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Tucked away on a quiet walk street between the Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood & Highland lies an enchanting oasis of iconic homes and historic properties. Los Angeles’ best-kept secret, Hollywood Heights. This picturesque car-free neighborhood is reminiscent of a hillside village on the Amalfi coast. At the centerpiece is the High Tower Elevator, a five-story private elevator built in the 1920’s in the style of a Bolognese campanile.
The steep hilltops and inclines of Hollywood Heights were not suited for wide roads and cars in the 1920’s so a series of interconnecting stairways and walkways were devised to allow residents access to their properties and the Hollywood Bowl.
The top of the elevator is High Tower Court – a cluster of multi-family residence built be architect Carl Kay between 1935 and 1956.
The seclusion and unusual setting of High Tower Court made it the ideal setting for the residence of noir detective Philip Marlowe, played by Elliot Gould, in the 1973 movie of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye.
Adiana Caselotti (voice of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) lived on Alta Loma Terrace for four decades.
In the 1970’s there was a revolving door of musicians, actors and artists many who helped create the California Sound – Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clarke of the Byrds and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love also lived there in the early 90s.
David Copperfield lived in High Tower Court in the 1980’s while performing at the nearby Magic Castle.
EwingSIR is proud to support LVUSD schools
EwingSIR was proud to support The Foundation for Las Virgenes Unified Schools as a Gold Sponsor at this year’s Event. The Foundation will be making a $240,000 contribution to LVUSD from this year alone. Over the past four years, The Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 for our local schools.
According to Event co-chair Deanna Glassberg, the funds raised will continue to support teachers and counselors.
“Your investment protects our schools, elevates the desirability of our neighborhoods, maintains our property values and provides our students with exceptional educational opportunities,” Glassberg wrote in a letter to EwingSIR.
Listed at: $2,570,000 by Stephen & Liz Kaseno.
Spectacular custom Mediterranean home located in the 24-hour guard gated community of Indian Falls. Ideal floor plan with a grand double door entry, soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, open flowing spaces. Home spans over 6,100 sq ft w/ 6 bed/7 bath.Huge Fam. Room w/fireplace,wet bar w/wine fridge,built-in bookcases & a wall of French Doors.The formal dining room is ideal for gracious ent. w/elegant details & large size.Expansive well appointed kitchen w/center island,granite counter tops, travertine backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Two bedroom suites on main level in addition to a large office/study. Staircase w/wrought iron railing leads upstairs where you will find four additional bedrooms one of which is the enormous Master Suite w/fireplace,sitting area,richly appointed bath w/dual closets, dual vanities, jetted tub & sep. shower.Private balconies off the bedroom & bath provide ideal place to take in Mntn. Views. Home is perfectly situated behind private gates on a park like 1 acre lot. French doors throughout the home lead onto a huge covered patio which frames a sparkling pool/spa & outdoor kitchen.Backyard is truly an oasis. Gazebo, Koi Pond,putting green,driving range & N/S Lighted full size Tennis Court. Truly everything you could want.
The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, will be carried into Calabasas for a ceremony at City Hall today, July 17. Calabasas is the host city for the Great Britain team, which has traveled to compete in this year’s world games in Los Angeles. The athletes will spend three days in Calabasas leading up to the start of the games.
Today’s Torch Run will begin at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center on Park Sorrento and turn right onto Park Granada, left onto Calabasas Road in front of The Commons shopping center and finish at the Civic Center.
Calabasas Mayor Lucy Martin and Capt. Patrick Davoren of the Lost Hills Sheriff Station hosted the 11 a.m. arrival ceremony.
Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to share the honor of welcoming the Olympic athletes to Calabasas.
So happy that Ewing Sotheby’s is supporting the British Special Olympics Team. The Olympic Torch will be carried from the Calabasas Swim and Tennis Center to the Calabasas City Hall at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Guess who will be waving her Union Jack and cheering them on? :-)
Posted by Karen and Serena of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty on Thursday, 16 July 2015
Brookfield Farms Estate
There’s a comforting feeling about Brookfield Farms. You’ll first sense it when you pass through the privacy gates and breathe-in the clean gentle breezes filled with birdsong. You’ll feel it as you travel down the gracious driveway, past shady groves and a tranquil lake ringed by scores of century-old oak trees and bordered by acres of meticulously manicured lawns. And you’ll know it when you experience the property’s charming American Farmhouse architecture reminiscent of a much simpler place and time.It’s that all-too-rare feeling that tells you to “relax…you’re finally home”. Welcome to Brookfield Farms.
