Nichols Canyon Update

Nichols Canyon Update

Nichols Canyon Update

Update! As predicted, this home went into escrow very quickly. We just saw a great new listing in Upper Nichols Canyon, at 2850 Nichols Canyon Road. It is a really fantastic condo alternative, listed at $749,000 for a single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in the Hollywood Hills. It is a flip property… the people at ModOp Design bought the house last year for $450,000, and did a tasteful remodel. It is a 2-bedroom, 1 bath, 1,020 square foot home with an open living room and kitchen, treetop views, and easy access to Mulholland. Our friend Alex said it “seems small for the price,” but they are asking for offers by 5pm Monday and we are guessing they will have several, as there is such low inventory in the area. Listed by Rob Kallick, Sotheby’s International...
Palm Springs – Modernism Week

Palm Springs – Modernism Week

We just returned from Palm Springs for Modernism Week. The collection of Mid-Century homes in Palm Springs is pretty amazing. It is hard to find a collection of so many Mid-Century Modern homes anywhere else in the United States. Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in Palm Springs. It includes architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events, and chic, fun parties in cool mid-century modern homes. We were able to see Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House, circa 1946, which you can see in the picture above. It is probably the second-most famous architectural home in America after Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. Pretty amazing that the same guy, Edgar Kaufmann, a department store guy from Pittsburgh, owned both properties. It is fun to drive around the nicer neighborhoods of Palm Springs, looking at the amazing collection of Mid-Century homes. Our neighborhood, in Upper Nichols Canyon, is one of the only areas we know in Los Angeles where you can find a similar collection of properties. We were also able to see Frank Sinatra’s former home, from outside, at least. You can rent it for $2,600 a night if you want to live like Sinatra for a night or...