Category Archives: Real Estate

First Look Inside Osaka Residences (11300 and 11322 La Grange)

December 4, 2015

We first featured the Osaka Residences back in April 2015 when the houses were still in construction phase.   Now they are finally done and SawtelleJapantown.com has the first inside look!  We were only able to take photos of 11322 La Grange as the other residence – 11300 La Grange was still being staged. But the 2 houses are similar in layout and look.  11322 La Grange, however, has a view of the West LA Buddhist Temple and has an outdoor patio area.

Photos of 11322 La Grange:

11322 La Grange

11322 La Grange

Living Room (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Living Room (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Dining Room (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Dining Room (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

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Kitchen (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Kitchen (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bedroom Closet (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bedroom Closet (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bathroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Master Bathroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Glass Rail Staircase (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Glass Rail Staircase (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Bedroom (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

View from Third Floor (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

View from Third Floor (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

3rd Floor Rooftop Deck

3rd Floor Rooftop Deck

Rooftop Deck (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Rooftop Deck (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Patio (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Patio (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Side Yard (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

Side Yard (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

The houses are set to go on market next week with a price tag in the range of $2,100,000 to $2,200,000.

For more photos of the Osaka Residences, go to our Facebook Page for the complete album of photos.

The Osaka Residences are located at 11300 and 11322 La Grange, Los Angeles, CA 90025

1750 Sawtelle – Camden Town Apartments Inside Peak

October 16, 2015

We recently featured a post on the new developments transforming Sawtelle Japantown with Urbanize.LA .  One of the developments we featured was “Camden Town”, a  15 unit purple and gray luxury apartment building located at 1750 Sawtelle Boulevard.   The apartment is in a prime location with Plan Check and Bar Hayama as restaurant neighbors.

The developers Premier League Inc. allowed us to take a sneak peak of the interior prior to the open house this weekend.   The building has 9 — 1 bedroom units (650-720 SF) and 6 — 2 bedroom units (900-920 SF), all with parking spaces.  Rents range from $2500 to $2800 for 1 bedrooms and $3200 to $3450 for 2 bedrooms.

Check out the photos:

Camden Town 1750 Sawtelle

Camden Town 1750 Sawtelle (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Hallway (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Hallway (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Penhouse View (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Penthouse View (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Kitchen (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Kitchen (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Bathroom (photo by SawelleJapantown.com))

Bathroom (photo by SawelleJapantown.com))

Washing Machine and Dryer Included (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Washing Machine and Dryer Included (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Rooftop Fireplace (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Rooftop Fireplace (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Rooftop Deck Overlooking Sawtelle (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

Rooftop Deck Overlooking Sawtelle (photo by SawelleJapantown.com)

There are a lot of nice features to the apartments. The penthouse units boasts great views of Sawtelle because the building next to it is a low rise.  My favorite part of the building was the rooftop deck with fireplace.  Seems like a perfect location to hang out with friends and enjoy the Sawtelle scene.

The open house starts this Saturday, October 17th from 1-5 pm and Sunday, October 18th from 1-5 pm.

For more information on Camden Town, you can call the developers Premier League Inc. at 310-479-5555.

New Developments Transforming Sawtelle

September 22, 2015

The following article was co-authored by Steven Sharp, editor of the Urbanize LA blog.  For more information on the latest Los Angeles urban development projects, visit Urbanize.LA and follow Urbanize LA on twitter @ubranizela.

Traveling north on Sawtelle Boulevard in the Sawtelle Japantown, you may notice a new purple and grey apartment complex and several other lots rife with construction activity.  The majority of these new developments come from Wellesley Manor, a real estate firm whose other holdings in the neighborhood include SoHo Square – a 94-unit mixed-use building built in 2006 – and St. John’s Wood – a 55-unit condominium complex built in 2009.

Wellesley Manor Projects

Wellesley Manor has the following projects in the pipeline for Sawtelle:

Camden Town 1750 Sawtelle

Camden Town 1750 Sawtelle (photo by Steven Sharp)

Camden Town

Camden Town, located at 1750 Sawtelle Boulevard, consists of 15 residential units which shall be rented out as apartments.  Final touches are currently being applied to the four-story structure, which will open to the public soon.

The building was designed by architect Warren Techentin, whose prior work includes the adjacent SoHo Square development at 1700 Sawtelle Boulevard.