Posted by Nicki & Karen – Ewing & Associates l Sotheby's on Monday, 6 July 2015
New Division to Serve Elite Clientele in Greater Los Angeles Area
June 26, 2015 — CALABASAS, CALIF. — Roger Ewing is proud to introduce the Entertainment & Sports Division, a premier network of specialized agents within Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty (Ewing SIR). The Division represents decades of experience catering to the real estate needs of high-profile clientele. Utilizing our network of the most prestigious associates, in-house closing services and luxury marketing professionals, the Division will be dedicated to providing a specialized experience tailored to the unique needs of our clients in the entertainment and sports industries.
For more than a decade, Ewing SIR has been an instrumental player in high-profile communities such as Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Lake Sherwood and Hidden Valley. As respected leaders in the industry, our Entertainment & Sports Division associates possess vast knowledge and experience maintaining a positive interface with business managers and private wealth bankers, working hand in hand to protect the investments of our clients.
Ewing SIR takes pride in having a sterling reputation in the local real estate industry. The Entertainment & Sports Division of Ewing SIR is the next step in securing the firms position as the go to real estate brokerage for protecting the interests of high-profile clients. Over the years Ewing SIR has gained esteem among entertainment and sports clientele for our unrivaled service and a steadfast commitment to our clients’ privacy.
Ewing SIR provides discrete service throughout the course of every real property transaction. By including bundled services such as in-house marketing, social media, professional photography, video and remotely piloted aerial systems, we maintain top-block service while ensuring the utmost confidentiality that only trusted professionals can provide.
For more information about Ewing SIR, please visit our website at www.ewingsir.com or call Roger Ewing directly at 310.385.9009
It’s no secret California is in the midst of a serious drought. Learn how to do your part with these tips.
As Californians do their part to save water in the midst of drought, many residents of Calabasas and surrounding areas have let their lawns go brown — but there are a multitude of native plants that thrive in arid conditions. Read More
Real estate market en route to normalcy, analysts say
May 2015 demonstrated continued market recovery as the number of home sales for the Southern California area increased from the previous May, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News. It was also the first month within the last 12 that has seen an uptick from the previous year’s home sales. Although average monthly home sales have decreased compared to 2014, May 2015’s growth has shown the housing market is slowly climbing back to normalcy, according to CoreLogic — a company that conducts research and analysis on market trends. CoreLogic also says the demand for housing will increase as news jobs are created.
A Chinese investor has unveiled plans to build a new luxury residential tower in Downtown Los Angeles
Amid scarcity of downtown residences, a Chinese real estate developer has announced plans to construct a $100-million luxury high rise near Staples Center,the Los Angeles Times reports. The city’s Planning Commission heard the proposal for the new construction on May 21. The 37 story tower is planned for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and 12th Street. It would comprise 127 units for sale.
Units will be priced starting at $600,000 and go up to $4 million, or about $1,000 per square foot. The pricing remains competitive compared to markets such as San Francisco, where prices hover around $1,250 per square foot.
Real estate marketing firm Mark Co. projects that demand for downtown residences will remain high.
‘Dances With Wolves’ producer’s 190-acre Calabasas ranch sold by Dana Olmes & Jeff Biebuyck
The Los Angeles Times reports the sale of the impressive Calabasas ranch estate, listed by Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. Wilson even stepped in and directed the property’s video tour (below).
The Los Angeles Times reports:
“Inside the red front door, massive stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, slate floors, French doors, built-in bookcases and wraparound porches are among the architectural details. A country-style kitchen, six bedrooms and four bathrooms are within the 7,500 square feet of living space.
There are two guesthouses, a 16-stall horse barn with a tack room, a tennis court with viewing pavilion, and a dark-bottom swimming pool with spa and pavilion.
The grounds include a duck pond, corrals, a one-acre horse pasture, a rose garden, a seasonal stream, and citrus and apple orchards. Views take in the surrounding mountains.”