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Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s Scott Disick puts his house on the market

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Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s Scott Disick puts his house on the market

Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s Scott Disick now has his own spin-off on E!, Flip it Like Disick. In addition, he recently put this example of his new house flipping business on the market, and listed it at $6.89 million. Apparently inheriting his passion and ability from his attorney-developer grandfather, David Disick, this Hidden Hills contemporary farmhouse demonstrates Scott’s home-design talents.

Scott has been one of the main characters in the Kardashian-Jenner reality show since its beginning in 2007, now in its 17th season – one of the longest running reality shows in the country. Disick began a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian in 2006. The ups and downs in their relationship was aired in front of their fans. Over the years they had three children together, and though separated, they still co-parent and support each other. Marketing-genius Kris Jenner, who has propelled her children into fame and incredible wealth, is also the co-producer of Disick’s new show. Scheduled for eight episodes, each will be one hour in length, and include his team; singer Willa Ford, business partner Benny Luciano, contractor Miki Moor and assistant Lindsay Diamond.

Built in 1973 and undergoing a major remodel in 2007, Disick did an update that brought the two-story house into the 21st century. Having come up with several signature styles that he enjoys in his own home, Disick has used white marble on counters and walls, which in an interview with Architectural Digest, he said that it was classic and would never go out of style. Disick also uses glass pocket doors that recede into the walls, making a seamless transition to outdoor living areas. Two other of his hallmark-design ideas are to recess large televisions flush with the wall and to make use of the under-stair space for wine storage. He has brought these features into this 5,663-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath contemporary farmhouse, and he has used reclaimed wood in a pool pavilion as an entertainment lounge area for the infinity-edge pool, spa and outdoor cooking area. Taking full advantage of its 1.33-acre site, the house is filled with windows, light and views of lush greenery. Special features include the large open chef’s kitchen and two large master suites. The attached garage houses six vehicles with plenty of guest parking.

A number of celebrities choose the gated enclave of Hidden Hills-Calabasas, such as Drake, Will Smith, Katie Holmes, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and, of course, all the Kardashians, Jenners and Disick. This popular star haven was also featured in the sitcom Hidden Hills that ran for the 2002-2003 season.

After being involved in many business ventures, Disick has found his own successful niche. He has put this classic contemporary farmhouse on the market. Priced at $6.89 million, the listing agents are Kozet Luciano and Andre Manoukian of The Agency, Beverly Hills.

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L.A. Canal Home with Beatle Pedigree

L.A. Canal home with Beatle pedigree

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L.A. Canal home with Beatle pedigree

California hot spot, Venice Beach, has drawn celebrities, surfers, bohemians and sun worshippers since the beginning of the 20th century. Although it started out as a sedate, seaside-resort town, today it’s a whirlwind of activity, attracting those who enjoy having access to the 24/7 party atmosphere readily available right around the corner. A recent addition to the Venice Beach real estate market is the sophisticated, legendary mansion of Dhani Harrison, the son of Beatles guitarist, George Harrison., priced at $3.99 million.

Fitness aficionados

There’s never a dull moment in Venice Beach. Its wide beach attracts surfing enthusiasts, and its storied two-and-a-half-mile promenade (aptly called the Ocean Front Walk) attracts tourists from all over the world, drawn by its vendors, art, and quirky performers.

While today it’s mostly known for its surfing culture, Muscle Beach Venice was largely responsible for the booming interest in weight training, which began in the 1950s, and the Vic Tanny gym chain was also founded in Venice.

Likewise, beach sports gained huge popularity on Venice Beach from handball courts, volleyball, paddle tennis, a bike trail and a skate-dancing pavillion. After a day spent at the beach, there is a lively Venice nightlife offering an array of upscale restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops for every taste, interest and pocketbook.

Venetian inspiration

Originally called the Venice of America, due to the drainage canals dug in the 1920s by the town’s original developer, tobacco-baron Abbott Kinney, a wide-range of plush residences line the canals today, as was Kinney’s original goal. Many are used as year-round homes and others are used primarily as vacation getaways.

Celebrity home featured in Architectural Digest

Musician Dhani Harrison has recently decided to sell his glamorous canal home, which enjoys sunrise views from the rear balcony, and sunset views from the west, 360-degree views from the rooftop terrace and water views from the canal-side terrace and decks. Measuring in at 2,826 sq. ft., the two-bedroom, three-bath home has an open-floor plan with soaring 15-ft. ceilings. Second-level glass walls and open first-floor ceilings bathe the interior with sunlight, as does the large skylight above the wide spiral staircase. Updated in a crisp contemporary style, the home offers multiple choices for entertaining on all three levels and was recently appeared in Architectural Digest.

Like father, like son

Dhani, the only child of George and Olivia Harrison, has been writing and singing professionally since 2001. He has completed a number of albums, and since 2013 has been composing film scores with his writing partner Paul Hicks. They have written the scores for Netflix’s Dogs and HBO’s four-part documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed. He has recently decided to sell his Venice home, priced at $3.99 million with co-listing agents, Nicholas Sandler and Bennett Hirsch of The Agency, Beverly Hills.

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Trend Report: Luxury redefined

Trend Report: Luxury redefined

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Trend Report: Luxury redefined

by Glen Peloso
Grafus Design Build

New York’s Architectural Digest Design Show in March was a wonderful opportunity to see current interior design trends.

