Call him Mr. Real Estate, if you will. Art Kleinman, head of Ten West Associates in West Covina, owns office buildings and residences throughout the state, with a large concentration of them in Los Angeles County. But the home he lives in above the Sunset Strip may not be one of those holdings for long. He just listed it at $6.3 million.

Kleinman founded his company in 1986. Among the local properties he owns and manages are the 350-unit Arbors at Warner Center in Woodland Hills; the Tides building on the Promenade in Santa Monica; the Courtyard, a full city block on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica; and the 180,000-square-foot Lakes of West Covina.

The 6,000-square-foot home he has listed has large open rooms for entertaining and is in the exclusive gated Viewmont enclave, sitting high above the strip. The city lights and ocean views are mesmerizing.

The four-bedroom home has high ceilings and a 1,200-square-foot master suite with a sitting area, fireplace and walls of glass. Glass doors open from the living room to an infinity pool and spa. The gourmet kitchen has cabinets made of Makassar ebony – one of those exotic woods that sends me to the dictionary. Even just the name sounds expensive.

There is a limo-length garage, underground power lines, a THX theater, and bars and spa bathrooms – 5.5 of them – throughout.

Josh and Matthew Altman of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, Beverly Hills, have the listing.

Designer Special

There’s nothing like buying a home belonging to a lady of taste, sold to her by a lady of equally good taste.

Interior designer Sandy Koepke of Sandy Koepke Interior Design is selling her Beverly Hills-area Spanish-style home for $1.4 million. She bought the property in the mid-1990s from Betty Graham, the grand dame of Coldwell Banker. Graham, who has been president and chief executive for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Greater Los Angeles, was recently named president of Coldwell Banker Previews International division for CB’s parent company, NRT.

Koepke’s work has been featured in House Beautiful magazine, Country Living and Architectural Digest, and on HGTV.

The house is a 1927 stucco that wraps around a lush courtyard with olive trees and an outdoor living room. It has three bedrooms and two baths in 2,150 square feet. It’s equipped with a Viking grill, concrete counters, a copper sink and a brick Woodstone pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen.


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