South Park creator repped by Oren Barkan nabs Adi Livyatan’s Brentwood listing

It has been an outstanding month for our agents! In what is a double feat for the company, as many outlets reported Rodeo Realty agents repped the seller and buyer for the $6.2 million purchase by South Park creator, Trey Parker.

Los Angeles Times was one of the first publications to report on the sale of the 4-bedroom and 4.5 bathroom estate.

The luxurious listing held by Adi Livyatan of Rodeo Realty Encino was picked up this month by Trey Parker.

Oren Barkan of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills was the buying agent for Parker on his purchase of the Brentwood Estate.

The stunning pad is a modern masterpiece with 5,322 square feet of interior living space. Parker will have plenty of zen space as the home also boast a vast outdoor area with swimming pool, detached yoga studio and private courtyard.

The abode also comes equipped with a wine cellar, indoor-outdoor family room and designer kitchen.

Every detail was thoughtfully considered in this stunning contemporary style home.

Trey Parker is most notable for his hit satirical animated series South Park, co-created in 1997 with Matt Stone. The show has run for 22 seasons and remains a pop-culture fixture. Parker has also gone on to create other hits like the Tony Awarded Broadway comedy “The Book of Mormon.

Read the full LA Times Feature here

About Adi Livyatan:

A Luxury Home Specialist, Adi is a top producing real estate professional and is the Number One agent in Rodeo Realty’s Sherman Oaks office. Recognized by “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate”, she is one of the country’s top Realtors and one of the most accomplished and respected agents in Southern California. With sales over $100 million per year, Adi is in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. In 2018, she was recognized for her sales volume and ranked #184 in the nation by REAL Trends The Thousand as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. She has been a consistent award-winning associate for several years, winning the President’s Circle Elite award for a number of years, and is one of a very select group who won the Chairman’s Award, the highest award possible, for her production in 2017, with closed sales of over $100 million. In 2018, Rodeo Realty recognized Adi for her significant sales in 2017, as she had the most transactions recognized as ‘Significant Sales in San Fernando Valley’ by Rodeo Realty. Exceptionally well respected, Adi has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers in various price ranges, and is one of the very top agents specializing in development and new construction in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities. Known for her integrity, honesty, and knowledge, Adi is committed to providing the highest level of service to all of her clients.

About Oren Barakan:

Providing Fantastic Real Estate Service throughout the San Fernando Valley, I am “”Your Family’s Realtor.”” My Philosophy of one-on-one communication allows me the opportunity to find the perfect real estate match for my valued clients. I understand that exactly what a family needs is vital. Once they share their vision with me, the home buying and selling process is extremely successful and smooth. I offer the finest services, technology tools, marketing and concierge programs. My service has proven results!

Leslie Kavanaugh’s Pacific Palisades listing featured in Variety

Leslie Kavanaugh holds the listing for a stunning Nantucket inspired estate in the Pacific Palisades.

Beverly Hills, Calif. (April 22, 2019)– Leslie Kavanaugh received an array of press coverage over the last week for a stunning Palisades abode that she holds the listing for. Sitting on three-quarters of an acre of land, the 10,500 square foot mansion is a seaside dream.

With panoramic views, the $25 million dollar estate sits nestled in the mountains above Will Rogers State Park. The spacious pad features 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a 10-seat theater and 960-bottle wine cellar.

The master suite includes luxury elements like a boutique style dressing room lined in floor-to-ceiling glass fronted wardrobes. While the backyard includes a stunning infinity edge swimming pool and open-air loggia.

The current owner Ryan Kavanaugh, principal of film finance firm Proxima Media purchased the home in 2008 from football legend Joe Namath’s ex-wife Tatiana Namath. Kavanaugh is a longtime Hollywood heavyweight with a wide-ranging real estate portfolio.

So it should come as no surprise that property landed on the market with the expertise of his mother and highly awarded real estate agent-Leslie Kavanaugh.

