LA Times: Ranch-Style Home with a Star-Studded Past


A well-maintained ranch-style home with a star-studded past has sold in Brentwood for $5.219 million, or about $200,000 more than the asking price.

That the home exceeded expectations comes as little surprise. The 1930s house was designed by architect Cliff May, who popularized the California ranch house and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle synonymous with it. Adding to its pedigree, Rat Pack crooner Dean Martin once lived there.

Nearly a century since the home was built, May’s fingerprints remain evident throughout. Through pocketing doors, the sunny home expands to various courtyards with terra-cotta tile and verdant landscaping. The exterior is a confluence of white stucco, clay tile and ivy.



LA Times: Designer Kim Gordon Offers Up Personal Venice Haven for Sale or Lease


The Oxford Triangle home of noted designer and artist Kim Gordon has come up for lease at $14,500 a month or for sale at $4.8 million.

Gordon’s focus on outdoor living spaces is evidenced in the California contemporary, which boasts tree-topped entry courtyard, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool. Custom steel-framed windows and doors bring garden views inside.

Inside, the light and airy two-story has a living room with a fireplace, a glass-enclosed dining room and an office/den. Artistic fixtures top a broad island in the custom chef’s kitchen. The floors throughout the home are heated.



LA Times: A Venice Bungalow Reinterpreted


This clean-lined Venice residence unites the old and new by integrating a 1910 California bungalow into its contemporary design. Now at its heart is a vaulted-ceiling common area comprising a center-island kitchen and family room with a wall of lighted built-ins. Telescoping glass doors open to decking and patio space to extend the home’s footprint outdoors.



Curbed LA: Revamped Hollywood Hills midcentury asks $3M


Built in 1956, this polished post and beam in the Hollywood Hills is looking sharp after a thorough overhaul.

The house was designed by Case Study architect Craig Ellwood and James Tyler, who at the time worked for Ellwood and designed many of his commissions. The home last sold just 10 months ago (for $1.82 million). Since then, it has been renovated with new terrazzo flooring, a fully remodeled kitchen, and new appliances and fixtures.

Fortunately, the residence retains its elegant modern style, with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-paneled walls, and a handsome brick fireplace that serves as a partial divider between the living room and dining area.



Architectural Digest: Dean Martin’s Former Brentwood Home Sells for $5.219 Million

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A Spanish-style ranch located in the peacefully elegant Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles recently sold for $200,000 more than its asking price—and for good reason. Not only was the 1930s home designed by renowned architect Cliff May, who is credited with popularizing the California ranch and its accompanying indoor-outdoor lifestyle, it was also previously owned by Rat Pack member Dean Martin.



LA Times: Dean Martin’s Former Brentwood Hacienda Sells for Over the Asking Price


In Brentwood, a Spanish-style ranch with a star-studded past has sold for $5.219 million – more than $200,000 over the asking price.

The property has a third-of-an-acre grounds. There’s a grassy courtyard, a tree-shaded patio with a fountain and fire pit, a basketball court and a swimming pool with fruit trees and a dining area.

Christopher Pomeroy of Crosby Doe Associates held the listing. Mick Partridge and Justin Alexander of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.



Architectural Digest Spotlights The Broadway House


Known for its eye-catching modern hotels and model units, from the bustling streets of New York City to the sandy beaches of Florida, ASH NYC, an AD100 firm, is heading out West with the opening of a new staging office in Los Angeles. The move marks a continued growth spurt for ASH Staging. The company’s 25-person team completed 150 projects in 2018 and 100 the year before that. The new location is the third staging office to open for the Brooklyn-based firm, after its second debuted, in the Hamptons.

The Broadway House, located at 665 Broadway Street in Venice, is a remodeled bungalow that’s been brought into the modern era with large glass panes, sleek angles, and a central courtyard for indoor/outdoor access. The four-bedroom house features a formal living room, a family room, and a garage that ASH has transformed into a game room. The home is listed at $4,985,000 through Justin Alexander and Mick Partridge of Hilton & Hyland. It was built by developer John Scherrer of Make it Nice LLC, and designed by architect Noah Walker.



Justin Alexander Featured in LA Confidential's 2018 List of Arbiters

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Every year, LA Confidential celebrates men who embody a spirit of intelligence, proficiency, know-how and giving that uplifts their families, friends, colleagues, clients, and communities of Los Angeles. Hilton & Hyland’s Justin Alexander, Mick Partridge, and Rodrigo Iglesias were among these trailblazers.

Justin explains that he operates a relationship-based business by, “Treating, relating to, and protecting my clients like family. And we constantly learn from each other.” Having set market records in Venice for the highest price home ever sold (a $14.6 million sale for the famous Californication house and spearheaded the record-breaking sale for the highest price-per-foot on Brentwood’s coveted Rockingham Avenue), Justin has a number of new developments coming to market in 2019 totaling over $100 million, including a 10,000-square-foot Paul McClean design.

To read these exceptional men’s complete write-ups on pages 110-111, CLICK HERE.