Famed Kaufmann House in Palm Springs on market for 5M

The iconic Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra and made internationally famous in Slim Aarons’ “Poolside Gossip” photograph, is on the market for 5 million. The listing for the home says it’s “an investment in one of the world’s most important treasures of modernism.” Built in the late 1940s of metal, glass, and Utah stone, […]

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Signs of Recovery? U.S. Business Activity and Home Sales Surge

(Reuters) – In signs an economic recovery may be picking up speed, U.S. home sales rose at a record rate for a second straight month in July, and purchasing managers in both the manufacturing and services sectors report business activity has accelerated at a brisker-than-expected pace this month. With mortgage rates holding near record lows and a work-from-home trend apparently enticing many Americans […]

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Los Angeles’s Luxury Real Estate Market Might Be Covid-19 Proof

In late June, Lillian Lim, an independent developer whose company Sea Society LLC buys and renovates homes, listed a 2,400-square-foot craftsman-style home a short walk from the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. She’d bought it for .5 million in 2019 and done extensive renovations; within a week of listing it for .495 million, she […]

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Pittsburgh DoubleTree Wraps Up Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Integrated Capital, a Los Angeles-based, private real estate advisory and investment firm, completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of the 140-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands. The hotel is operated by Hospitality Ventures Management Group, a private hotel investment, ownership and management company, on behalf of Integrated Capital. “Though construction materials are much harder […]

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5 Los Angeles Hiking Trails

1. Abalone Cove 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features 2 beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff-top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The views of the ocean and Catalina Island are spectacular! There is direct access to a parking lot off Palos Verdes Drive […]

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3 Smart Home Spruce Ups for Summer

Security, shading, and sublime outdoor A/V top the list of features to add to your smart home this summer. With summer just around the bend, you might be planning a vacation or thinking of spending more time outdoors. Basically, you’ll be spending less time inside your house. It may seem like the worse time to […]

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The Pros and Cons of a Dark Exterior

  My well-documented obsession with all things designer Sarah Sherman Samuel does continues, and in today’s latest installment, I wanted to discuss her decision to paint the exterior of the #SamuelFixerUpper black. Or off-black. “Caviar” by Sherwin-Williams, to be exact, and this isn’t the first time she’s gone dark on the outside of her own home. So one thing’s for […]

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