As we begin the New Year with a bang, Hilton & Hyland invites you to take a look back at our round-up of properties that made headlines this past month.
Eugene Kinn Choy’s “Brander House”
To kick off the New Year, Marcie Hartley and Donovan Healey’s Brander House made headlines in Curbed. Built in 1959 by cultural barrier-breaking architect Eugene Kinn Choy, A.I.A., and immortalized by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.
“It’s from an era that will forever be cool,” said co-listing agent Donovan Healey. “Essentially, this is a Palm Springs house in the heart of the Hollywood Hills.”
Not to mention, he continued, “The demand for these iconic L.A. properties is definitely growing.”
The largely flat 1.25-acre lot offers striking views of downtown.
DJ Calvin Harris Buys Hollywood Hills Home with Record Studio from DJ Steve Angello
Spotted in LA Times Hot Property section, the 1940s residence boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a little over 6,000 square feet of living space – including the two-story music room. Interior details include stunning vaulted ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and oversized picture windows. Hilton & Hyland’s Gary Gold was the listing agent.
The Stanley House Designed by Lenny Kravitz is an Entertainer’s Dream
Perched like an eagle’s nest on the ultimate promontory view lot in the city hovering just above Los Angeles with the ultimate privacy and explosive jetliner views, this mid-century residence might be the most masterful modern paradise ever constructed according to Robb Report. As if featuring five bedrooms, seven baths, a swimming pool overlooking the Los Angeles skyline, and your very own night club wasn’t enough, the mid-century modern was designed by Lenny Kravitz of Kravitz Design and represented by Hilton & Hyland’s Branden and Rayni Williams.
Former Home of “Singin’ in the Rain” Producer Hits the Market
Alphonso Lascano and Bjorn Farrugia list the onetime Beverly Hills home of lyricist and film producer Arthur Freed at $2.35 million, the LA Times reports. Originally built in 1928, the Spanish-style residence includes a gated front courtyard, a vaulted-ceiling living room, and a den with a speakeasy-style bar.
As a songwriter and producer of film musicals for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he worked on such films as “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), the latter of which he wrote the lyrics for the movie’s eponymous song. His films “An American in Paris” (1951) and “Gigi” (1958) both won Oscars for best picture.