This is Estate of Play, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of five of the most architecturally significant properties currently for sale in Los Angeles.
Broad Beach Road
Floor-to-ceiling window with nearly every room facing the ocean, a 3,000 bottle wine cellar, an infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific and it’s just steps from the beach. The Broad Beach home is a stunner.
A modern sanctuary at the end of a cul-de-sac off of Sunset with five bedrooms and a zen garden? Yes please.
Mt. Washington, $1,800,000
This craftsman estate in Mt. Washington is actually on the Historical Landmark List. It was built in 1909 but has been completely restored with stunning woodwork and patio views of surrounding Los Angeles.
An original post-and-beam by A. Quincy Jones doesn’t pop up often, and this one is tucked nicely into the hills near the Getty. It includes a pool and sauna.
Listing: By owner
Venice Canals, $5,800,000
As you may know, Abbot Kinney founded Venice. As you may not know, he became very good friends with his driver, an African American man named Irving Tabor, to whom Kinney left his home after his wife’s death. Prior to this, Tabor and his family had been living in a set of bungalows in the Venice Canals, which have traded hands now a few times. The chic, bohemian dwellings are up for sale and worth a look.
Venice Canals, $5,500,000
Okay, that a home in Venice costs $5.5 isn’t much of a shocker. That a home that costs $5.5 has only three bedrooms should tell you a bit about L.A. real estate. But the views of the canals from the roofdeck are stunning, even if the interiors are a touch dramatic.
Agua Dulce Vineyard
Agua Dulce, $12,800,000
The 90-acre, award-winning vineyard and maker of Agua Dulce Wine. The property comes with 80 acres worth of vines and a 5,000-square-foot colonial manse.
Listing: Robert Morton and Dario Svidler at Partners Trust
Los Olivos, $5,495,000
You’ve probably had Cent’Anni wines at any number of restaurants in L.A. Or at least had it recommended to you at Wally’s. The vineyard is up for sale and includes 20 acres and 12,000 vines, a farmhouse, a caretaker’s residence, a barrel barn housing previous vintages, hilltop land ready for development, and a tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara.
Listing: Nancy Ross and Laura Barton of Ross & Barton team at Partners Trust