Posts tagged architecture
The Straub Residence (nearly).

I love me some quality restorations and this is one that truly warrants attention for its outstanding achievement. Designed as the personal residence of Calvin Straub, (though he did not end up living in it) this home went through some very unfortunate remodeling and design changes over the years, but the current owners very meticulously returned it to its original design.

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The Frank Residence by Buff, Straub & Hensman

This is the sort of house that has so much appeal you can easily imagine it being featured on the cover of any number of magazines, architectural or otherwise. And it wouldn’t be a surprise for the date of the magazine to be 1957, 1987, or 2019. It’s just that beautiful.  

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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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A Beverly Hills Home Perfectly Suited for a 'Sherwood Forest' Address

You know when you see something, and that's when you recognize it's your dream-something? This house is one of the most special and unique properties I've seen in LA. It sits inside a canyon and feels like nature made the house out of the trees, the soil, and the mountain.

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Historic Meets Modern in Windsor Square

In you want to live in mid-city, it’s hard to find a better neighborhood than Windsor Square/Hancock Park. Broad, tree-covered streets lined with sidewalks and grand, historic homes, and a location that allows for quick access to Hollywood, downtown, and many studios make this the perfect neighborhood for many people. 

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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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