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Two of SoCal’s ‘Glass Ladies’ Houses Are Up for Grabs

Get out the Windex and put away those proverbial stones! A pair of bespoke translucent residences have popped up for sale in the Los Angeles community of Venice Beach, just steps from the popular Abbot Kinney shopping and dining district. Known as Maya, Lady of Botanica and Lucia, Lady of Luxe, the statuesque “Glass Ladies” were previously offered as vacation rentals and are now going for $5.4 million each. Completed in 2023—and belonging to a themed trio of similar yet undeniably unique structures designed and created on three contiguous parcels by local developer Alon Zakoot, in a modern nod to San Francisco’s famed “Painted Lady” Victorians—the houses are a “true architectural marvel,” according to Brooke A. Elliott of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, who is marketing the Maya property at 836 California Ave. Lucia, at 840 California Ave., is listed by Adi Livyatan of Rodeo Realty. “Maya, Lady of Botanica is a Tulum-inspired work of art, unlike any home I have ever seen before,” says Elliott. “From the moment you enter, you are amazed by walls of glass flooding the home with light, high ceilings and a jungle that brings the home to life. Lucia, lady of Luxe, has more of a contemporary flair. It’s suited toward a buyer who appreciates a decadent aesthetic alongside a Southern California/Venice Beach lifestyle.” First up is the Botanica property, which boasts five bedrooms and six baths in almost 4,200 square feet of plant-infused living space spanning three levels. Described in the listing as a “harmonious blend of tropical jungle elements and botanical accents,” the main level is showcased by a living room sporting a massive wood-clad fireplace and glass doors spilling out to a terrace on one side, and a lap pool and spa on the other. Back inside, a fireside dining room flows to the kitchen, which is furnished with sleek cabinetry, an eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances and access to an indoor/outdoor lounge area warmed by a fire-pit. An upper level holds the master retreat, which comes complete with a fireplace, walk-in closet, private balcony, secluded spa tub for two people, and light-filled bath adorned with dual vanities and a rainfall shower. Elsewhere is a lower level with a mini-bar-equipped movie theater, plus a roof deck that’s ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining with a fireplace and built-in barbecue. A two-car garage also can be found on the premises. As for Lucia, Lady of Luxe, that five-bedroom, six-bath abode is introduced via a courtyard entrance that opens to a foyer adorned with exotic patterns that carry throughout. There is a little more than 4,100 square feet of three-level living space displaying a formal living room highlighted by a double-height ceiling, shimmering gold accent wall, fireplace and sliding glass door opening to a waterfall-fed lap pool and spa. A formal dining area connects to a gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with cobalt blue cabinetry, an eat-in island, Miele appliances, and access to an indoor/outdoor lounge area with a fireplace and seated bar. A floating staircase heads upstairs, where there’s an office, a “pajama lounge,” and sumptuous primary bedroom flaunting a private balcony and walk-in closet, as well as a snazzy spa-like bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower; and elsewhere is movie theater hosting a mini-bar and fireplace. Two separate roof decks have built-in sofas, a marble-clad fire-pit, wet bar and barbecue station, and an attached one-car garage could easily serve as a gym. https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes-for-sale/two-glass-ladies-houses-are-up-for-grabs-in-los-angeles-1235530680/

Celebrity Homes: Los Angeles ‘House of Sin’ Hits the Market at $10.2 Million

Tue, August 23, 2022 at 6:00 PM·2 min read Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California's most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. The House of Sin is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "LA's Eclectic House of Sin Is For Sale" Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California's most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. Located in the Hollywood Hills, the home was previously owned by photographer Richard Franklin who photographed celebrities and more than 600 models in the home. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home features a smorgasbord of entertainment. There is the inviting pool next to a love swing suspended over the LA city lights, a rooftop deck, an indoor spa, chef's kitchen, a dancing studio, gold-colored hallways that lead to a Hugh Hefner-style grotto room, a romantic fireplace, a casino and black-light disco nightclub, and ocean views. A popular film site for reality TV and avant-garde fashion shoots including Kim Kardashian, the 7,500-square-foot home has creative nooks, crannies and mysterious hallways. Not to mention several floors of things to do, including a make out-ready theater with mood lighting and reclining leather seats, a shower room big enough for a friendly crowd, and another colorful room that could bring new meaning to 1960's psychedelics. And a full workout room with inspiring wall posters and equipment. Just a couple minutes to the Sunset Strip for shopping, restaurants and more entertainment options. The home is listed with Josh Morrow and Brooke A. Elliott of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/celebrity-homes-los-angeles-house-140000691.html

‘Most eclectic home’ in California lives up to its name. Check out the ‘House of Sin’

A home with quite the reputation has landed on the Southern California real estate market for $10.2 million. Nicknamed “House of Sin,” the visually stunning five-bedroom, six-bathroom Los Angeles residence was once owned by celebrity photographer Richard Franklin, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. While the nickname seems to be more on the lascivious end of the spectrum, it’s the home’s views that end up taking your breath away for real. “This Hollywood Hills contemporary entertainer’s paradise must be seen to believe! As seen on Entertainment TV’s ‘A List Homes,’ this architectural with birds eye views is a true vision,” the listing on Aaron Kirman Group says. “Upon entering, you will be amazed by the high vaulted ceilings with skylights and glass doors that open to panoramic views from the hills to the city and beyond. “ The photos not only show those delectable views from the pool area, but also rooms bursting with blinding fluorescent color from under the shade of black lights throughout its 7,500 square feet. https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article264563786.html

LA’s House of Sin Lists at $10.2 Million!

Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California’s most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. Located on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills, the home was previously owned by photographer Richard Franklin who photographed celebrities and more than 600 models in the home. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home features a smorgasbord of entertainment. There is the inviting pool next to a love swing suspended over the LA city lights, a rooftop deck, an indoor spa, chef’s kitchen, a dancing studio, gold-layered hallways that lead to a Hugh Hefner-style grotto room, a romantic fireplace, a casino and black-light disco nightclub, and ocean views. A popular film site for reality TV and avant-garde fashion shoots, including Kim Kardashian, the 7,500-square-foot home has creative nooks, crannies and mysterious hallways. Not to mention several floors of activities, including a make out-ready theater with mood lighting and reclining leather seats, a shower room big enough for a friendly crowd, and another colorful room that could bring new meaning to 1960’s psychedelics.And a full workout room with inspiring wall posters and equipment. Just a couple minutes to the Sunset Strip for shopping, restaurants and more entertainment options. https://www.yesweekly.com/real_estate/la-s-house-of-sin-lists-at-10-2-million/article_b3561e66-1cb1-11ed-9ec8-e77373288506.html

LA’s wild ‘House of Sin’ lists for $10.2M: Inside the Kardashian-linked property

A California retreat popular among celebrities for its neon lighting and eclectic accoutrement has hit the market. The property — which is listed with Josh Morrow and Brooke A. Elliott of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass — is currently asking for $10.2 million, TopTenRealEstateDeal.com reports. Nicknamed the “House of Sin,” the 7,500-square-foot home is located on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills. It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an outdoor pool, roof deck and indoor spa. There’s a hot tub, mini casino room with deck, two sun lounges and a gym. In terms of bragging rights, the “House of Sin” was previously owned by the photographer Richard Franklin, who did shoots with over 600 models and celebrities in the space, according to Jam Press. Kim Kardashian has also visited the mansion, which was once featured on Entertainment TV’s “A List Homes,” according to press materials. But the address — which was built in 1990 — is best known for its custom, outer-space-worthy electric wiring. Indeed, the space is outfitted to turn on like a blacklight-ready, glow-in-the-dark coloring book, with a fluorescent green, pink and purple ambiance achievable with the flick of a switch in numerous entertainment areas. In addition to the built-in amusement, the address also offers sweeping views of the Los Angeles skyline, the best of which are reserved for the top floor primary bedroom. Three of the other four bedrooms open to the pool and deck and have ensuite baths. The kitchen has built-in skylights and the listing additionally mentions a two-car garage and gazebo.

Inside ‘trippy House of Sin’ linked to Kim Kardashian and Hollywood on sale for £8.4m

If you’re looking for a “trippy” escape with endless illusions and unique features then this celebrity-loved home dubbed the "House of Sin" might be for you. The property is situated in one of Los Angeles' most iconic areas on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills.The House of Sin used to be owned by photographer, Richard Franklin, who used the unique and colourful interior as a backdrop for taking snaps of celebrities and over 600 models. Jam-packed with a stunning display of neon lights and eye-catching artwork, the location has also become a popular film site for reality TV and fashion shoots – including a visit by Kim Kardashian.Spanning across 7,500 square feet, there are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a private outdoor pool, rooftop deck, indoor spa and a chef’s kitchen with all the amenities.Inside, the open-plan living and dining area awaits, featuring minimalistic, grey furniture that draws attention to the breathtaking view offered from the floor-to-ceiling windows. As you look across the LA city skyline, it’s hard to believe you’re not looking at a work of art – but this all changes as you walk downstairs. Across the ceiling and walls, an array of shaped rocks flood the area and give the illusion of stepping inside a deep cave.

Furniture Designer Lists Malibu Home With a Micro Vineyard for Nearly $9 Million

The residence has been completely renovated to maximize indoor-outdoor living A Los Angeles-based furniture designer and manufacturer listed his Malibu home this week for nearly $9 million. Abby Rafieha, founder of furniture brand Abbyson, is selling his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence. Sitting on an acre of manicured grounds with gardens, a small vineyard and water features, the home is a “stunning oasis,” according to Brooke A. Elliott of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. She shared the listing with Mr. Kirman. “It is an incredible property for someone who relishes complete privacy and tranquility, and has an appreciation for world-class design, architecture and finishes,” she said in an email. More: Low Supply, Millennials and Vacation Markets Are Defining the Housing Market in the U.S. and Beyond The sleek, contemporary abode has been completely rebuilt with floor-to-ceiling windows and disappearing glass walls, Italian marble flooring and statement light fixtures. “The owner/designer built the house customized for himself and his family,” Ms. Elliott said. “It’s his dream home…[it] has an incredible indoor-outdoor flow and you have beautiful scenery from every room.”

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