Posts in midcentury
Alden Schwimmer Residence by John Lautner in Beverly Hills

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 check out the satellite view of the property. 

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Wirin House by Richard Neutra in Los Feliz

Yesterday, for the second time in a week, a Neutra home hit the market on the eastside. This time it’s the Alpha Wirin Residence in Los Feliz and it’s a sterling restoration guided by Mark Haddawy, whose impeccable work reflects his appreciation for L.A.’s residential architecture, which he regards as one of the city’s greatest treasures. I’m with him on that. 

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Johnson Residence by Harwell Hamilton Harris

Say hello to the Johnson Residence by Harwell Hamilton Harris.  One of the things that I love about Harris is how varied his home designs were. But one thing that you’ll be sure to find in every project is a careful use of materials and spaces that are elegant and fluid. And this new listing in Beverly Crest is a wonderful example of this. 

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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. 

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First Time on the Market in Crestwood HIlls

It’s always a special treat when a home comes on the market for the first time since it was built. We saw that a couple weeks ago with John Lautner’s Silvertop in Los Feliz. In this case, the home is in Crestwood Hills, the Brentwood enclave that boasts a dense collection of Mid-Century gems, many of which were designed by A. Quincy Jones in the 1940’s.

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Mid-Century with a Sense of Seclusion in Los Feliz

There are plenty of things about this new listing in Los Feliz that will draw the attention of homebuyers who are hunting for a place on the Eastside. The first thing you can mark of your checklist is its style. This home features clean mid-century lines are still as hot as the blistering heat wave that just passed through southern California.

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A Hollywood Cottage with Design Wizardry

Check. This. Out. This home is listed as offering a mere 603 square feet of living space on a 2,325 foot lot. And yet it features 1 bedroom, 2 baths (including a tub and 3 showers!), an office, steam room, dry sauna, laundry room and an outdoor living space that’s cozy enough to be a family room. How does it do it? With a deft application of architectural and design wizardry is how.

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The Stevens Residence in Malibu by John Lautner

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 Lautner and the Stevens Residence is one of the homes that I’ve longed to see in person for some time.

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Perfect the Art of Chilling Out Here

Although the whole package with this place is pretty noteworthy, I have to admit that, for me, it’s kinda all about the pool. And it’s undeniable that the house really does contribute a lot to the pool’s appeal, but even still. Check out the pics and see for yourself. You’ll keep coming back to the ones of the pool. Let’s face it, it’s pretty easy to imagine yourself relaxing with a script, or a drink, or both while reclining poolside gazing out over the expanse of the valley.

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Robert Skinner Showcase House in Beverly Hills

Although this home was built a few years after the commonly accepted end of the Mid-Century period, the spirit of the era remains in this gorgeous home by Robert Skinner. This home is utterly capacious. Six thousand, five hundreed square feet of living space is centered around a dramatic formal living room with 22-foot ceilings and a stunning copper-front fireplace.

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Foster Carling Residence by John Lautner

What a treat… another Lautner designed house hits the market in less than a month. (see post on Bergren Residence on Sept 22). And this one is even more dazzling. The Foster Carling House, which is perched on a hilltop above Mulholland with 360-degree views of the city and valley, is significant in the history of Lautner’s architecture.

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Another Mid-Century Gem Hits the Market on Rising Glen Rd.

Rising Glen Road, in the hills just above the Sunset Strip, has had a string of choice Mid-Century homes come on the market recently and this new listing really has it all – great architectural form, indoor/outdoor living, pool, privacy, and views.

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Beautiful, and Poised to Become Stunning

This listing represents an exceptional opportunity for the right buyer.  It’s a gorgeous mid-century with great lines, in excellent condition, on a good size lot, and in a fantastic location.  And while it’s had some significant (and quite chic) updating done already, there is room for some work yet to be done.  So for a person that would love to own a sweet mid-century home within walking distance to Sunset Plaza, yet be able to put finishing touches on it that truly makes it their own, this is the place.  

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