7536 Kimadale located in upper Nichols Canyon this particular Edward Fickett designed home was built-in 1959 and is one of a few dozen homes that were built in this part of the Hollywood Hills.
The details of this home: Mid-Century in design this home has four bedrooms, 3.5 Baths with over 2,600 interior square feet of living space. The kitchen and bathrooms have been redone and boast modern finishes. If you are a buyer looking for high-end Mid-century home, this is about as good as it gets. List price $2,695,000.00. Listing is courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty – Listing Agent | Richard Klug.
Looking for a more affordable Mid-Century modern home in LA? Well, I have another gem to tell you about then. So I have been prospecting in this little known about track of homes called “Sherman Park” in Reseda. To my surprise lies around 400 hundred homes designed by Ed Fickett in this particular neighborhood deep in the San Fernando Valley.
(I know the Valley) but come on if you can afford up to $600K coupled with the way the LA housing market is going, why wouldn’t you want to buy a home for Wait for it, wait for it….. Under $500K for a 4 bed 2 bath Mid-Century Modern home with a poolmind you in the “Valley.” This little gem has over 1600 square feet and sits on a corner lot with over 7400 sqft lot and is ripe for the taking. Put your own modern touches on this time capsule and make this architectural gem shine again.
For more information comment or fill out your information below. I will get back to you about any questions you may have about these two homes I have highlighted. Should you be in the market for #MidCenturyModern Home let me know.
Edward Fickett AIA
Sherman Park | Reseda Ranch 91335
Renderings of the Sherman Park Tract
This blog is written by Michael Mersola (Realtor) with Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz
I specialize in selling real estate in Los Angeles and you can say I have an affinity with unique homes in and around LA.
Should you be in the market to sell or buy or lease or if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.
Michael A. Mersola, Jr.
Mersola Real Estate | KW Los Feliz | Cal Bre Lic #01503186
Blast from the past! Original 53 Edward Fickett Mid Century Time Capsule Hits The Market!
I have been attempting to secure on of these Mid Century homes built by Architect Edward Fickett for a few year now! The owner and I didn’t seem to vibe even though I knew my history here with these unique post world war 2 homes in the Valley.
I kid you not this home is stock circa 1953 except the owner install a new bathroom vanity and upgraded the electrical panel and installed new wall mounted A/C / Heating in every room (very efficient) for the coming summer months.
The lot is large 7500 sqft Perfect if you want to add a pool 🏊 and or guest house. The home 🏡 itself needs a new kitchen, bathroom and new windows, floorings, and exterior and interior doors but other than that this home is an easy fixer upper for the price of $569,900.00 . The details : It is a 3 bed 🛏 1 bath 🛀 1115 sqft with laundry room, car port and wood beamed ceilings (Mid Century Architectural home).
For more information or showings call Michael Mersola with Keller Williams Realty
FIXER ALRET 🚨🚨in Reseda – Edward Fickett Mid Century Modern Home
WOW! This property in Reseda is currently listed for $395K Offers due 10/23/19 ! If you read this blog post at a later date and time the point of this blog is to inform you about architectural homes that are available in the Valley specifically these Edward Fickett designed homes in The Sherman Park Track.
I believe this tract of homes has so much potential especially if you are a buyer who is looking for an architectural homes in Los Angeles. Fickett was an Architect who was famous for designing and building Ranch & Mid Century homes in the Valley. It was said he had his hands in designing and part taking in the building of 20-40,000 homes in the Valley, Nichols Canyon and the antelope valley.
The tell tale example of a Fickett home is its Butterfly Roof and multiple windows. I point out these homes 🏡 to inform you and let you know that homes like these exist here in the San Fernando Valley. These homes are usually in stock condition when they come on the market and could be had for under $550,000 usually. As Realtor and Architectural enthusiasts I enjoy finding these hidden gems for you.
I wanted to introduce myself: My name is Michael Mersola and I work with Keller Williams Realty, I specialize in selling Real Estate here in Los Angeles. I am based out of Burbank, I have lived in the Valley for 40 years and know the market in the Valley, North East Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Studio City and Burbank just to name a few markets I pay close attention to. I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you wether you are a buyer, seller or investor.
