Posts tagged artful home
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. 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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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 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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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.

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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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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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Artful Mid-Century in the Hollywood Hills

A home’s merits are often, and rightfully, attributed to the architect that designed it. But there are also homes whose wonder can be attributed to those that inhabited them. I don’t know if I’ve ever come across a home that made better use of its space, both indoors and out, than this one and does so in a manner that is practical, interesting, and artful.

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