Notting Hill Rendering 1900 Sawtelle

Notting Hill Rendering 1900 Sawtelle

Notting Hill Apartments

The Notting Hill Apartments, currently under construction at 1900 Sawtelle Boulevard, will consist of a low-rise edifice featuring 52 residential units.  The building, which is rising on the former site of the Harada Nursery, will include nine live-work apartments on its ground floor and five dwellings reserved for low-income households.

Designs from Newport Beach-based MJS Design Group call for a five-story structure featuring multiple outdoor gathering spaces and a three-level underground garage with parking accommodations for up to 78 vehicles.

Future Site of Regents Park

Future Site of Regents Park (photo by Steven Sharp)

Regents Park

Across the street from the Notting Hill development, a century-old bungalow was recently demolished to make way for Regents Park, a five-story structure which would include 25 residential units, 650 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a large parking garage.

Like Camden Town, the proposed low-rise building is being designed by architect Warren Techentin.

Other Developement Projects

In addition to various residential complexes from Wellesley Manor, the following projects are currently planned or in development by different entities:

1831 Sawtelle (photo by Steven Sharp)

1831 Sawtelle Boulevard (photo by Steven Sharp)

1831 Sawtelle Boulevard

Construction began earlier this year for a new three-story apartment building at 1831 Sawtelle Boulevard.  According to information from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, the low-rise building will include 30 residential units and a two-level basement garage.

City records list the project’s architect as the Glendale-based firm Uriu & Associates.

Rendering of 1837 Sawtelle Boulevard

Rendering of 1837 Sawtelle Boulevard

1837 Sawtelle Boulevard

Construction permits are currently in the works for another multi-family residential building on an adjacent property at 1837 Sawtelle Boulevard.  The project, which is being designed by architect David Forbes Hibbert, would consist of a four-story building featuring 19 residential units and a below-grade parking garage.  Two units would be reserved for very-low income households.

YMCA Building (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

YMCA Building (photo by SawtelleJapantown.com)

1947 Sawtelle Rendering

1947 Sawtelle Rendering

1947 Sawtelle Boulevard

The largest project currently planned for the neighborhood is slated for the current home of the Westside Family YMCA at 1947 Sawtelle Boulevard.  The project, which is being developed by California Landmark Group, would consist of 73 residential units and 7,700 square feet of ground-level commercial space.

Designs from Rios Clementi Hale Studios call for a modern five-story structure flanked by cherry blossom trees.  The building’s height would pare down to two-story townhomes as it approaches the adjacent single-family zone to the west.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2016.

ソーテルジャパンタウン内のソーテルブルバードを北に走ると紫色と灰色のアパートや他の建造物に
気がつくと思う。これらはほとんどWellesley Manor 不動産によるものだ。同社は他にもSoHo Square
(94軒 多目的物件 2006築)とSt. John Wood〈55軒 コンド 2009年築)を建築。

Wellesley Manorの将来建築予定

Camden Town

1750 Sawtelle Boulevard (15軒 賃貸アパート 4階建)近日中に公開。このビルは建築家Warren Techentin氏による。氏はSoHo Square1700Sawtelle Boulevardもてがけた。

Notting Hill Apartments

1900Sawtelle Boulevard に在る等物件は52軒の低層建造物で前原田植木屋跡地に建ち
一階はlive-workアパートで5軒は低職者用。Newport BeachのMJS Design Groupは5階建て
で外に集会場と地下三階の78台が駐車できる建造物をたてる。

Regent Park

Notting Hill Developementの向かい側のバンガローが壊され5階建て25軒住居650スクエアーフィートの路面店と大型ガレージができる。

Camden Townと同じように申請中の低層建造物は建築家 Warren Techentin氏によりデザインされている。

Wellesley Manorの住宅に加え他社による以下のプロジェクトが現行計画中

1831Sawtelle Boulevard

三階建ての低層住宅で30軒の住居と地下2階の建造が今年の初め竣工した。市の記録では建築家は
グレンデール市のUriu & Associates.

1837Sawtelle Boulevard
家族向けの建築家David Forbes Hibbert氏による4階建て19軒、地下駐車場付物件が現在許可申請中。二軒は低所得者向け。

1947Sawtelle Boulevard

現行計画中近隣の最大ロジェクトはWestside FamilyYMCA跡地だ。California Landmark Group
により開発される73軒の住居と7700スクエアーフィートの路面店舗だ。Rios Clement Haleスタジオによる5階建てで桜が植えられる。建物の高さは隣の家族用一軒家に向け徐々に低くなる。2016年中旬施工開始予定。

 

Westside Family YMCA To Be Torn Down to Build 73 Residential Units

May 17, 2015

Rendering of 1947 Sawtelle Project

Rendering of 1947 Sawtelle Project

Exterior of Westside YMCA

Exterior of Westside Family YMCA

The following article was co-authored by Steven Sharp, editor of the Urbanize LA blog.  For more information on the latest Los Angeles urban development projects, visit Urbanize.LA and follow Urbanize LA on twitter @ubranizela.

