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Wilshire Corridor condominiums sold September 2018

Wilshire Corridor condominiums sold September 2018 include 9 condos. Of the 9 condos sold two were $10,000,0000.00 and upwards. The low-end of the prices for condos sold was $449,000.00 for a one bedroom, 2 bathroom with 882 sq ft. Similarly ,a one bedroom, 2 bathrooms condo with 869 sq ft sold for $580,000.00 at 10751 Wilshire Blvd.

First, buying a condo on the Wilshire Corridor usually includes a security building. Many buildings have valet parking, concierge, pool, and gym. Depending on your needs there is something for every buyer. Additionally, you are close to everything Los Angeles has to offer. You are located between Beverly Hills, Century City, Bel Air ,major freeways ,minutes to UCLA and the soon to be completed Metro.

Additionally, a two bedroom condominium on the Wilshire Corridor sold for $1,135,000.00 with outstanding views, and all the above mentioned amenities. With 1549 sq feet, this is a good example of an average two bedroom condo that sold . Similarly, a three bedroom condo sold in the same building at 875 Comstock for $1,675,00 that has 2300 sq ft.(pictured).  In addition, a condo in 10660 Wilshire with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2177 s ft sold for $1,526,000.00

Wilshire Corridor condominiums sold September 2018

Thirdly, let’s review sales over $10,000,000.00.  Noteworthy, the sale at Beverly West this month. This striking two bedroom with 3 bathrooms and 2813 sq feet condominium sold is on the 15th floor. Completed in 2009, this premiere luxury high rises has everything new and elegant. It has a saltwater pool, state of the art appliances and cabinetry, common interior spaces with top designer furnishings, gym with Pilates and premium equipment, security, etc. Additionally, views from floor to ceiling windows are spectacular. (see my you tube video for more about this luxury building.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXzCtg5GDZY

Lastly , a penthouse sold at 10601 Wilshire with 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, den, 6700 sq feet. Similarly, it sold for $10,000,600.00 Noteworthy, this building was built in 1992 and this unit is a 2 story with large outdoor terrace and all the amenities you expect from a luxury high rise. It is larger but an older building on the Wilshire Corridor.

In conclusion, contact Caron Schwartz for all your real estate needs.  310-383-0831  http://www.caronschwartz.com    The expertise you are looking for on the Wilshire Corridor.

Wilshire Corridor condominium sales September 2018. Beverly West

Wilshire Corridor condominium sales September 2018 .2 story penthouse in the Wilshire House

Wilshire Corridor condominiums sold September 2018 .3 bedroom at 875 Comstock

 

Westwood Little Holmby Real Estate October 2017

Westwood Little Holmby Real Estate October 2017

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

REAL ESTATE & COMMUNITY UPDATES
OCTOBER 2017

WESTWOOD / LITTLE HOLMBY – NEWS & INFO

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. The Hammer has plans to expand, the Metro station is coming, and most would agree we need more parking, but 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:

FOR SALE
PROPERTY PICTURED ABOVE SOLD FOR $2,965,000.
Great curb appeal – Interior Cosmetic Fixer 
CURRENTLY THERE ARE ONLY3 HOMES FOR SALE IN LITTLE HOLMBY!!

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SALES PRICES SOUTH OF WILSHIRE ARE RISING!

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.

MARKET CLIMATE MAP

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

WHAT TO EXPLORE
IN WESTWOOD & BRENTWOOD

TO DO IN WESTWOOD
TO DO IN WESTWOOD

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.

TO DO IN WESTWOOD
TO DO IN WESTWOOD
TO DO IN WESTWOOD
TO DO IN WESTWOOD

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!
www.skylightgardens.com

WHAT TO DO IN WESTWOOD
TABAIMO – ARMAND HAMMER MUSEUM
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

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

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

FOR LEASE
969 Hilgard Ave., Westwood

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

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FOR LEASE
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)

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POCKET LISTING FOR SALE!
Wilshire Corridor

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

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IN ESCROW
11657 Chenault St., Brentwood

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

IN ESCROW
10366 Wilkins #4

(Townhome with Rooftop Garden)
2 BD | 3 BA

SOLD!
*MULTIPLE OFFERS OVER ASKING PRICE.*
2800 Overland Ave., Westwood
3 BD | 2 BA

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

Exclusive Listings

CLIENT NEEDS – OCTOBER

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.

