The Essential Guide to Modernism Week // February 15-25th

Modernism Week is the ultimate celebration of Mid-Century Modern architecture, design, art, fashion and culture, featuring 350+ events!

 

The Essential Guide

Modernism Week - 1
Modernism Week - 2
Guide to the best Modernism
tours, talks & celebrations 
Everything you need to
know about the bus tours
Modernism Week 3
Modernism Week 4
10 things you absolutely
shouldn’t miss this week 
Nowhere are breeze blocks
more appreciated
Modernism Week - 5
Modernism Week - 6
Free & low cost ways to
enjoy Modernism Week
The 17 essential Palm Springs
restaurants, winter 2018
Modernism Week - 8 Modernism Week - 9
Film premiere & reception
Albert Frey: Part 1
Where to stay during
Modernism Week

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 Just Listed // Must-See Homes

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a historic Albert Frey

Modernism Week - 1164 Calle Rolph
Open House Feb 17 & 18th,  12-2pm

1164 North Calle Rolph, Palm Springs

$749,000 // 1164CalleRolph.com

Todd Hays  #01852756

 

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Pedigreed Mid-Century Modern in Indian Hills 

Modernism Week - Indian Hills

The 4BR/4BA residence was built in 1963 for Elliot Roosevelt, a World
War II Air Corps general and son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,
with its architect believed to be
USC-trained Stan Sackley.

As featured on CurbedLA
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Futuristic Pod House by William Krisel
Built in 1968, this appears to be an ambitious followup to Krisel’s earlier design for Palm Springs’s famous “House of Tomorrow” (where Elvis & Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon.)
 
As featured on CurbedLA
Modernism - Pod House 2
Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 am
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Looking to Sell? First Impressions are Vital!

Monica Hsu Video

Creative Staging & Real Estate by Monica Hsu

www.HomesByMonicaHsu.com

#01878067

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Posted on February 14, 2018 at 10:01 am
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Podley Properties Named 2017 Market Share Leader in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Market Share Leader

Podley Properties is proud to be the 2017 market share leader for representing both buyers and sellers in the Sierra Madre market. Our associates take pride in knowing and being a part of this wonderful community, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service!

 

 

 

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Posted on February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
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Podley Properties Celebrates the Top Producers with a Magical Evening!

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January 31st, 2018
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Podley Properties associates and staff celebrated at the Top Producers party at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. The 2017 Top 10 Producers received their awards from President Crystal Narramore and Chairman Bill Podley. A special congratulations goes to Nick Frias, 2017 Rookie of the Year! In addition to the awards, the evening included fine dining, magic, and a private show in the Palace of Mystery.

 

Podley Properties’ Top 10 Producers for 2017 earned their awards based on sales volume, commission income and/or number of properties sold. The prestigious designation reflects these highly productive associates’ deep commitment to being the best in the real estate profession.

 

2017 Top 10 Producers: Regina DaVanzo, Adriana Donofrio, Margaret Garemore, Jeannie Garr Roddy, Todd Hays, Monica Hsu, Rana Madain, Rose Maniscalchi, William Park, Jim Rock, Linda Seyffert, Dhari Thein, Luther Tsinoglou, Nancy Valentine, Troy Wilson

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Top Producer's Party 9 Top Producers Party 8

 

 

View our complete Photo Gallery!

 

 

 

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Posted on February 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm
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Take a 3D Tour of Pasadena’s Tournament House

Tournament House Pasadena

About the Tournament House

 

This Italian Renaissance-style mansion was built in 1906 for the Stimson family in Pasadena’s “Millionaire’s Row”. The house was designed and built by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father, George W. Stimson. After most of the Stimson children left the nest, the house became too big for the Stimsons and they sold the house to William Wrigley Jr. in 1914.


The mansion was presented to the City of Pasadena in 1958 by the Wrigley family. They gave their home with the understanding that it would become the permanent headquarters for the Tournament of Roses®. That is why is is known today as the Tournament House.