CA Landmark Group (CLG), a Los Angeles-based real estate developer, has purchased the Westside Family YMCA at 1947 Sawtelle Boulevard with the intention of building a residential-retail complex on the site.  Plans filed with Department of City Planning call for a five-story structure featuring 73 residential units and 7,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space.  The YMCA will relocate to a new 60,000-square-foot facility near the University High School campus.

CLG’s mixed-use plan on Sawtelle is consistent with current zoning and will bring new rental housing, including below-market affordable units to West Los Angeles.  The company has more than 25 years of development experience on the Westside.  Since submitting plans to the city last year, CLG has been reached out to neighbors seeking feedback on the project through an ongoing series of monthly mixers.

The Sawtelle project is being designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios with a contemporary architectural theme similar to buildings in modern day Tokyo.  Plans call for a plaza at the corner of Sawtelle and La Grange Avenue, flanked by cherry blossom trees.  The building’s height profile will gradually pare down to a series of two-story townhomes as it approaches the adjacent single-family zone to the west.

Construction of the residential-retail complex is anticipated to begin in mid-2016, with delivery tentatively scheduled for one year afterwards.

Google Map View of YMCA Site

Google Map View of YMCA Site

ウエストサイドYMCA

ロスアンジェルスの不動産開発会社CA LANDMARK GROUP(CLG) 1947 SAWTELLE BOULEVARD にあるウエストサイドYMCAを住宅と商業施設建築の為購入した。 都市計画書には5階建て73戸の住宅と7,700スクエアーフィートの一階商業施設が建てられると登録されている。YMCAはユニバーシティー高校のキャンパス近隣に6,000スクエアーフィートの施設として転居する。

CLGの現ゾーニングに合わせ混合使用計画でより安い価格を含む貸家がウエスト
ロスアンジェルスに出来る。25年以上のウエストサイド開発経験を持つ。計画書を
提出以来CLGは近隣の人々の意見を聞き会合を毎月つ続けてきている

ソーテルプロジェクトはリオスクレメンティヘイルスタジオによりデザインされ現在のモダンな東京にあやかり現代的建築となる。ソーテルとラグランジアベニューの角にはプラザを作り桜の木をちりばめる予定もある。建物の高さは西側の1戸建てに向かって徐々に2階建てのタウンハウスとなる。

現在この複合施設建築は2016年中旬に始まり一年後に出来上がる予定。

The Westside Family YMCA is located at 1947 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

1854 Sawtelle Boulevard: Mixed Use Development / 住居

April 14, 2015

There seems to be a lot of empty lots with activities of new building construction happening in Sawtelle Japantown.  One of these construction sites is 1854 Sawtelle Boulevard (corner of Sawtelle and Missouri).

Site of New Mixed Use Development

Site of New Mixed Use Development

050According to a Los Angeles City Planning filing, there is a plan to construct a 5 story, mixed use building with 23 apartments and 2 live-work units.  4 at grade and 2 subterranean parking levels on the site.  We will be periodically checking in on the site to see what develops.

ロスアンジェルス都市計画書によると 5階建て23軒の住居、2住居兼店舗と地上4、地下2階のパーキングエリアを作る事が登録されている。

Site location:

1854 Sawtelle Boulevard.  Los Angeles, CA 90025

Osaka Residences I & II / 大阪住宅 I &II

April 9, 2015

Rendering of Completed Osaka Residences I & 2

Rendering of Completed Osaka Residences I & II

Osaka Residences I & 2 Exterior

Osaka Residences I & II Exterior

One of the new developments that has emerged in Sawtelle Japantown is the Osaka Residences 1 and II on the corner of Corinth and La Grange Avenue.  The Osaka Residences are 2 modern custom homes which are being built side by side by Sawtelle Japantown resident David Owen Taylor, who goes by the nickname “Dot”, and his contractor John Kwan, also a Sawtelle Japantown resident.   The architect for this project is Andres Cardenes of Cardenes and Associates.    The lot was previously owned by the YMCA.