Leimert Park is bounded by Exposition Boulevard on the north, South Van Ness Avenue and Arlington Avenue on the east, West Vernon Avenue on the south, and Victoria Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard on the west. According to Google Maps, the boundary is Crenshaw Boulevard on the west, Exposition Boulevard on the north, West Vernon Avenue on the south, and Western Avenue on the east.[a]
Thanks: Wikipedia for the info.
Back to the house 🏠 – Acme real estate along with client have brought this beautiful 30’s Spanish bungalow back to life with modern features throughout the home. Walk in and you notice the vintage front door and lockset. Wide plank hardwood floors give this home a warm feel as you enter the home, adorned in white walls and stylish staging this property evokes an emotion out of you! As an agent and real estate enthusiast I can tell you this home will not last long.
The kitchen is simple, oak wood cabinets, smooth quartz counter tops, vintage looking stove, refrigerator and a dark farm house sink that counter the clean white look of this home to add a subtle contrast. I love it! 😍 I love everything about this home! You can move right in and just add your own subtle style to it. Don’t go over board, keep it simple.
Ummmmm!!! This bathroom is amazing! I will leave it at that.
These bedrooms look so comfortable and filled with light! Walk out of both bedrooms and out into the spacious and green backyard.
Enjoy the cool ocean breezes in the evenings or late afternoon here.
Some more Photos for you to enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this property and blog post, my goal is to bring to your attention the best real estate for sale in Los Angeles every week. As a local Realtor I believe it is my job to make you aware of homes, neighborhoods and share with you all that I am passionate it about when it comes to Real Estate in Los Angeles. Should you have questions or want to inquire about any of the homes I post on here please feel free to reach out to me anytime. My information is posted below.
The Steel house – A unique mid century modern home that was inspired by the likes of the Stahl House and other case study homes of its kind in the 60’s here in Los Angeles.
Built in 1960 and designed by Neil A. Johnson, AIA. This glass post & beam is on the market for the first time since 2006. It has been meticulously restored and is now listed by Deasy Penner& Podely + Nourmand & Associates for $3,750,000.00
Some of the details of the property – Located on a knoll in the Hills of Los Feliz this is a private, secure and serene gated property that floats above the clamor of the city. You will get city light views through dramatic walls of glass and the tree tops around the property. Walk into the home and you feel the open living/dining floor-plan, Terrazzo floors, great expanse of sliding glass overlooking the terraces and pool, and lush oasis landscape combine to create an ambiance of restful and spacious sophistication. Designer kitchen where function & drama seamlessly meet. Restorative Master suite/bath. Guest rooms lend quiet privacy. Intimate open air living and dining w/ cold plunge and sauna tucked in the garden. Perfectly preserved yet highly updated as a mid century statement in a unique setting. A rare opportunity to live in Art and one of LA’s most wanted Mid century modern masterpieces.
Michael Mersola | KW Realty Los Feliz
For more information feel free to call, text or email Michael Mersola of Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz for a private showing.
What you need to know about Short Term Rentals in Palm Springs Ca.
Here is the bullet points on what you need to know when it comes to renting out your house in Palm Springs,
There is maximum of 36 contracts per year
32 contracts in the 4th, 1st & 2nd quarters, and an additional 4 contracts in the 3rd quarter.
Short term rentals are considered to be 28 days or less <
29 Days or more is considered a long term rental that does not require you to pay the TOT tax to the city of Palm Springs.
For example renting out your house in Palm Springs with a local realtor for 30 days or more during the winter months is a good way to bring in steady income.
A typical 3 bed2.5 bath home say like the ones above can bring in $2500 to $3K per month during the winter months.
Cash in during Coachella, Stage Coach, Modern Week, White Party and local events during the year to really bring in the money 💵
typical rates per night range from 200-300.00 per night during off season and more during those events stated above. Make sure to check out Vacation Palm Springs for rental rates during the year or Airbnb.com for rates.
Also check out the Vacation Rental requirements on PalmSprings.Gov for more information.
For all other inquires just Google it.
I hope that information will help you. When it is time for your to buy a house in Palm Springs Call, Text or Email Michael Mersola with Keller Williams Realty to help you with all your real estate needs wether its in Los Angeles, or Palm Springs.
Michael Mersola | Realtor | BRE Lic #01503186 | Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz
Contact me for information or to send you listings in Palm Springs
Looking for a condo in the Valley? Michael Mersola of Keller Williams Realty is here to guide you through the best condo’s for sale in NoHo, Valley Village and Toluca Lake.
