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17403 Sumiya Dr

A Gorgeous Home!
Encino
3 bed | 3 bath | 2,555 Sqft |22,636 Lot | Offered for $1,599,000
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Striking, secluded and gated for privacy this sexy updated mid-century modern view home offers a casual open floorplan and poolside living for that perfect indoor/outdoor California flow. Newly restored terrazzo floors lead to a step-down living room where panoramic views of the city framed by glass walls bathe the entire house in natural light. Wood floors, exposed beams, custom floating staircase, and floating shelves flank a concrete clad fireplace. A great room with stacked stone feature wall and dining area adjoins a gourmet kitchen with center island, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and abundant storage. A third bedroom with en-suite bath complete the first floor. As you make your way up the floating staircase you will find two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The second-floor master suite includes a large modern bathroom, complete with glass shower and oversized soaking tub. All bedroom closets are outfitted with California Closet systems.

Hot Colors of 2018!

Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers feel when they step inside your home. The challenge comes in choosing the right combination for your particular space. See what forecasters are predicting and learn how to implement the hot colors of 2018.

Hues to Use
Experts from Pantone, Sherwin Williams and other companies make annual paint color predictions based on global themes. Hues such as BEHR’s color of the year, In the Moment, along with its peaceful palette, focus on people’s need to unplug from an overconnected world. Similar shades like Equilibrium and Off the Grid also promote a sense of serenity.

The Light and the Dark
Contrasting light and dark colors is a great way to create dynamism in your home decor. The lighter the shade, the more spacious the appearance. If your furniture or flooring is primarily neutral, adding dark colors to the mix can bring balance and help create attractive focal points.

Capitalizing on Color
Our mood is subtly yet consistently influenced by the colors around us. For example, soothing shades such as the powdery blue Casual Day can help you unwind and relax after a long day at work. Conversely, vibrant deep oranges like Civara invigorate and promote an optimistic tone.

Pointers for Color Pops
Both fun and formal spaces are equally enhanced by accents. Whether you use them to highlight a unique architectural feature or tie an area together, the trick is to be strategic. In design, the 60-30-10 rule is a well-known way to bring balance to a room.

2162 Lyric Ave

Los Feliz
3 bed | 4 bath | 1920(A) Sqft | 3512(A) Lot | Offered for $1,448,000
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Stunning designer done Contemporary straddles two of LA’s hottest neighborhoods! Los Feliz to the west and Silver Lake to the east with DTLA nearby! This outstanding property offers a 2-story 1,920sf home + 665sf guest apt. + 275sf studio. Amazing panoramic views include the San Gabriel mountains and the energetic bustle along Hyperion Ave below. The home offers a casual open-concept floor plan featuring new hardwood floors and updated kitchen with new island ideal for large scale entertaining or quiet dinner for two. A large patio offers perfect indoor-outdoor flow. Upstairs includes a Master suite plus two bedrooms and office with private deck. A separate lower level guest suite is complete with new flooring and updated kitchen and bath; great for long term guests, home business, or extra income! This level enjoys a large patio with stairs to the newly terraced yard and a large separate finished bonus studio. Enjoy everything Los Feliz and Silver Lake has to offer!