November 4th, 2015 at 9:00 am

Rustic and forest homes

Southern California is not all beach houses and ocean views, as our previously featured equestrian homes showed you. These next few homes showcase the charming and rustic side of Southern California properties that are on the market right now.

Palomar Mountain

Listed by: Karl Jokinen

This charming residence was practically built for weekend getaways. When you’re tired of the city or the coast (does that happen?), you and your loved ones will be able to escape to this custom-built chalet. Some of its more appealing features include a large wooden deck and attached sun room with a spa, skylights, and a detached workshop.

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October 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

What you can buy

In the charming city of Santa Barbara, you will find stunning coastal views, majestic mountain scenery, and beautiful homes that will instantly grab your attention.

We’ve rounded up a few exceptional properties that are on the market now for about $1,300,000. When you’re done checking them out, we’re sure you’ll want to move into at least one of them right away!

Montecito | $1,375,000

Every day is a day in paradise if you’re spending it in this luxurious beach-side condo. No expense was spared in the latest high-end remodel, however we’re not sure that anything can top the miles and miles of ocean just yards from your front door. Garrett McCaw is the listing agent who holds the key to this one-bedroom, two-bathroom dream home.

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October 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am

Noteworthy home

If you recognize the 1920s-era apartment building turned condo at 3400 San Marino St. in Los Angeles’ Mid Wilshire district, congratulations. You’re a certified movie buff.

Penthouse Unit F in the building, which served as a location for 1954’s “Witness to Murder,” was just sold by sister agents Kim Halverson and Kristine Halverson of our Santa Monica real estate office. The sellers are also pretty well-known, humorist Christian Lander (“Stuff White People Like”) and his wife Jess, an advertising exec.

For more photos and a tour of the home in one of the last great old Hollywood-style residential buildings in L.A., check out Curbed Los Angeles and PopSugar.


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October 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Historic home for sale

A lost treasure has been found in Los Angeles. The Fleet House, acknowledged by the Los Angeles Conservancy as being a major part of one of the most “unusual and pedigreed chapters in the history of manufactured homes,” could be yours for $948,000.

The Fleet House was first occupied by Reginald Fleet, president of Southern California Homes, and his family in the late 1940s. It was a creative solution to the challenge of providing affordable single-family housing in a postwar economy. It is made of lightweight aluminum panels with a paper honeycomb core — innovative yet modest materials that created a look that no other home during its time resembled. The Fleet House may be the only structure still remaining that was designed, built, and pre-assembled entirely in an aircraft factory.

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October 16th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Noteworthy homes

Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bays Rays recently purchased a residence in West Hollywood for $1.95 million. The team’s slugging third baseman now calls the 1925 Spanish-style house home.

The 1,850-square-foot space was recently renovated, and its defining features are the courtyard entry, beamed ceilings, and arched doorways. The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal dining room, an office, and an updated kitchen. Outside, the hedged grounds feature a patio, a courtyard and sitting area and a large lawn.

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