Westwood Little Holmby Real Estate October 2017

Westwood Little Holmby Real Estate October 2017

View of Westwood, Wilshire Corridor, Beverly Hills, and Century City



There is much to talk about regarding future development proposals for Westwood Village. Community Councils and Homeowner organizations are talking about all the proposed changes, and the time to start getting involved is now. The once small town Westwood Village is in for BIG changes. Additionally, the Hammer Museum has plans to expand.

Furthermore, the Metro station is coming. Most Noteworthy, most would agree we need more parking,! Especially relevant, high-rise housing? UCLA has plans to add five student housing buildings around campus and Westwood Village.

Many residents feel a proposed 20-story housing complex that will replace a UCLA Extension building on Le Conte Avenue will disrupt the aesthetic of the Village. Continue to watch for the Westwood Little Holmby Real Estate Update !

The articles attached reflect some diverse viewpoints on this topic –– READ MORE:

Great curb appeal – Interior Cosmetic Fixer 



In addition to all the new construction homes (over 20 currently being built) priced between 3 & 4 million, the neighborhood is undergoing change. Between Beverly Glen and Westwood Blvd, south of Wilshire prices are reaching over $2,000,000, to $2,300,000. It is not uncommon now to see multiple offers that are $100,000+ over asking.


Currently there are a total of 23 active listings in all of Westwood, with just 3 in Little Holmby!

Current Listing Information for Little Holmby: *click images to view larger*

Actives & UC

Current Listing Information for Westwood – South of Wilshire:

Actives & UC

Current Listing Information for Westwood Hills:

Actives & UC



TOCHAL MARKET – 1418 Westwood Blvd.
For many in the community, this is a regular stop. I love the Feta cheese in this market. Other favorites are Persian tea, yogurt with shallots or cucumbers, pomegranate vinegar, rosewater, and prepared Iranian foods like the rices shown.


SKYLIGHT GARDENS – 1139 Glendon Ave.
I was surprised to discover they have a great brunch at Skylight Gardens. The chef is very good and I look forward to going back again. Great to have a good brunch in the Village!

Born in 1975, Tabaimo is part of Japan’s “lost generation,” who in their youth witnessed the decline following the country’s technological boom. Her work depicts what might exist beneath calm surfaces — her active imagination proposes a fantastic world full of activity that challenges our understanding of reality. Exhibit is open through December 3rd. LEARN MOREPRO TIP: CHECK OUT THE STAIRWELL AT THE HAMMER

What To Explore in Westwood


Use this list as your go-to guide for a family-friendly Halloween in Los Angeles!


969 Hilgard Ave., Westwood

(With Views, Security, Pool, Gym)
2 BD | 2 BA | OFFERED AT $3,900/MO

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1333 Beverly Glen, Westwood

2 BD | 2.5 BA | 2000+ SF | OFFERED AT $4,450/MO

(Unfurnished upper floor condo facing Century City w/mid-century feel, fireplace in living room, wonderful views, large terrace, 9ft ceilings, pool, valet parking, & concierge)


Wilshire Corridor

(With Views, Security, Pool, Gym)
1 BD | 2 BA | OFFERED AT $675,000

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11657 Chenault St., Brentwood

(Modern condo minutes to restaurants/shopping with security, pool, & gym)
2 BD | 2 BA | OFFERED AT $1,195,000

10366 Wilkins #4

(Townhome with Rooftop Garden)
2 BD | 3 BA

2800 Overland Ave., Westwood
3 BD | 2 BA

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2002 Pelham Ave., Westwood
(represented tenant)
3 BD | 3 BA

Exclusive Listings


I have a client looking for a single-story home in Little Holmby, Westwood Hills, or Beverly Hills.I have several families looking for homes in Bel Air, Westwood Hills, Little Holmby, and South of Wilshire.

I also have a cash buyer for a unit on the Wilshire Corridor – seeking 2 bedrooms, minimum 1,500 SQFT, up to $1M.


Caron Schwartz

Caron Schwartz

310.383.0831 mobile
CalBRE# 00140316
[email protected]

Being a resident of Little Holmby, I feel we are so fortunate to live in Westside Los Angeles where there is always a multitude of things to do. Stay tuned for more local updates and recommendations! If you are considering selling, buying, or leasing, I would love to speak with you further. Please contact me for all your real estate needs! 

Based on information from the Association of REALTORS®/Multiple Listing as of 3/27/17 and/or other sources. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.

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Westwood-Little Holmby Real Estate Update-October 2017

Real Estate Agent Westwood, Los Angeles California

Real Estate Agent Westwood, Los Angeles California — Caron Schwartz. Caron has been working in real estate and design for over 30 years in Los Angeles.

“I had a very positive experience with Caron. In a competitive market, she helped me to find a home I am very happy with. Caron regularly sent listings in the areas that met several of my specifications. She was flexible schedule wise and knowledgeable during home visits with the seller’s agent that she organized and open houses. She knows the Westwood area very well. Caron is also very responsive to questions and requests for information, even outside standard work hours. Finally, Caron helped to take care of many other matters with little burden on myself (including organizing relevant inspections, home repairs, etc.). In total, she helped me immensely to be informed through the process, was responsive to my requests and needs, and very helpful in all aspects of home purchasing.”