The Tournament of Roses Association produces the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game each New Year in Pasadena. The Rose Parade was conceived by the Valley Hunt Club in 1890. It served as a mid-winter festival where they would invite their neighbors who moved from the East Coast. Five years later, after the Rose Parade grew too large for the Valley Hunt Club, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed. Today, 935 Volunteers make up the Tournament of Roses, they are affectionately referred to as “White Suiters” because of the distinctive white uniform every volunteer wears.

 

The text for this article originally appeared on visitpasadena.com

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Posted on February 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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Podley Properties Joins Fellow LeadingRE Companies in Las Vegas

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2018 LeadingRE® Annual Conference

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January 31st-February 2nd, 2018

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Rob Weise, Director of Relocation Services, and Meredith McKenzie, Podley Realtor®, joined Realtors from across the globe at this year’s LeadingRE® Annual Conference. Along with valuable sessions providing updated information for 2018, the conference was a fabulous venue for the relocation directors to connect in person.

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LeadingRE® Annual Conference - Cocktails

Northern and Southern California Relocation Directors and Staff got together for a Cocktail Hour

LeadingRE® Annual Conference - Arizona

Rob Weise with Michelle O’Connell of Arizona Best Real Estate headquartered in Scottsdale

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It was also a great venue for agents to network and attend sessions specifically tailored to sales associates. Meredith attended many of those sessions, taking away the following valuable information:

 

  • As members, Podley Properties agents have access to member organizations in all 50 states and in 70 countries. This makes it the largest luxury relocation referral organization in the world.
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  • 56% of all referrals actually close, making LeadingRE the most productive referral network of all. When you send out a qualified referral through the LeadingRE network, you have a 50/50 chance of receiving a referral check. That’s better odds than Las Vegas!
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  • LeadingRE operates one of the largest online real estate training “classrooms” in the business world. They are ranked in the Top 3 of Best Online Training Sites in America by Training Magazine.

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Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:59 am
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Congratulations 2017 Top 10 Producers!

Podley Properties Announces the 2017 Top 10 Producers

 

We are proud to recognize and celebrate our Top 10 Producers for 2017! Sixty-six associates and staff celebrated with an exclusive party at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. The top producing agents received their awards, along with Nick Frias being named as the Rookie of the Year. The evening included fine dining, magic and a private show in the Palace of Mystery.

 

“We applaud the hard work and dedication it takes to be a Top Producing Agent. Our associates are passionate about serving their local communities in real estate, in community service, and in being a good neighbor. We are proud to be local and hyper-focused on the San Gabriel Valley.” said Crystal Narramore, President of Podley Properties. “Each of these associates exemplifies our firm’s core values of integrity, people, innovation and excellence,” added Bill Podley, Chairman.

 

 

2017 Top Producers - Regina DaVanzo

Regina
DaVanzo
La Cañada Flintridge
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2017 Top Producers - Adriana Donofrio

Adriana
Donofrio
Glendora
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2017 Top Producers - Margaret Garemore

Margaret
Garemore

Pasadena
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2017 Top Producers - Jeannie Garr Roddy

Jeannie
Garr Roddy

La Cañada Flintridge
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2017 Top Producers - Todd Hays

Todd
Hays

Pasadena
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2017 Top Producers - Monica Hsu

Monica
Hsu

Pasadena
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2017 Top Producers - Rana Madain

Rana
Madain

Glendora
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2017 Top Producers - Rose Maniscalchi

Rose
Maniscalchi

Glendora
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2017 Top Producers - Wiliam Park

William
Park

La Cañada Flintridge
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2017 Top Producers - Jim Rock

Jim
Rock

Pasadena
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2017 Top Producers - Linda Seyffert

Linda
Seyffert

Pasadena
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2017 Top Producers - Dhari Thein

Dhari
Thein

Altadena
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2017 Top Producers - Luther Tsinoglou

Luther
Tsinoglou

Sierra Madre
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2017 Top Producers - Nancy Valentine

Nancy
Valentine

La Cañada Flintridge
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2017 Top Producers - Troy Wilson

Troy
Wilson

Monrovia
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Posted on January 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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Margaret Garemore Installed as 2018 President of the AAR

 L to R: Kelvin Chang; Margaret Garemore; Sylvia Ramos, 2017 President; Ryan Asao

Congratulations Margaret Garemore!

