Valley Village Home (Purchase)
Bellaire Ave – Stunning brand new constructed modern farmhouse style home located in the highly sought after Magnolia Estates neighborhood of Valley Village. This property (along with its sister home next door) were listed in October of 2018 and sat on the market for over 3 months into 2019. It was a shaky and uncertain time for the market with the threats of interest rates rising and global uncertainty. Our clients were in love with this home (although above their budget), so we submitted an extremely aggressive offer in hopes of getting some type of a response. After opening up the dialog and intense negotiations with the seller, we ultimately landed on a price that our clients were very happy with!
The Studio City Sprawling Ranch (Self Perform Stage & Sell)
Located on a private cul-de-sac in the coveted Tujunga Village neighborhood, as you drive up you’ll be enchanted by the picturesque white picket fenced front yard with mature western sycamore trees & roses. From the entryway you’ll discover the well-appointed formal living room + family room that leads to the spacious backyard & provides dreamy indoor/outdoor living and access to serene pool. The casita is offered with living room, bed & bath that overlooks the generous backyard equipped with mature walnut tree, great landscaping, outdoor dining & lounge areas. Seamless flow for enjoying life – perfect for homebodies & entertainers alike!
The Toluca Lake Legacy House (Purchase)
Our Client had been on the hunt for a perfect property in Toluca Lake walking distance to Riverside Dr. Once we toured this stunning home in the star-studded neighborhood, our client fell in love & we knew we had to close the deal. After intense negotiations, we secured the property in one of the most competitive real estate markets in history. This 4,685 SF french country estate consist of 5 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms with rich architectural details. Unique characteristics include travertine entryway flooring, Santa Barbara stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, hand-painted Italian tiles, dramatic ceiling trusses, lush backyard with a pool and several quiet outdoor areas.
The Westwood Forever Home (Purchase)
This stunning Spanish home has been meticulously kept making it feel like a newly remodeled home! The grand entryway welcomes you to adventure through this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home. The archways and stunning portrait windows allow natural light to flood the home. The kitchen is complete with custom cabinetry, quality appliances, a center island, and a built-in breakfast booth. The formal living and dining room is perfect to host guests. There is a beautiful outdoor living room with a covered patio, Spanish-tiled floors, and outdoor TV with surround sound. Very large completely flat backyard with a play area for the children, all picturesquely surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees.
The Spanish Celebrity Compound (Self Perform Stage & Sell)
Welcome to a historic villa that has been meticulously renovated & tastefully updated. Once you walk through the gated & walled entrance, you immediately relax in this private oasis with sights & sounds of the serene koi pond, 25 meter lap pool & spa, fountain, outdoor fireplace, and so much more! The basement is complete with wine cellar that holds 520 bottles & is said to come from a Frank Lloyd Wright house. In the back of the estate you’ll find a large guest house with full bathroom. Tons of great history & was built in 1927 by Tony La Maida after whom the street was named. Close to all the best spots in Toluca Lake & Studio City, this masterpiece is for the most discerning buyer.
The West Hollywood Pied-a-Terre (Purchase)
Hip and stylish, this corner unit at Shoreham Towers feels like boutique hotel living! This 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condo boasts a generous open floor-plan which includes spacious living/dining room, renovated kitchen, oversized primary suite as well as large balcony overlooking the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture sweeping views from the ocean to DTLA. The building amenities include valet parking, doorman, 24-hour concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, and pool. Located above Sunset, moments away from the most popular shops, restaurants, and nightlife including Catch, Nobu, and Alfreds.
Toluca Woods Single Family Home (Purchase & Remodel)
4835 Forman Ave – Located on a lusciously foliaged street in the heart of Toluca Woods, this single family home was an interesting opportunity. The owner spent a good amount of money modernizing the house and stopped the project and listed for sale before complete. There was one problematic area that the average home owner would be reluctant to address. The master bedroom corridor was abnormally narrow and we know there would be limited competition. DMF evaluated the property condition, established a construction budget, and determined the value of the property. There was a 30 day escrow and 37 day construction period. Our client purchased, designed, constructed, & moved all within 67 days!
The Dona’s in Studio City (Purchase & Remodel)
Located in one of the most prestigious areas of the Dona’s, this sprawling ranch house, with a guest quarters, was a very strategic layout for our clients! The property has really good curb appeal and exterior grounds, however, the interior fit-out was not in line with the price tag! The property was just sitting on the market (we saw opportunity!). We identified that the sellers had already purchased another property and started our negotiations in the middle of Christmas week to set the tone! At that time, the booming market was a little shaky and was looking very uncertain. We ultimately negotiated almost $400,000 off the asking price through various methods and constant negotiations! (Future after photos to follow!)
