Customized home listed by Rodeo Realty's Sherman Oaks agent Ben Salem featured in The Acorn


Featured in The Acorn this week is a customized home with a resort-like yard, listed by Rodeo Realty’s Ben Salem. The Calabasas home is asking for $3,299,999.

The home, located inside the guard-gated Mountain View Estates, has six bedrooms, seven baths, and 6,501 square feet of living space. The kitchen has been updated and features a gourmet center island, 150-bottle wine fridge, wood cabinets, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast area.

Outdoors, there’s a barbecue pavilion, a Sonos music system, a sports court, a saltwater pool, spa, and pool house.

The property also includes a custom-built laundry room, interior and exterior cameras, LED lighting throughout, a Wi-Fi thermostat and reverse osmosis system.

To read The Acorn feature, click HERE.

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Calabasas home listed by Rodeo Realty's Ben Salem sold to San Francisco 49ers' Glenn Dorsey


Rodeo Realty’s Sherman Oaks agent Ben Salem was mentioned this week in the Los Angeles Times for having one of his listings sold to San Francisco 49ers’ Glenn Dorsey.

According to the LA Times, the defensive lineman bought a home in a gated Calabasas community for $2.7 million.


The Mediterranean-style house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in about 7,5000 square feet of living space. The two-story home comes with a modern kitchen, a family room with a wet bar, an office/den and three fireplaces across two floors.

Sliding doors open to a patio with an outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool with a raised spa and a waterfall feature.

The Kansas City Chiefs originally took the NFL football player 5th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. Dorsey is said to be entering the final year of a two-year contract—a $6.1 million extension he signed in 2014.

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Rodeo Realty's Ben Salem Featured In San Fernando Valley Business Journal

weddingtonvillasRodeo Realty’s Ben Salem was recently featured in the San Fernando Busisness Journal for breaking ground on what will be the first of three upscale multi-family projects. The Weddington Villas is a a seven-unit townhome complex on Sepulveda Boulevard near the Sherman
Oaks Galleria that will have 2,000-square-foot units with the latest amenities. Ben was quoted in the article describing the units saying that he wanted to do something that has never been done in the Valley before.  “This is going to be super sexy and sort of New York,” he told the Journal. “Elevators going directly into the buildings, terraces on the roof, a lot of exposed steel – something very young and hip.”

The project should be completed in November and units will be priced between $700,000 and $800,000. Ben and his partners have two other projects in the works:  Hermitage Town Homes, a five-unit development of 2,000-square-foot townhomes in Valley Village; and
the Coldwater Villas in Studio City, an eight-unit complex of 1,600-square-foot condos.

Rodeo Realty's Ben Salem Quoted By Reuters On The Value Of Patios

060Spring is nearly here across the country and everyone is thinking about their backyards. Reuters recently ran a piece on the value of patios. In the last few years outdoor space has become more and more important to people, especially in Southern California. Here, outdoor space can often serve as additional entertaining and play space year round. Popular additions include landscaping and pergolas as well as outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, and complete summer kitchens. Television and sound systems  that can easily be moved to the yard have also become increasingly popular.

Reuters recently ran a piece focusing on the value of patios to homeowners and Rodeo Realty agent Ben Salem was one of the experts they turned to. Ben pointed out that money spent on an outdoor patio doesn’t just provide enjoyment for the owners, it also adds value when it comes time to sell.  As Ben told Reuters: “If the patio costs $12,000 to $20,000, you’ll probably get $40,000 back as long as it’s big enough to put some tables and chairs out there.”

The outdoor entertainment area shown above is from Ben’s luxury property listed in Calabasas.