It’s a new year, it’s a new you. Whether or not you followed through on your resolutions so far in 2019, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend of fun in LA. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to spruce up your first weekend of the year!
Read below for events happening in and round LA January 4-6.
Discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday, January 4th
First-Time Fridays at LACMA
You haven’t been to LACMA you say? Well luckily for you, LA’s Contemporary Museum of Modern Art accepts this and offers First Time Fridays. This monthly event invites guest to explore the museum from 3:00pm-8:00pm for LA residents. If you let the ticket office know it is your first visit to LACMA, you will receive a free poster and discounts at the LACMA store, LACMA Cafe and C+M.
Abbot Kinney First Fridays
AK’s neighborhood block party returns this Friday on the “coolest block in America”. Whatever your craving, you’ll be sure to find something with new and old food trucks joining the event and merchant discounts plus late hours.
LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks
NBA tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the New York Knicks are sure to be selling quickly! Fans from both sides of the nation won’t want to miss this exciting regular season game! If you want to be there to catch all of the action you’d better act now. Secure your seats so you can cheer on your favorite team!
Saturday, January 5th
Watson Adventures’ Thrilla at the Getty Villa
Roam for Romans on a unique scavenger hunt that transports you to ancient Greece and Rome via the Getty Villa. You’ll follow a trail of clues and answer fun, tricky questions. Discover facts you never knew about the odd aspects of gods, goddesses, and the inventors of the toga party.
Golden Globes Foreign Language Nominee Symposium
Discover the best foreign language films of 2018. This year’s five nominees include Capernaum from Lebanon, Girl from Belgium, Never Look Away from Germany, Roma from Mexico, and Shoplifters from Japan. The symposium will also include a free roundtable with the Directors for each of the nominated films. The panel will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, former HFPA member and VP turned festival director and programmer. Advance sale tickers are available until 5:00pm January 4 but will still be available for standby the day of.
Bricks LA 2019
Come share your love of Lego and discover hundreds of fan created models at the Pasadena Convention Center ! Enjoy their vendor area with new, used, and unique brick accessories as well as building techniques and panel discussions. It will be a weekend of fun for all ages.
Sunday, January 6
Annual Carroll Shelby Cruise-In
Come see some of the fastest, rarest and most beloved Shelby’s of all time. The Petersen will celebrate Carroll Shelby’s birthday by having a cruise-in on the third floor parking structure of the museum. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the car show and contest. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
A Faery Hunt Magical Adventure
Named by Nickelodeon the “Best Children’s Theater” in Los Angeles, A Faery Hunt delights as a magical adventure. Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle journey to help the Faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the Faeries, it’s a musical filled afternoon with fun, laughs and surprises.
LA Kings Holiday ICE at L.A. Live Final Day
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Don’t miss out on the last day of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Skate your way through the weekend as a family fun activity or date night.
A 1937 home, designed by architect William J. Gage—who designed the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall, is currently for sale. Bruce Walker of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills is the listing agent.
The home was recently featured in Curbed.
The subject property qualifies as historic, according to the Beverly Hills Community Development Department Historic Preservation Overview. Shortly after the completion of the Beverly Hills City Hall, architect William J. Gage was hired to independently design the home in 1937.
Some of the architectural details include: Colonial broken pediment door surrounds, full-facade porch with square based columns, original wood windows, parquet wood entry floor, classic staircase and original moldings. Total of 6 bedrooms, 5 baths plus large family room. Approximately 5000 square feet of living space. French doors open out to a huge usable back yard with pool, patio areas, gardens, 3-car garage and lush backyard surrounded with mature trees and landscaping. Sited on an over ½ acre lot of usable space.
William J. Gage, the Beverly Hills-based architect, began his career in partnership with Harry G. Koerner, with whom he designed the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall in1932. Gage is included in the Beverly Hills list of Master Architects.
A Midcentury estate designed by noted LA architect Daniel L. Dworsky has sold above the asking price for $12.25 million in an off-market deal.
The property, which is located in Beverly Hills Flats, has an open living space and features four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Stoned accents, wood panels, and a wall of built-ins tie the home to its period.
Outdoors, there’s a hedge-lined pool and grassy lawn.
Dworsky’s work includes the Beverly Hills Main Post Office and the Crisler Arena—the basketball arena at the University of Michigan, his alma mater.
More on Dan Dworsky:
In February 1989, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Committee selected Dworsky as executive architect to work with designated architect Frank Gehry in designing the future home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
He was voted one of the twelve most distinguished architects in Los Angeles.
Other major works credited to Dworsky:
- The Beverly Hills Main Post Office in Beverly Hills, California. Dworsky Associates received a Beautification Award from the Los Angeles Business Council for the design.
- The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (1984).
- The Metropolitan, a 14-story upscale rental complex in downtown Los Angeles’ South Park area.
- The Van Nuys Municipal Court building in Van Nuys, California. Dworsky Associates received the Kaufman & Broad Award for Outstanding New Public or Civic Project for the design.
