1270 La Maida Street | Valley Village
This beautiful Ranch-style 1950s three bedroom, two bath home sits in the lovely Valley Village neighborhood. It is close to wonderful restaurants, shops and Whole Foods. Living room has a gas-burning fireplace with attached dining area with a beautiful linen light fixture by California Workshop. Both rooms overlook the beautiful back yard & covered patio; perfect for outdoor entertaining. There are stunning hardwood floors and the house has been freshly painted throughout. Nice spacious kitchen has quartz counter-tops and stylish shaker cabinets; open to dining area. Great room with rounded wet bar equipped with fridge as well as ample storage. There are 3 large bedrooms; the kitchen and all bathrooms are newly renovated. Bathrooms have frame-less shower doors and chic Herringbone and Subway tiling on the walls. This home also has a laundry area off kitchen, a two car attached garage and tons of storage space. The house has updated electrical with newer panel, copper plumbing and a tank-less water heater. The beautifully landscaped and drought-tolerant front has a drip system and back yard has a wonderful privacy fence that gives this home a cozy secluded vibe.
This distinctive 3-unit building tucked away in a small alley is the "Frolich House" or also named the London House; it has an unusual story to tell. Rumor has it that celebrated author, Jack London, once resided here. The Frolich House is located across from Raleigh Studios, just off Van Ness. This 3-story building consists of 3 lofts with high ceilings and a studio. The building has many nautical and Mediterranean influences. Large arched windows let in light and add to the overall good energy of the building. An exterior pulley system was used by Frolich to lift his sculptures into the upper loft. There is an original bas-relief of London on the exterior. In 2017, the building was declared a historic-cultural monument. Finn Frolich was a Norwegian artist who was involved with numerous sculptural works nationally and internationally. The Frolich House has been the site of vital exchanges between popular "Hollywood" culture & alternative "Bohemian" culture since the 1920s. Buyer to renovate and restore.
Our townhouse sold for $70K over asking!
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— J.A., Santa Monica, CA
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— C., Glendale
Within a week of going on the market, there were eleven bids.
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— P., Los Angeles
Her knowledge of the market led to multiple bids, while other houses around us remained unsold for weeks after!
"It is hard to imagine a better real estate agent than Jennifer Gainey. Through the entire process, she was helpful above and beyond what was expected. When repairs needed to be made, she knew of tradesmen and contractors that would do the work on time, on budget and at competitive prices. Her knowledge of current design trends meant renovations were made to increase value and salability. And when the unfortunate situation arose that the houses on both sides of mine were put up for sale at the same time, her knowledge of the market led her to determine a price point that was so accurate, that not only did I have multiple bids, but my house sold within 12 days, while the two other houses remained unsold for weeks afterward. Through it all, her grace, humor, expertise and professionalism helped keep what could have been a highly stressful situation on track towards ultimate success. Truly - I could not have done it without her.”
-R., Los Angeles