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Home of the Day: Spanish Colonial in historic View Park
Located in the historic district of View Park, this renovated Spanish Colonial preserves period charm while adding upgraded modern amenities. Vintage, architectural details include an original decorative fireplace, coffered ceilings, arched doorways and hand-made cement tiles. The restoration introduced...
152 points by Los Angeles Times | Coffer Ceiling Ceilings Semi-detached Single-family detached home Median
A double feature in Rancho Mirage
Repeating arches and ornamental flourishes take center stage at this grand Mediterranean in a guard-gated enclave in Rancho Mirage. Known as Casa Bella, the estate boasts such features as a playhouse-inspired theater complete with balcony seating. For the second act, wraparound loggias open to...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Coldwell Banker Price Swimming pool Carlos Ochoa Median Ochoa House
Moving up - city neighborhoods on the rise
Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, many with their own distinct appeal and history. For homebuyers, the city offers a dizzying array of choices, but its overall appeal appears to be on the upswing. Last year, Baltimore saw 6,123 so-called standard sales, nearly 900 more than the year before,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Loyola University Maryland Median Roman Catholic universities and colleges in the United States Semi-detached Johns Hopkins University Single-family detached home Maryland
Modern house gets a chic redo in hipster Silver Lake
The expansive living room of this remodeled Silver Lake home flows onto a glassed-in deck with cityscape and treetop vistas.  The open-plan kitchen features a quartz countertop island and a walk-in pantry. White oak flooring unifies the interior spaces. A separate living unit sits above the four-car...
25 points by Los Angeles Times | Kitchen Semi-detached Square foot Median Single-family detached home Home Price Rooms
Traditional house in Encino puts forth a fresh new face
This gated Traditional-style home in Encino has been restored inside and out to pristine condition. Tall ceilings, upper windows and skylights brighten the first-floor living areas, which open to an outdoor entertainment and dining area. A gazebo, a swimming pool and a tennis court complete the...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Area Square foot Tennis Semi-detached House Kitchen Median Single-family detached home
Vintage details grace elegant 1920s Colonial in Altadena
A steeply arched portico supported by white columns creates a focal point for this black-shuttered Colonial in Altadena. The charm continues indoors with such details as a pineapple-shaped newel post cap, dentil molding, chair rails and hardwood floors. A covered patio creates a restful spot to...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Semi-detached Single-family detached home House types Door House Median Swimming pool Price
The day of the McMansion has come and gone
When Dr. Kishin Ramani decided to sell his six-bedroom, Georgian-style home on a half-acre lot in Hinsdale three years ago, it never occurred to him that he'd be resigned to accepting far less than he paid when he bought the home in 2005. Ramani was immediately drawn to the home, built in 2003,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Real estate Home Price McMansion Urban sprawl Median McWords
Another side of Greene & Greene on display in Pasadena
In a departure from earlier bungalow projects, this Greene & Greene-designed house in Pasadena marries Asian and European elements in an interpretation of the California Mission style. Arts & Craft design elements, for which Charles and Henry Greene were known, are in adbundance. The U-shaped,...
77 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Family room Coldwell Banker Pasadena California Median Interior Price Living room
Spanish Colonial estate graces La Cañada Flintridge
This Spanish Colonial Revival is set on close to two park-like acres in La Cañada Flintridge. Tranquil gardens, lawn, a pool with a spa and brick inlaid patios complete the grounds. Inside, original Batchelder tiles, high arched ceilings and multiple fireplaces are among the eye-catching details. ...
25 points by Los Angeles Times | Colonial Revival architecture Rooms Semi-detached American architectural styles Revival architectural styles House styles Ernest A. Batchelder Median
What about $550,000 buys in Lakewood, North Hills and Tujunga
At a time when things are typically slowing down, the real estate market in L.A. County is still on the rise. In September, the median sales price for single-family homes in Greater L.A. was $555,000, a nearly 9% increase over the same month the previous year, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look...
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Median Kitchen Semi-detached Single-family detached home Area Dining room House types
Spanish Colonial was a popular haunt of comedians
You know what they say about location in real estate circles. This 1925 Spanish Colonial, set above the Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, has seen more than its share of famous comedians come through the door. Among those who partied or lived there in the 1970s and ’80s were Robin Williams, Richard...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Real estate Semi-detached Square foot Home Median Single-family detached home Price According to Jim
Home of the Day: Happily ever after in the Hollywood Hills
Designed in the Storybook style for which he became famous, this 1926 French Normandy cottage in the Hollywood Hills was the personal residence of Los Angeles architect Frederick A. Hanson. The fairytale-esque home features high hip roofs and a protruding entry gable on the outside, and a vaulted,...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Median Kitchen Dining room Semi-detached Plaster Los Angeles Price
Home of the Day: Modern and masculine in Rancho Mirage
Designed with a sense of grandeur, this contemporary home wears its modern, masculine style like a well-cut suit. Situated to take advantage of the valley view below, the desert digs employ floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood glass walls that span 60 feet and open onto a covered loggia with an infinity...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Swimming pool Median Bathroom Sauna Bathing Semi-detached Pit