inthecanyon.com is maintained by Frank Langen and Isabelle Mizrahi as an informational resource for Real Estate, History and the rich Lifestyle enjoyed by the residents and visitors of the Santa Monica and Rustic Canyon community. The website offers a comprehensive, up-to-date list of properties for sale and lease in the canyon. We hope you find it useful!
Santa Monica Canyon, known simply as the "The Canyon" to its dwellers, lies just north of the city of Santa Monica. It is a shallow, flat-bottomed little valley, crowded with cottages of self-consciously rustic design, where cranky, kindly people live and tolerate each other's mild and often charming eccentricities. The Canyon is our western Greenwich Village, overrun now by various types of outsiders, but still maintains an atmosphere of Bohemian and unpretentious artiness.
Christopher Isherwood "The Shore" Harper's Bazaar
FRANK LANGEN has been successfully selling houses in Los Angeles since 1994. After winning numerous awards, from all the generalist firms he became a partner in starting deasy/penner & langen. A self-described esthetic he thought his clients deserved the best possible marketing platform available. The firm specializes in design centric properties with the mantra “Home as Art”.
Born in Santa Monica, Frank Langen was schooled in both Europe and the United States. He was first drawn to art & architecture in his youth by numerous architectural projects his parents built and visited around the world.
Langen graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. Soon after he returned to Europe taking a position with Cargill Industries as a commodities trader stationed in Paris, Milan and Hamburg. Eventually Langen practiced photography after apprenticing for several notable photographers.
In 1999 he started the inthecanyon.com website serving the Santa Monica and Rustic canyon areas. Langen currently resides in the canyon successfully selling real estate all over Los Angeles. He bases himself out of his offices at 169 W. Channel Road. The building designed by Jim Tyler also houses his gallery which specializes in photography.
Isabelle’s tireless dedication to her clients has made her a top real estate producer each year for two and a half decades. In that time she has achieved the distinction of being among the top 100 agents Company wide and in the top .5% nationally. She is among the very few agents who has earned a 15 years Legend Award since being with Berkshire Hathaway for her outstanding performance.
Isabelle has lived in Santa Monica Canyon for over four decades where she raised her family. Isabelle is a long time board member of the homeowner’s association. This daily hands-on involvement in the community and extensive real estate experience makes her an expert on the area and surrounding neighborhoods. Isabelle is also involved in several charities including being a founding board member and Vice President of HARK, a charity which supports the arts for all the patients of Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
With a deep passion and appreciation for art and architecture, Isabelle was involved for many years at MOCA. She has a background in Interior Design and worked on many building projects which led her to successfully build and develop spec properties throughout Los Angeles.
Isabelle is the co-creator of inthecanyon.com website; the premier website for Santa Monica and Rustic Canyon real estate
If you are considering moving to the Canyon, we would like to meet you! Although the website is helpful in introducing the Canyon; taking an actual tour with one of us, in the orange Jeep around the canyon, checking out what’s recently sold, is currently on the market or will be coming soon is magical and very efficient. The tour will help you decide quickly what area of the Canyon you prefer to live in and what price range best suits you. We have a deep fondness, sense of history and understanding of our canyon and will be able to share a broad perspective of past trends and educated glimpses into the future.
“Frank Langen helped me buy a wonderful house in Santa Monica Canyon and then, seven years later, when my life changed, found the right buyer for what had become a treasured home. He was insightful about the market and candid about the opportunities and challenges, listening to what I needed and always acting in my best interests.” Elizabeth Marcellino
Norman just told me about the closing! You have done incredible work and we are so appreciative of all of the detailed negotiation and advice.
Cara & Norman
If you’re considering selling your home, or would simply want us to share an accurate reading of how the current market values your house, we are the ones to call. We are deeply committed to our community, participating in the voluntary home owners association boards, living in the canyon and raising our families her. We take pride in representing every home we list and work hard to achieve the highest sales price. When we list a house, outside brokers respect our pricing because of our historical presence and success. Home owners often tell us that we price their house at the top range of a 20-30% price differential amongst other agents and appraised values. Appraisers often call us for insights into past sales not having been on the market to help support their refinance requests. If you are considering a potential remodel or addition we are also available to advise you as to how the market interprets improvements in dollars and cents with a prudent eye to selling in the future.
Thank you for making the sale so swift and painless. You saved us from ourselves. We appreciate all that you have done for us. With love & gratitude.
Steve & Elizabeth Z.
“Selling a house is more than just setting the right price and putting a marketing plan in place -– though Frank did a great job of delivering on that most critical front – buying or selling can also be an emotional process and one that requires coordinating lots of details and quick response times. Frank and his team at Deasy Penner understood all the ins and outs and made my life easier. Whether serving as sounding board, market guru, part-time psychologist or no-nonsense proxy, Frank was the best of brokers.” Elizabeth Marcellino
One of the biggest draws to living in the Canyon is our elementary school. Currently one of the highest rated elementary schools in California, Canyon elementary is supported by the neighborhood through private funding, the booster club, and is in walking distance for all residents. It’s a neighborhood school!