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“Inside Out”

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Such a seamless transition from living room to pool– five good steps to be exact– effortlessly unites interior space with the outdoors.  The fact that an entire uninterrupted stretch of living room– from bar past fireplace to kitchen– literally peels open in one grand disappearance of glass to the view-lined backyard, dramatically cements this union.  Meanwhile, the abundant remainder of this striking yet inviting home remains to be discovered.  Altogether, the many contemporary architectural elements of 1281 Loma Vista Drive truly bring the “inside out.”

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Posted by on January 12, 2016 in A - Real Estate, And That's My Opinion

 

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A Welcome Step Back

The openness of its flowing single-story floor plan beckons for yet another well-attended, smartly attired cocktail party, as quite likely countless such occasions have here been enjoyed.  This is, after all, an entertainer’s playground inside and out, with more than enough space to mingle graciously through the vast, lattice-bordered living room along the terrazzo-floored walkways and walnut cabinetry to the equally roomy combined dining-family room, en route to the telltale floor-to-ceiling walls of glass opening onto the expansive lawn area with tree-lined city views beyond.

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If “cottage cheese” ceilings, floral wallpaper and white pile carpet sound appealing, then absolutely nothing need be done to this sweeping 4+5 corner-lot residence.  It’s move-in ready, complete with outdoor lattice to match the living room’s. Nevertheless, even such basic and expected cosmetic updates, plus the uncomplicated addition of a pool, will in no way tarnish the magical aura of this inarguably magnificent mid-century Trousdale Estate.

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Remarkably yet respectfully, 1012 Loma Vista Drive has seen but one owner since it’s construction in 1958.  For all the martini shaking this 4,078 square feet should likely have seen, every detail proves impeccably maintained.  Altogether, this truly classic property presents a welcome step back in time, quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime chance at that.  Thankfully such elegant and sound architecture stands to be celebrated time and again for decades to come.

 

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in A - Real Estate, And That's My Opinion

 

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