Architect's Corner

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

My architectural pick for this week is the Austrian Spencer House in Silver Lake by Raphael Soriano, one of the trailblazers of the Mid-Century modern movement that took root and blossomed here...

3056 Landa St, Los Angeles, CA 90039   $1,249,000   2 BR,   2 BA
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Los Feliz has its fair share of great Mediterranean style homes and this new listing on Edgemont Street is a stand-out among them.  Designed by architect Theodore J. Scott, this 1927 home with...

2030 N Edgemont St, Los Angeles, CA 90027   $3,454,000   5 BR,   5.5 BA
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Anyone that has driven along Franklin Avenue in Los Feliz has surely noticed the presence of the Sowden House by Lloyd Wright. Even if one doesn’t recognize it from the many films, tv shows and...

5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027   $4,888,000   5 BR,   6 BA
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When a residence’s list of features includes things like a library with fireplace, mahogany paneled walls, butler’s and cook’s pantry, verandas, maid’s quarters, wine cellar, sunroom, etc., you...

501 S. Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020   $7,595,000   7 BR,   8 BA
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Beautifully sited at the northern end of the Crestwood Hills neighborhood in Brentwood is this week’s mid-century surprise. Designed by architect Harold M. Sutton (a name I was heretofor unaware...

1121 N. Kenter Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049   $1,685,000   2 BR,   2.5 BA
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Another architecturally significant listing in the Poppy Peak Historic District of Pasadena hits the market. This time it’s the Laing House by Harwell Hamilton Harris, built in 1935 for Graham...

1642 Pleasant Way, Pasadena, CA 91105   $895,000   2 BR,   2 BA
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2013 has been off to an excellent start with regard to choice architectural properties hitting the market and I love this one that was just listed yesterday. Built in 1957, one year before their...

1695 Poppy Peak Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105   $1,495,000   4 BR,   3 BA
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The classic California Bungalow, a staple of the Arts & Crafts movement, was wildly popular in the early 1900’s and for good reason. Besides the quality of construction, their timeless style...

1229 Sierra Bonita Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104   $639,000   2 BR,   2 BA
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Calling all Richard Neutra fans. This brand new listing in Brentwood is definitely one you’ll want to check out. Originally built for John Nesbitt in 1942, this place is particularly interesting...

414 Avondale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049   $6,495,000   3 BR,   4.5 BA
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If you’re like me and were eagerly waiting to see what standout architectural properties would kick off the new year, the answer has arrived in this brand new listing of the Gertler Residence by...

14623 Hilltree Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90042   $5,975,000   4 BR,   3 BA
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