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New Midvale Estates Home For Sale – Langdon Ave.

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Orig. List Price:   $999,000 
Price Per Sqft:   $369.04 
Bedrooms:   4 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  2,0,1,0 
Sqft (Src):   2,707 (Assessor’s Data) 
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.307/13,369 (B)  

 Located in Midvale Estates, in the heart of the Van Nuys Riviera, sits this newly renovated Spanish Villa. Four towering palm trees set the tone. Gated with designer wrought iron, the new stamped concrete drive leads to the carport. Starting at the stone floored foyer, the open plan includes; a large living room and dining room separated by a dual side stone fireplace, an office/bedroom, a powder room, a granite-stainless kitchen, a step down family room and an adjacent breakfast room. The private areas have; two guest bedrooms, a hall bath with stone shower and vintage tub. The master suite has; double closets, double sinks and double shower. All rear facing rooms open through French doors to the enormous yard with; pool, barbeque, built-in bar, grassy play area and a permitted studio. Other upgrades include; wood floors, plumbing, windows, doors and electrical. This truly is a lifestyle destination.

For more information on this and other Midvale Estates Homes for Sale, contact your Midvale Estates Realtor – Ben Vorspan – at (310)926-2386 or through this website.

Reduced!!! Peach Ave, Midvale Estates Home for Sale

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NEW Price:   $779,000 
Bedrooms:   3 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  2,0,1,0 
Sqft (Src):   2,420 (Assessor’s Data) 
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.29/12,650 (A)  

Midvale Estates, gated sprawling Ranch with Santa Fe styling located on a substantial 12,650 square foot lot that feels impressive and private. The single level floor plan has 3 bedrooms, office that could convert into a fourth bedroom if needed, family room adjacent to a remodeled kitchen featuring high-end stainless steel appliances with commercial level Wolf range and Traulsen refrigerator, Thermador grill, and Asko dishwasher. The formal living room has exceptional scale, fireplace, and receives natural sunlight through a wall of French doors looking out to the sprawling lawns and mature landscaping.

There are hardwood floors, newer central HVAC system, recessed lighting, large dedicated laundry room, generously sized bedrooms, tons of storage, and security system. The long wrap-around porches with sandblasted wood beams or the enclosed sunroom are relaxing places to sit front or back, the setting is wonderful. There’s also an architecturally notable pergola in back with a spa and built-in barbecue for entertaining. Feels like a private mini estate at a great value for this prime pocket.

Just Reduce in Midvale Estates! -Peach Ave

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NEW Price:   $779,000 
Bedrooms:   3 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  2,0,1,0 
Sqft (Src):   2,420 (Assessor’s Data) 
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.29/12,650 (A)  

Midvale Estates, gated sprawling Ranch with Santa Fe styling located on a substantial 12,650 square foot lot that feels impressive and private. The single level floor plan has 3 bedrooms, office that could convert into a fourth bedroom if needed, family room adjacent to a remodeled kitchen featuring high-end stainless steel appliances with commercial level Wolf range and Traulsen refrigerator, Thermador grill, and Asko dishwasher. The formal living room has exceptional scale, fireplace, and receives natural sunlight through a wall of French doors looking out to the sprawling lawns and mature landscaping.

There are hardwood floors, newer central HVAC system, recessed lighting, large dedicated laundry room, generously sized bedrooms, tons of storage, and security system. The long wrap-around porches with sandblasted wood beams or the enclosed sunroom are relaxing places to sit front or back, the setting is wonderful. There’s also an architecturally notable pergola in back with a spa and built-in barbecue for entertaining. Feels like a private mini estate at a great value for this prime pocket.

For Sale in Midvale Estates – Peach Ave

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List Price:   $699,999 
Price Per Sqft:   $313.76 
Bedrooms:   3 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  2,0,0,0 
Sqft:   2,231  
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.275/11,999 (A) 

This beautiful compound located in Prime Midvale Estates is set on a spacious 11,998 sq ft lot! The spacious single level home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 2231 livable sq ft. Original hardwood floors. Nice big kitchen, open dining area. Two living areas. Separate laundry area. Bedrooms are generously sized. One custom walk in closet. Attached two car garage.

