Last night, HGTV took an hour of our lives to ask the realtors from the Selling LA/Selling New York franchises, "What was the best place you ever sold?" As you can imagine, the Selling New Yorkers picked $2 million, 3 bedroom apartments with views of the gray building across the street or a bridge. But what were the best places sold by the LA realtors. These are the homes chosen by the realtors from Keller-Williams
Agent: David Bailey, Keller Williams
Best Place: 540 Vick Place in Trousdale Estates
Features: 5,046 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, Pool, Guest House
Sale Price: Not Disclosed (in 2006)
Why: The property was originally built for McDonald's founder Ray Kroc in 1962. It was purchased, per David's description, by "a legend in the health food industry." The new homeowner purchased the adjacent property and converted it into a guesthouse.
Agent: Kennon Earl, Keller Williams
Best Place: 5691 Hill Oak Drive in Los Feliz
Features: 4,500 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 360 degree views
Sale Price: $4 million (in 2006)
Why: The home was designed by famed architect Robert Byrd. The homeowners left the exterior untouched, but remodeled the interior. The partial removal of the second floor allowed them to put in a floor to ceiling bookshelf system.
Agent: Steven Aaron, Keller Williams
Best Place: 2202 S. Camino Real in Palm Springs
Features: 3,519 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, Pool
Sale Price: $1.245 million (in 2006)
Why: It's a mid-century modern gem... with a pool... in Palm Springs. What's not to love? Steven found the house for his client while driving around Palm Springs. It wasn't actually on the market when he spotted it but as luck would have it, the home was listed soon thereafter and they were able to snatch it before someone else could.
The entire episode is available for viewing here. We'll bring you the homes chosen by the agents from Hilton & Hyland and the Valerie Fitzgerald Group tomorrow.