Currently as of September 25th 2019 there are 46 condos for sale in these three neighborhoods on the MLS. What is your budget? The median value range is around $572,000.00 for a two to three bedroom condo with an average sqft of 1,265.
What is your payment look like for a condo with 20% down you ask?
$572,000.00 X .20% = $114,500.00
HOA Fee’s range from $250-$500.00 per month + Insurance & Property taxes so make sure you know what your budget is and make sure to include the HOA Fee’s when calculating your monthly budget.
Unit #1 on my list is 5016 Bakman in NoHo Arts District. Located just west of Lankershim and south of Magnolia this contemporary building is close to everything in NoHo. Walk to Little Toni’s Pizza, The Idle Hour, Starbucks, the Metro Station and all the local eateries on Lankershim Blvd. Priced at $620,000 this loft type unit boast two bedrooms, 2.5 Baths with a stack washer & dryer, hardwood floors, lots of light, and over 1400 sqft of living space.
Unit #2 on my list……. This cute remodeled one bed 🛏 | one bath 🛀 in NoHo
Buyers- Are you looking for a clean one bedroom condo ? What if I told you this unit is under $400k and you don’t have to do a thing to it? Than this condo unit is for you! Again located just south of Magnolia Blvd this building offers you a pool, to lounge by on the weekends, it is close to everything again in North Hollywood, the metro, the Federal bar, 24 hour fitness, Street tacos 🌮, Big Wangs, and Brews Brothers (craft beer bar) around the corner just to name a few spots to hangout at.
In the market for a townhome? 10455 Riverside Drive located in Toluca Lake is a group of attached units in what we call in the real estate world….. a small lot subdivision. Located in the middle of Toluca Lake this building is close to everything in this neighborhood. Walk to Trader Joe’s, Forman’s bar, or dine at Patty’s for breakfast 🥞or drive into work at Warner Brothers, NBC Universal…… you have every thing you need from this location.
This particular unit is listed at $599,000 you get a free standing tri-level unit with Hardwood floors, modern touches throughout the unit, two 🛏 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with over 1,250 sqft feet of living space plus outdoor patio space to BBQ and enjoy the warm autumn evenings here in the valley.
4th on my list of the best condo’s for sale in North Hollywood is….
Welcome to this fabulous light and bright two story condo in Toluca Lake. This beautiful townhome features new flooring, modern light fixtures, new HVAC, new triple pane windows and sliding doors and a freshly painted interior with updated kitchen and baths! Entertaining is at its finest in this fabulous gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Are seeking a condo with two bedrooms and two bath located on the top floor with no one above you? The master bedroom features include a sliding glass door to balcony and custom walk-in closet. This building also offers a community pool and soothing spa! Excellent location just minutes to studios, NoHo Arts District and within walking distance to shops and restaurants in Toluca lake! Two gated parking spaces provided and pets permitted. This is the perfect home in a wonderful walking neighborhood!
My fifth and final unit is located in Toluca Lake……
Woodbridge Condos…. One of my favorite buildings in the Toluca Lake / Studio City area. This building is quiet, clean and very well maintained. Located close to Studio City and Ventura Blvd, Toluca lake and NoHo Arts District. This spacious . single level unit offers a stylish kitchen, bathrooms and an open floor plan with 1500 sqft of living space. As you can see the kitchen is beautiful with quartz counter-tops, white subway tile, stainless steel appliances etc….. The bathrooms have the same modern feel as well.
This unit is a bit more on the pricier side listed at $750,000.00 you get two bedrooms, 2.5 baths again 1,580 sqft feet, out door area to relax in and a rooftop pool and small gym with newer gym equipment.
Summer is here, The heat is on as (Glenn Fry) famous 80’s hit tune would suggest. Buyers are out in full force from what I can see from the activity at my open houses in Eagle Rock that past two weekends. In this Blog Post I am highlighting my favorite homes currently for sale in NELA, Eagle Rock & Highland Park. My Favorite house on the market is on Roy St in Highland Park. Let me just say this home is clean as Mr. Clean’s bald head. Sleek, Modern, and very well thought out by its owner / builder.
