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At Home in LA

With summer kicking-off, we’re set to celebrate our newfound freedom under the sun. Couple that with Father’s Day just around the corner and this season’s longer days will give us even more time to honor the father figures and role models in our lives.  Also in this issue, we’ll take you through the luxe comfort of some of LA’s homes perfect for pool parties and backyard bashes.

This year, Father’s Day and the summer solstice fall on the same day!  Does that make it a

Big Daddy Solstice?

I think so! I’d like to take this opportunity to shout-out to two fathers in particular…

 The first father is my dear dad James, (who happens to be a 35 year veteran of Residential Real Estate Sales in British Columbia).  I’m so grateful for him as “the rock” of our family and know that the world is a better place under his kind, watchful eye and laughing at his “punny” jokes!  Love you and miss you so much Dad!

The second father is my friend & business associate Derek Anthony DiMaggio. (Yes folks, his initials are D.A.D.). Derek and I have known each other for 8 years and worked together for over 4 years now and he plays an essential role in the experience we offer our clients but he also plays an essential role as DAD to Lilah.  Just in case you haven’t seen the pure joy in the journey of this self proclaimed #girldad be sure and catch a glimpse on IG @derekdimaggio

Harboring this even greater-than-ever appreciation for family and togetherness, we enter summer ready to bask in the well-deserved feeling of rejuvenation alongside the people that we’re closest to. With hours of sun we get more time to relax and reunite with barbeques, bonfires, and lingering alfresco afternoon drinks.

More time under the sun means daylong poolside hangs are back in session. And with Funboy’s 70s throwback pool float collection, a revival of the era’s iconic summer parties, it’s looking to be a season of peak nostalgia and indulgence. These bright, psychedelic poolside accessories are the perfect accents to a summer of unprecedented fun and reprieve, surrounded by family we’ve been away from for so long.

For your competitive family members and party-goers, embrace the outdoor games of years past. Modern, high-design takes on traditional lawn games like this monochrome ping pong table, or this sleek bocce ball set will elevate any SoCal yard to a fun and functional entertaining haven.

Finally, our team wanted to reflect on the business relationships that allow us to deliver the best to our clients. Collaboration is at the core of the Compass values, and our work with fellow real estate agents is essential to finding, making, and closing deals.  In honor of these relationships, we’re featuring a few of our favorite homes listed by Compass colleagues, Tomer Fridman and Aaorn Kirman

First, the Stahl House. An iconic modernist home situated on Sunset Boulevard, this property designed by architect Pierre Koenig is a historic LA landmark, and represents the luxurious poolside parties of past and present.

In Beverly Hills, this extraordinary 1920s traditional home sits nestled behind mature trees and perfectly manicured gardens designed by none other than ArtLuna. With french doors opening up to the property’s lush grounds, pool, lounge area, and complete guest house, this home in the Hills is the perfect place to gather this summer.

The Trousdale Estates – a departure from the traditional home on Lexington Road – is an 18,169 square foot modern masterpiece designed by the Luxford Group and world-renowned architect firm SAOTA. A true work of art, this home is an entertainer’s dream this summer, featuring a luxurious courtyard that boasts a 20ft cascading water wall and a 150-year old Mediterranean Olive Tree imported from Italy.

Next, in the exclusive Bird Streets, this CHACOL Architects masterpiece offers the best of city and ocean views, with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow, infinity lap pool, and alfresco dining and fireplace meant to lead guests to the property’s outdoor oasis.

In Bel Air, the Palazzo di Vista looks out to some of LA’s greatest views, with a vantage point of everything from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Channel Islands, and a massive infinity pool serving as the backyard’s centerpiece. Inside, a retractable DJ table and a glass-enclosed Feng Shui Koi pond extends the opulence indoors, making this home the picture of complete luxury.

And finally, in the Holmby Hills, this magnificent home inspired by the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid offers 30,000 square feet of high-ceilings and museum-quality rooms. Carefully built by a world-class art collector, this massive home maintains its sense of intimacy with curated materials and a seamless room-to-room flow.

If the changing of the seasons and these impeccable listings have you thinking about making a move for summer, reach out to the team to get the inside scoop on the state of the LA market, and see how we support buyers and sellers alike. Whether you’re looking for the perfect deal on your dream home, or the strategic placement needed to sell your property, we’ve got you covered.

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