Posts in hollywood hills
A. Quincy Jones Studio For Rent in Hollywood HIlls

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
Architect Schmarketect - Episode 5: The Hollywood Bowl

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.


Read More
A Summer of Sales in 60 seconds...

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...


Read More
Architect Schmarketect - Episode 3: Case Study House Program

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.


Read More
The Hammerman House by Richard Neutra in Bel Air

If you are a fan of Neutra’s work, one of the things that you’ll immediately recognize about the Hammerman House (in addition to its beauty) is its size. With 4,315 square feet of living space, this is on the larger end of the spectrum of homes designed by Neutra.

Read More
A Magical Setting with Majestic Views in Hollywood Heights

A couple years ago I blogged about the Hollywood High Tower, a campanile style elevator tower that services a small community of homes tucked into the hillside at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood of the hills. And now, with this listing that just came on the market, here is your chance to experience living in a setting that is unlike any other.

Read More
A Miesian Oasis: The Moore House by Craig Ellwood

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 more than worthy of a blog post, simply because of its architectural pedigree.

Read More
Coach House Comfort in the Hollywood Hills

Whether it’s a grand lodge in Yosemite National Park or a log home that your great-grandparents built by hand as a weekend getaway, there’s an inherent sense of comfort that emanates from a cabin-style home that’s been around for 100 years. Before you even walk through the door, you get the sense that you’ll be cozy, safe and content within its walls. Well, that special something is exactly what this 1911 coach house in the Hollywood Hills offers in spades.

Read More
Reinhabit Reinvents a Hollywood Hills Midcentury

Prepare yourself to be seduced. Situated on a bluff and tucked away behind a very artful gate at the end of a long driveway is this beautifully re-imagined post-and-beam midcentury home with 270-degree views that will take your breath away and leave you inspired. 

Read More
Mid-Century With a Googie Vibe in the Hollywood Hills

Googie architecture, with its acute angles and freeform shapes, found its start and flourished in spectacular fashion throughout Los Angeles in the 40's and 50's primarily in commercial structures like diners, gas stations, motels and drive-ins. But there are also plenty of residential designs that incorporate many of the same elements.

Read More