Jonathan K, Westwood 12/2017

Westwood Restaurants 2017


Westwood Restaurants 2017 include many varieties of food to eat in one neighborhood! You could eat a different cuisine every day of the week . All within a 1 mile radius.

Firstly, if you live in Westwood, Brentwood, Bel Air, Century City ,Rancho Park, the Wilshire Corridor or Beverly Hills, you are within minutes of these great dining experiences.

Secondly,have you ever wondered what to eat? Where to go to eat? You won’t have that problem in Westwood! Amazingly, Westwood Restaurants 2017 include Chinese food, Italian food, French food, Japanese food, Korean food, Persian food, Turkish food, Indian food, American food, Mexican food, Deli food, Deserts, Sushi, Thai food, Greek food,Vietnamese food, Israeli cuisine, Indonesian food etc? There is such a variety in one neighborhood!

Thirdly, you must try the Turkish breakfast at Zuma Kitchen, or the Bakery sweets at Orchid Bakery! Amazing sushi at Ralph’s, Mediterranean Food at Cava, Thai cuisine at Chilli Thai. Understandably, there is a reason Stan’s doughnuts has been there for over 30 years…….etc etc. The list goes on and on.

Lastly, Who has time to cook? After a long day at work, school, or having fun ,go try a new place to eat or order to go. Being home to UCLA and students from around the world everyone will find all their favorite foods.  Dine in or order in. You are sure to be satisfied. Great Schools, Great Restaurants, Close to so many parts of the city. Bon appetite!

800 Degrees Pizza      10889 Lindbrook Dr              310-443-1911          http://www.800degreespizza.com 

Ajisen Ramen     10250 Santa Monica Blvd              310-556-1188            http://www.ajisencalifornia.com

Ami Japanese       Sushi 1051 Broxton Ave               310-209-1994            http://www.amijapanese.com

Asuka Westwood   1553 Westwood Blvd                  424-832-7284             http://www.eatasuka.com

Attari Sandwiches 1388 Westwood Blvd                 310-441-5488             http://www.atarisandwiches.info

Barneys Beanery    1037 Broxton Ave                        310-443-7777                http://www.barneysbeanery.com

BBQ Chicken Barbecue 10970 Le Conte Ave          310-443-0898               http://www.bbdotqusa.com

Bella Pita        960 Gayley Ave                                       310-209-1050                http://www.bellapita.com

Bibigo Korean   1091 Broxton Ave                              310-820-0011               http://www.bibigousa.com

Bites Café    10960 Wilshire Blvd #140                    310-477-2483               http://www.takebites.com

BJ’s Restaurant   939 Broxton Ave                           310-209-7475               http://www.BJsrestaurants.com

Double Take 10740 Wilshire Blvd                             310-474-7765            http://www.doubletakela.com

Boba Loca Coffee    10946 Weyburn Ave                310-443-8911                http://www.bobaloca.com

Bollywood Bites Indian    1051 Gayley Ave              310-824-1046                http://www.thebollywoodbites.com

Cafe Chez Marie     10681 Santa Monica Bl             310-475-2949               http://www.cafechezmarie.com

California Chicken Café   2005 Westwood Bl         310-446-1933              http://www.californiachickencafe.com

Cafe Glace    1441 Westwood Blvd                               310-478-8080               http://www.cafeglacemenu.com

California Fresh     2000 Westwood Blvd                310-234-0333              http://www.californiafreshla.com

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches 900 Westwood Bl            310-443-8900               http://www.chick-fil-a.com

California Pizza Kitchen    1001 Broxton Ave        310-209-9197               http://www.cpk.com

Chili Thai   10889 W Pico Blvd                                   310-441-9443               http://www.chillithailosangeles.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill   1077 Broxton Ave            310-824-4180           http://www.chipolte.com

Clementine Bakery     1751 Ensley Ave                     310-552-1080            http://www.clementineonline.com

Cava  1073 Broxton Ave                                                 310-860-6288          http://www.cava.com

Corner Bakery Cafe Bakery  1019 Westwood Bl   310-824-1314        http://www.cornerbakerycafe.com

D’Amore’s Pizza Italian      1136 Westwood Bl      310-209-1212        http://www.damorespizza.com

Delphi Greek Greek       1383 Westwood Blvd       310-478-2900         http://www.delphigreek.com

Denny’s Diner        1060 Tiverton Ave                      310-443-7690          http://www.dennys.com

Diddy Riese Cookies    926 Broxton Ave                 310-208-0448          http://www.diddyreese.com

Earthbar      10960 Wilshire Blvd                              310-444-1809

Eduardo’s Border Grill 1830 Westwood Blvd     310-475-2410          http://www.eduardosbordergrill.com

El Pollo Loco    1081 Gayley Ave                                310-824-7776        http://www.elpolloloco.com

Elysee Cafe     1099 Gayley Ave                                  310-208-6505         http://www.elyseebakery.com

Emporium Thai   1147 Westwood Blvd                  310-478-2838          http://www.emporiumthai.com

