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The Lechner House by RM Schindler: Perfection Revisited

As you go through the photos of this listing, you may think to yourself: ‘wow, what a great midcentury timecapsule’. But you would be mistaken. This is a decade of restoration by a dedicated owner, who also happens to be an accomplished designer in her own right. (see studioshamshiri.com for other examples of her work.)

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A De-Lovely Spanish Hacienda by Milton J. Black

Tucked away at the end of a winding road in the hills of Woodland Hills is this surprising and utterly fantastic find. This 1930 Spanish Hacienda by architect Milton J. Black has so much going for it, it’s kinda ridiculous.

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A Spacious And Lovable Craftsman at the Foot of Mount Washington

Jiminy cricket! Come check out this house in person and I guarantee your stay will be longer than your typical open house. This is true in part simply because it’s huge. With 3 floors and 4,746 square feet of living space, there’s a heck of a lot of house to see.

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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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The Kambara Residence by Richard Neutra

Thanks to a traffic light that was installed on Silver Lake Boulevard making it safe for folks to get to/from the popular meadow alongside the reservoir, it’s virtually impossible for drivers and pedestrians to not take notice of the magnificent Neutra VDL Studio and Residence which is located precisely at the point of this crossing. What many people remain unaware of, however, is the Neutra Colony just a hop, skip and a jump away. 

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Landmark Los Feliz Estate That Has It All

The hills of Los Feliz are filled with countless Spanish and Mediterranean style homes and many of them are absolute gems. And among those gems are a few diamonds. This is one of them. Here is a home that truly has it all and I love it. 

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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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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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Brentwood Mid-Century Awaits Your Touch

For all of you mid-century modern hunters hoping to find a home with great bones but with room for some updating, where you can apply your magical design touch and bring the house into the 21st century, this new listing in Brentwood is ripe fruit waiting to be picked. What makes this home great is that even as is, it’s not just livable, it’s quite splendid.

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Sumptuous Mid-Century by Harold B. Zook in San Marino

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 market. This time it’s in San Marino and this one is a lot more diamond than rough. In fact, it’s downright fantastic.

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Streamline Moderne Duplex in Silver Lake

What’s better than finding a great income property in prime Silver Lake? How about finding one that’s designed in a curvy Streamline Moderne style and comes with a huge lot, which can be built upon. This new trust sale listing on Descanso Drive is just that.

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