Developer David Owen Taylor

Developer David Owen Taylor

Contractor John Kwan

Contractor John Kwan

Dot, who has been in the real estate business for years owning apartment buildings throughout Southern California, was chosen by the YMCA out of 20 developers after presenting the YMCA with an offer and plans on how he would develop the site. Osaka Residences I and II are each 3000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  Each home will feature a custom kitchen with high end appliances, lime stone flooring, carrera marble bathrooms, white oak stairs and a roof top deck.  In addition, the homes will be energy efficient with solar panels on the roof and will be high tech “smart homes” with iPads controlling features within each home.

View of West LA Buddhist Temple

View of West LA Buddhist Temple

Space for Solar Panels

Space for Solar Panels

Rooftop Deck with View of Sawtelle

Rooftop Deck

The homes will be completed within 3 to 4 months.  Dot plans to list each home in the $2,000,000 range.

We will feature the completed Osaka Residences I & II in a future post for an exclusive first look for our SawtelleJapantown.com readers!

大阪住宅 I &II 

ソーテルジャパンタウンCorinthと La Grange Avenueの角に大阪j住宅 I & II が新築中です。2軒のモダンなカスタムホームは長年ソーテル在住のDotことDavid Owen Taylor氏とコントラクターJohn Kwan氏により建設されています。このプロジェクトの建築家はCardenes and Associates Andres Cardenes氏です。YMCA が土地保有者でしたが売買されることになりました。

White Oak Stairs

White Oak Stairs

Every Stair is Carefully Measured by Master Carpenter

Every Stair is Carefully Measured by a Master Carpenter

不動産業者として南カリフォルニアにアパートを持つDot氏はYMCAにこの土地使用のビジョンを提出し20のデヴェロッパーの中から選出されました。大阪住宅!、!!は寝室4、バスルーム3から成り高級器具入りカスタムキッチン、ライムストーン床,カレラマーブルバスルーム、オーク材階段、屋上デッキ等ついています。この家はソーラーシステムで節電しiPadでコントロールできるスマートホームでもあります。

3,4か月で立ち上がるこの家は$2,000,000位で売る予定とDot氏は述べています。

Floor layouts:

First Floor: scan8957

Second Floor: scan8956

For more photos of the Osaka Residences I and II go to SawtelleJapantown.com’s Facebook Page.

For more information on the homes, contact David Owen Taylor at:

dotyournot [@] gmail.com

The Osaka Residences I and II are located at:

11320 and 11322 La Grange Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

For Sale: 11527 Nebraska Ave. / House 売家

March 26, 2015

House Sits on Corner Lot

House Sits on Corner Lot

View from Colby

View from Colby

“For Sale” signs catch my eye when walking around Sawtelle Japantown.  This house caught my eye because of its size — a 756 sq. foot home on a 2,162 corner lot with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The current owners were in the middle of fixing it up to rent out the home, but decided to sell the home instead without completing the project. This house is a fixer and does not have a kitchen or a bathroom, but does have wood floors, an exposed wood beam ceiling, and good natural light. There is a small yard and a one car garage.

Interior Living Room

Interior Living Room

Wood Ceiling

Wood Ceiling

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Bathroom In the Middle of Being Rennovated

Bathroom In the Middle of Being Rennovated

The house is being marketed as “sold for land value” and priced at $665,000.  Note that It may be difficult to get traditional financing for this home because lenders are usually not willing to lend on a home without a completed kitchen and bathroom, but the listing agent tells me that a buyer may qualify for a renovation loan which provides loans on homes which are not fully complete.

There is an open house this Sunday, March 29th from 2pm to 5pm.

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Small Yard

Small Yard

House  売家

ソーテルジャパンタウン を歩いていて人形の家のように小さな土地に立った小さな家を見かけて興味ぶかかったので不動産会社のKeithEndow氏に中を見せて頂きブログ用に写真を撮りました。Nebraska に立つこの家は2162sqの角地にある756sqで2ベッド1バスルームです。

リモデル中に売り出されたためでキッチン、バスルームはありません。 床は木で天井には木の梁が見えていて太陽は良くさし込みます。小さな庭とガレージも付いています。

売値は$665,000です。家のローンは未完成の為取りにくいかも知れませんがリモデルローンが組める可能性があるそうです。

興味のある方はオープンハウスが下記行われます。オーペンハウスは日曜日 3月29日です。

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One Car Garage

One Car Garage

For more photos, go to Sawtelle Japantown’s Facebook Page.

Listing Agent:
Keith Endow
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
(310) 722-2562

Property Address:
11527 Nebraska Ave. (Corner of Colby and Nebraska)
Los Angeles, CA 90025