Enzo’s Pizzeria Italian 10940 Weyburn Ave       310-208-3696          http://www.enzospizzeria.com

Expresso Profeta 1129 Glendon                               310-208-3375

Extreme Pizza Pizza 1067 Glendon Ave                310-295-2535           http://www.slicelife.com

Falafel King   1010 Broxton Ave                               310-208-4444

Fat Sal’s 972 Gayley Ave                                             855- 682-437               http://www.fatsalsdeli.com

Fatburger Burgers 10955 Kinross Ave                 310-208-4300             http://www.fatburger.com

Feast from the East 1949 Westwood Blvd            310-475-0400             http://www.ffte.com

First Szechuan Wok 10855 Lindbrook Dr            310-208.7785    http://www.losangelesfirstszechuanwok.com

Flame Broiler Korean 10948 Weyburn Ave         310-208-0240             http://www.flamebroiler077.com

Flame Mediterranean 1442 Westwood Blvd        310-470-3399            http://www.flamepersiancuisine.com

Fresh Corn Grill 1266 Westwood Blvd                   310-470-0414             http://www.freshcorngrill.com

Frida Westwood 10853 Lindbrook Dr                    310-209-0666             http://www.fridarestaurant.com

Fundamental 1303 Westwood Blvd                         310-444-7581             http://www.fundamental-la.com

Gulp American 10928 W Pico Blvd                          310-474-0007              http://www.gulpbrewco.com

Gushi Korean 978 Gayley Ave                                    310-208-4038              http://www.gushimenu.com

Gypsy Café 940 Broxton Ave                                      310-824-2119              http://www.gypsycafe.com

Habibi Cafe Middle Eastern 923 Broxton Ave      310-824-2277             http://www.habibicafe.com

Headlines American 10922 Kinross Ave                310-208-2424              http://www.headlinesdiner.com

House Of Meatballs Italian 1076 Gayley Ave         310-208-5117              http://www.houseofmeatballs.com

Ike’s Place Deli 1151 Westwood Blvd                        310-208-0770              http://www.ikesplace.com

In-N-Out Burger 922 Gayley Ave                               800-786-1000                http://www.in-n-out.com

India’s Oven 1896 Westwood Blvd                           310-475-3900                http://www.indiasovenwestwood.com

ISO Fusion Cafe Japanese 1108 Gayley ave           310-824-1268                 http://www.isofusionla.com

Italian Express 10845 Lindbrook Dr                       310-208-5572                http://www.italianexpressla.com

Jersey Mike’s Subs 1020 Glendon Ave                     310-824-126          http://www.jerseymikes.com

Jimmy John’s Sandwiches 1134 Westwood           310-208-7676                http://www.jimmyjohns.com

Jin Jiang 11057 Santa Monica Bvd                             310-444-7171              www.jinjangrestaurant.com

Jose Bernstein 935 Broxton Ave                                 310-208-4992                http://www.josebernsteins.com

Kazunori 1110 Gayley Ave                                             310-935-3974                http://www.kazunorisushi.com

La Bruschetta Italian 1621 Westwood Blvd            310-477-1052                 http://www.lbwestwood.com

Lamonicas N.Y Pizza 1066 Gayley Ave                     310-208-8671                http://www.lamonicasnypizza.com

Le Pain Quotidien 1055 Broxton Ave                        310-824-7900                http://www.lepainquotidien.com

Lenny’s Deli 2379 Westwood Blvd                              310-475-5771              http://www.lensdeli.com

Lucia’s Pizza Italian 1732 1/2 Westwood Bl              310-443-0123                     http://www.westwoodpizzeria.com

Mandarin Kitchen 1822 Westwood Blvd                    310-441-9651   http://www.mandarinkitchenlosangeles.com

Mary & Robbs 1453 West wood Blvd                            310-478-3822              http://www.maryandrobbs.com

Mesa Brazilian Eatery 10917 Lindbrook Dr               310-824-0240

Mon Amour Café Crepes 927 Broxton Ave                 310-824-7980    http://www.monamourcafewestwood.com

Mr. Noodle 936 Broxton Ave                                           310-208-7808   http://www.misternoodle.com

Naab Cafe 1269 Westwood Blvd                                    310-473-0303              http://www.naabcafe.com

Napa Valley Grille 1100 Glendon Ave                          310-824-3322           http://www.napavalleygrille.com

Nathans Kosherland 1636 Westwood Blvd               310-441-0394             http://www.nathanskosherland.com

Native foods Café 1113 Gayley Ave                                310-446-5241              http://www.nativefoods.com

Necco 1929 Westwood Blvd                                            310-209-1055              http://www.necco-restaurant.com

New India Grill Indian 1321 Westwood Bl                310- 996-0064             http://www.newindiagrill.com

Noahs Bagels 10910 lindbrook Ave                              310-209-8177               http://www.noahs.com

Noodle World 1118 Westwood Blvd                             310-208-0777                http://www.noodleworld.com

Northern Café 1064 Gayley Ave                                          310-208-8830                http://www.northerncafe.com

Novel Cafe 1101 Gayley Ave                                            310-208-6410                http://www.novelcafewestwood.com

