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A Look into Living Rooms

We have all spent time creating or sprucing up our home offices this year. Now let’s focus on our living rooms for relaxation and entertainment.   Cozy up in a traditional warm living room like this Manhattan celeb owned apartment.   Liv Tyler’s living room in her West Village Townhouse is fun and homey feeling […]

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History of Griffith Park

After successfully investing in mining, Griffith J. Griffith purchased Rancho Los Feliz (near the Los Angeles River) in 1882 and started an ostrich farm there. Although ostrich feathers were commonly used in making women’s hats in the late-19th century, Griffith’s purpose was primarily to lure residents of Los Angeles to his nearby property developments, which […]

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Pasadena’s most expensive home aims for $39.8 million

The most expensive listing east of LA has hit the market for sale! – A massive Pasadena estate is listing for sale Saturday at $39.8 million, making it by far the most expensive listing in the city. The asking price for the 31,415-square-foot mansion is more than three times that of the city’s second-most-expensive home for […]

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Chateau Marmont in Hollywood to become members-only hotel

  The Chateau Marmont, a Hollywood hotspot and hangout for nearly a century, will be converted into a members-only hotel over the next year. The owner, André Balazs, confirmed his plans to turn the 91-year-old building into a hotel at which a select group of members could buy into “a piece of a portfolio of […]

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Hot Properties

Check out these Hot Properties in New York and Los Angeles      Andy Warhol’s former Hamptons Estate The billionaire art collector who owns Andy Warhol’s former Montauk estate is reportedly entertaining offers for the oceanfront property. Here’s a look inside. “I knew Andy in the early 1980s as a very young man, and I’m […]

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A History of The Hollywood Hills

The Hills as we know them today began as a neighborhood development called Hollywoodland. The development of Hollywoodland began in 1923 with the syndicate owned by Harry Chandler, developer Sidney H. Woodruff and the founder of West Hollywood, General M. H. Sherman. Hollywoodland lost the “land” portion the iconic sign that stands today as Hollywood, […]

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Ivan Estrada Properties Team Takes A Field Trip

Ivan Estrada Properties Team is taking a field trip to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation! The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation is a non-profit arts foundation located on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles, California. Modern and contemporary artwork in the Frederick R. Weisman collection are displayed in a […]

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Homes Sold Over $100 Million This Past Decade

  As we enter a new decade, we reflect on the booming economy of this past decade. Here is a recap of homes across the country that sold over $100 Million. $150,000,000 in Los Angeles   $119,750,000 in Los Angeles   $120,000,000 in Connecticut   $100,000,000 in Los Angeles   $100,000,000 in Los Angeles   […]

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Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is celebrated around the globe for the architectural wonders he created. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s building for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Since opening its doors on October 21, 1959, the architectural icon has inspired countless visitors and is widely seen as Wright’s […]

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Famous Great Rooms | Hearst Castle

Great Rooms boast a level of opulence to a home. Walking in a classic Great Room the elements to be noticed are high ceilings, typically beamed, and grand wood burning fire places (sometimes one on each opposite end of the room). Imagine curling near the fire places in the grandiose of all Great Rooms this […]

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Happy 238th birthday LA!

Yesterday marks the 238th birthday of Los Angeles as a Pueblo. September 4th is the traditional anniversary of the 1781 founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of the Angels). Los Angeles officially reached City Status May 23, 1835 and later became incorporated April 4th, 1850. So this […]

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Newest Celebrity Listings

Los Angeles is home to many celebrities. Moving to Los Angeles you may find your neighbors to be celebrities from actors, musicians, to pro athletes. Looking for a home with a famous pedigree? Here are the latest celebrity listings!     Rob Lowe lists his Montecito home for $43 Million. The traditional style estate was modeled […]

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