December 2016 Newsletter

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Secluded 1920s retreat in Rustic Canyon seeks $2M

By Bianca Barragan This 1924 dwelling, surrounded by trees and fronted by a bridge over Rustic Canyon Creek, doesn’t just look and feel like an artist’s retreat. It actually was one. In the 1940s, author Christopher Isherwood reportedly took up residence at the two-story home. Isherwood lived in a number of locations in Rustic Canyon and nearby… Keep reading

Deasy Penner to buy out Podley Properties

  By Gregory Cornfield The wave of consolidation involving California residential brokerages is showing no sign of abating. In the latest combination, L.A.-based brokerage firm Deasy Penner said it will buy Pasadena-based Podley Properties to expand its presence in Southern California. The deal will create a network of almost 300 salespeople from Malibu to Palm Springs,… Keep reading

An Architectural View of The Hobbit’s House

Located in the heart of Culver City, the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence Apartments, more playfully known as Hobbit’s House, is a fanciful site nestled between studio lots and busy thoroughfares. Built as a labor of love by former Disney Studios artist, Lawrence Joseph between 1946 and 1970; Hobbit’s House looks as if torn from… Keep reading