House Hunting in LA: WFH-Friendly Spaces

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Whether it be a room with home office potential, a converted garage flex space, an inviting outdoor oasis or simply a cozy nook tucked away somewhere, buyers are looking for homes with that little bit of extra oomph to ensure functionality and comfort during these trying times. Virtually tour a home with all that and more in the historic Carthay Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then explore the possibilities at an architectural view home and a unique compound both located in trendy Los Feliz. Plus, there’s more to discover in the SGV with a sharply remodeled home and a modern condo.

Carthay Square | 1925 Jewel-Box Character Home

1048 Stearns Drive | $2,395,000

This stunning 1925 jewel-box character home combines intact original detailing with chic modern-day designer updates. Nestled on one of the most beautiful tree-lined streets in the coveted historic neighborhood of Carthay Square. The formal living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, period leaded windows, original wood-burning hearth and a wet bar opens to the den/media room or work-from-home nook. The chef’s kitchen features Bosch and Wolf appliances, granite counters, pantry and laundry area. A breakfast bar opens to the light-filled dining room. Two guest bedrooms, both with desk areas, and two stunning marble baths complete the first floor. The upper level creates an owner’s retreat with ensuite spa-style bath designed with herringbone tile, marble rain shower and steam room, soaking tub, dual vanity and large walk-in closet. A secret door leads to an additional bonus space ideal for a nursery, private home office or added storage space. The backyard is a true oasis, featuring a heated pool surrounded by palms, fruit trees, lush landscaping and sun-filled lounge areas. An outdoor shower with tank-less water heater, alfresco dining patio with Ipe decking and overhead heaters are perfect for cooler nights. An outdoor kitchen and living room area makes it an amazing space for entertaining. The converted garage is a flexible recreational space for an additional office, gym, playroom, guest room or media zone.

Los Feliz | Architectural View Home

5630 Hill Oak Drive | $3,649,000

Distinctive organic architectural showpiece with dramatic views perfectly sited in the peaceful and serene hills of the Los Feliz Oaks. Magnificent double height entryway highlighting RBW sculptural light fixture. The home’s ground floor is thoughtfully designed for entertaining or casual living. Chef’s style kitchen with a full suite of Miele appliances and custom white oak cabinetry. Step down formal living room with fireplace and magnificent city views on the east side. Dining/Family room on the west side. Second story provides a tranquil master-suite with dual closets and luxurious bathroom taking full advantage of the unobstructed LA views. An additional two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a generous light filled landing area. European white oak flooring and custom cabinetry are featured throughout. Spectacular steel and concrete floating stairs access the lush Zen like gardens below. An additional live/work/entertaining space provides a multitude of options with an additional ¾ bathroom. The home is energy efficient providing tankless water heater and audio/alarm/camera ready wiring along with an ample two-car garage. Both purposefully designed and aesthetically pleasing this timeless masterpiece is extraordinary.

La Cañada Flintridge | Renovated Modern

5354 Palm Drive | $2,247,500

Impeccable completely remodeled home settled amongst the deodar trees in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge offers gorgeous open gourmet kitchen featuring a high-end appliance suite, custom polished stainless hood, stone counters with marble chevron tile backsplash open to a large family room. Separate dining room off the front entry offers beautiful views. A secluded patio adjacent to the kitchen is perfect for entertaining under the trees. The first floor also hosts a bedroom with fireplace and ensuite bathroom with private balcony. Stairway with custom iron railings leads to the second floor landing and access to two guest bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathroom and separate laundry room with washer and dryer included. The master suite is a true escape with tree top views, a gorgeous spacious bathroom featuring stone and marble, oversized shower, soaking tub, chrome fixtures, custom cabinetry and walk-in master closet. The home is wired for security including cameras, sound system, and has two zoned Nest-controlled central air and heat. Craftsmanship with attention to detail, quality finishes and location make this an ideal newly completed remodeled home.