2018 PRESIDENT OF THE ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

 

January 12th, 2018


Local Realtors® and guests recently gathered at the Altadena Town & Country Club for the Arcadia Association of Realtors® Installation of Officers & Directors Brunch, where Margaret Garemore was installed as the 2018 President of the AAR. Margaret most recently served on the AAR Board of Directors and as the Grievance Committee Chairman.

 

 

“We are so proud to be associated with Margaret Garemore, she is dedicated to her clients and her fellow Realtors. Her strong leadership skills will positively impact her term as President of the Arcadia Association of Realtors, and we look forward to her many successes.”  – Crystal Narramore, President of Podley Properties

 

Margaret’s goal as president is to help increase public visibility with a focus on the value of the AAR and the Realtor profession as a whole, emphasizing the importance of the public knowing, trusting & choosing a local Realtor. Through public outreach, she hopes to build community-based relationships in the spirit of cooperation, good-will & teamwork. Her motto for 2018 is “know us and trust us.”

 

 

Margaret previously served on the Board of Directors, from 2003-2004, 2011-2015 and 2017-2018. In addition, she served as Chairman of the AAR Grievance Committee from 2009-2017. View her complete resume here.

 

View more photos from the Luncheon

 

Joshua Chun Photography

 
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Posted on January 15, 2018 at 11:07 am
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Pasadena’s Historic Bungalow Heaven // Featured in CurbedLA

945 N. Holliston | Main

1913 Craftsman in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven Asks $949K

 

Pasadena’s historic Bungalow Heaven neighborhood is full of lovely Craftsman houses, but this one stands out.

This beautiful 1913 Craftsman was built and designed by the famed David M. Renton, best known for his works; Mt. Wilson Observatory 1904, Pasadena Craftsman-style homes 1902–1919. In addition, Renton was recruited in 1919 by William Wrigley Jr. to develop Catalina Island including the Casino Ballroom, hotels & several homes. He also worked as contractor for many well-known design firms, including Greene & Greene, who are best known for Pasadena’s Gamble House.

The home still holds a bevy of details that hint at the property’s old-time charm: hardwood oak. and maple floors, a living room fireplace, built-in shelves and cabinets, and crown moldings.

In addition to three bedrooms, the bright home holds a dining room and a dedicated laundry room. There is also a spacious front porch that curves around the front.

Measuring roughly 1,800 square feet, it sits on a 10,752-square-foot lot, leaving plenty of space for a grassy yard, an orange tree, and a detached garage.

The house, in the same family for 64 years, is  listed for $949,000.

 

945 N. Holliston Avenue | Pasadena 91104

 

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945 N Holliston Ave-9

Listed by Richard Langstaff, #01057700

The feature on this home by Bianca Barragan was originally published on Curbed LA.

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Posted on January 15, 2018 at 9:47 am
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Hollywood Picks Pasadena as New Location to Live

Hollywood Stars: Meryl Streep, Kristen Wiig, Summer Bishil, Rachel Bilson, Mandy Moore

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The news points to an accelerating local real estate trend.

The announcement that Hollywood legend Meryl Streep and her husband just bought a $3.6 million estate atop the rim of the Arroyo capped a year of Pasadena home purchases by high-profile movie and television actresses in what appears to be an accelerating local real estate trend.

The five Hollywood stars all selected mid-century modern-styled homes with gorgeous views of the local mountains. Local real estate experts point to the relatively reasonable pricing of larger secluded properties here, the stunning views, their yearning for privacy and Pasadena’s respectful culture.

The year started with Mandy Moore’s $2.6 million Pasadena purchase after selling the house she shared with ex-husband Ryan Adams.

