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6 open houses to check out around LA this weekend

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Ranging from a former hunting lodge in La Crescenta to a Palmer and Krisel-designed midcentury modern in Encino

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 former hunting lodge in La Crescenta, a 1930s Spanish-style bungalow in Vermont Vista, and a hill-hugging midcentury treehouse in Montecito Heights.

Charmaine David, courtesy of Carrie Bryden/Deasy Penner Podley

Where: 3877 Latrobe Street, LA 90031
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms; 1,426 square feet
Selling points: Located within walking distance of lovely Debs Park, this sharp mid-century treehouse was designed by USC-trained architect John L. Pugsley in 1964 for the modernist development known as The Cliffs. Features include hardwood floors, skylights, walls of glass, an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, a freestanding fireplace, and a whimsical stairwell mural by Guatemalan muralist Cache.
Asking price: $789,000

Where: 3707 4th Avenue, La Crescenta 91214
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,829 square feet
Selling points: One of the original river rock houses of the La Crescenta-Highlands neighborhood, this rustic residence was built in 1927 to serve as a hunting lodge. Highlights include peg and groove hardwood floors, wood moldings, and a handsome stone fireplace. The 3,962-square-foot lot contains mature fruit trees and a newly permitted 126-square-foot ADU with bathroom and laundry room.
Asking price: $850,000

Courtesy of Billy Chacon

Where: 749 West 101st Street, LA 90044
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 8
Specs: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; 2,320 square feet
Selling points: This Spanish-style home is located on a 5,400-square-foot lot within walking distance of the Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center. Built in 1931, its charming original details include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, a plaster fireplace, artfully detailed sconces, built-ins, and colorful period tile. The property also contains a two-bedroom, one-bath back cottage and a detached garage.
Asking price: $650,000

Photos by Ming Lo, courtesy of Stephen Shiu

Where: 5471 Village Green, LA 90016
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,583 square feet
Selling points: One of the rare three-bedroom units in the 64-acre urban oasis known as Village Green, this residence also boasts parquet hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, steel casement windows, and two private patios.
Asking price: $799,000, plus monthly HOA dues of $519

Photos by Zach Cluxton, courtesy of Allie Riley and Michael Collins/Coldwell Banker

Where: 1400 N Hayworth Avenue, #36, West Hollywood 90046
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 8
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom; 843 square feet
Selling points: One of only a few condos in West Hollywood’s historic, Edward Fickett-designed Hollywood Riviera with two bedrooms, this top-floor unit features lofty beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, walls of windows, ample storage space, central AC, and a private patio. It comes with two parking spaces and Mills Act tax benefits.
Asking price: $699,000, plus monthly HOA dues of $461

Where: 17401 Rancho Street, Encino, 91316
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 8
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; 2,494 square feet
Selling points: Designed in 1957 by Palmer and Krisel, this remodeled south-of-Ventura modern features interior and exterior stone walls, sliding glass doors, built-ins, and a generous .38-acre lot with a swimming pool, built-in barbecue, and trees galore.
Asking price: $1.799 million