GET YOUR HOME SOLD!
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING!!

Caron Schwartz

Caron Schwartz

310.383.0831 mobile
CalBRE# 00140316
[email protected]
www.caronschwartz.com

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

Wilshire Corridor luxury condominium for sale

Wilshire Corridor luxury condominium for sale at 10727 Wilshire #1402 has 3 bedrooms and a den with over 3400 square feet and outstanding views of Bel Air.

First of all, the Remington is one of Los Angeles luxury condominiums. The full service amenities in the building include pool, fitness room, library, community room, gardens, wine storage, valet parking, concierge etc.  The services offered and very attentive staff make this a top luxury high rise to live in.

Wilshire Corridor luxury condominium

Secondly, this unit is one of the best large floor plans with 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a large family/media room with approx. 3277 sq ft. There are 10 ft. ceilings and two large balconies. The family room has a large balcony with views of the hills of Bel Air and Westwood . The exceptional views can be seen from floor to ceiling windows surrounding the unit. Direct elevator access entry into unit provides top security.

Thirdly, you enter the foyer of this condo into the large living room, and formal dining room. Wander to the kitchen with granite, stainless and sub zero appliances.  There is a large laundry room. The 3rd bedroom is currently used as an office. The 2nd bedroom also overlooks stunning floor to ceiling views. There is a large master bedroom with dual walk-in closets and bathrooms .

In conclusion, this is a fantastic opportunity to create your home within this large grand floor plan. When it comes to choosing a Wilshire Corridor luxury condominium for sale, this full service building is close to Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, UCLA, freeway access and Century City. Contact Caron Schwartz for all your real estate needs at 310-383-0831 http://www.caronschwartz.com

http://www.thewilshirecorridorcondos.com   http://www.theluxurycondoblog.com 

 

The future of Westwood Village

The future of Westwood Village . For years the Village has been caught between anti development vs. development. These changes affect surrounding communities around UCLA including  Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Westwood Hills, The Wilshire Corridor, etc. Learn more about what is being proposed for the area.

UCLA has a proposed project which designates five sites for new construction across the Westwood campus allowing the university to meet the capacity promised by its 2016-2026 Student Housing Plan .There are more than 47,000 residents within a 3 mile radius .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood,_Los_Angeles https://urbanize.la/post/ucla-plans-major-expansion-student-housing-capacity

Fortunately, through neighborhood councils, residents are talking about their desire to retain the small town feel of Westwood Village vs. the new proposals for more housing. In addition,the metro station purple line and the Olympic games are coming. The future of Westwood Village includes the Armand Hammer Museum expanding. Therefore, these developments will bring more traffic and interest in the area. https://la.curbed.com/2017/1/26/14387852/hammer-museum-expansion-wilshire-renovation

Firstly, Westwood Village is surrounded by million dollar properties on all sides. The Wilshire Corridor, Little Holmby, Westwood Hills, Bel Air, to name a few. There is a lot of wealth and disposable income in the area. This is very appealing to developers. There are UCLA students and faculty. Recently at a neighborhood homeowner meeting, (October 2017 HWPOA) a UCLA  representative stated that “most students don’t bring their cars to campus.” The UCLA representative states that the new housing would not increase traffic concerns . read more…http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/12/ucla-to-propose-new-dorms-apartments-to-match-enrollment-increase/ 

Secondly, The future of Westwood Village has been surrounded by controversy about development. The Casden project, developed  many years ago, received a lot of resistance to a large project in the Village. Once approved, it provided more housing, Trader Joe’s, parking , other retailers and restaurants for the Village. In addition, the former Bullocks location houses  “supersize” Ralph’s ,parking and City Target. The increase in parking spaces helped bring more residents to the Village. Conclusively, these are all very successful projects today. Specifically, neighbors have stated even more parking would be welcome! see more..http://dailybruin.com/2004/03/11/casden-project-approved/

Also noteworthy, developers see that it could be a larger booming retail, shopping, and restaurant mecca. Historically students have not been big spenders to support retail. Interestingly, the development of City Target and Ralph’s draws large numbers of students and residents. Not Surprisingly, Trader Joe’s and its neighboring fast food stores are thriving. The project’s parking lot  is a convenience.  Specifically residents have stated that part of the lack of shopping in other parts of Westwood is due to difficulty finding parking with ease .

