Architect's Corner

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

Earlier this year I posted about a mid-century diamond in the rough in the Hollywood Hills by architects Harold Bissner and Harold B. Zook. Well, another home designed by Harold Zook just hit the...

730 Chester Ave, San Marino, CA 91108   $2,798,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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The year was 1975 and Donald Hensman, of Buff & Hensman architects, selected one of the highest perches along Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills and built himself a bachelor pad cum...

7529 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046   $2,400,000   1 BR,   1.5 BA
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Some places are just damn cool. This new listing in Los Feliz has a style that will make you want to stand atop a hill and scream “my house is so damn cool”. And fortunately you won’t need to...

1900 Hollyvista Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027   $1,095,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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The Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood has an abundance of outstanding mid-century modern homes. And while it’s well known for its trove of A. Quincy Jones homes, there are plenty of...

1249 N. Tigertail Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049   $1,900,000   2 BR,   3 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Raul Garduno, Mid-Century

The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project by Gregory Ain in Silver Lake is a 10-unit complex of modest sized homes that are as rich in character as they are in their history. Built in 1947, Ain...

2843 Avenel St. Los Angeles, CA 90039   $650,000   3 BR,   1 BA
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Fans of modern architecture will be overjoyed by this new listing in Malibu. I certainly am. If you’ve checked in with this blog regularly, you’ll know that one of my favorite architects is John...

78 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA 90265   $22,000,000   5 BR,   5 BA
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Oh, boy. Another fantastic mid-century listing hits the market in the Hollywood Hills. This time it’s the Hurly Residence by Greta Magnusson-Grossman. And this is the first time this home has...

3320 Wonder View Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90068   $1,795,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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Calling all lovers of mid-century design who have been searching for a project home that comes with architectural pedigree. This new listing of a Hal Levitt designed home in the Royal Oaks hills...

16061 Royal Mount Dr, Encino, CA 901436   $1,495,000   3 BR,   4 BA
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Do you like architecture and urban planning? Do you like learning about the history of Los Angeles? Are you curious about projects that never got to see the light of day?

With a thorough...

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From the 1930’s to 1950’s, developer-builders Elwain Steinkamp and William T. Richardson built lovely middle-class homes in Los Angeles, many of which can be found in the Crestview neighborhood....

1845 Holt Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90035   $839,000   2 BR,   2 BA
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