Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency. For more information, please click HERE.