Located at a corner end unit of the "B" building, this unit offers privacy, seclusion, and easy immediate access to the swimming pool and gym located on the same level. There are NO common walls in this unit! Ocean Towers is one of the few full-service buildings in Santa Monica. Amenities include: Spa, Fitness Center, Valet Parking, Heated Pool, Sun Deck, Banquet Room, 24 Hour Doorman, Controlled Access, Reception, and more, Ocean Towers is a … [Read more...]
Do You Really Need That Lush, Beautiful, Green Lawn?
With repeated mention of the drought that is covering much of the Northwest and Western United States in the news, I've had a number of thoughts about how we could find ways to be less wasteful with how we use our water. I came across a few short article that I found insightful and I have a few brief thoughts of my own. Anyone who is following the news knows that our region, in fact the entire Western United States is going through a severe … [Read more...]
Weather and Real Estate In LA
Los Angeles' Great Climate With all of the recent rain here in Los Angeles, I became curious and wanted to see what kind of rainfall we traditionally get here. I'm so used to the absence of rain, so living through these downpours made me think about our climate, what kind of rainfall we get, how much sun and ultimately how this may affect people's desire to live here. The chart below offers a look at monthly precipitation averages as well as our … [Read more...]
It’s What’s Inside that Counts
Sometimes it's best to be patient. After several years of looking for the “right home” and making unsuccessful offers on more than a few that were shy of ideal, my clients not only found perfection, but prevailed in a multiple offer purchase. The home is a sophisticated contemporary with high end finishes and intelligently detailed in ways few homes are. Some additional work, mostly landscaping and exterior siding remains to be completed which … [Read more...]
Granny units are now okay in LA? Here’s the latest.
WHAT IS AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) AND HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT BY THIS NEW LAW? An Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU is what many call a Granny Unit, a separate residence on a lot that has a single family home and another separate unit that provides the living amenities of a kitchen and a bathroom that can have a legal shower. For years many property owners in Los Angeles and elsewhere have converted their garages into ADU’s and in many cases … [Read more...]