If anyone knows knows her market, it’s Teles agent Amy Frelinger. The Westchester native has owned a home in the neighborhood for more than 30 years, and has spent nearly as long raising a family there. Recently, west side newspaper The Argonaut took notice and feature Frelinger in their ‘At Home’ section.
Much in the same way that Frelinger combines her expertise with luxury homes and raising a family, this handsome home at 8350 Gonzaga Avenue marries sophistication, style and familial warmth. The large single family residence boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and encompasses nearly 4000 square feet. The emphasis here is on family togetherness: a great room and a living room adjoin a dining suite, the Venatino Bianco marble top island would be at home in a bistro, and the professional grade stainless appliances and walk in pantry essentially demand to host the holidays. Up a soaring staircase to the second floor, one finds yet another living room, a huge glass enclosed shower and a soaking tub, along with four bedroom suites.
Of course, despite all that, one does need to get out of the house occasionally, and Loyola Village is more than accommodating. Cocktails beckon from the cabanas poolside at nearby Custom Hotel, while across the street one might enjoy a night of hipster Mexican food at Cinco – or just crash the happy hour. True foodies may be happier a bit further north along Lincoln Avenue at Humble Potato, an artsy and eclectic mashup of American comfort food and Japanese tradition: try the Kare Doggu wth slow-cooked Japanese curry. Potential buyers with one foot in the Silicon Beach world will also be happy to know that the home is near the sprawling Playa Vista Whole Foods as well.
This home in Loyola Village has a lot going for it locally, but it’s what lies just beyond that makes it a great purchase. The beach and bike paths of Playa Del Rey are less than ten minutes to the west, and it’s so close to LAX that the wait at baggage claim would likely be longer than the commute to the airport itself.
Between up and coming Westchester and the proximity to convenience and one of southern California’s great beaches, any new resident would quickly learn what Amy Frelinger already knows: Loyola Village is a great place to call home.