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Best House for Sale Miracle Mile: 1025 S Sierra Bonita Los Angeles

Newly Listed Spanish California Home

The Bienstock Group has a brand newly re-imagined and remodeled two story Spanish colonial character house for sale at 1025 S Sierra Bonita Ave just south of Olympic Blvd in Miracle Mile.  The owners did an expert job preserving the elements of character in the house, like the wood beams in the living room, the original stained glass in the entry, and the circular staircase to the second floor.

They updated the floor plan and made it more modern by introducing an open dining room perfect for entertaining, a desk area and built-in breakfast nook off the kitchen, and a luxurious master suite with a white marble shower, freestanding tub, double sinks, and walk in closet.  The kitchen and all the baths are brand new.

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Best House for Sale Miracle Mile: Fully Remodeled Designer Move-in-Ready

The owners bought the house for $1,250,000 on 10/7/2016 and it’s back on the market now in August 2017 for $1,959,000.  The house is fully remodeled with new electrical, plumbing, kitchen, baths, HVAC system and landscaping.  The house is 2,781 square feet on a 7,433 square foot lot, and it has 5 beds and 4 baths.

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Desirable Miracle Mile Location

This Miracle Mile area is undergoing a surge in interest because of the new Metro subway line being built along Wilshire Blvd with a subway station nearby at La Brea and at Fairfax.  The new Miracle Mile HPOZ pocket is very close walking distance to museums, shops, and the new subway line.

The house at 1025 S Sierra Bonita is quintessential Spanish California living with a park-like yard and a Mission white spacious character house with the perfect balance of history and charm.  It’s in perfect designer move-right-in condition.


At the Bienstock Group we love what we do, which is selling houses for top top dollar.  We sold $97M in 2016.  So far in 2017 we closed 41 transaction, year-to-date closed volume of $60M, we have $10M in escrow and we have $15M in active homes for sale.

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Recently Sold Home Miracle Mile on Sycamore Ave

Recently Sold Home Miracle Mile Real Estate – Sycamore Avenue Sale

The Bienstock Group achieved record sales on Sycamore Ave multiple times in the last few years.  Most notably, two one story houses that were fully remodeled at 300 S Sycamore and 319 S Sycamore.  Fully remodeled houses in move-in condition, prepared for sale and marketed right, sell for top top dollar in the Miracle Mile neighborhood. Give us a call to learn more about Sycamore Avenue and the surrounding areas.

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The Bienstock Group just sold the house on the corner of Sycamore Ave and Third Street, diagonally across from Ralphs, for $1,750,000.  The house was listed for $1,699,000.  It sold with multiple offers for $51,000 over the asking price in less than a week.

The house at 300 S Sycamore is 2,264 square feet on a 7,161 square foot lot.  The owners bought the house on January 14, 2014 for $1,261,000.  The house has 3 beds and 3 baths.  The kitchens and baths are remodeled.  There is no pool in the backyard.  The backyard is on Third St.

Past Sycamore Sale: The owners commissioned The Bienstock Group to sell their house at 300 S Sycamore because The Bienstock Group sold a house across the street at 319 S Sycamore for $1,860,000..  The house at 319 S Sycamore has 3 beds and 2 baths and is 2,019 square feet on a 6,509 square foot lot.  Like the house at 300 S Sycamore, the house at 319 S Sycamore is also one story, fully remodeled, and has no pool in the backyard.  The house at 319 S Sycamore is not on a busy corner so there is less street noise, although it does back up to the alley behind La Brea.

Highest Single-Story Sale: The sale at 319 S Sycamore was the highest sale ever in the neighborhood for any single story house between Third Street and Wilshire.  The sale at 300 S Sycamore is the highest sale in the neighborhood for a single story house on a busy corner.  It’s also a record for the fastest sale on a busy corner in the neighborhood.

At The Bienstock Group we specialize in selling houses for top top dollar in the shortest amount of time.  We sold $97M in 2016.  So far in 2017 we closed 44 transaction, year-to-date closed volume of $70M, active sales of $10M, and $8M in Escrow. We would love to answer any questions that you may have about your property or the market.

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Paddle Boarding King Harbor, Redondo Beach

 

Take advantage of LA’s beautiful climate and embark on a paddle boarding adventure around King Harbor in Redondo Beach. It’s a great way to see marine life while also giving your body a healthy workout. After a couple hours of exploring, end your day with some fresh steamed crab legs from Captain Kidd’s Fish Market while watching the sky transform during sunset!!!