Moore since joined in selecting Pasadena over Hollywood by Rachel Bilson, Summer Bishil, Kristen Wiig, and now, Meryl Streep.

“I think a lot of it has to do with both pricing and more privacy,” said Bill Podley, Chairman of Pasadena-based realty company Podley Properties.

He continued that many beautiful Pasadena estates designed by world-famous architects and sitting on large plots of land are available in Pasadena for only 50 to 75 percent of what a similar property costs on the west side.

“One might think that a higher paid entertainer wouldn’t be so greatly concerned, but I think everyone thinks about those things these days,” Podley said.

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Location, Location, Location

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Realtor Nick Borelli added that Pasadena is “close to downtown and there is less traffic up here. It’s a lot easier to get around (than Hollywood).”

Borelli agreed that for the money, many Pasadena estates offer “a lot more space to make it more private.”

Additionally, Steve Clark, founder of the Clarkliving team at Compass, notes that there’s been a general eastward movement in terms of neighborhood desirability. “Pasadena has always been one of LA’s preeminent suburbs. There’s a timeless elegance to Pasadena. We’ve got walkability, privacy, views of the San Gabriel mountains, history, culture, and a wealth of phenomenal architecture.”

Michael Bell, one of the top agents in Pasadena who as a Broker-Associate regularly deals with many Hollywood agents and was the listing agent for the seller of the house bought by Rachael Bilson, observed that “Westsiders are discovering Pasadena because we have almost everything but the beach and the traffic, and our real estate is incredibly affordable.”

Streep and husband Don Grummer bought a well-maintained, late-1950s mid-century modern residence privately tucked into the affluent foothills in Pasadena, according to Variety. Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams designed the 1959 home located on one of Pasadena’s most prestigious streets above the rugged Arroyo Seco.

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A Storied Past

Wiig, known for her work on “Saturday Night Live,” purchased a celebrated mid-century modern-style home for $2.96 million. The residence, known as Case Study House No. 10, is part of a series designed and commissioned by LA-based Arts and Architecture magazine. The father-and-son duo Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr House designed No. 10 in 1947. It features minimalist flourishes spread across 3,425 square feet.

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Also during the past month, Summer Bishil, of “The Magicians,” bought a mid-century modern home in Pasadena for $1.8 million. The house, built in 1952, has glass walls opening to canyon, mountain, and city views. The living room includes a fireplace with a circular opening. Furthermore, the updated, 2,000-square-foot house sits on a half-acre of land and offers elegant finishes and high-end materials. The courtyard outside features a pond and waterfall, with a swimming pool back below the house.

Rachel Bilson, who rose to fame on the hit series “The O.C.” and later appeared on “Hart of Dixie” and “Nashville,” bought her new dream home in October — a $3.25 million stylish six-bed, four-bath home in the Linda Vista area.

Gregory Ain designed the 1950 mid-century modern masterpiece known as the Ralph’s House. The 3,678-square-foot property maintains most of its original design. This includes floor-to-ceiling windows, refurbished wood floors, and a spacious living room with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The landscape features rolling gardens with stunning views of the canyons and mountaintops above Pasadena. The entire property measures 35,844 square feet.

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Privacy and Character

In January, Mandy Moore bought a Pasadena home for $2.6 million after selling her house with ex-husband Ryan Adams. Moore’s property features 1.45 acres of land, 360-degree views, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, breakfast nook, spa, and pool. Noted architect Harold Zook designed the mid-century mansion.

Podley believes the privacy element isn’t the only thing the celebrities are looking for. The character of those who live here has as much to do with their attraction to Pasadena as anything else.

“It’s a different lifestyle. We’ve always been known as a more old-monied kind of community where people aren’t as concerned about their image. And I think that they find that in the Pasadena area,” Podley said. “It’s a little calmer lifestyle. Yes, you may be noticed, but you’re not going to be oogled over maybe as much. I think Pasadenans by and large get along and respect each other’s privacy.”

 

 

 

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This article by Andy Vitalicio originally appeared on pasadenanow.com.

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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