Deasy/Penner’s Mike Deasy Ranked As One of Hollywood’s Top 30 Real Estate Agents

By Peter Kiefer THR’s annual report on the pros making the biggest sales, including L.A.’s first-ever 10-figure listing. You hear it in their voices, in the measured words that THR’s top real estate agents use to describe the shift in L.A.’s gravity-defying market. It’s not that the party is over, but the lights are being… Keep reading

Riding a New Wave out of the Desert

By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming Gerald Casale, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who founded the new wave band Devo, has sold his place in Palm Desert for $950,000. Designed and built by architect-developer duo Ross Patton and Albert Wild, the Midcentury Modern-style home originally hit the market last year at just under $1.5 million. More recently, it… Keep reading

An Architectural View of The Hobbit’s House

Located in the heart of Culver City, the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence Apartments, more playfully known as Hobbit’s House, is a fanciful site nestled between studio lots and busy thoroughfares. Built as a labor of love by former Disney Studios artist, Lawrence Joseph between 1946 and 1970; Hobbit’s House looks as if torn from… Keep reading

Cheerful Craftsman bungalow asking $879K in Echo Park

By Pauline O’Connor This apple-green Craftsman cottage in the hills of Echo Park may be over a century old, but it looks to have plenty of life left in it yet. Along with such original character details as hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, and glass doors, the light and bright two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow features an enclosed sun… Keep reading

Bright, modern Highland Park house seeks $859K

By Bianca Barragan Atop a steep street off Figueroa in Highland Park, this house, built in 1950, is in a prime location for views of neighboring hillsides. Two patios offer great vantage points for taking in those vistas. Inside, the house has been totally updated, with only a few elements here and there hinting at its… Keep reading

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