Thirdly neighbors and community councils have mixed feelings about retaining the small town feel the village exudes. Some residents want many more restaurants.  Residents are concerned about high rise versus low rise, traffic, over development, parking etc. Community organizations are actively discussing the proposed projects.  learn more…http://dailybruin.com/2017/09/27/ucla-students-local-residents-argue-over-proposal-to-increase-housing/

Uniquely, Westwood Village still retains a small town feel. Thursdays draw in locals and people working in the community at the Farmers Market. Surprisingly the area still has historic buildings and many low rise buildings contributing to the era gone by landmarks that sustain memories of the past.

In summary, residents question how the new UCLA proposed 20 story tower would impact the village?  http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/04/westwood-residents-concerned-over-proposals-for-new-student-housing/   Lastly, How do you feel about all the proposed future changes? What would you like to see happen?

For all your real estate needs contact https://www.caronschwartz.com  310-383-0831

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Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 include 19 sales . There were several 1 bedroom condominiums sold . A contemporary 1 bedroom with 538 sq feet sold on a high floor in the Wilshire Regent at 10501 Wilshire for $530,000.00. This building has utilities included in HOA fees running approximately $600.00+. Low for the Wilshire Corridor  . Several units sold in the Wilshire Comstock . A one bedroom condominium sold for $686,500.00 with 1200+ sq feet and was updated.  Other sales were in The Dorchester, The Blair House, The Wilshire etc.
A two bedroom at 10590 Wilshire located on the 10th floor in The Westholme , updated and over 2200 sq feet sold for $1,288,000.00. A2 bedroom with den and over 2400 sq feet sold for $2,200,000.00 in the Wilshire House.

Wilshire Corridor Condominium sales

Wilshire Corridor Condominium sales November 2016

Sold furnished 3 bedroom 10776 Wilshire mid floor $4,000,000 3407 sq ft

Sold furnished 3 bedroom 10776 Wilshire mid floor $4,000,000 3407 sq ft

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 include three bedroom condominiums, always in high demand, sold in various buildings.

Several condos in The Carlyle at 10776 Wilshire sold with 3 bedrooms. The higher the floor the higher the sales price. This month in the Carlyle condominiums, a three bedroom with 5 bathrooms and 5013 square feet sold for $7,750,000.00 . In the Carlyle, a 3 bedroom ,5 bath unit with 3407 sq feet sold for $4,000,000.00 furnished. It included a maids unit with the sale.

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 included a sale in 10380 Wilshire, La Tour . This 3 bedroom sold for $2,487,000.00 with South facing views on the 3d floor and over 3000 sq ft. In The Churchill, the lowest price 3 bedroom with a 3rd bedroom converted to a den,  sold for $850,000.00 on a mid floor. It needed updating and had over 1700 sq feet.  in the same building  unit 9J,  originally a 3 bedroom unit ,sold for $925,000 with over 2000 sq ft . With remodeling this will be a lovely unit and great value on the Wilshire Corridor. In 10520 Wilshire, the Dorchester, a 3 bedroom sold for $999,000 with over 2000 sq ft. In the Wilshire Terrace which is the only co-op on the Wilshire Corridor a 4500 sq ft apartment sold for $3.2 million. The Wilshire Terrace has unique large outdoor terraces for entertaining.

