Sunday, November 13, 2011

New 'Agency' for 2800 Glendower Avenue

2800 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz  90027
High in the Los Feliz hills perches this 2-story reinterpreted mid-century modern home for sale, originally built in 1957.  Major renovation had to have occurred back in the late 1990s?  2800 Glendower Ave, 90027 was originally listed this year in March.  This is one of those listings that has it all within the 3,200sf of living space including 3 bedrooms / 3.5 baths on a 8,800+sf lot including views of Griffith Park Observatory.  Coming back to market after a cancellation and change of brokerage, this beautifully updated home is listed at $2,595,000.

Upon entry, your life begins to soar with high ceilings and majestic views of the Hollywood Hills.  You can't help notice the beautiful details of the high-end upgrade materials used on this project.  The terrazzo flooring at the entry is just the perfect welcome mat for me and a hello beautiful, to you! 

Open living space on multiple levels adds architectural dimension.  Step down into the Living Room and take in the beautiful views the walls of windows provide.
Clerestory windows, hardwood flooring, wood ceilings, steal, stone, built-ins, ceramic tiling, sliding window walls extending to the outdoors are all a homage to the architect's from the mid-century / Post-War Era
Calling "Entertainment Central"...  This place is the perfect hosting pad.
The open Kitchen is perfect for entertaining or keeping your eyes on the kids.  With a gourmet-outfitted kitchen, you'll be able to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan.
I really like having the Family Room situated next to the Kitchen and with access to the pool area.  Again, the flow of this home is absolutely incredible.  You can't help but feel good once inside. 
This really is a beautiful entry and staircase with the floating terrazzo steps to the 2nd floor.  The 2-story window treatment in the foyer is quite dramatic while complementing the vertical lines of the staircase.
Upstairs you find the sleeping areas with incredible views and privacy abound.
Both bedrooms have wrap-around terraces.
The Master bedroom consists of his and hers bathrooms and separate closets.  Genius!  The tile work in the bath extends the full wall and creates an earthy and grounded feeling in a quite spacious bathroom.  The subtleties and nuances in this home only show the pride of ownership as this home has been well-maintained since it's major renovation / re-design.
Welcome to a well-thought-out landscape with pool and spa.  Fountains and other landscape elements create an environment you can't find everywhere. Drought-resistant gardens add the modern eco-friendly touch, but battle the obvious watering hole called a pool.  Even though modern pools are more efficient, it's still a hard one to swallow when contemplating the "drought-resistant" aspects of this home.  The pol area receives some shade to help with evaporation rates.  Some folks speaking on behalf of the issue of drought-resistance also had some problems with the interior?  I think they need to rethink that point of view.  Clearly this remodel is not a re-muddle as most are.    There was great thought involved with the design of this home.
The outdoor living space really is an extension of the interior with wood treatments and stone creating a continuous design flow.  Just outside the Kitchen area is the pool area.  With a built-in BBQ area, you are certainly ready to entertain all your entertainment guests.
Rise one more level and you have a seating area with a view of Griffith Park Observatory.  Serene is an understatement, folks.  Tranquility and privacy prevail here.
Above the seating area, you climb up to an observation deck where you can observe the Observatory.  ;-)
This is a beautiful location in the Los Feliz Hills where you are guaranteed a beautiful sunset.
Back on Halloween of 1997, this listing ( MLS 715324 ) sold for $649,000 while in the original condition and design of the home.  Consider the dramatic difference.
1957 built home prior to renovation.
MLS listing 11-566229, courtesy of Tori Barnao, Agency.  Barnao once had this listing with Hilton & Hyland after selling the home while with KW.  Photos courtesy of MLS.

Steve Ward
Realtor®, SFR®
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Specialist
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
DRE Lic #01871422
213.305.8537 direct
MODCOM - LA Conservancy Modern Committee

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