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5 open houses to check out around LA this weekend

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From Harbor Gateway to the Top O’ Topanga

Courtesy of Anne Najar/Harvey Realty

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series rounding up open houses to check out over the weekend, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This week’s options include a manufactured home in a gated Topanga community and a stylishly revamped midcentury in Harbor Gateway.

Courtesy of Margot Tempereau and Barry Gray, Deasy Penner Podley

Where: 11591 Duque Drive, Studio City 91604
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 29
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; 2,825 square feet
Selling points: Located on a cul-de-sac adjacent to Fryman Estates, this midcentury modern was designed by architect Louis Katzman circa 1962. Its features include a double-sided fireplace with floating terrazzo hearth, a floor-to-ceiling wall of folding accordion doors, an updated kitchen with professional-grade appliances, and a half-acre lot with outdoor fireplace, fruit and vegetable garden, and mature oak, eucalyptus and pine trees.
Asking price: $1.86 million

Courtesy of Kathryn Alesandrini and Alexander Eddy

Where: 1126 Mohawk, Topanga 90290
When: 1 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 29
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms; 1,360 square feet
Selling points: Built in 1970, this manufactured home is located within the gated community known as Top O’ Topanga. Amenities include a dog park, kids’ park, community center, pool, spa, gym, billiards room, and surrounding gardens.
Asking price: $529,000 plus $640/month HOA dues

Courtesy of Anne Najar/Harvey Realty

Where: 10040 Wentworth St., Shadow Hills 91040
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 29
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 2,198 square feet
Selling points: Sure, this eclectic time capsule could stand a fair amount of updating, but it’s also got plenty of features worth keeping, including beamed ceilings, built-in bookcases, a fireplace, leaded windows, decorative doors, a wet bar, and sizable deck.
Asking price: $875,000

Courtesy of Rod McIntosh

Where: 8456 Petaluma Drive, Sun Valley 91352
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday December 28 and Sunday, December 29
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,527 square feet
Selling points: Sited on a 7,143-square-foot lot, this updated ranch features hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, a two-car garage, and a nice-sized yard with mature trees.
Asking price: $758,800

Courtesy of Anna Escareno

Where: 12221 Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles 90044
When: 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday December 28 and Sunday, December 29
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,530 square feet
Selling points: On the border of Athens and Harbor Gateway, this single-story residence has been stylishly resuscitated with new flooring, lighting, appliances, cabinetry, and quartz countertops. It’s also got an expansive 7,762-square-foot lot with fresh landscaping.
Asking price: $599,000