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Ever get the itch for a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. 

Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!

Create a pathway.

To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color.

Add a wall or border.

Installing a flagstone, rock, or brick wall around flower beds or trees adds a sleek, clean look to your landscaping and helps separate different sections of your yard.

Install a water feature.

Nothing says zen quite like the sound of trickling water as you relax in your backyard. You can start simple by purchasing and installing a small feature powered by a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.

Light your way.

An easy way to transform your yard is to strategically use lighting. Place cool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants.

Plant upwards.

Expand your yard space by drawing the eye to the sky with a trellis fence or screen made of wood or metal. Once you install your trellis, select your climbing plants and vines and get to planting!

Address: 1636 Queens Rd West, Hollywood, CA 90069

Neighbourhood: Hollywood Hills 

List Price: $3,950,000

The Place:

Just beyond privacy walls, lies this magical Mediterranean revival. Enter through the private courtyard and into this ultra-stylish home with high-end designer finishes throughout. Expansive split level open plan with distressed hardwood flooring mixed with imported tile. Retracting walls of glass and refurbished wood eliminate any barrier between indoor and outdoor living, leading to a multi-level deck with salt-water pool, al fresco dining, multiple sitting areas with fire pit and dramatic exterior fireplace, and a newly built BBQ area. Gourmet kitchen featuring Stainless Steel appliances, stone counters, and breakfast bar connects with the dining room and opens to the living room with a Spanish tiled fireplace and additional lounging area. The upper two levels house three ensuite bedrooms, including the large primary retreat with a fireplace and a sizable walk-in closet. The main level also features a 4th bedroom which has been converted into a state-of-the-art recording studio, as well as a professional vocal booth inside the attached two-car garage, laundry room, and hallway bath. Surround sound, security cameras, alarm, and pre-wired intercom throughout. This romantic and opulent villa – offering a sophisticated and authentic aesthetic along with a private, quiet, and zen-like living experience is conveniently situated just above the Sunset Strip. 

(Description from the listing)

Why we love it:

Just based on the description alone, we can tell that this property used to belong to someone who’s in the music industry. The house is so fit for a music star! We’re not spilling any tea, though. State-of-the-art recording studio and surround sound, this home is equipped to give its new owner the best sound experience. But of course, that’s not our only favorite feature! We’re absolutely in love with the saltwater pool, and al fresco dining with an outdoor fireplace! It’s a home that allows social distancing which is fundamental now in this day and age while also giving its owners more room to move, work, and post-Covid entertaining. Its attached two-car garage gives the owner privacy ——-  Anyone would feel like a celebrity when living in a house like this! 

More Features:

This beautiful home with a lot size of 6,320 sqft and 3,570 sqft livable area was first built in 1977. With great things coming in 4s, this luxury property nests 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and a total of 4 parking spaces. 

By the numbers: 

Selling price: $3,950,000

In property taxes: $2,535/mo

Square feet: 3,570 sqft

Fireplace: 2

Car Garage:  Attached two-car garage 

The Tour:

Main Entrance
Al Fresco and Outdoor Fireplace
Living Space
One of the Four Bedrooms
One of the Four Bathrooms

Listing and pictures courtesy of Denise Rosner | Realtor® | DRE# 01902808 | Keller Williams Realty

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