What’s to come is a combination of customization and incredible details that create a totally unique space. One of the predominant trends is advanced technology, which allows some of the elements that used to be part of decor to disappear.

Gold fixtures add instant elegance to a bathroom. Faucet by THG Paris.
Gold fixtures add instant elegance to a bathroom. Faucet by THG Paris.

CUSTOM REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

The custom kitchen with hidden details is one of the trends to watch for. With differing family sizes and cooking abilities, we have individuated kitchen requirements. To that end, I was pleased to see that JennAir has developed a line of columnar refrigeration. If you want a fridge only as an icemaker, no problem. If you have a large family, you might opt for a two-fridge and one-freezer column. The choice is entirely up to you.

You are able to utilize both fridge and freezer appliances to suit your needs, it’s Wi-Fi feature allows you to makes changes through your smart phone — change the temperature, make more ice, etc. — and should you leave a door open, it will alert you by sending you a text.

Customize the stovetop appliances for how you live. Induction cooktop by JennAir.
Customize the stovetop appliances for how you live. Induction cooktop by JennAir.

When it comes to cooking, the ovens are also Wi-Fi connected. You indicate the meat, the weight and the pan. The probe signals your smart phone when the meat is cooked to your specification.

With stovetop appliances, you custom create, à la carte; an induction cooktop next to a grill followed by a wok cooker or whatever combination that suits your needs. You design the whole kitchen for the way you live and cook. The kitchen IS the party!

Make art the focal point when you're not watching TV. Projection TV by Sony.
Make art the focal point when you’re not watching TV. Projection TV by Sony.

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T

For a long time, home design was forced to display functional electronics. We like to look at them but never like the look of them. TVs, speakers, receivers and amps all required precious floor and wall space. Short-throw projects have become the coffee table, a projector and a speaker all in one. When you’re not watching TV there is nothing to see, but when you are, the picture is perfect and the sound emanates from the table. The technology is new and the price is high (currently about $9,000 U.S.), however, the smaller tabletop version is closer to the cost of an iPad.

These projectors return the walls to the home, and the smaller version is completely portable. If the price is a little steep right now, you can consider the reflector TV that is both a mirror and a television. There is little or no room reflection when the TV is on, which is an improvement from the past.

The latest reflector TVs offer little to no reflection. Reflector TV by Sony.
The latest reflector TVs offer little to no reflection. Reflector TV by Sony.

Home automation has helped us remove light switches and the need for house keys and speakers are hidden in lighting, to name just some of the new technology, but more and more these functional elements have a hidden form.

When it comes to the elements that we do see, both the devil and the future are in the details. Mosaics that mimic the Roaring Twenties, three-dimensional tiles that seem to grow flowers through them, hardwood flooring with in-laid metals along with wall coverings with custom images or large-scale wall “tattoos.” You create a space that is as unique as you are.

All of these elements are more and more customizable so your home is truly a reflection of all the things you love. It seems as though the future is as customizable as you would like it to be, and as hidden as the flashlight and calculator, which are also on your phone.

Glen Peloso is an interior designer and principal of design firm Grafus Design Build.

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Meg Ryan's gorgeous Soho loft

Meg Ryan’s gorgeous Soho loft

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Meg Ryan’s gorgeous Soho loft

America’s sweetheart converted Hank Azaria’s bachelor pad into a sophisticated urban apartment.

From a jock hangout to one of the most sophisticated and dramatic apartments in New York’s Soho neighborhood, interior designer and actress Meg Ryan has done it again.

Having purchased the bachelor pad from The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria in 2014, Meg had the ability to visually block out the massive gym, animal skins thrown over dining room chairs, too much ’70s shag carpeting and imagine how rooms could be repurposed and restructured. She identified the bones and how they could be adjusted to get the best flow for today’s lifestyle.

Featured multiple times in both Architectural Digest and Elle Decor for the nine homes she has decorated, Ryan’s sense of style has been recognized by the best in the business. She told Architectural Digest that her enthusiasm for interior decorating comes from the need to express herself rather than a character in a film that expresses someone else’s vision.

Encompassing a full floor of a converted Soho warehouse, the 4,100-square-foot loft co-op has three bedrooms, three baths and is accessed by a key-lock elevator. Some of the pre-war details include a long entry gallery bathed in light from the large windows spanning the space, seven architectural columns, 12-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling French doors.

Ryan added a Victorian decorative fireplace in the dining room and the original narrow-board wood floors have been refinished with an ebony stain. Prior to the onset of actual decorating, Ryan repurposed and reconfigured much of the loft such as enlarging the kitchen, reconfiguring the new master suite — which was previously the huge gym — switched out the dining room that had formerly been the master bedroom, resized bathrooms and added a plethora of closets, storage and built-ins.

After being completely gutted and built out, Ryan went with a sophisticated city theme of dark colour, contrasting textures and a glass wall with French doors between the living room and dining room. Brick walls were left exposed in the media room. The new open and airy kitchen is stocked with high-end appliances and leans more toward French design.

Meg Ryan, America’s sweetheart in When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and director of Fan Girl and Ithaca, has sold her elegant Soho loft for $10 million (U.S).

https://www.toptenrealestatedeals.com/homes/weekly-ten-best-home-deals/2017/02-27-2017/


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