Mar Vista Remodeled Home (Self Perform Stage & Sell)
This gated home on a quiet tree-lined street was completely redesigned in 2016 to be an open floor-plan with wide plank wood floors, high vaulted ceilings, designer kitchen and baths, beautiful light fixtures and recessed lighting throughout. The chef’s kitchen includes an island great for food prep, stainless steel appliances, Carrara marble countertops, soft close cabinetry and under-cabinet lighting. The house gets tons of natural light and opens up onto the beautiful backyard and patio from the kitchen and the primary bedroom. Huge beautiful backyard great for entertaining.
Santa Monica Pied-a-Terre (Design Project)
1705 Ocean Boulevard – High-design, ultra chic building in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. This newly built well located building set the ceiling for Santa Monica condo prices. Surprisingly, the developers strategy was to transfer the units in a bare bones condition. After spending a considerable amount of money on the purchase, our client wanted the interior to represent a multi-million dollar property. There were several problematic areas that required an out of the box approach. Through tedious detailing, furring out drywalls, wall coverings, light coves, motorized window treatments, high-end furniture, art, & decor we were able to add two sleeping quarters and give our client the perfect family vacation home
West Hollywood Pool Home (Purchase)
Location Location Location! I have to say, we were really jealous of our clients! The house certainly needed a little TLC so we needed to tread lightly! To make things worse, just before listing, a neighboring property had a fire that spread to the roof of this house causing damage! Our clients at a point of their lives that they were willing to pay a slight premium to get into this house and this gave us just enough ammunition to pull off the purchase (there was a lot of competition)! Our general strategy was to come in a little aggressive, lockup the property, and do an extensive evaluation through the inspection process. The long story short is, between the general credit and roof credit, there was a substantial price reduction!
Toluca Terrace Pool House (House Prep & Sale)
Located in the coveted Toluca Terrace neighborhood & positioned on a quiet lusciously foliaged street, this house was going to set the bar in the neighborhood. We met with the sellers and encouraged them to make strategic repairs, remove bulky furnishings, stage the house with furniture/art/lighting, and developed a revised wall paint scheme to really open up the spaces. The property (although a little dated) was looking perfect for a first time buyer! We knew that this house would get a tremendous amount of interest. We also knew (given the small size) that it would require a discerning homebuyer to make this work. We pushed the boundaries on the listing price and had two buyers extremely interested.
Hancock Park Country English (Purchase)
Lovingly Remodeled Country English Home with fully gated/hedged front and back yards. Located in prime Mid Wilshire, this home has everything you need to move right in and live beautifully & peacefully. Nestled on tree-line street with no through traffic on a large gated lot w/ mature palm & fragrant orange trees, tons of parking in an electric-gated driveway and oversized car garage. Insulated from the city bustle while being minutes to Mid Town Shopping Center, Queen Anne Park/Rec Center, Larchmont Village, cafes & restaurants on Pico and quick access to DTLA, Culver, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. A rare gem of a property!
Toluca Woods Family Home (Self Perform Stage & Sell)
10225 Camarillo St – A charming house in the sought after Toluca Lake neighborhood! Hidden behind full grown ficus tree, the front yard leads you to this one of a kind home. This property received a tremendous amount of attention from several discerning prospective home buyers and we ended up receiving multiple offers. We were able to push the limits and get our clients the best-case scenario sales price! After originally meeting with our clients, DMF established a comprehensive listing strategy and worked with our clients to quickly move their family out and prepare the house for sale. After one round of decluttering and strategic staging, this beauty was ready for marketing photos!
The Eagle Rock Tree House (Buy)
Unique view property in trendy Eagle Rock location. Super clean super private updated 3 bed 2 bath with master suite, built-in appliances, central air and heat and 2 car garage. Close to shopping, dining, schools and public transportation. Built for a discerning home buyer.
Kings Road Condo (Self Perform Stage & Sell)
Modern 2 bed 2 bath condo on one of the most coveted streets in West Hollywood. This south facing unit has new bamboo wood flooring throughout, an updated kitchen with newer appliances and specialty Moroccan floor tiles, beautifully updated primary bath with marble flooring, two good size balconies both facing the quiet Willoughby side, gas fireplace with hand-painted tiles surrounding, and new double pane sliding doors in primary and living room. Building has a great pool, gym and meeting room for owners to take advantage of. Don’t miss this charming home walkable to Gelsons, Melrose Place and some of the best shopping and restaurants the city has to offer!
