Architect's Corner

Articles focused on architecturally significant homes on the market, not on the market, and Architect's themselves.

Unlike Crestwood Hills, which I described in my previous post, Woodland Hills is not exactly an area with a densely packed collection of mid-century gems. That said, as with most of L.A., the...

4143 Cachalote St, Woodland Hills CA 91364   $1,395,000   3 BR,   3 BA
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 Blog, Rex Lotery, Architect's Corner, Woodland Hills

Before we get to the house itself, I just want to share a little bit about what makes Crestwood Hills so cool for anyone that may be unfamiliar with the area. Although it’s a planned community,...

914 Bluegrass Ln, Los Angeles CA 90049   $2,450,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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 Blog, Mid-Century, A. Quincy Jones, Architect's Corner

Let’s head two hours east of L.A. for a spell. You guessed it, Palm Springs. No doubt you’ve heard that this desert oasis has been transforming into one of the hottest real estate markets in...

486 W. Patencio Ln, Palm Springs CA 92292   $2,560,000   10 BR,   11 BA
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 Blog, Wallace Neff, Architect's Corner, Spanish

Here is another very special property that I'm thrilled about bringing onto the market. Built in 1911 by architect William Polkinghorn as the residence for his family, there is no question that...

1644 S Westmoreland Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006   $850,000   5 BR,   2 BA
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 Blog, Harvard Heights, Home Viddy, Architect's Corner

I know there are 3 months remaining in the year, but I’m going out on a limb and declaring that this is my favorite listing of the year. Friends might say this is due to the fact that I’ve...

2503 Aberdeen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027   $2,324,900   3 BR,   3 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Donald Park, Home Viddy

The Schnabel House, by (st)architect Frank Gehry, is a property that you must walk through in order to properly appreciate it. And if you’re the type that likes to own things that are truly...

526 N. Carmelina Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049   $10,495,000   5 BR,   5 BA
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 Blog, Frank Gehry, Architect's Corner, Brentwood

For fans of the Wright architecture dynasty, especially those who live on the west side, you’ll be happy to learn that the Warwick Evans House by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., just came on the market...

12036 Benmore Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90049   $5,295,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Lloyd Wright, Brentwood

Few housing developments bear a signature that is as distinctive as those by the renowned builder Joseph Eichler, who built over 11,000 homes between 1950 and 1974. Only three of those...

17013 Lisette St, Granada Hills, CA 91344   $750,000   5 BR,   2 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Mid-Century, Joseph Eichler

When evaluating a property, one really ought to consider the entire package: the neighborhood, the site, the views, the grounds, and of course, the house. And in this case, the house alone is...

4791 Bonvue Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027   $2,995,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Mid-Century, Craig Ellwood

Boy, oh boy. Talk about a phenomenal use of a parcel of land. Maybe the best way to begin appreciating the Alden Schwimmer Residence by John Lautner is to jump to the bottom of this post and...

1435 Bella Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210   $21,000,000   5 BR,   6 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, John Lautner, Beverly Hills