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September 2018 | Real Estate Minute | Ivan Estrada Properties

Hello and welcome to the real estate minute. I’m your host Ivan Estrada with Ivan Estrada properties at Douglas Elliman. In this episode we’re discussing three of the iconic home styles that change the landscape of California in the early nineteen hundred’s. Converting our streets into a unique blend of architecture and functionality. So the real estate minute is going to work like this. There are three segments, one minute each, three minutes total. Let the real estate minute begin.

The origin of the Tudor architecture style actually started in England in Medieval Times between the 1400’s and the 1600’s. The characteristics of these Tudor homes are their low pitch gable roofs, their very unique fireplaces and bezel doorways, grouping of windows and that half timbering that decorate the home all around. Some of the colors that are infused into these Tudor homes are the whites the creams, the browns and the materials are the brick, the stone, the wood and the concrete. One of my favorite aspects of the Tudor homes are the windows. Long, tall windows, geometric shapes and also that double glazed which really gives it that Tudor feel. If you’re looking for Tudor homes in the area you’d be looking on the west side in areas such as Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, the Palisades. And if you’re looking on the east part of Los Angeles, you’d be looking areas such as Hancock Park, Pasadena, and San Marino.

The craftsman style came about from the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain in the 1860s. The characteristics of the craftsman homes are the lower pitch gable roofs, the front porches, the shingles and the handcrafted wood and stone work. Now these homes became very popular pre World War One because of the movement of the lower middle class going from apartments to single-family homes. Back in the day it costs $900 to build a Craftsman. Some of the most notable features of the interiors of the craftsman are the built-in furniture such as the desks, the shelving and the folding beds. Now if you want to find a Craftsman home they’re located all over Los Angeles, but most prominently in Pasadena, West Adams, Long Beach and Spaulding Square here in West Hollywood.

The Mediterranean home style made its way to California in the 1920s and 30s all the way from Greece, Italy and the south of Spain. It first made its debut to the commercial market in apartments and hotels and slowly made its way to single family homes. The characteristics of these beautiful mediterranean homes are the stucco walls, the red tile roofs, the beautiful windows and circular and archways and also those beautiful European gardens. The interior these beautiful Mediterranean homes are a rectangular floor plan. An open floor plan actually. You have tile and hardwood floors, beautiful dark kitchen cabinets, and also those beautiful arches to give it that Mediterranean feel. Now where can you find some of these beautiful Mediterranean homes? Well up in Montecito, Santa Barbara, scattered throughout Los Angeles down to San Diego and in the areas of Orange County such as Newport, Laguna, and San Clemente.

Thank you so much for watching this episode of the real estate minute. I’m your host Ivan Estrada with Ivan Estrada properties at Douglas Elliman. For more videos visit my YouTube channel Ivan Estrada properties. And if you like the episode like it comment share it. I’ll see you next time. Now don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter at Ivan Estrada properties

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