14241 McCormick Street, Sherman Oaks Home Remodel for Sale

Sherman Oaks Home SOLD Listed for: $996,000

Final Sales Price $1,030,000 May 2014

14241 McCormick Street, Sherman Oaks, CA

 Listing Agent Blair Thompson, Wish Sothebys International Realty


Home Listed for Sale at $996,000

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath

2.100 (approx.) Sqft House, 6,750 Sqft Lot

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Amazing Sophisticated Remodel from top to bottom. Style, form & function come together to create the ultimate in High End Luxury Living. A mix of Contemporary Traditional influence. Beautiful grass stripped grey cement block circular drive surrounded by new professionally designed zeroscape landscaping with water conscience irrigation. Gracious Central Hall Entry passes next to Formal Dining Room with Fireplace. A stunning view of the open concept kitchen/family room w/ see thru linear fireplace overlooking the spacious redwood deck leading to lush fenced yard. A cooks kitchen w/ Frigidaire Pro stainless steel appliances, massive Refrigerator & Freezer, copious cabinets & tons of counter space & center island. The Master Bedroom Suite w/ organized walk-in closet, cathedral ceiling, fireplace & Theatre. The Master bath has luxurious soaking tub, large shower w/ waterfall head & a separate toilet room centered around the 8′ double vessel vanity w/ linen closet. Each room has separate Heating/Cooling control damper, central sound control and bathroom plus powder room. URC Total Control Home Automation & Media System installed and programmed. Teak & Travertine floors thruout. Eco Conscious Design. All New double paned window & doors. Spectacular Home Theatre.

See Below for ALL THE DETAILS…

Contact Blair Thompson who is a Broker Associate with Wish Sotheby’s International Realty in Sherman Oaks CA 818-414-4144 for more information

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Great Sherman Oaks Sprawling Corner Estate Home For Sale

For Entertainment

Centrally located Media cabinet with professional rack mounting system • URC Total Control™ Central Audio Video with individual room volume and source control • Apple TV™ • 60” Flat Panel TV in Family Room • 51” Flat Panel in Master Bedroom • Full Home theatre setup in Master Bedroom and Family Room • Fully Wired with over 1 mile of Cat 6 Cabeling for full flexibility and future Expansion • Smart Home Features • remote control double sided linear fireplace in the family room with passive led lighting • Large Redwood Deck overlooking welcoming back yard • completely fenced yard


For Comfort

New bathroom Installations — Master bath • 8’ double vanity with contemporary vessel sinks • separate toilet room • Sumptuous freestanding soaking tub with wand shower head • Shower with handheld, overhead and waterfall shower heads • large linen closet • direct vent fireplaces in family room and master bedroom • Large Master bedroom with cathedral ceilings • organized master closet


For Cooks

—Frigidaire PRO Staniless Steel Appliances — Microwave • Convection Oven • Dishwasher • Beverage Cooler • 6 Burner cooktop • Huge 32” counter depth refrigerator • Huge 32” counter depth freezer • hideable powerful quiet downdraft ventilation

—Generous Cabinet Space — Huge Pantry • lighted glass front china cabinet • Multiple Pullouts •pullout trash cabinet • under bar party storage

—Beautiful custom granite countertops and 4’x8’ Island • Glass block backsplash • contemporary square stainless steel double basin sink • Kohler spray integrated faucet

—custom lighting design with task specific lighting, undrcounter led lighting, discreet over cabinet lights, in cabinet lights with glass shelves
For Peace (piece) of Mind

Composite Hardy™ siding • Proactive deep treatment Orange Oil for Mold, Mildew and Termite prevention • 5/8” Drywall almost everywhere • large laundry / utility / mudroom with direct access to garage • separate utility sink • new stucco • earthquake shutoff gas valve • hardwired smoke detectors • 100% new electrical wire drop • main panel • subpanel • new code breakers • new wiring throughout house


For Ecology

Efficient tankless water heater • light sensitive security lighting fully Insulated with reclaimed R30 ceilings, R19 Walls  • 4 Zone Heating/Cooling with 5 Ton Compressor (each bedroom and living area individually controlled) 2 cold air returns • Accessible via computer or Smartphone • Water Conscience Irrigation with separate drip bedding zones and focused grass zones • low water consumption plantings • Eco Sensitive Materials Used with “Carb” certifications and low VOC materials • double paned Milguard windows throughout • whisper quiet bathroom vent fans with condensation sensors and heater elements •  Ultra Low Flush 1.28 gallon Toilets with soft close lids • fully integrated LED and Low Voltage recessed lighting throughout • strategically placed double pane skylights • Lutron light switches with Maestro™ dimmers • automatic attic ventilation fan •newly poured individual block drive with artificial turf strips allow water runoff and don’t need irrigation



17424 Bullock Street Encino, CA Remodeled House Coming to Market

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, approx. 1900 sqft, Encino Park Home for Sale

Scheduled to be Listed for sale in April of 2014 this Encino home will be like new; A New Fresh Floorplan, Roof, Ac, Kitchen, Plumning, updated Electrical, and so much more.  A layout built for today with all the modern conveniences and styling available today.  Built in the Craftsman / Bungalow style with clean lines,

