With breathtaking views of Los Angeles and a wealth of guy-friendly features, this home will make any bachelor fall completely in love. Think: infinity pool, a barbecue area, lush greenery, a home theater, a bar, and much more. $6.495 million; contact The Agency listing agents James Harris, 424-400-5915; and David Parnes, 424-400-5916
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HANCOCK PARK—With the exception of special historical districts in Angelino Heights and West Adams, Los Angeles is nearly devoid of Victorian houses. Luckily, Hancock Park is home to one of L. A.'s rare examples of the architecture style that defined the turn of the last century and it is a house uniquely tied to the history of Los Angeles.
This past week, The Agency and Giveback Homes partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for a build day in Compton, CA. The Agency's Million Dollar Listing Stars, James Harris and David Parnes, and President and Co-founder, Billy Rose, along with Giveback Homes Founder, Blake Andrews, worked with the team to put some finishing touches on the Lopez family's home. Romeo and Aracely Lopez have been sharing a one-bedroom apartment in Huntington Park with their three children for the last six years. In their current apartment there is no place for the kids to play, with this Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) home they are looking forward to more space as well as a yard for the kids to play in. The families are not simply given a house, they have to contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity on their home. Aracely joined the team for the day, and got her hands dirty in the projects assigned for the build. "This first build day in collaboration with The Agency is so important to us because this beautiful thing we're building is not just one home but it's a better future for this family and the start of a wonderful partnership between Giveback Homes and The Agency," said Blake, Founder, Giveback Homes. The Agency, Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity team spent the day painting the exterior of the house, installing insulation throughout, securing frames around the exterior windows, and caulking the seams. The insulation, which proved to be a more difficult process and required a huge team effort, was donated and made out of recycled Levi's jeans. "The experience to be able to bond with my work colleagues and friends while helping a beautiful family create their home is better than doing any deal. We are truly honored to be apart of this day," said David. James added, "it was a truly humbling and incredible experience. What a pleasure to be a part of the Giveback Homes family. As Winston Churchill once said 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'" The team ended the day with some inspiring messages on the beams of the home for the family. The Lopez's home is set to be complete in about 6 weeks.
On April 8th, Haute Residence's Power Players Under 40" panel at the second annual L.A Luxury Real Estate Summit featured The Agency's own James Harris and David Parnes. The panel was part of a larger discussion on how to be successful in California's booming real estate market. Moderator Timothy Lappin Esq., the founder and chairman of Luxury Home Group, invited discussion about James, David and other participants' roles on reality TV show Million Dollar Listing, how the show has affected their image and business and how to balance home and business life. Asked how his experiences in reality TV have affected him, James said that "it's so important to be real to who you are and to carry that message to who your clients might be." When the discussion turned to work/life balance, David emphasized that "delegation and trust is huge," saying that if he and partner James "build up a team around us,.... we're going to do tenfold the business because you're gicing the right tasks to the right people."
2161 Sunset Plaza is a gem in the Hollywood Hills with floor-to-ceiling windows, disappearing walls, and plenty of space for outdoor dining.
Since forming their luxe realty company in 2011, the British partners have quickly risen to the top of their game. Gross sales for 2014 were over $200 million and they recently co-starred on season 7 of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles." Recent major sales include a commercial building (home to Oscar de la Renta, Chloe and the Olsen twins' store) for $30 million, a Bel-Air development deal worth some $60 million, a Beverly Hills residence for $12.9 million, the Michael Bay house in Bel-Air for $11.45 million, and properties in London and Geneva. "Having joined The Agency, 2014 has proven a highly successful year for us," Parnes says. "Our sales are up from $150 million in 2013.
"Celebrities can make a lot of money out of real estate," said David Parnes of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. "I know that Ellen DeGeneres recently purchased a house and then Sean Parker came and bought that house from her for a lot more money. I think it really does influence the price. People want to buy a celebrity house -- celebrities want to buy a celebrity house."