Thursday, February 26, 2015


Los Angeles is finally having a modern renaissance. After years of developers building McMansions, the trend has turn to one-of-a-kind architectural homes. The majority of these new projects perched on hillsides unfortunately are starting to look the same and lack one very important ingredient...Privacy! 9601 Oak Pass Road is set back away from the street among 3.5 arces of oak trees and cascading green canyon views. Classic modern lines and a sophisticated warm palette of grey and wood tones makes this property stand out from the numerous cold contemporary properties that are currently on the market. This one feels like a home. It's a place to live, love, entertain, be inspired and to create...and that is exactly why I love it.

Marketing Description:
An architectural masterpiece, raising the bar in both design and technology. This 2 home compound is on 3.5 oak studded acres in a quiet canyon on a private gated street. This main house is ideal for the art collector with its gallery and abundance of art walls. The living and dining room is enveloped by floor to ceiling sliding doors overlooking the 75 foot raised infinity pool that cascades into the primary pool. The chefs kitchen features a disappearing wall of glass that brings the outside in and a true wood burning oven. The family room features a 920 bottle wine wall. All the bedrooms are isolated from the living areas. The master suite is its own reprieve surrounded by oaks and appointed with a private study and a sun drenched spa bathroom. Additional amenities include a gym, steam and dry sauna, screening room, caretaker's apartment, a music room that seats 80 people for performances and a 2 bedroom second residence that is an architectural triumph in its own right. 

Offered @ $23,000,000

To set up a private showing please call 310.704.4248

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


One of my favorite "Home as Art" residences in Los Angeles is one of Frank Gehry's signature homes, the 1989 Schnable House.  It was  purchased by famed architectural pedigree flipper Michael LaFetra, who I sold a prime Beverly Hills A. Quincy Jones architectural home to a few years ago. Currently it is on the market and was just reduced. Certainly this is no ordinary home, and it is just a matter of time that an extraordinary Buyer will scoop it up as a trophy.  - Markus

Marketing Description: 
The Schnabel House 1989. Frank Gehry's famed compound situated in Brentwood. Noted as one of the 20 greatest houses of the 20th century this California architectural piece of history has been lovingly remastered as a livable piece of art for generations to come. Upon entering, one is engulfed in architectural splendor as well as a thoughtful and intentional layout and design. Multiple gardens, pools and structures form a compound that functions as an irreplaceable piece of Architectural history. Gehry has said "This is the design I had fantasized about for my own house." It is not often that an opportunity like this becomes available. 

Offered @ $10,995,000

To set up a private showing please call 310.704.4248

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Designed by Shelly and Avi Osadon, this is the latest of the large scale contemporary homes to hit the market. Although it has clean lines and a neutral palette, it is nothing less than bold. The striking 5 bedrooms, 10 baths, 15,500 sq. ft. Beverly Hills home makes more than a splash than just with its 100' infinity pool. It boasts a grand 36' entry foyer, huge floor to ceiling glass walls that disappear to seamlessly connect the stunning interior and exterior space, spectacular city and ocean views, and attention to design, detail and quality that qualify the $35,000,000 price tag. -Markus

Marketing Description: 
 A magnificent museum-quality, contemporary home with breathtaking city and ocean views - an extraordinary find, even in Beverly Hills. A five-minute drive from the Beverly Hills Hotel, the luxurious gated property boasts 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, a soaring 36' grand entry foyer and fully automated floor-to-ceiling glass walls that disappear at the touch of a button, seamlessly integrating approximately 15,500 sq. ft. into exquisite indoor/outdoor living. The home boasts every amenity imaginable, including a 100' infinity-edge pool and a lavish outdoor entertaining area. Its Craftsman-quality finishes and fixtures are simply impossible to replicate, while imported materials, from the maid's quarters to the master bedroom suite, transform the home into a modern work of art. Every detail of this majestic estate showcases the five years of heart and dedication that went into making 9945 Beverly Grove the perfection that it is, a truly one-of-a-kind property of rare distinction. 

Offered @ $35,000,000

To set up a private showing please call 310.704.4248