About Leslie:

A native Californian, Leslie Kavanaugh began her real estate career in 1979. A top-producing agent, Leslie specializes in the Westside communities of Bel Air, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Beverly Hills.  She has received both the California 100 and the Circle of Distinction awards, President’s Elite Circle and National President’s Circle in recognition of her sales record and extensive experience, having served as a sales associate, estates director, marketing director and training director as well as in management for several major real estate firms.
Over the years, she has participated in a variety of charitable and community organizations. She is a past President of Friends of Robinson Gardens and this year will be Garden Tour Co-Chair. She was the first woman honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by JBBBS. Leslie also serves as COO for a multi-office medical corporation, which was then successfully sold. She is currently serving on the Boards of Jewish Big Brothers/Camp Max Straus, Virginia Robinson Gardens and AVIVA Family and Children Services. Additionally, she is involved with Los Angeles Ballet and Art of Elysium. Leslie has personally represented more than 200 estate sales in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Malibu area, and Rodeo Realty is very proud to welcome her to our Beverly Hills office.
Leslie Kavanaugh’s listings
View the full Variety Article here
listing information for 815 Paseo Miramar here

 


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Ben Bacals Bird Streets listing featured in Luxe Digs

Hailed a “Sublime Symphony” by Luxe Digs magazine, Ben Bacal holds the listing for this lower Bird Streets Estate.

The article highlights each luxury element of the Alex Pettas designed property.

Noting the “abundance of light, water, glass, Italian stone, cedar and European oak flooring throughout” the stunning abode. An epitome of style, the Vanina Alfaro designed living space is an entertainers dream.

The magazine feature continues by noting  the homes “eye-catching features–like the biometric, oversized door that opens tp a cascading infinity-edge pool and bonsai trees; soaring great room with disappearing glass doors and floor to ceiling Italian marble fireplace; and decadent master suite with its own living room and designer showroom closet.”

If that isn’t show stopping enough the ultimate highlight is the homes 1,000-square-foot rooftop deck with built-in bar and Jacuzzi.

“off-the-charts cool” as Ben describes it and when do we move in is the only question on all of our minds.

1172 N. Doheny Drive is listed at $9.3 Million

 

Click here to view the article Luxe Digs article(Pg. 68).

Click here to view Ben Bacal’s current listings.

Nadia Emelia list Alice Eve’s Hollywood Dell Home

Rodeo Realty’s Nadia Emelia has listed British Actress Alice Eve’s Hollywood Home.

The listing recently received coverage in Variety’s Real Estate column-Real Estalker which highlighted the homes stylish features. The 1,230 Square foot 1940’s bungalow is on the market for $1.5 million.

The publication describes the homes allure of privacy noting its “graveled driveway. It further notes it’s location “behind a thick privet hedge amid a jungle-like tumble of leafy trees and dense foliage.”

Stunningly renovated additional features of the home include designer touches like the kitchens stainless Smeg appliances. The abodes hillside location allows for it’s perfect sun-splashed roof deck to be an ideal entertaining or lounging spot.

Variety also touches on other home attributes like the “light-filled living room…vintage brick fireplace and gigantic bay window.”

Alice Eve is known for her roles in “She’s Out of Your League”, “Iron First” and the upcoming untitled biopic about the late Roger Ailes.

Read the original Variety article here.

See more of Nadia Emelia’s listings here.

 

Brendan Barry sells Vintage 1930’s Spanish to Comedian Chris O’Dowd

Rodeo Realty’s Brendan Barry recently closed sale on a 100-year-old Spanish bungalow to comedian Chris O’Dowd.

The sale picked up media coverage in outlets like Variety and Architectural Digest. Both publications focused on the homes Old-Hollywood charm. Originally built in 1930, the two-story residence was on the market for the first time in 50 years. Located in the affluent Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Mid City West, the home sold for nearly $2.15 million.

It boast almost 3,000 square feet of living space and features authentic details throughout. From its hand-forged wrought iron accents to a gently curved stone staircase that ascends unto the terra cotta tile foyer is golden era glamour.

The home also features natural light that floods in through the living rooms multi-colored stain glass window. While stunning accents like the antique crystal chandelier hanging in the homes formal dining room add a touch of elegance.

This is the second piece of U.S. real estate for U.K. Actor/Comedian Chris O’Dowd and his writer/TV Presenter wife Dawn O’Porter. Their first home on this side of the pond is a mere few blocks away from their new abode.

O’Dowd is most notable for his role in Bridesmaids and Sundance TV’s State of the Union. He will also be featured in the CBS All Access upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone hosted by Oscar Winner Jordan Peele.

Variety article-click here.
Architectural Digest article-click here.
To view Brendan Barry’s current listings click here.