Orchid Bakery 1927 Westwood Blvd                          310-441-4410                http://www.orchidbakery.com

Palomino 10877 Westwood Blvd                                 310-208-1960                http://www.palomino.com

Panda Express 2011 Westwood Blvd                         310-474-1397                  http://www.pandaexpress.com

Panera 1143 Westwood Blvd                                       310-208-0001                http://www.panerabread.com

Papa Johns Pizza 1301 Westwood Blvd                   310-478-2999                  http://www.papajohns.com

Peets 1154 Westwood Blvd                                            310-954-8191                   http://www.peets.com

Pho Citi 1834 Westwood Blvd                                     310-446-8070                   http://www.phoshop24.com

Pieology   920 Broxton Ave                                           310-208-0901                http://www.pieology.com

Food 10571 Westwood Blvd                                          310-441-7770                  http://www.food-la.com

Poke Bar 1553 Westwood Blvd                                    310-208-7070                    http://www.ilovepokebar.com

Poke Me 1244 Westwood Blvd                                     323-815-1566                   http://www.pokeme.net

Pomodoro Trattoria 1393 Westwood Blvd              310-445-9998                  http://www.pomodorowestwood.com

Poquito Mas 2215 Westwood Blvd                             310-474-1998                   http://www.poquitomas.com

Ralph’s Sushi, Deli, Bakery 10861 Weyburn          310-824-5994                http://www.ralphs.com

Ramen Yamadaya 1249 Westwood Blvd                  310-474-1601                   http://www.ramen-yamadaya.com

SanSai Japanese Grill 10904 Lindbrook Dr           310-443-0610                  http://www.sansaigrill.com

Shaherzad Persian 1422 Westwood Blvd                 310-470-3242                  http://www.shaherzadrestaurant.com

Shamshiri Grill 1712 Westwood Blvd                         310-474-1410                 http://www.shamshiri.com

Sholeh Persian 1442 Westwood Blvd                         310-474-5105                   http://www.flameinterntional.com

Simple Things Californian 10874 Kinross Ave      310-824-2000        http://www.simplethingsrestaraunt.com

Skylight Gardens 1139 Glendon Ave                           310-824-1818                 http://www.skylightgardens.com

Sprazzo Cucina Italiana 1389 Westwood Bl            310-479-3337              http://www.sprazzo.net

Stan’s Corner Donut Shoppe 10948 Weyburn Ave 310-208-8660   http://www.stansdoughnuts.com

Starbucks 1161 Westwood Blvd                                     310-208-5555                     http://www.starbucks.com

Starbucks 861 Weyburn Ave                                          310-209-1626                     http://www.starbucks.com

Subway 1165 Westwood Blvd                                         310-208-7774                http://www.subway.com

Subway 2180 Westwood Blvd                                        310-470-8445                http://www.subway.com

Sunnin Lebanese Café 1776 Westwood Blvd           310-475-3388              http://www.sunnin.com

Tacos Tu Madre 1945 Westwood Blvd                        424-832-7092 http://www.tacostumadre.com

Tanino Ristorante Bar 1043 Westwood Blvd            310-208-0444 http://www.tanino.com

Taste of Tehran 1915 Westwood Blvd                          310-470-0022 http://www.tasteoftehran.com

Thai Dishes 10926 Pico Blvd                                           310-470-4559

Thai Fresh 1771 Westwood Blvd                                     310-478-1345 http://www.thaifreshcafe.com

The Boiling Crab 10875 Kinross Ave                            310-208-4888 http://www.theboilingcrab.com

The Kitchen at Westwood 1510 Westwood Blvd       310-474-8444   http://www.thekitchenatwestwood.com

TLT Food Mexican 1116 S Westwood Blvd                  310-443-4433   http://www.tltfood.com

Tomodachi Sushi 10975 Weyburn Ave                         310-824-8805  http://www.tomodachisushilosangeles.com

Veggie Grill Sandwiches 10916 Lindbrook Dr           310-209-6070  http://www.veggiegrill.com

W Hotel The Backyard / STK 930 Hilgard Ave         310-208-8765  http://www.wlosangeles.com

Westwood Thai Cafe 1375 Westwood Blvd                  310-477-7031 http://www.westwoodthaicafe.com

Puck Bel Air Hotel 701 Stone Canyon Rd                      310-472-1211  http://www.dorchestercollection.com

Westside Tavern   10850 W Pico Blvd                           310-470-1539    http://www.westsidetavernla.com

Yogurtland 10911 Lindbrook Dr                                      310-208-2888


Zuma Kitchen 1942 Westwood Bl                                  310-446-0055  http://www.mzumakitchen.com

Westwood Real Estate  http://www.westwoodrealestateblog.com http://www.housesinwestwood.com ,
Century City condominiums http://www.centurycityblog.com ,
Holmby Hills http://www.Holmbyhillsblog.com
Bel- Air homes http://www.Belairnewsletter.com


Contact me for all your real estate needs and things to do and local resources in Westwood and Century City .

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Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated


 Thinking of buying a home in Holmby Hills?

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ  terminated on Sept 30, 2016 .

