“The first 3 months of the year sucked”: Industry pros on LA’s luxury market slowdown

By Natalie Hoberman George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner Podley, didn’t mince words in his description of Los Angeles’ high-end residential market. “The first three months of the year sucked,” he said. “It was terrible.” That slowdown and a wave of discounted re-listings dominated the discussion among Penner and other industry players at The Real… Keep reading

Cozy 1920s cottage in Atwater Village seeks $892K

By Elijah Chiland Located just a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, this charming little Atwater Village cottage has been around since 1923 and packs plenty of charm into its 1,252 square feet of living space. Featuring hardwood floors throughout, the home has wide windows and sliding glass doors that give it a light and… Keep reading

Las Orquideas Celebration & Preview

Merely minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard and nestled in the nearby foothills stands an impressive Spanish Revival compound known as Las Orquideas. The property evokes old Hollywood glamour, and on the evening of June 11th, that spirit was awakened by an exciting soirée. Guests were invited to tour several of the… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Mid-Century Gem In Encino, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1959, this elegantly low white stucco home is the work of Cliff Burlew, a Valley architect about whom little is known, and according to a vague obituary, he also worked in film set design. Commissioned by one J. Reed Gattman, the house presents two very different faces– walled, austere, and… Keep reading

Nifty 1960s post and beam in Altadena asking $1.1M

By Pauline O’Connor Well well well, looks like the housing gods have seen fit to favor us with a time capsule listing, and a very fine one at that. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in northern Altadena, the well-preserved post-and-beam was designed by USC-trained architects Fred Dinger and Harlan Pedersen in 1962…. Keep reading