Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jaffe House, 1963 :: William F. Cody, FAIA

Located on the 3rd fairway of the Tamarisk Golf Course, the designated historical landmark Jaffe Residence, exemplifies the quintessential Desert Modern Style that Cody helped to create. Spectacular scale and visual transparency as one enters the inner courtyard through a walled entry—uncovering the sheltered T-shaped pool, sunning patio and large expanses of floor to ceiling glass.

Stucco, wood, steel and slumpstone compliment the abundant glass. The elegant flat roof, with deep overhangs -- create a powerful interaction between the indoors and outdoors. The large, open living/dining room features 11’ high ceilings and double-sided glass exposures that capture both the Tamarisk golf and San Jacinto mountain views. Sleeping wings include two bedrooms that are orientated towards the golf course and two additional bedrooms that face the pool.

The property was purchased by the founder of the Radiology Department at Cedars, Dr Jaffe, from his patient, Groucho Marx. William Cody was recommended to Dr Jaffe by his golf partner, Edgar Kaufmann, of the famed Neutra designed house with same name. Cody drew the plan of the house in one afternoon with a box of colored pencils and a bottle of scotch in Dr Jaffe’s living room. When he was finished drinking, the house was designed.

The separate guest house initially served as Dr. Jaffe’s Desert office, where Groucho Marx and other Hollywood celebrities would visit.

The house is in exceptional, original condition with many sustainable features, including new drought tolerant, landscaping and exterior plumbing, pool resurfacing, pump and heater. The Jaffe Residence currently has the property tax advantage of being Mills Act designated.

Architect: William F. Cody

Property Site: www.37200palmview.com

37200 Palm View Road, Rancho Mirage
for sale - $2,300,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Jimmy Wilson :: deasy/penner&partners

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ajioka House :: Buff & Hensman

Hidden away on three quarters of an acre up Nichols Canyon you will find a very private rustic retreat estate property built in 1960 by the famed modern post and beam architects Buff & Hensman and most recently enjoyed a world class complete renovation by the LA architectural design collective Commune with the absolute best fixtures and finishes the globe has to offer. The property sprawls along the immense hillside view lot with a 3 bedroom/2 bath main house, a pool house with roof deck, an office studio over the garage with a private deck, a lower 2,000 bottle wine cellar and an upper 2nd garage/studio all of which is centered around experiencing nature from every room. The naturalists campus is centered around an oversized outdoor deck area offering a full outdoor bar with television, fire pit lounge area, and sunning area with chaises.

2563 Nichols Canyon Road, Hollywood Hills
for sale - $6,000,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Jason Reitz :: Rock Realty Group

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1921 South Pasadena Craftsman

Located on a beautiful tree lined street in the desirable Marengo neighborhood, this four-bedroom quintessential South Pasadena Craftsman incorporates original architectural details with stylish upgrades. An inviting front porch welcomes you into the home’s spacious living room featuring a Batchelder tile fireplace, detailed crown molding, and refinished hardwood floors. A light filled formal dining room leads into the home’s updated kitchen and separate breakfast room. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, honed granite countertops and opens up to a cozy family room with tiled fireplace. French doors offer access to the picturesque backyard with a large brick patio, sparkling pool and garden. The home’s master bedroom includes a gorgeous en-suite bathroom featuring Calacatta Gold marble countertops and floors. A study, 3/4 bath, laundry room and indoor/outdoor built-in speakers complete the first floor. Three additional bedrooms and a 3/4 bath are upstairs. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this lovely home.

1705 Wayne Avenue, South Pasadena
for sale - $1,695,000
contact us to request a showing :: 626.683.0777

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sherman Oaks Cape Cod

This spacious brand new Cape Cod home showcases 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with every desirable amenity and world class finishes. You walk into a formal living room which features stunning cathedral ceilings, mantle fireplace, distressed wood floors, & wainscoting throughout. The formal dining room with its elegant tray ceilings is the perfect setting for dinner parties. While the chef's kitchen is an entertainer's dream with state of the art with a Calacatta marble center island, Thermador SS appliances, custom cabinets & Caesar Stone counters which opens into the comfortable family room and sunny breakfast nook. The sumptuous master suite is a retreat that includes a private sitting area & balcony, custom spa like bath with free standing tub & shower. The home has three other suites with their own custom bath & walk in closets. Laundry, office, custom wine rack finish off the luxuries inside while the backyard with pool & spa exude understated elegance and imbue a stylish ambiance.

5421 Norwich Avenue, Sherman Oaks
for sale - $1,599,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Claudia Hansen :: Rodeo Realty Brentwood

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Designer Playground Coming to Grand Park

Meet Los Angeles' newest playground in Downtown's Grand Park. The $1,000,000 space was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios and offers a 20-foot-tall "tree fort" with one standard slide and one ten-foot-long tunnel slide, climbing ropes, and a cartoony, "undulating landscape". The playground's grand opening will be this Saturday at 2pm.

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