A Tree Grows Through the Center Of This Echo Park Rental

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

Designed by Simon Storey of Anonymous Architects, you can rent this striking grownup treehouse for $9,000.

From the outside, you might not even notice the giant tree growing straight up through the middle of this Echo Park, California home. But once you get inside, the solid trunk shooting up from the forest floor, through a bedroom, and out of the roof is undeniable.

Tucked in between towering Cypress trees on a steep hillside in Echo Park, Anonymous Architects’ “House in Trees” is exactly what its name implies. Strategically placed on the hillside between three large cedars, architect Simon Storey chose to preserve the massive fourth tree in the center of the site, leaving it in place and incorporating it into the design.

“The house is like a minimalist barn that seems to be floating over the steep hillside, with an undulating roof that mimics the topography,” says broker Kristal Moffett of Deasy Penner Podley. “There are not a lot of architectural homes for rent, and to find a one-of-a-kind house that is this dramatic, in such a delightful location, is a genuinely rare opportunity.”

Clad in reclaimed wood, the 2,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home certainly features special details that you don’t find in most rental properties. There are retractable glass walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, handmade tiles in the kitchen, a custom bookshelf that doubles as a staircase to a lofted play space, and even an electric car charger in the garage. The fully-tiled master bath features a sunken soaking tub and a steam shower alongside a large picture window with a shaded canyon view. There are also two levels of cantilevered decks where residents can relax and enjoy the stellar sunsets.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Musician Frank Simes lists charming Sierra Madre home for sale

By Neal J. Leitereg

Musician Frank Simes, who has toured and performed with Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger and the Who, has put his longtime home in Sierra Madre on the market at $1.15 million.

The three-level house, which dates to 1948, has a rustic style befitting its canyon setting. Steeply vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and two brick fireplaces add character to the main living areas. A wall of windows in the living room take in views of the San Gabriel Valley and downtown L.A.

A recording/music studio where Simes has created numerous musical scores and compositions is on the lower level with a step-down conversation pit.

The 2,181 square feet of living space includes a kitchen with a farmhouse-style sink, a dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite, which sits lofted above the living room, has a walk-in closet.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Deasy Penner Podley Welcomes Partner Elizabeth Shafer

deasypennerpodley is excited to announce Elizabeth Shafer as a new agent to our Glendora family.

Elizabeth Shafer has been a real estate agent for the last 6 years, previously serving the Coachella Valley before moving to the San Gabriel Valley. She finds an immense amount of joy in connecting with her clients. Whether it’s helping them find the home of their dreams, or creating a seamless transition in selling their current home, she strives to build trust and maintain comfort throughout the process. Her goal is to treat all of her clients with kindness, patience, hospitality, and honesty.

For the last 13 years she has been married to the love of her life, Jason. They have two boys, and a revolving door of young adults that occasionally live with them. Elizabeth and Jason have adopted their sons, Weiland and Marty, through the Riverside foster care system as newborns. In her free time she loves to read a good book, work out, and of course, spend time with her family.

 

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‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon buys a Valley Village hacienda with designer cred

By Jack Flemming

Dan Harmon, the creative mind behind “Community” and “Rick and Morty,” has found some value in Valley Village. The writer-producer has bought a Spanish-style home that was renovated by actress-designer Mimi Rogers and interior designer Natalie Zimmerman for $3.6 million, records show.

Rogers, best known for her role in “The Rapture,” and Zimmerman gave the 1930s hacienda some much-needed attention during their three years of co-ownership — and it appears the investment paid off. They bought the place in 2016 for $1.35 million, records show.

Gone are the orange walls, pale yellow cabinetry, turquoise tile and gray carpet; the dated design details have been replaced by a clean decor that combines elements of contemporary and Spanish styles.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Deasy Penner Podley Congratulates PFAR Leaders

Deasy Penner Podley is proud to celebrate our expanding representation at the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors®.

Partner Neha Jespersen has just been elected to a two-year term as a Board Director.

And, after a number of years of service on the board, partner Eddie Ramirez will take over as Board President for a one-year term starting January of 2020.

Their service on the PFAR board opens them to the opportunity to serve on a state level with the California Association of Realtors®. This sort of representation is extremely valuable to DPP and our community of Realtors®.

We congratulate, and thank them for their service.

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