 Close access to all that Westwood, Beverly Hills UCLA,and Century City have to offer makes the Wilshire Corridor an excellent location to live in Los Angeles. These areas have some of Los Angeles best luxury high-rise condominiums. A carefree lifestyle in high-rise condominiums and apartments that have amenities like pool, gym, valet parking, security etc .allow you more time to enjoy all Los Angeles has to offer.  Contact Caron Schwartz at 310-383-0831 for expertise and handling all your real estate needs. Call 310-383-0831 .  https://www.caronschwartz.com

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 10450 Wilshire Sold $995,000

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016. 10450 Wilshire Sold $995,000

Wilshire Corridor Comstock 1200+ sq ft $686,500

Wilshire Corridor Comstock 1200+ sq ft $686,500

Penthouse Wilshire Corridor at 10776 Wilshire

Penthouse Wilshire Corridor at 10776 Wilshire

The Westholme on the Wilshire Corridor with 2299 sq ft 2 bedroom

The Westholme on the Wilshire Corridor with 2299 sq ft 2 bedroom

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 1 bedroom Sold

Wilshire Corridor Condominium Sales November 2016 1 bedroom Sold

Wilshire Terrace garden terrace

Wilshire Terrace garden terrace

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Condominiums for Sale Wilshire Corridor January 2017

Condominiums for Sale Wilshire Corridor January 2017. We are off to a new year of sales . The Wilshire Corridor is one of Los Angeles most exciting areas with luxury condominiums for lease, and sale. Whether you are buying or selling , this strip of condominiums that stretches approximately a mile within 5 minutes to Beverly Hills, Century City, Bel Air, UCLA, freeways and Westwood. Within this radius you have shopping, theaters, museums, great schools, places of worship, golf and restaurants.

Currently there are approximately 52 condominiums for Sale Wilshire Corridor January 2017. They include 1,2,and 3 bedroom Condominiums in buildings that have security. Many amenities available include fitness rooms, pool, conference room, entertainment  room, valet parking etc.Living on the Wilshire Corridor means you are close to Westwood, UCLA, Beverly Hills, Century City and freeway access. You are also close to Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Hollywood. So whether it is your favorite restaurant, Pilates Studio, movie theater, or friend you want to visit, you are located in a central location.

Choosing a condominium to buy on the Wilshire Corridor requires you know a price point you are interested in. Contact me to help you research what is available, what you can purchase for your budget. You must know how many bedrooms you would like. It is important to know if you want to update or prefer something that is newer. Other price differences will be due to age of the building, location within the building, amenities, homeowner dues, etc.

Westwood is a neighborhood that has all the conveniences important in the area you reside.  Whole Foods, City Target, Ralph’s, Trader Joes, Bristol Farms, and Sprouts stores are close by.  There are so many restaurants with every type of food. There are parks and great schools. Theaters are close by.I have other blog posts about the things to do in Westwood.  Having lived and worked in the neighborhood for over 20 years I provide you with first hand knowledge.  If you would like information about the Wilshire Corridor and all that the neighborhood has to offer contact me at 310-383-0831 https://www.caronschwartz.com 

View the available properties on the link below: Contact me for further detail and to set up appointments to show you properties for sale.

Condominiums for Sale on Wilshire Corridor – January 2017

Penthouse for Sale WIlshire Corridor $20,000,000.00

Penthouse for Sale Wilshire Corridor $20,000,000.00

condominiums for sale Wilshire Corridor January 2017

condominiums for sale Wilshire Corridor January 2017

Wilshire Corridor penthouse 2 bedroom ,1291 sq ft , $1299,000 for sale

Wilshire Corridor penthouse 2 bedroom ,1291 sq ft , $1299,000 for sale

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Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated

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

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Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

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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 ?)

Contact https://www.caronschwartz.com for all your real estate needs. 310-383-0831

 

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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).

For more information contact Http://www.caronschwartz.comStop Adoption HPOZ Westwood Meeting

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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,

Let me help you find or sell your home. I would be happy to give you a market evaluation and advise you what you can do to enhance your home. Contact 310-383-0831  https://www.caronschwartz.com

Holmby Hills new construction enhances neighborhood

Holmby Hills new construction

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Little Holmby Home

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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