Posts tagged architect's corner
Scandinavian Modern: Equal Parts Cool and Warm

This new listing in Venice will not catch your eye with external flourishes and ornamentation, but it will most certainly catch your eye all the same it. And it will hold it. After all, Scandinavian design is all about clean lines and simplicity. And this is good design throughout.

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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.

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The Spanner Residence by Rex Lotery in Woodland Hills

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 more you look, the more you’ll find. And today’s find is outstanding, indeed.

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A. Quincy Jones Survives Well In Crestwood 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, it came about in a very different way than the countless other planned communities that have spread across most of southern California like an out of control virus.

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A Very Fine Benton & Park in Sherman Oaks

We all know that I love the architecture of Benton & Park and it’s always a good day for me when a new one comes on the market, especially when it’s as dazzling as this new listing in the Longridge Estates area of Sherman Oaks. And its an extra special treat when the property has seen only two owners since it was built.  Read on to get all the deets. You’re gonna love this place. 

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An Historic Hacienda by Wallace Neff in Palm Springs

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 Southern California. And the truth is, this new boom is really just beginning. 

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Warwick Evans House by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr in 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 in Brentwood. From a single glance at the exterior you can tell that this home is something special. And indeed, this gorgeous property is chock full of beautiful details on the inside and out.

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A Quintessential Eichler in Granada Hills

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 developments are in Southern California, and only one of those is in Los Angeles County. The other two are in Thousand Oaks and Orange.

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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.

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Warm (Yet Oh-So Cool) Architectural in Brentwood

It’s inspiring when you encounter a home that makes you think the architect was reading your mind regarding the type of space you’d love to live in. This is one of those places. Modern, warm, functional, warm, airy, bright, fun. Yep, this 3 BR / 3.5 BA Brentwood home designed by award-winning architect Lorcan O’Herlily is a great blend of all those things.

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Samuel Novarro House by Lloyd Wright

Right on the heels of the listing of the Sowden House in Los Feliz a few weeks ago comes another fantastic listing of a significant Lloyd Wright home. This time it’s the Samuel Novarro House in The Oaks, that exclusive neighborhood of hilly, winding streets at the western end of Los Feliz.

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Refined Mid-Century Style in Brentwood

It’s inspiring when you encounter a home that makes you think the architect was reading your mind regarding the type of space you’d love to live in. This is one of those places. Modern, warm, functional, warm, airy, bright, fun. Yep, this 3 BR / 3.5 BA Brentwood home designed by award-winning architect Lorcan O’Herlily is a great blend of all those things.

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1927 Mediterranean in Los Feliz by Theodore J. Scott

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 its Moorish flair boasts features and details that are more than worthy of all the oohs and ahs they are sure to elicit.

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Sowden House by Lloyd Wright in Los Feliz

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 commercials that it’s appeared in (notably The Aviator and The Rocketeer), it’s clear from the home’s striking façade that something special awaits within. And for all the folks that have wished they might get a chance to see the inside and, perhaps, buy the house, now is your chance.

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