To read the LA Times feature on this property, click HERE.
The Jewish National Fund held its Israel luncheon for women on Thursday.
Rodeo Realty sponsored the annual event, which was held in Beverly Hills.
Terre Steinbeck, Beverly Hills agent with Rodeo Realty, was co-chair of the event.
This year, the luncheon included a special Q&A with Sherry Lansing, founder and CEO of The Sherry Lansing Foundation and co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer.
Lansing was the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed President of 20th Century Fox in 1980. In 1992, she was named Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. During nearly 30 years in the motion picture business, Lansing was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic.
On Monday, December 12, several Rodeo Realty agents took the day to feed the homeless.
Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and Sunset agents showed up to the Cloverfield Services Center in Santa Monica and helped OPCC prepare and serve food to some of the community’s most vulnerable residents—homeless individuals and families, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, indigent Veterans, and other who have nowhere else to turn.
In addition to volunteering, Rodeo Realty also donated $3,000 to the organization. The monetary donation will help OPCC provide almost 4,500 meals to individuals in need.
The non-profit organization relies on the generosity of volunteers and Rodeo Realty is happy to help and make a difference in the lives of others!
Last Tuesday, Brentwood agents volunteered and helped the organization feed the homeless as well.
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This week, Rodeo Realty offices had their very own Thanksgiving luncheon. Agents enjoyed a complete Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings!
Below are a few photos of agents enjoying their luncheon:
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The longtime Beverly Hills home of legendary composer and conductor John Cacavas has sold for $7.4 million. Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills held the listing. Nikki Hochstein of Rodeo Realty Brentwood represented the buyer.
According to Los Angeles Times, the 1950s home was also once owned by actor and engineer Zeppo Marx, who shared the residence with his second wife, Barbara. The couple divorced in 1973, Barbara later married Frank Sinatra.
The 5,069-square-foot house has an open living and dining room, a den/office, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The Midcentury home also has a screening room with a partition that opens to an outdoor wet bar.
Cacavas, who passed in 2014 at age 83, purchased the home in the early 1970s for $255,000, according to the LA Times. His television and film credits include “Kojak,””The Bionic Woman” Hawaii Five-O,” and “The Executioner’s Song.”
For more on this property, read the LA Times article HERE.
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Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills agent Michael MacDermott is co-listing XTEN Architecture’s latest completion for $21 million.
Perched on the most coveted street in North Beverly Hills Trousdale Estates is the brand new modern contemporary home. Carla Ridge is the latest outstanding design by XTEN Architecture. The Los Angeles Times is calling it the “007 digs in the Trousdale Estates.”
“This sleek modern home in Beverly Hills looks like something out of a James Bond film: sexy, sophisticated and intriguing,” said the LA Times. The newspaper featured the property Wednesday as the Home of the Day.
The recently completed estate boasts nearly 7,000 square feet of living space on one level using the finest materials and craftsmanship. David Schwartz, the developer/project manager, conceptualized the vision for the elegance that is 1535 Carla Ridge. From lifestyle of the ample floor plan, to the serenity that the materials and colors generate, David left no stones unturned in creating a perfect ambiance.
The gated property features a motor court, which is flanked by a custom water feature that leads you to the towering glass entry. Once inside, the open floor plan is bathed in natural light presenting Bianco tile floors, soaring ceilings, custom nine foot solid hardwood doors and 12 -foot tall Fleetwood walls of glass that vanish at the push of a button. A fully enclosed, climate controlled glass chamber with a 1,000 bottle capacity for the most discerning wine lover separates the formal living space from the gourmet kitchen and family area. Custom Miton cabinetry, Miele appliances and Caesar Stone countertops adorn the chef’s kitchen with a full “dirty” kitchen adjacent yet completely hidden. A 12-foot high wall of book matched Pietra Gray Spanish Marble slabs separate the great room from the home theater, the master suite and guest rooms all with en suite baths finished in Portuguese porcelain tile, polished chrome Dornbracht fixtures, custom cabinetry and countertops.
The sweeping south facing entertainment deck invites sun-drenched relaxation by the infinity edged pool, spa and built-in barbeque punctuated by unobstructed views from downtown LA to the Santa Monica Bay and beyond. A private, grassy, rear yard features lush landscaping and an outdoor fireplace with intimate seating. Finishing touches include seamless home integration including whole house sound, home theater, security and camera surveillance by Control 4 with remote controlled electric shades and window treatments through out.
XTEN Architecture has become known for buildings of striking beauty, deeply integrated into their natural setting, that have won numerous national and international awards and have been published in books and exhibited in museums around the world. Austin Kelly and his design partner Monika Haefelfinger together with Scott Utterstrom are the principals of XTEN, which was founded in 2000. XTEN Architecture’s best known projects are the Openhouse, Madisonhouse and Nakahouse, which Architectural Record (cover, 2012) chose as one of only nine ” Record Houses of the Year” selected internationally for advancing the discipline of architecture and which was included in the New Sculpturalism exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (2013).
For the LA Times feature, click HERE
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