Silver Lake | Renovated Contemporary

1388 Lucile Avenue | $2,120,000

Beautifully renovated by Devall Design Home. Modern contemporary with warmth and style. A soft plaster interior throughout, cozy up in the living room with fireplace and open kitchen-dining floor plan. The superior chef’s kitchen features: custom millwork, high-end Italian appliances, an oversized Caesar Stone Island that flows seamlessly out to an entertainer’s deck and sweeping mountain views with a romantic fire pit. Main House includes: two bedrooms, two bathrooms. The master has direct facing views and a large and inviting bathroom complete with floating vanity wall that feels like you are on vacation. The large guest house and bathroom are perfect for guests or work from home. This property is gated with a long driveway to a two car garage. Last but not least, a hot tub! One block to all Sunset Junction has to offer, shops and restaurants and weekly farmer’s market.

Pasadena | Modern Condominium

201 North Orange Grove Boulevard, #518 | $979,000

Discover picture-perfect living in this stunning home that offers an enviable location in Pasadena. Inside, there is 1,664 sqft of high end living designed by Nicole Michael Designs to ensure a modern and stylish abode. New oak engineered flooring flows underfoot paired with a contemporary color palette and high-end finishes. The open layout includes a living room with a gas fireplace and new custom built-ins. Luxury appliances await in the kitchen along with quartz countertops, breakfast area, and a large pantry. There are three bedrooms and two and a half updated baths, with the third bedroom currently used as an office. The master suite has a sitting area as well as an ensuite. Outside, a generous and private brick patio awaits, and there’s an updated tankless water heater, a whole-house water softener system, and an attached two-car garage with a washer/dryer. The long list of features also includes recessed LED lighting throughout, custom iron and glass staircase with a natural wood rail and white oak-wrapped treads. This beautiful abode is set at the rear of a private, gated complex with a community pool. A rear gate provides access to the Arroyo Terrace walking path that leads to the Rose Bowl and Aquatics Center. Old Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum, Gamble House and Rose Parade are also within close proximity.

Pacific Palisades | Contemporary Tri-Level Townhome

1922 Palisades Drive | $1,895,000

Contemporary home ideally located at the end of a cul-de-sac, providing privacy and featuring the only four bedroom townhome in the Vista Del Mar community. Enter the gated courtyard into the foyer to the light-filled vaulted living room with fireplace, wet bar and dining room. An entertainer’s dream, features an open-flow gourmet kitchen with island and sitting peninsula with Viking, Bosch and SubZero appliances. Additional flex-space is perfect as a work-from-home area, breakfast nook, children’s area/den with a patio for dining, BBQ or simply relaxing. Hardwood floors, powder room, laundry room and a two-car garage with storage complete the main level. With majestic ocean and mountain views, the owner’s suite occupies the entire upper level, with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, walk-in and second closet, patio and spa-like bath. Three additional bedrooms, two baths and a bonus room smartly designed as a family room, office or at-home gym open to a grassy backyard area. Amenities include a pool, paddle tennis, playground and park.

Los Feliz | Turnkey Residential Compound

4548 Melbourne Avenue | $2,299,000

Turnkey Live+Work Compound restored by Obra Design. Gated, private, Cape Cod main house with master sleeping barn and either office or second bedroom, set in the back of the property with a lush yard. Two one bedroom units with a common garden and entertaining space. This layout makes it a great owner user live/work compound or income property. Three onsite parking spaces. One block to shops and cafes on Vermont and Hillhurst makes this especially desirable. Property can be sold with furnishings – sold separately.

La Crescenta | Cape Cod-Style Pool Home

5404 Vista Del Arroyo Drive | $1,895,000

Welcome to this tranquil, beautifully maintained, move-in ready Cape Cod-style home with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms on a spacious lot with a sparkling saltwater swimming pool. A wonderful floor plan with room for all. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, lots of storage and newer cabinetry, including pantry-like cabinets too. A formal dining room is positioned east of the kitchen. The kitchen adjoins a gathering area complete with a wood burning/gas brick fireplace and an attached outdoor patio deck with peaceful, relaxing views. East of the downstairs sitting area is a generous sized formal living room. Located upstairs is an inviting great room including a fireplace, more storage and a conveniently located laundry closet. All four bedrooms are located upstairs. The extra-large primary bedroom retreat has several closets, additional storage, a fireplace, a private patio deck with city and valley views. A finished attic, loft space above the primary bedroom could be used as an office or craft room. The primary bedroom loft also has Downtown Los Angeles city views. All this and within the highly desired La Crescenta/Glendale Blue Ribbon School District.

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