In a letter from Paul Koretz , Council Member to the 5th District for the Holmby Westwood Community, Mr. Koretz announced his reasoning in making this decision .Mr Koretz stated in the letter ,”I have listened and met with all sides and points of view and my office has attended numerous community meetings regarding this issue. The common theme with the Holmby Westwood Community is a strong desire to protect the neighborhood. It is also clear, however, that the proposed HPOZ is not the type of protection a majority of the community is seeking. “ The letter goes on to elaborate this decision further.

At a time when people feel their voice is often unheard by their politicians ,many Holmby Westwood residents feel the voice the majority expressed was heard!. Paul Koretz took a bold move and reversed a proposed HPOZ when he determined the majority of homeowners did not want a HPOZ in this neighborhood. Discussions within the community continue. The entire HPOZ proposal can be viewed online.

Paul Koretz office had to give great consideration to the many voices and differing opinions in the neighborhood. After much thought and communication within the community the office decided it had to redirect their efforts within the community.

Many Los Angeles proposed HPOZ’s continue to be met with opposition and mixed views. Communities like Carthay Circle and Miracle Mile as well as Venice . have proposed HPOZ’s.(http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz ) Many neighborhoods have adopted HPOZ’s and are happy with them. I have received several calls from residents of different districts wanting to understand more about the issues faced by Holmby Westwood  and how they garnered support to stop HPOZ in the Holmby Westwood neighborhood. Presently the ICO and BMO  are in place. The ICO is set to expire in March of 2017. The BMO is in place.What is ICO and HPOZ ? More discussion within the community about what kind of changes they hope to see and what neighbors can do within communities to improve their voice is the result of the HPOZ process . Home buyers in Los Angeles need to know more about these Ordinances in communities that are affected.

What does this all mean for the neighborhood? Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated will pave the way to new discussion about how to maintain the character and quality of a neighborhood as developers seek to maximize square footage and remodel and build within the community. Many believe it will help property values continue to rise in keeping with the economy as potential to remodel homes that come on the market is now less restricted.

Holmby Hills continues to be one of the most sought after communities to live in Westwood. Great schools, proximity to all Los Angeles has to offer, parks, places of worship close by and charming streets make this a highly desirable community to live in. Beverly Hills is within minutes as is Century City and freeway access. Holmby Hills is neighbor to Bel Air and UCLA. Property values continue to rise. For many years homeowners did not sell often in the neighborhood. Many older homes are coming on the market and the lift of some restrictions to build and remodel will bring more change to the neighborhood. Many in the community want to revitalize Westwood Village . There is a tremendous amount of construction of new homes taking place just south of Wilshire in Westwood where similar restrictions have not been in place. Holmby Hills is located North of Wilshire in Westwood.

This 5 bedroom home in Holmby Hills is currently for sale for $6,100,000. potential buyers are relieved to hear they can make changes to the home on this large lot,(22000+ sq ft) with 5110 sq ft. This  home is within minutes of Holmby Park. The grand homes on large lots are highly desirable luxury properties  in Los Angeles. Now that the Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated many in the neighborhood believe that homes will be remodeled with design and sensitivity

Contact https://www.caronschwartz.com for all your real estate needs.  A resident and broker/realtor of Holmby Hills     310-383-0831 of the community.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GBEelPUDDQ


Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated. Home for sale in Holmby Hills

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated. Home for sale in Holmby Hills

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Holmby Hills home for sale

Holmby Hills home for sale. What will new owners do with the home now that HPOZ is terminated.

Holmby Hills Estate for sale 22,000 plus size lot

Holmby Hills Estate for sale 22,000 plus size lot

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated


Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

 Construction Holmby Hills

Construction Holmby Hills

Holmby Hills HPOZ Update gives an overview of what has happened in the area regarding new construction and remodeling. There were several meetings taking place throughout July and August 2016 for discussion about the HPOZ for Holmby Hills Westwood neighborhood. HPOZ ? “Historic Preservation Overlay Zone”.(What is ICO and HPOZ ?)

Proponents for a HPOZ and Anti HPOZ residents met a few times at St. Aidan’s Church in Westwood to discuss their views. (July 14, and July 21 2016) The proponents for HPOZ have been preparing the HPOZ for this area for several years .Many residents formed a large STOP HPOZ committee. Residents expressed they had not been informed or felt misinformed about the proposed HPOZ. Over 500 residents expressed their opposition to a HPOZ. A large amount of written comments, comment cards, and verbal comments were collected and expressed at the meetings .Some homeowners created a petition and contacted their City Council. Some residents felt the restrictions violated their Civil Rights. Some residents didn’t want colors restricted. landscaping, and materials for windows to name a few objections. Furthermore other homeowners didn’t want any restrictions. Other residents felt the only way to protect the character and preserve the community would be through a HPOZ. This community came forward to take action that affects their neighborhood and its future. Value and freedom of choice is very important to the homeowners. Additionally, maintaining the character of the neighborhood and how residents will to do that must be decided.

As a result of the meetings and comments, the proposed Holmby Westwood HPOZ will not be put on agenda for the August 18, 2016 Cultural Heritage Commission hearing. In addition, it will not be put on agenda for the September 22, 2016 City Planning Commission hearing . All the input is now being analyzed .Postponing these meetings will give the Council more time to review.The current HPOZ draft (http://preservation.lacity.org/sites/default/files/Presentation_Public%20Hearing%207-28-16%20FINAL.pdf ) is a proposed guideline.

Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

Similarly, many residents stated they do not want their rights regarding their homes determined by a committee. Furthermore, they do not want a more bureaucratic process , more fee’s, restrictions, and increased length of time for permits. Some residents felt homeowners  who have already remodeled would be more fortunate than those who contemplate remodeling and renovations in the future under the current HPOZ proposition .The HPOZ proponents feel that the guidelines can be developed to please residents.

In Conclusion, The City of Los Angeles will be reviewing the matter in the coming months.  Open the above links to understand more about the various issues, history of the neighborhood, architects of Holmby Hills, and styles of homes, What do you think? Your opinion matters. Be aware, be involved! Stay informed, Share your comments. Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

(What is ICO and HPOZ ?)

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Venice looks to adopt Mansionization rules

Another area of Los Angeles looks to adopt Mansionization rules. Venice California is a community that is so mixed with older homes, new architectural homes, small condo developments, large condominium developments, and houseboats. This community is a buzz with what to do with the building going on and the changes that could further affect the neighborhoods. While Westwood, 15 neighborhoods are under ICO with varied regulations. Holmby Hills is well underway in establishing a HPOZ. While the neighborhood has been notified, a committee is well into the planning that will soon be proposed for this neighborhood. The city officials state “Establishing an HPOZ for the area would help to further protect the historic buildings and guide change in the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is currently conducting outreach in the development of the preservation plan.” Homeowners have concerns that they won’t have a voice in the rules the committee proposes but we will have to wait to see what is proposed in the coming months. Venice looks to adopt mansionization rules as the city allows more builders to overlook rules that have helped set in place maintaining some of the original character of the neighborhoods. It is precisely because of this mix of the new and old that gives Venice its charm. The increase in population in an already dense community will definitely continue to affect the neighborhood both good and bad.

Venice on the other hand is hearing strong reactions. Petitions are posted online, meetings are being held as the character of the neighborhoods in Venice continue to dramatically change. Venice.  There was to be “long range conservation, use and management of the natural, scenic, cultural, recreational and man made resources of the coastal zone adopted in the plan Section 30002. With prices on Abbot Kinney in the $9-10 per square foot commercial leases, Architectural homes , and more three story buildings being built along with condominium developments, the face of Venice is rapidly changing. In March of 2015 The City Council began to curb the proliferation of Mansionization in Los Angeles. The Planning department began to revise citywide rules (BMO) Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, which detail the amount of residential floor area that can be developed on a single family lot.The council approved immediate but temporary restrictions within certain neighborhoods in Los Angeles including Holmby Hills,Venice East of Lincoln Blvd , parts of Kentwood in Westchester, and Mar Vista to name a few. Considerations are being made to extend the ICO. In Question is the Specific plan and the interpretation of the small lot Subdivision Ordinance. Currently more units area being allowed on lots than the Specific Plan allows not considering enough parking. Very large buildings are being constructed which many find out of scale with the neighborhood.The community has very little time to appeal decisions of the Planning department. On Monday, April 18, 2016 there was an ‘invitation only’ meeting that did not reflect the diversity of the Venice community. There continue to be posts to the internet to alert the community of what is happening. In Westwood, planning is done, and the City assures the community it will have a voice. The hope is that those in the community who attend the next meetings with the proposals will still have a voice in what the committee of roughly 13 working with City officials comes up with. There are hints of this coming to more communities in Los Angeles as builders and residents come together with City officials to determine how much growth and construction and the limitations on what can be done take hold. For further information check with the Venice City Council http://www.venicenc.org/committees/lupc/ 

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Venice home

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Venice looks to adopt mansionization rules

Venice looks to adopt mansionization rules

Stop Adoption HPOZ Westwood Meeting

The Stop Adoption HPOZ Westwood Meeting was held June 30, 2016. This was the first meeting held in Westwood by a collective of Holmby Hills property owners who are against having a HPOZ enacted in Holmby Hills in Westwood or learning more about the proposals being made. Residents gathered who felt they had been misinformed, or not informed about the proposed adoption of a HPOZ for their neighborhood. The proposed Westwood Holmby Hills HPOZ will contain regulations specific to the neighborhood restricting building and remodeling within the community . In the future if you want to make changes to your home you would be subject to approval from the HPOZ. Some of the concerns brought up at the meeting are the possible restrictions ,color of your home, replacing windows, replacement of doors, tree’s and landscaping, room additions, 2nd story additions etc. With the proposed HPOZ you would not just go get a building permit, you would have to go through a process of approval through the city so that what you are doing will not go against the architectural history of the neighborhood. There are good reasons to retaining the character of a neighborhood and restrict overbuilding or building in bad taste but there are other ways to achieve this preservation IE: the BMO or baseline mansionization ordinance that is being reviewed and improved is being noted by those against the proposed HPOZ as sufficient way to help impose improvements and building restrictions . The committee against the HPOZ adoption feels it will be too restrictive and hard to ever undo and end. You can read more about all these points through some of the links attached to this article. I have written articles on the subject before. This meeting was the first public meeting held to Stop Adoption HPOZ Westwood. Click here to see a video of the meeting to learn more. Ben Reznik, Land use attorney spoke to the crowd of Westwood homeowners who had gathered to address the many questions neighbors had. There is a petition circulating against the HPOZ enactment and a committee e mail formed to get more information. ([email protected]) The current proposed HPOZ can be read here. These are all very important links to understand the proposed HPOZ and the issues against the proposed HPOZ — see all the details proposed here.  This evening, July 14,2016 is the first meeting to discuss the HPOZ draft at St Albans Church.  The Stop Adoption HPOZ Westwood Meeting group will be present to ask many questions. The pros and cons of preserving the historic value of a neighborhood versus the freedom to choose what you want to do will be discussed at the meeting and secondary meeting on July 21,2016. There are many previous articles I have posted on the subject. Whether an HPOZ will help or hinder property values in the area will continue to be discussed. Other neighborhoods including Bel Air, Brentwood, Venice etc are all experiencing similar issues as growth and development, and remodeling will continue to present issues of preservation. There are so many issue discussed in the posted links so don’t miss the opportunity to view videos and important links

