Here's One of Jeff Lewis' New Flips

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I don’t know about you, but I’m really digging the second season of “Flipping Out,” the Bravo TV reality show about Los Angeles-based OCD home flipper Jeff Lewis.  I was wondering how Jeff and his company would make ends meet with the downturn in the real estate market, and now we have our answer:  Jeff is hiring himself out as a remodeler.  His project is a Hancock Park mansion that has hosted several U.S. presidents and thus is referred to by some as “the Western White House.”

I can’t find an exact location of the Hancock Park property, but, with help from The Real Estalker, I found the property Jeff and Co. call “Valley Oak” on the show. valley-oak.gif

According to Property Shark, Jeff and his partner Ryan Brown purchased the home at 5731 Valley Oak Drive in Los Feliz in March 2007 for $1,710,000.  It’s a three-bedroom, three-bath with more than 3,000 square feet on about a third of an acre.  After a Jeff-and-Ryan signature remodel, including the addition of another half-bath, it was put up for sale in April for $3,195,000 and reduced to its current $2,995,000 a few weeks later.  Here’s the Redfin listing.

It must not bother Jeff that his homes seem to end up being among the most pricey in the area.  According to the Redfin database, the most expensive home sold in the last six months was under $2 million. 

Sold: 

5682 Holly Oak Drive
Sold for $1,999,999 on 5/12/08
3BR/4B/3,164 square feet
Notes:  This house, purchased for $880,000 in January 2003, netted the owner a profit that might make Jeff Lewis envious.

2269 Canyon Drive
Sold for $1,500,000 on /23/08
3BR/3B/2,578 square feet
Notes:  A good investment for whoever purchased this house for $423,000 in 1997.

For sale:

2332 Bronson Hill Drive
$1,799,000
3BR/2B/2,655 square feet
Notes: Last sold in 1990 for $500,000, this house hit the market in March at $1,997,000 and has been reduced twice.

1944 Canyon Drive
$1,399,000
3BR/3.5B/2,800 square feet
Notes:  Last changed hands in 2001, for $468,000.

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  • Grace

    My fiance and I have never missed a show, especially my fiance. We just love his meticulous, modern designs. We plan to build a custom house here in New Jersey and were wondering if it was possible to contact him for hire. The 4,139 (may be a few hundred feet more) square foot house is being built on a 1 million dollar budget (materials, construction, design budget included). While plans to construct are not until 2012, we want to know well ahead of time whether hiring Jeff and Ryan is even a possibility. Finding out his rate would be great.

  • Katrina

    Hancock Park is also known as Dorothy Chandler’s mansion is at 455 S. Lorraine Boulevard.

  • jeannie

    If the “new” house manager, Jet, doesn’t work out, Jeff Lewis needs me!!…..Anyway, my question is this…..In last house jeff sold…the one his office was in, the back walls in the kitchen and dining room look greyish…or a Venetian plaster techniques…How can I find out more??…thanks….(new at this blogging)

  • Leigh Ann

    Please help me figure out who JET is. I know him from somewhere and my husband thinks I am crazy. How would I find more info on him?

  • Cinthia

    Please let me be you home assistant!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carole Spencer

    Jeff – Last night you were looking with your new intern for a “warm white.” I might have one you can check out. Acoustic White by Kelly Moore not the Western Acoustic White. Would you kindly share you find with me. Love you guys, Ccarole

  • April

    Hi Jeff, My husband does outter and interior stucco for many houses in the L.A. area. He does remodles for many different people. He has done many celebrities homes. If you are ever need a great stucco team please email us. Love your show we never miss it!

  • CODY GOLDRUSH

    The episodes we watch, and where you are in your current life may be months apart. But I am very upset with Ryan in regards to the internet issue of Brown Design coming up when researching the name Jeff Lewis. It is obvious that Brown Design is/was benefitting from the name Jeff Lewis when Ryan is expanding his business and Jeff is/was hurting and struggling. I think a separation between Jeff and Ryan is highly appropriate because of Ryan’s own admission of not referring clients to Jeff unless the client mentions his name after the client may have been searching out Jeff Lewis and reaching Brown Design and thinking that Jeff was directly related to Ryan’s own business. Ryan knew exactly what he was doing and took advantage of the situation and tried to make up excuses for it when confronted, but Ryan’s excuses didnt fly in my eyes. Jeff did the right thing by confronting Ryan and getting rid of him, and I hope in future episodes Ryan doesnt return. The way he acted when he left the confrontation was an act of guilt and shame on camera for what he had done. And I am sure his business will suffer because of it, which it should. There are too many people who benefit from taking advantage of other people, and that is totally wrong, and they eventually fail when caught. Never feel guilty or bad about what you needed to do Jeff. It was totally wrong for Ryan to benefit from your name and help thru the years by doing things behind your back for his own selfish gains, no matter what his reasons were. It looked like Ryan thought it was a funny game all thru the episode until he got caught at it. Stay away from people like that Jeff! You dont need them around you to give them the chance to do it again.

  • George

    I would have to agree with Cody’s opinion as he stated so well:

    “It is obvious that Brown Design is/was benefitting from the name Jeff Lewis when Ryan is expanding his business and Jeff is/was hurting and struggling. I think a separation between Jeff and Ryan is highly appropriate because of Ryan’s own admission of not referring clients to Jeff unless the client mentions his name after the client may have been searching out Jeff Lewis and reaching Brown Design and thinking that Jeff was directly related to Ryan’s own business. Ryan knew exactly what he was doing and took advantage of the situation and tried to make up excuses for it when confronted, but Ryan’s excuses didnt fly in my eyes.”

  • JANINE

    I WOULD LOVE TO THE BACK STORY OF JEFF AND RYANS BREAK UP

  • JANINE

    I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE BACK STORY OF RYAN & JEFFS BREAK UP

  • http://www.edhardyworld.co.uk ed hardy

    would have to agree with Cody’s opinion as he stated so well:

  • Mike

    Jeff Lewis is without a doubt impossibly neurotic in his requirments/expectations of people. But he is dead right viz a vie the Ryan thin. I agree with Cody 100%.