This property is very well maintained and also features some crown molding. Fruit trees and vegetable gardens surround the home. Lushly landscaped and serene backyard. The lot is sprawling and impressive, pictures don’t do it justice!!!

Midvale Estates

midvale estates 2midvale estates 1 I love Midvale Estates.  It’s where I live, where I stroll, where I work and where I get free snacks when they’re filming on my block (which is often).

Midvale Estates is located North of Victory Blvd and West of Sepulveda Blvd, and here’s why I love it:

Midvale Estates, a small and charming pocket of Van Nuys, is home to one of the most-filmed streets in the world (Langdon Avenue)!  My morning walks with my son always include a meander through this “Anytown USA” setting of large front lawns and classic American homes.

Film crews choose to use our neighborhood because we are happy to have them!  You won’t find too many trouble makers preventing filming from happening, and filming never starts too early, caries on too late, or occurs on weekends, per our HOA guidelines.

Speaking of which, Midvale Estates has its own HOA, which collects money from film crews and uses it for neighborhood parties and community service!  Each production is required to pay a certain amount into the HOA (currently in the $300/production range), and while we have HOA meetings and a board, we have no fees to our residents.

Though surrounded by “rougher” streets and neighborhoods, Midvale Estates enjoys an extremely low crime rate.  Police patrol the area often, and should a problem arise, all residents are given a direct phone number to an officer specifically assigned to our neighborhood.

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Sepulveda Wildlife reserve, Midvale Estates Adjacent

It’s also worth noting that homes in Midvale Estates are perfectly priced!  Since we are technically in Van Nuys, home values are less than those in Sherman Oaks or Encino, yet they are generally higher than in surrounding areas of Van Nuys.

One more reason to love Midvale Estates — you can walk almost anywhere!  Costco (not that you want to buy anything there without a car…), grocery stores, ice cream, fast food, great pizza and pho restaurants, and the Lake Balboa/Sepulveda Basin area (right) are less than a mile away!

If you’re thinking about moving here, give me a call at (310)926-2386 or contact me through this website.  I specialize in representing buyers and sellers in our Midvale Estates community, and would be more than happy to talk shop, or just answer questions about our neck of the woods.

I just stumbled upon the Workaholics House Location

the Workaholics houseIt was just a typical day. I was out for a jog just as I had been so many times before (or so I will have you believe), running my usual 7-minute miles.  Off to the left, taped to a gate, I spotted a blue note.  “Notice of Filming,” it read.  “TV Sitcom,” it continued.

Since I live in a neighborhood where they film often, I tend to ignore these notices. They’re generally for Taco Bell commercials or shows and movies with coded names like RHWBH or TCL. I continued running my 6-minute miles.

I don’t know what it was that made me stop and circle back to read the note in full — maybe curiosity; maybe fate — but boy was I surprised to see that not only were they going to be filming a show that’s actually on TV, but a show that’s actually on TV, that I actually watchWorkaholics!  “It’s gotta be the Workaholics house! Where is it?” I almost blurted out. Almost.

“Now, don’t get too excited yet.” I took a breath (not from excitement — I had just been jogging at a 5-minute/mile pace…).  “Just because it’s a real tv show that I actually watch, that doesn’t mean the location will be anything recognizable.”  The real Workaholics house must be on some Universal backlot next to the Desperate Housewives house, right?

I quickly scanned the note, trying to find the exact address for the filming (3 full days!): 15020 Hamlin St. Van Nuys.

I quickly scanned the street trying to find 15020.  Imagine this next sequence is filmed using a camera pointed at me, attached to my body, so that you can truly capture the sense of excitement and/or panic. Your choice of music will determine which.

Jog, jog, jog, look left. 15016. Not it.  Jog, jog, jog, look right.  Nope – those are odd numbers. Jog, jog, jog, look left. 15018. Getting warming.  Jog, jog, jog, look right. Why do I keep looking right? Jog, jog, jog, look left. Everything around me came to a standstill.  In a victorious Shawshank Redemption just-crawled-through-the-sewer-pipe moment, there she stood, in all her glory, as imperfect as ever, THE WORKAHOLICS HOUSE!

I took a picture, and as I began my sprint home, I thought to myself, “Realtor Ben, some day Workaholics will end, and the family that lives there will have a lot of cash and a really run down house that they no longer have any use for.”

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