6182 Roy St, Highland Park 90042
Don’t miss this Highland Park urban farmhouse, extensively renovated with thoughtful designer finishes and modern upgrades. The open-concept top floor living area welcomes you in a neutral palette with white oak hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, and smart climate control via Nest thermostat. A custom chef’s kitchen w/ white quartz countertops & sparkling new appliances will inspire you to create culinary masterpieces. Master suite features a breezy private deck, his & hers closets + ensuite bathroom w/ soaking tub, separate rain shower, and Carrara marble finishes. Downstairs opens to a spacious den/flex living space, 2 more bathrooms & 2 more bedrooms w/ optional separate entrance offering an ideal guest suite or rental income opportunity. All new everything including wiring w/ upgraded 200-amp electrical panel, heat & central a/c, copper plumbing, tankless water heater, dual-pane windows, roof, foundation & a private professionally landscaped yard w/ views for miles.
I went to see this property on brokers caravan this week and I have to say this by far the best listing for the $$$$$ in NELA. Should you be looking for stylish modern home than this property might be the one for you.
Property is courtesy of TRG REALTY COMPANY, INC.
4941 Baltimore Street, Highland Park 90042
Highland Park perfection! In a highly sought after neighborhood, this Modern Farmhouse charms you from curbside & pulls you past the long driveway to the covered front porch where your ideal home dreams begin. One step inside, you’ll be immediately enveloped in a blanket of natural light that permeates the interior, shining against the warm white walls throughout. Hardwood floors span every corner, highlighting the home’s clever and spacious floor plan. Add a gourmet touch to every meal you prepare in the masterfully updated chef’s kitchen with shaker cabinetry, white quartz countertops, floating wood shelves & stainless steel appliances! After a long day, saunter to the master suite where your private retreat awaits, boasting an extra large walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. The spacious and plush green backyard is super private & accompanied by an oversized finished garage, perfect for doubling as creative or studio space. The backyard waits to be filled w/ bbq, parties, & the joyous laughs of your guests you entertain right from your own home! Or, for an adventure outside, you’ll never be without something to-do with all of the trendy shops & eateries along York Blvd just 2 blocks away! This is a true dream home in the most prime location!
The Details: Four 🛏 rooms | Three Bath 🛀 rooms | 2,056 sqft | Asking Price $1,250,000 🏡 💴
Listing is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Pasadena.
5002 Mount Royal Dr.
Nestled in a tranquil pocket of Eagle Rock, this 3Bed/3Bath craftsman bungalow is living made easy! A flourishing grassy yard and a long driveway captivate you curbside and pull you onto the covered porch leading to an interior that features many original details blended with modern perfection! Once inside, natural light radiantly beams throughout the home against the white walls and hardwood floors that span the entirety. The chef’s kitchen boasts crisp white shaker cabinetry, white quartz countertops, top of the line appliances, and it spills into an open dining area overlooking the quaint neighborhood. As day transitions into night, curl up with a good book by the crackling fire, or retire to the master suite where a luxurious walk-in shower welcomes you a little rest and relaxation. Outside, the substantial backyard awaits to be filled with guests for summer bbqs and evening cocktail parties! With plush green grass, ample spacing, and endless possibilities for entertaining guests, it’s an entertainer’s paradise! Perfectly located less than two blocks from thrills along Colorado Blvd!
Located just north of Colorado Blvd., this newly rebuilt contemporary home with 4 🛏 rooms and 4 bath 🛀 rooms. Meticulously reimagined and gated for privacy, this expansive property includes a detached 1/1 guest house with sep kitchen and address, as well as detached flexible garage. Totaling 3,383 sqft of living space, the vaulted ceilings, spacious floor plan, and substantial decking integrate the interior & exterior spaces for the ultimate California lifestyle. Custom walnut and oak cabinets, stainless steel Bosch appliances, engineered French oak floors, quartz countertops, and Calacatta tiles are capped by 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, which encourage indoor and outdoor entertaining. The Master Suite is your sanctuary with a stand-alone tub, large shower, top of the line fixtures, walk-in closet, interior seating area, balcony, and 380 sqft deck to enjoy. Living here will offer you close proximity to cafes, restaurants, shops, and all the local hot spots in Eagle Rock & Highland Park.
The Details: 4 bedrooms 🛏| 4 bathrooms 🛀 | 3,383 sqft | New Construction