Rental Company: Paddle House

Location: 164 N. International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach CA 90277

Pier Parking Structure: 100 West Torrance Boulevard (Where Torrance Boulevard meets the sea)

For additional information visit: paddle-house.com

 

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GREAT GRAIN WHEAT BERRY RECIPE

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Saute one chopped onion and one bag spinach, Blend until soft.
  2. In a separate pan, toast desired amount of wheat berries in a pan w/ some olive oil for 3-5 min.
  3. Once wheat berries begin to pop, add water and cook for 50min to 1hr.
  4. When wheat berries become soft and chewy, add the sautéed onions and spinach and season w/ salt and pepper.

 

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Check us out in Curbed LA

This lovely Spanish-style is tucked into a gated and celebrity-favored Los Feliz enclave called Laughlin Park. (Angelina Jolie recently purchased a home there.) Located just south of Los Feliz Boulevard, the house, built in 1925, holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Read more on the Curbed LA site: 1920s Spanish-style in Los Feliz’s chic Laughlin Park wants $1.95M

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Recently Sold Home Windsor Square Highest Sale Price Ever Lucerne Ave

Flipping Homes in Hancock Park – There is profit to be made flipping houses in Hancock Park and Windsor Square.  Homeowners who are looking to sell their Hancock Park or Windsor Square home can get creative and ambitious and “flip” their home before sale.  A homeowner is allowed to deduct $500,000 from taxes on the gain of the sale of their home ($250,000 for single taxpayers) if they live in the house for 2 of the last 5 years before sale.  Doing renovations before sale can pay off big time!  Key is to make sure renovations are designer done!

recently sold home Windsor Square

Recently Sold Home Windsor Square – We sold the house at 355 S Lucerne for $3,325,000 on 10/23/2015.  The property was purchased as an investment for 1,789,0000 on 4/17/2014.  The property just sold again for 3,700,000 on 4/5/2017.  The house was completely restored 2014-2015 and then it appreciated yet again to 2017.  The remarkable thing about the sale is that house is on a small lot of 8255 square feet (because a previous owner subdivided the lot years ago and built a second house on the property and then sold that second house!)

Windsor Square real estate

Historic Windsor Square – Windsor Square is a beautiful areas of tree-lined streets, wonderful neighbors, historical houses with character and charm, and walking distance to quaint Larchmont Village with great eateries + shops and a Sunday Farmers Market.  It is a historical area so doing renovations requires getting permission for any changes to be made to the exterior of the property.   Houses in the area are desirable and in demand and houses that are renovated, especially those that are designer done, sell for top dollar.  As area experts, we at The Bienstock Group would be honored to get you top top dollar for your Windsor Square home.

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Best Recent Home Sale Miracle Mile : Ogden Ave Los Angeles

The Bienstock Group recently sold 815 S Ogden in Miracle Mile in Los Angeles for $1,650,000.  It was the highest sale ever on Ogden Ave in Miracle Mile for a one story house.  The house is 2,271 square feet on a 6,000 sq ft lot.  It was built in 1924.  It has 3 beds and 3 baths.  We listed the house for $1,500,000 on January 19, 2017 and we sold it immediately for cash for $1,650,000.  The sale closed on February 6, 2017.
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Home Renovations – To prepare the house for sale, we redid all the hardwood floors and we replaced the old carpet with new carpet in two bedrooms.  We painted the exterior and the interior of the house.  The kitchen cabinets were green and we painted them white.  We removed a built-in breakfast nook in the kitchen that was dated.  We planted new grass in the yard and we freshened the landscaping.  We staged the house with rented furniture.  Total investment for improvements was around 20,000.
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The Desirable Miracle Mile Neighborhood – On May 1, 2017 the Miracle Mile HPOZ was created so this house is in an HPOZ – historical preservation overlay zone.  The goal of the HPOZ is to maintain the character of the neighborhood from the street.  The borders of the new Miracle Mile HPOZ are La Brea and Fairfax on the east and west and Wilshire and San Vicente on the north and south.  This house is in the new HPOZ area.

This Miracle Mile area is also undergoing a surge in interest because of the new Metro subway line being built along Wilshire Blvd with a subway station nearby at La Brea and at Fairfax.  The new Miracle Mile HPOZ pocket is very close walking distance to museums, shops, and the new subway line.

Recent Home Sale Miracle Mile

In summary, we sold 815 S Ogden for $150,000 over the asking price.  We listed the house for $1,500,000 and we sold it for $1,650,000.  It is the highest sale for a single-story house on Odgen Street ever.

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