Caron Schwartz is  realtor who works in Holmby Hills and Westwood and has written many posts about the area which includes the Wilshire Corridor and Bel Air. Homes for sale in Westwood are affected by these decisions that are being made. Bel Air Real Estate is facing all the issues of HPOZ and Baseline Mansionization Act. There is currently a IOC in these areas.(Interim Control Ordinance).

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Contemporary home Holmby Hills

HPOZ Opposition

New Construction in Little Holmby

New Construction in Little Holmby is increasing property value. Little Holmby is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Los Angeles to live in. Tucked  between Beverly Hills and the 405 Freeway, just next to UCLA, are the rolling hills and streets of Holmby Hills. Within this neighborhood there are so many different style homes and tree’s .It has remained a fairly quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by large high rises and many other communities. Westwood is neighbor to  beautiful neighborhoods like Bel Air, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills, Beverly Hills and Century City.  Westwood has within it several sub communities. Holmby Hills, containing Little Holmby, Westwood Hills, The homes South of Wilshire (that surround Fairburn Elementary) (and are undergoing many new homes being torn down and replaced alongside beautiful existing homes),  Comstock Hills, Homes near Westwood Charter. Homes in Westwood generally surround wonderful public schools that are just  one reason these communities are so desirable. If you want to buy a home in Los Angeles, these are great neighborhoods to consider. There are so many restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping, grocery stores, places of worship, parks etc. surrounding these communities.

Little Holmby is a great neighborhood to purchase a  home in Los Angeles. As with any neighborhood, older houses are often replaced with newer larger ones and alternatively homes are being remodeled. Today’s homeowner enjoys decorating and remodeling and enhancing the value of their home and environment. Westwood in general has continued to see a lot of tear down homes South of Wilshire and fewer North of Wilshire in Little Holmby. Due to recent implementation of ICO and HPOZ North of Wilshire in Little Holmby a moratorium is in place to restrict new construction while plans for a HPOZ are prepared and reviewed. This is a hot topic in the neighborhood. See some of my previous posts to learn more about Mansionization, ICO in Holmby Hills, HPOZ in Holmby Hills. There is a movement to retain the charm and quality of homes in the neighborhood which is good. Who makes the restrictions?, what they will be? and how they are enforced ?is still a work in progress. Neighborhoods and the City are engaged in these conversations throughout the city. Many in neighborhoods are just finding out details and unaware how the decisions will affect them. Therefore it is important to write about and talk about the many changes that could happen and get neighbors involved in shaping their communities.

Today’s article is to talk about some of the beautiful homes that were added to Little Holmby prior to the moratorium. As a real estate agent in the neighborhood, I can’t help but notice value’s climbing. New Construction in Little Holmby has added some interesting homes. I walk the streets and get to know the homes within the neighborhood. Over the years I note homes being enhanced whether it is remodeling, staging, additions, new construction etc. We have an assortment of Spanish, ranch, Colonial, Tudor, modern,Mid Century, etc homes in the neighborhood. Some on small lots, some on larger lots. Several pictures are included of new homes that were built over the last few years. I feel they have helped increase values in the neighborhood. Homes coming on the market today should be presented in their best form to achieve highest property values. Some homes are marketed as is to leave to the imagination enhancements the next buyer would like to do. Currently the question as to what residents will be allowed to do is being evaluated. It is important for residents to get involved in this process. While no one wants to see an eye sore in a neighborhood, thus far newer construction has added valuable homes. New contruction in Little Holmby has been a positive thing. While in the building stage these homes often seem large, once landscaping has been added , we now have higher priced real estate added to the neighborhood!!. I can see how this could be difficult if placed next to a very small home. Currently the possibility of not having new construction is possible? HPOZ can be a good thing, and it can be very restrictive so it is important for homeowners to make sure they are involved in the process that is taking place. Here are some examples of the beautiful( at least I think so) homes that were added to the neighborhood. While no one would want every home to be torn down and replaced by these large homes, there will need to be discussions to determine what will happen with this neighborhood.Many homes today that are sold have been remodeled with beautiful wood floors, updated kitchens, updated plumbing and electrical, basement rooms enhanced,outdoor spaces enhanced,and  bathrooms remodeled. Awareness and involvement is important. Please contact me for further information about homes in the area. There are three very important meetings that address the HPOZ issues coming up. Thursday June 30, 2016 Hillel House 574 Hilgard 7 p.m Community meeting. July 14, 2016 7-9 St Alban’s Episcopal Church. July 21,2016 6-7 and 7-9pm  St Alban’s Episcopal Church,