10 Perfect Plants for your Home

With Spring in bloom, there is one thing you can expect… a lot of blogs about spring. But with all of that seasonal jargon comes some helpful house tips to give your abode a spring touch. Read below for a top 10 list of the hanging house plants for your home and have your neighbors green with envy on your eco-friendly decor.

English Ivy

Also known as common ivy, English ivy (Hedera helix) is a gorgeous, deep green, glossy plant. This classic plant is one of the best indoor plants for low light. Suspend a basket of English ivy from a ceiling and admire the elegant, cascading vines.

Burro’s Tail

Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) is one of the most unique plants around. Because it’s a succulent, burro’s tail is extremely low-maintenance and great for indoor spaces. This funky plant is often confined to small tabletop pots, but it truly thrives when its thick foliage can run wild from a hanging pot.

Spider Plant

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a classic houseplant that earned its name from its spindly leaves. As a low light indoor hanging plant, this beauty will feel at home in almost any space—just be sure it’s out of direct sunlight. Spider plant’s bright green foliage effortlessly enlivens any space.

Bird’s Nest Fern

Add some edge to your space with bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus). This hanging plant has gorgeous, curvy leaves that change shape depending on the amount of light exposure. Too much light will make the leaves crumple and turn them yellow, so keep out of direct sunlight.

Chenille Plant

Chenille plant (Acalypha hispida) makes an impression immediately. Fuzzy red flowers trail down from deep green foliage, earning the houseplant the nickname red-hot cat’s-tail. Take advantage of this plant’s vibrancy and hang it somewhere that needs a little color. Prune chenille plant to keep it healthy longer.

Maidenhair Fern

This indoor hanging plant has delicate foliage that trails down in graceful waves. Sometimes indoor environments are too dry for maidenhair fern (Adiantum), so be extra aware of your watering habits. Spritz this houseplant a few times a week to keep the humidity levels up. This is one of the best houseplants for living rooms because the wispy light green leaves will match most decor.

String of Pearls

String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is one of the most distinct indoor plants with its plump, round ‘pearls’ that resemble peas. These beads are actually filled with water to help string of pearls survive periods of drought. The vibrant green color lights up a room and looks dramatic when spilling out of pots.

String of Hearts

We’re obsessed with this lovely indoor hanging plant that grows long and intricate foliage. String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) has variegated green and silver leaves with hints of purple. The thin heart-shape leaves romantically dangle off fine vines. Suspend string of hearts as high as you can and let it grow!

Orchid

The unique shapes of orchids (Orchidaceae) make for dynamic indoor hanging plants. Their beautiful flowers will add a pop of color and sophistication to your home. Make sure to hang your orchids where they’ll get enough sunlight to thrive—ideally in front of a window. Try this hanging orchid planter for a modern take on an orchid display.

Air Plants

Air plants have quickly become an indoor gardener favorite as of recent, and it’s no secret why. These wispy plants require little maintenance and can be displayed in creative ways. Air plants work well as hanging plants in glass capsules, mounted on walls, or in macrame hanging plant holders. Every gardener should try air plants in their home.

Courtesy of: Better Homes & Gardens

Jessica Felix reps Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown for new Woodland Hills abode

Jessica Felix was the buying agent for TV Personality and culture expert Karamo Brown and his new Woodland Hills home.

 

The listing featured in last week’s LA Times Hot Property was recently purchased by Karamo for $1.24 Million. Described in the article as a “blank canvas”, the 1966 contemporary will likely receive an “infusion of style” from the TV Star.

The five bedroom and three-bathroom house was recently remodeled and provides 2,622 square feet of white-walled interiors. The living room includes a stunning concrete fireplace and the master suite features a walk-in closet and a barn style door that opens to a dual-sink bathroom.

The backyard provides another area of fresh flair, coming equipped with a swimming pool, spa, deck space and gazebo.

Prior to becoming a fixture of the pop-culture remake, Karamo worked as a producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network and a contributor to “Access Hollywood” as well as other hosting gigs.

 

To read the full Los Angeles Times Hot Property Article click here

 

To view Jessica Feliz’s current listings click here.

The Benefits of Solar Panels for your Home

Here in California, we lead the forefront in the nation for our clean energy initiatives and green living. It should come as no surprise then, that so many people are switching over to Solar Power for their homes. Sunny California is home to the top two solar installers(Telsa/SolarCity) as well as the world’s most efficient solar pane manufacturer(SunPower). Factor that in with the state’s high cost of electricity  and notably lower solar prices and its a no brainer. Read below for our tips on switching over to Solar Power and save your energy of searching the web on your own!