The Encino Flip (Purchase)
Located in Encino Village, this completely renovated property was a lot of “new” house for the money! With urban sprawl in full effect, Westsider’s have been taking their money and moving to Encino! Our clients took a leap & bought into the area & it’s proven to be a wise investment. The transaction turned out to be a lot more complicated than anticipated. The builder had a list of items to complete & we ended up developing a rigorous punchlist & negotiating the repairs. The make things worse, there was also a zoning issue that came up during the inspection process. Our client ultimately received a large credit for the issue but it’s never fun adding this to the stress of escrow!
Toluca Woods/Burbank House (Stage & Sell)
Our sweet clients were building their dream home in Arizona & decided to exit the market at a great time in Los Angeles. Before listing we came up with a major plan to place furniture in storage, to stage & style the home and guarantee that buyers would fall in love with this nicely renovated & charming ranch-style home on the cutest street in the Toluca Woods neighborhood, but also in the best Burbank school district! We got an over-ask offer with complimentary lease-back, on the first day of showings! We continued tours through the weekend to get back-up offers & every single person who toured the home loved it! It looked amazing, which you can see with the before and after photos! We were so excited for our clients!
South Redondo Beach (Purchase)
This was a very unique transaction that we were happy to be part of! Our client was in escrow on another property in Redondo when they realized there was a significant amount of structural damage to the property (the house was literally sinking!). They were first time homebuyers and their realtor was trying to skirt over the issue. This left them feeling very uneasy about the purchasing process! They touched base with us and asked if we would be willing to help with their search and we jumped right in and ultimately landed on this beauty. Once we identified the property and negotiated favorable terms, the rest of the process was pretty seamless!
Hollywood Small Lot Home (Purchase, Stage, Sell)
1400 N Fuller Ave – High-end residential small lot development. This was an interesting opportunity that our client was able to capitalize on. Selling new construction can be challenging when the units are not staged. Typically the model unit is staged and the rest is left up to your imagination. As the developers tax year came to an end we gagged that there was a deal to be had on one of the overlooked units. Our strategy was to purchase the best undervalued unit, stage the unit, and market the property for sale. DMF negotiated the purchase, assisted in staging the unit, and sold the property for our client!
West Hollywood Penthouse (Purchase, Design, Sale)
656 N West Knoll – Penthouse condo located in the heart of West Hollywood. This unit had been used as a rental property for several years and was in need of modernization. After patiently watching this condo for 30 days, our client decided to aggressively pursue the purchase of the unit for a price that would leave them right-side-up after the renovation was complete. DMF evaluated the property condition, established an estimated construction budget, determined the value of the property, and negotiated the purchase of the unit with an understanding of a “not to exceed” purchase price amount. Once the design phase was complete, DMF acted as our clients liaison and managed the construction team.
West Hollywood Condo (Purchase & Remodel)
1010 N Kings Rd – This bank owned condo on the prestigious Kings Road seemed to be overlooked by almost the entire market. The bank choose to auction the property on a third party website which reduced the competition and we saw opportunity. DMF evaluated the premises, developed a preliminary construction budget, and suggested the maximum bid amount. Once the bidding was complete and the escrow was opened, DMF started the design process. We allowed for a three-week construction period and started construction upon closing. Our client renovated the unit and moved in within 21 days incurring virtually no carrying cost.
West Hollywood Townhome (Purchase, Remodel, Sell)
1327 Havenhurst Ave – Located on a lusciously foliaged street in the heart of West Hollywood, this two story outdated townhome had a lot of potential. After the property was marketed for several weeks longer than the average listing, we approached the owners representative and negotiated the terms. Our strategy was to target an end user looking for a turnkey property and upon close of escrow, strategic improvements were done to the unit to enhance the marketability of the property. DMF identified the unit, negotiated the purchase, managed the construction, & sold the property for our client.
Toluca Lake Single Family Home (Renovate & Sell)
5029 Strohm Ave – Located in the heart of Toluca Woods, this well kept but outdated home was in hight demand. DMF met with the owner of 35 years to evaluate the property and develop a marketing strategy. The owner seemed determined to inject $50,000 into the property with the intention of selling. We challenged this approach as we knew that the house would still appear to need updating after the owners renovation. With a target market in mind, our suggestion was a light facelift which ended up costing $12,000 and netting the owner a substantial amount of money!
Carthay Circle Duplex (Purchase)
6250 Commodore Sloat Dr – Listed well below market value and in need of updating, this duplex was priced to sell. The adjacent neighborhoods were being developed at a rapid pace and land value in the Carthy Circle was significantly rising. Knowing there would be a lot of competition, it was our job to evaluate the property condition, determine the market value, suggest a not to exceed purchase price amount, and negotiate the purchase of the duplex. The property was listed at $1,999,000 and we ended up agreeing to a sales price of $1,225,000. Our client was an owner user with a strategy of improving the property over time while the surrounding areas developed.