I love me some quality restorations and this is one that truly warrants attention for its outstanding achievement. Designed as the personal residence of Calvin Straub, (though he did not end up living in it) this home went through some very unfortunate remodeling and design changes over the years, but the current owners very meticulously returned it to its original design.Read More
David and Tamar dive into an often overlooked, yet frequently encountered, piece of LA's residential landscape. We're talking about Dingbats, baby!
This is the sort of house that has so much appeal you can easily imagine it being featured on the cover of any number of magazines, architectural or otherwise. And it wouldn’t be a surprise for the date of the magazine to be 1957, 1987, or 2019. It’s just that beautiful.Read More
This new listing in Venice will not catch your eye with external flourishes and ornamentation, but it will most certainly catch your eye all the same it. And it will hold it. After all, Scandinavian design is all about clean lines and simplicity. And this is good design throughout.Read More
If you owned this property, I guarantee no one would ever walk into the house for their first time and not say “wow".Read More
As you go through the photos of this listing, you may think to yourself: ‘wow, what a great midcentury timecapsule’. But you would be mistaken. This is a decade of restoration by a dedicated owner, who also happens to be an accomplished designer in her own right. (see studioshamshiri.com for other examples of her work.)Read More
The origins of Streamline Moderne, or, What are all those buildings around L.A. that look like big boats, anyway?
Here's a little 411 about those homes around Los Angeles that look like they belong in a fairytale! Check out our latest ARCHITECT SCHMARKETECT episode on the STORYBOOK homes!
Designed in 1940 by Raphael Soriano for ceramicist and co-founder of Arts and Architecture Magazine Glen Lukens, this is a fine example of minimalist architecture wrought in the International Style.Read More
If anyone ever had big shoes to fill, it was Lloyd Wright - the son of Frank. David and Tamar chat about all things Lloyd Wright in SoCal, including a fantastic property currently on the market.
Here’s a truly unique leasing opportunity, especially if you have an appreciation for the history of midcentury architecture in Southern California. This property is the former studio of A. Quincy Jones and his wife Ruth Schneider. What makes it all the more special is that this was their first studio after getting their degrees in architecture.Read More
Everyone knows the Hollywood Bowl. But do you know who designed it? Or how many there have been? Or how old it is? In this episode, we answer all of these questions and more while enjoying a gorgeous day in the park that is the Hollywood Bowl.
Tucked away at the end of a winding road in the hills of Woodland Hills is this surprising and utterly fantastic find. This 1930 Spanish Hacienda by architect Milton J. Black has so much going for it, it’s kinda ridiculous.Read More
David and Tamar take a dive into a fantastic little pocket of Woodland Hills called Corbin Palms, which was built by the Alexander Construction Company and designed by Dan Palmer and William Krisel.
Man, this summer flew by in what feels like the blink of an eye! And while some might say the real estate market has been cooling off, that's definitely not the case from where I'm standing. Here's what happened for me this summer, recapped in 60 seconds...
Imagine… You can enjoy the pride of home ownership and live in one of the most coveted school districts for under $500K! Additionally, this spacious 2 BR / 2.5BA townhome...Read More
For everyone who has heard of the Case Study House program, but never really understood what it refers to, Tamar and I break it break it down for you, and then zero in on 3 particular homes from that famous experiment in residential architecture.
David and Tamar introduce the topic of the next episode of Architect Schmarketect. It's something most people have heard of, but don't know the full scoop.