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Franklin Hills Oasis – 3927 Fernwood Avenue

3927 Fernwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Asking Price: $1,495,000
2 beds / 2.5 baths

I mean, just look at that sunset sky over Franklin Hills. This gated home was originally built in 1921, but you’d never know it thanks to an incredible and comprehensive renovation. This house returns to the market with a vengeance.

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Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Modern Dream Home – 2051 Outpost Dr.

2051 Outpost Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Asking Price: $1,880,000
2 beds / 2 baths

Is this 2 bedroom home in the Outpost Estates neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills simply the epitome of mid-century modern?  If you were to make a list of everything you could possibly want in this kind of architectural home, this house would check all the boxes. The plan is to review all offers on Friday, February 16. So let’s get in there to see it ASAP.

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Charming Spanish-style Home with Amazing Backyard Pool – 926 E Lexington

926 E Lexington Dr
Glendale, CA 91206

3 beds / 2 baths
Asking Price: $789,000

This home is going to surprise you. First, you’ll see that price and assume 926 E Lexington is not in a great location and an amazing school district. It is. Then you’ll think you’re seeing a super cute, yet modest, three bedroom home. And then you’ll see all the incredible details and that gigantic backyard with that incredible pool and realize that this home is anything but modest. It’s a steal.

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Nichols Canyon Mid-Century Post & Beam Tree House – 2111 Nichols Canyon Road

2111 Nichols Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Asking Price: $1,599,000
3 beds / 2 baths

This amazing three bedroom post and beam is perched just above the famous Nichols Canyon natural spring-fed creek and is surrounded by mature Sycamore trees. Those aspects combine to create the feeling you’re living in an adult-sized tree house, which is why the neighbors have called 2111 Nichols Canyon Road “The Tree House” for as long as anyone can remember.

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Laurel Canyon Architectural A-Frame – 2686 Woodstock Road

2686 Woodstock Road
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2 beds / 2 baths
LP: $2,175,000

There’s something spectacular about this architectural, mid-century A-Frame home in Laurel Canyon. All right, there’s not just one something spectacular. There are many spectacular aspects to this serene two bedroom home in the hills. First, it has excellent curb appeal. But, of course, you can just barely see it from the curb.

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Cozy & Tranquil Mid-Century Home in the Hills – 6335 Longview Ave

6335 Longview Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

LP: $849,000
2 beds / 1 bath

I used to live in the same great and quiet neighborhood of this tranquil and cozy mid-century retreat! Just above Franklin Village, 6335 Longview is an incredible opportunity to get into the Hollywood Hills for under a million dollars. This haven of a house is close to the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood & Vine, and the 101 freeway so whether you work downtown or in Studio City (or from home!) this peaceful property is perfect.

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Sweet Mt. Washington Cottage – 363 Museum Drive

363 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Asking price: $639,000
2 beds / 1 bath

You guys are goin to love this one. Tucked on the hillside in Mt. Washington sits this stylish, super sweet two bedroom cottage. It’s in the Mt. Washington Elementary School district which is only just the very first great thing about it.

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West Adams 1907 California Bungalow – 2300 West 24th St

2300 West 24th St
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Asking Price: $1,169,000
5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

On a palm tree lined street in West Adams sits this gorgeous restored 1907 California Craftsman bungalow. Los Angeles knows a good thing when it sees one and designated this neighborhood a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, so this home’s lucky buyer will be neighbors with a bevy of other beautiful architecturally significant homes for years to come. None of those pesky three story small lot developments on this block!

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How to Choose Your Neighborhood – Silver Lake? Echo Park? Los Feliz? Atwater?

Oftentimes before you begin your home buying journey you will feel absolutely certain of the neighborhood you want to live in. Sometimes even down to the block. I know before my husband and I bought our home we had Avocado Street dreams. But as you  might find on your home search a whole slew of factors may arise that will have you considering other neighborhoods, different communities and locations you never would have thought you’d be looking in. Location is everything when you’re searching for a home, both for your personal enjoyment and your long term financial plans. Finding your dream neighborhood may seem like the easiest part, but once you factor in budget, non-negotiable home features, and proximity to the things you can’t live without, it may be way less obvious where you should live. Here are 8 tips for the intrepid home buyer to consider when you’re venturing outside of your comfort zone. And by comfort zone I mean comfort zip code.

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Eagle Rock Hillside Mid-Century Post & Beam – 1404 Oak Grove Dr.

1404 Oak Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

2 beds / 1.5 baths
LP: $1,149,000

This is one house I’ve always been in love with. Located on a private drive in Eagle Rock, this is a gorgeous and unique mid-century post & beam home by notable LA architect Dick E. Lowry, AIA. I’ve got to take a closer look at Lowry in my next Iconic LA piece. His homes have been popping up a lot lately and they’ve been a great reminder that Lowry is one of Los Angeles’s best, if a bit unsung, architects.

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