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Holmby Hills new construction enhances neighborhood

Holmby Hills new construction

Little Holmby Home

Little Holmby Home

Little Holmby Real Estate

Little Holmby Real Estate

New Construction in Little Holmby

New Construction in Little Holmby

New Construction in Little Holmby

New Construction in Little Holmby

New Construction Little Holmby

New Construction Little Holmby

Little Holmby homes listed over 4 and 5 million

Little Holmby homes listed over 4 and 5 million are becoming more common on the market recently. Little Holmby has always been one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Los Angeles. Due to great schools and central location this beautiful neighborhood with such a varied array of beautiful style homes has seen home prices of 2 and three million for years.  Many grand old homes on large lots are being remodeled and in some cases prior to the moratorium and HPOZ ICO rules being enforced, homes have been torn down and large new homes have been built. This seems to be a good thing for the neighborhood adding value to an already hot neighborhood . Little Holmby homes listed over 4 and 5 million includes more than 13 homes sold pending or active in the past 6 months! Beautiful interiors with systems that are updated and integration of indoor and outdoor space are some of the reasons the jump in prices is starting to be seen. People in Little Holmby held onto homes for a long time as families raised their children in the neighborhood . There are more homes coming onto the market recently.  My best advice if you have a home in Little Holmby and have thought of selling would be to upgrade the systems(plumbing, air conditioning, electrical). Talk with a realtor like myself about staging or preparing your interiors to get the best value for your sale. If you’re looking as a buyer for a home in the neighborhood we have seen more listings on the market in the past few years than ever before. There are currently some restrictions on tearing down homes and remodeling so you want to be informed about this. View some of the Little Holmby Homes listed  over 4 and 5 million. As you can see in pictures below, interiors look great and there is a flow with indoor and outdoor space. If you need a price consultation or assistance, contact 310-383-0831 https://www.caronschwartz.com

Little Holmby Dalehurst New Construction sold

Little Holmby Dalehurst New Construction sold

Little Holmby Sold Dalehurst

Little Holmby Sold Dalehurst


Holmby Hills Bedroom with outdoors

Holmby Hills Bedroom with outdoors

Holmby Hills Family room

Holmby Hills Family room

Holmby Hills bathroom

Holmby Hills bathroom

Holmby Hills bedroom

Holmby Hills bedroom

In Escrow Loring Little Holmby

In Escrow Loring Little Homby

Little Holmby Home on Malcolm

Little Holmby Home on Malcolm

Little Holmby Homes listed over 4 and 5 million

Little Holmby Homes listed over 4 and 5 million

Wilshire Corridor Condominiums sold April 2016

Nine Wilshire Corridor Condominiums sold April 2016. The Wilshire Corridor is a 25 block boulevard of beautiful high rise and low rise condominiums central to Los Angeles. Positioned between the 405 and 10 freeways, Westwood, UCLA, Century City, Bel Air and Beverly Hills The Wilshire Corriodr is a wonderful community to live in Los Angeles. Surrounded by theaters, grocery stores, places of worship, parks, schools, museums, and so much more, living here puts you close to everything in L.A. The one, two three and four bedroom condominiums are usually in buildings with many amenities including security, pools, gyms, valet parking, etc.Depending on your needs and budget there is a perfect building for you. Visit my restaurant lists, park, theater,school,golf, etc lists to find out more.

La Tour 2 bedroom 3190 sq ft Sold

La Tour 2 bedroom 3190 sq ft Sold

This month Wilshire Corridor Condominiums sold April 2016 include mostly 2 bedroom units ranging in price under a million to over three million. Differences in sales price often include age of the building, amenities, upgrades within the units interiors, floor, location , views, and building.  La Tour Condominiums always has large square footage and big windows that bring in a lot of light. A two bedroom with 3190 square feet sold on a high floor on the North East corner for $3,350,000 but needed work to update the interiors. The Views were terrific as is that amount of square footage. A 2 bedroom/3bath condo in the Wilshire Thayer with the interiors totally redone , 1759 sq feet on a upper floor sold for $1,225,000.00. The building has security entry  but does not have other amenities like a pool and gym For more information contact https://www.caronschwartz.com

2 bedroom Wilshire Corridor Condominium sold under one million with 1859 sq ft

2 bedroom Wilshire Corridor Condominium sold under one million with 1859 sq ft

Wilshire Corridor Condominiums Sold April 2016

Wilshire Corridor Condominiums Sold April 2016

Wilshire Thayer 2 bedroom Sold

Wilshire Thayer 2 bedroom Sold