This is a Draft of the intended Remodel of 17424 Bullock, Encino CA

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Sherman Oaks Christmas Tree Lots 2012

With the construction at the corner of Moorpark and Hazeltine the business of selling trees has changed in Sherman Oaks.  By necessity there are a few new locations.  Please feel free to email me any locations I have left out and I will be glad to add them:

In Sherman Oaks

  • At Sherman Oaks Little League, Between Van Nuys Blvd and Hazeltine on Magnolia, Sherman Oaks
  • Tinas Trees, on Sepulveda just south of the 101 freeway, Sherman Oaks

Near Sherman Oaks

  • Santa and Sons, 12901 Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Santa and Sons By Valley College
  • Tapia Brothers5251 Hayvenhurst Avenue  Encino, CA 91436 (818) 905-6155

Blair Thompson is a Real Estate Agent with Wish Sothebys International Realty in Sherman Oaks.


LA City intends to DOUBLE the Real Estate Transfer taxes

For neighborhoods under the control of the City of LA such as Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Encino, selling a home is about to get much more expensive.  A proposal currently under review by the council will drastically raise the taxes charged to homeowners when they sell their home.

When a home sells the current “city transfer tax” is $4.40 per $1,000 of sale price, or about $2,200 on a $500,000 home sale.  This is in addition to the $1.10 per $1,000 the county charges.  Under the new proposal that amount will rise to $9.00 per $1,000.  or $4,500 on a half million dollar house.

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In Honor of Conner 2012 VNSO Park

imageThe second annual 5k Walk/Run fundraiser wil take place on October 14, 2012 in VNSO Park, Sherman Oaks.  This walk is staged to honor the memory of Connor Lynch and to raise awareness and promote the safety of runners, pedestrians, cyclists and young drivers.  Last years event was a huge success.  Join your freinds, neighbors and the local community in this great cause.

On October 19, 2010, Conor Lynch was killed by a hit-and-run driver while training with his cross country team. He was 16 years old.  Conor was an incredible son, brother, student, athlete, and friend.

Get more information at http://www.inhonorofconnor or http:www.active.com .

Officer, There’s A Head in the Head

I sold a house in the Sherman Oaks Area the week before the New Year holiday to a buyer who was going to demolish the house. It was just down the street from my own home.  The house had been previously owned by a guy who was obsessed with “slasher” and “texas chainsaw” type movies.  So much so that he had made a few flicks himself at the house Continue reading

Memorial Weekend May 2012 VNSO Sherman Oaks Park Music

Sherman Oaks Music in the Park Memorial Day 2012Come visit the event to be at, to be seen at, to be heard at in Sherman Oaks this Memorial Day at the VNSO Park.  Music in the Park May 27, 2012 Sunday 4 pm – 6 pm.

At 14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks, 91423 (Just North of Riverside, West of Hazeltine)

Featuring Horace Heidt’s Big Band Foundation, Addmission is free.  This is a very speical tribute to American Legion Post 193 as well as all the others have served protecting America’s way of Life!  For more information call 818=995-6827.

Be sure to bring a blanket or lawnchair for this evening of great music, dancing, even a dance contest leading up to a cermony to honor our war veterans on the Memorial day 2012 at the VNSO Park.

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10752 Hortense Avenue Open Sunday

Toluca Lake Open House Sunday May 20, 2012 2-5pm

Great Toluca Townhouse for sale at 10752 Hortense call Blair 818-414-4144

Great Toluca Townhouse for sale at 10752 Hortense call Blair 818-414-4144

10752 #2 Hortense Avenue, Toluca Woods CA for Sale

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom, 1,502 Sqft, Private Garage

Custom designed luxury townhome in famed Toluca Lake! Newer custom design feels like you stepped from the pages of Architectural Digest.  Continue reading

Obama to Visit Clooney Party at Studio City Home

Word has it that President is slated to visit the Studio City home of George Clooney on May 10, 2012 to attend a party.  This could have far reaching affects on Studio City and the surrounding areas of Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake and even Beverly Hills.  The largest impact possible is the complete closure of the twisty turny hilly Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the major artery thru the canyon between Hollywood Hills and Studio City.  Of course this will put extreme pressure on Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Glen which pass between Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks.  Other impacts will be a complete no fly zone over the area as well as shutting down the Fryman Canyon walking path as well as the parking lot at the bottom of that park which may be used for one of the security staging areas.  It is sure that secret service will be crawling all over the very tony Fryman Canyon Area as well as all the surronding areas.  Judging from past visits from the President this could have impacts on nearby 101 freeway as well as the storied Mulholland Drive which has scenic overviews of both the San Fernando Valley as well as the “West Side”.

Short Sales and Loan Modifications In Sherman Oaks

There are many homes that are “underwater” in the local Sherman Oaks, Studio city home market.  Underwater meaning that the owner of the house owes more than the house is currently worth for sale with a Real Estate Agent.  Essentially, there are 3 different solutions for this situation. Continue reading