Small luxury SFHs with large garage? Are they anywhere to be found?

Asked by Andrew, California Sun Aug 10, 2008

So, I've been looking around just to see if I can find anything that'll suit my needs down the line.
I'm a single musician/artist and I spend a lot of time practicing during night time.
I have a passion for cars and as such I'll need a large garage (2-3 units).
Pool is a must too. I'm prepared to look to the valley for this. Townhouse/Condo
not an option because of my music. I've found a lot of great looking places in the
valley for less than $1,500,000 (which is my upper limit) but they're way too big
for me. I don't want to be roaming around in my own house. So the question:
Are there any luxurious single family homes w/large garage and less than
3 beds/2 baths? Also, so I'm not wasting anyone's time here I'm not buying before
early 2009, possibly later depending on how the market moves. Many TIA!
-. Andrew

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Michael Barr…, Agent, Irvine, CA
Sun Aug 10, 2008
Hi there Andrew, I know of several homes like this . I have sold homes to people who have similar requests with large garages for cars or work. I would like to help you when you are ready. If you drop me an e mail with te areas that you are considering and what you are looking for I can send you updates when suitable properties become available

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Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Thu Aug 14, 2008
Although my specialty is in West Los Angeles property, I would suggest that you take a look in Thousand Oaks. You would be able to get a home there that is not so close to neighbors, that way your music will not disturb anyone. Many of the homes in that area have pools and are on large lots. I lived there years ago and it was a very safe and beautiful area.
If you need a referral I can help you with that through my office (Prudential California Realty)
Best of Luck to you
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Yona Bello, , Studio City, CA
Wed Aug 13, 2008
Hi Andrew,

When looking for a specific need in a home, you might fare out best in focusing in an area where like minded people, such as yourself, have been there and done it. For example, No Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Villge, Toluca Lake, Burbank are locations near the studios where musicians/artists have preceded you and had the same needs, ergo - have built or customized their homes/properties to fit their needs, which matches your exact objective.

Yona Bello
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David Krecker, Landlord, Whittier, CA
Mon Aug 11, 2008

tell me the zip code your looking in or some streeets to focu in on.....

Just to let you know I am also a State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser since 1988, I specialize in evaluating square footage or permitted areas which directly affect the value. In addition to my Real estate duties I provide these services also which you can check out on my website ( )

Here is my contact info which I can be reached easily via email or phone. Thanks for the opportunity.

David Krecker, BSBA, SRA, MRA
Centuryside Real Estate Inc.
David Krecker
Broker/Owner/State License Appraiser
Office 562-690-6987
Fax: 562-690-7337
Serving the areas of Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino, and Riverside.

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Monique and…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Aug 10, 2008
Hey Andrew,

In your price range you have a lot of options. If a two car garage is an option with guest house that might open some things up for you because 3 car garages are not that common. I actually have a listing coming up that is in Studio City that might fit the bill and won't be completed until early 2009 and will be below 1.5. If you will consider the other side of the hill, West LA you will have options too. Shoot me an email when you have a chance so I can explore what's out there and perhaps get a feel for style and areas. My email is You don't need a mini-mansion to get what your looking for. Even if you want to drive around just to get your toes wet, I'd love to help.


Monique Carrabba
The Reavis Group
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