 

1. Compare all your options: get as many quotes as possible

If you are considering installing solar, research and consider every option that you can. Various resources such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratorythe California Solar Initiative and others can offer pricing data. Additionally, there is a long list of companies in the state that can provide free PV quotes.

2. The largest installers will not necessarily offer the best price

Although large companies will often bring out superlatives like ‘biggest installer’ in their sales pitches, this does not mean that they offer the best value. The premise is simple: massive installers already have market share and brand awareness and thus do not need to offer the best prices and value. When small installers compete in a price auction, on the other hand, the result is some of the lowest bids you can find in the U.S. for a PV installation. Make sure you price compare to ensure your getting the best value!

3. Different products for different people

Just as a Lamborghini might not be the right choice for everyone in the market for a car, the same concept applies with solar. Not everyone needs to shop for the most expensive solar PV equipment. There are many different types of solar panels and inverters for different needs and preferences. For the price-oriented, value-focused consumer, it is easy to save thousands simply by choosing standard solar panels instead of a premium top-of-the-line brand.

There is a hefty list of solar panel brands that offer a wide range of features and prices.

How much could I save?

Solar panels offer homeowners a wide range of financial benefits. This is largely based on the sizes of the rooftop solar systems, average electricity rates, and local incentives.

As an example, let’s assume that you live in Los Angeles and fit the average profile for an L.A. homeowner:

  • You are paying 20.3 cents per kWh (48.2% more than the national average)
  • You’ll purchase 7,200 kWh of electricity each year
  • You pay an average of $92 per month for your power bill (but that’s climbing)

If you were to install a 2.4 kW solar power system on your home, you could see the following savings over the course of the system’s 25- to 30-year lifetime:

  • Monthly Savings: $80-$145 (more over time depending on rate hikes)
  • Lifetime Savings: $25,000-$43,000 (more over time depending on rate hikes)

Investing in your home

Saving on power bills isn’t the only financial benefit to going solar. A commonly overlooked personal benefit is how it affects your property value.

While some expect rooftop solar to devalue a home, it actually increases your home’s value. Most homebuyers save on electric bills with a solar home and are willing to pay more for it.

The National Bureau of Economic Research found that solar panels add, on average, between 3% and 4% to a home’s value. In fact, it’s one of the smartest investments you can make on your home.

Josh Flagg sells Lily Collins Weho Condo for $2.8 Million!

As multiple media publications have reported , Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty has sold Actress Lily Collins Sierra Towers West Hollywood abode.

Representing both the buyer and the seller, Flagg recently closed on the Jack A. Charney- designed condominium. The sale received coverage in the LA Times, Variety and Architectural Digest.  The listing came up for sale in 2018 and boast 1,700 square feet of living space.

It is a tenth-floor corner unit one-bedroom, two bathroom with a private terrace that spans the length of the unit. Additional features include floor-to-ceiling windows, a wet bar and an updated kitchen with builtin seating. The master bedroom also includes a walk-in closet and office with the unit offering spectacular views of the DTLA cityscape.

Lily Collins is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and antique dealer Jill Tavellman. Collins is most known for her role on Amazons “The Last Tycoon” and can be seen in the upcoming Ted Bundy Biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” as well as BBC’s remake of “Les Mis”.

To read the media articles that covered this sale click the links below:

LA Times

Architectural Digest

Variety

Rodeo Realty’s Alex Howe and Kaitlyn Olson sell home of hairdressing titan Bruno Mascolo

Bruno Mascolo, CEO of world-famous hairdressing firm Toni & Guy, has sold his West Hollywood condominium. The sale, which included two Rodeo Realty agents, made news in the Los Angeles Times.

Alex Howe of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills represented Mascolo and Kaitlyn Olson represented the buyer.

The high-rise corner unit comes wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most noteworthy, the glass doors that take you to a private balcony. The almost 1,700 sq. ft. space has an open living area, one bedroom, and two bathrooms. In addition, building amenities include valet parking, a fitness center, and a saltwater swimming pool.

In conclusion, the condo is located inside the Sierra Towers and sold for $3.733 million.