If you owned this property, I guarantee no one would ever walk into the house for their first time and not say “wow".Read More
If anyone ever had big shoes to fill, it was Lloyd Wright - the son of Frank. David and Tamar chat about all things Lloyd Wright in SoCal, including a fantastic property currently on the market.
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.Read More
Everyone knows the Hollywood Bowl. But do you know who designed it? Or how many there have been? Or how old it is? In this episode, we answer all of these questions and more while enjoying a gorgeous day in the park that is the Hollywood Bowl.
If you are a fan of Neutra’s work, one of the things that you’ll immediately recognize about the Hammerman House (in addition to its beauty) is its size. With 4,315 square feet of living space, this is on the larger end of the spectrum of homes designed by Neutra.Read More
FTamar and David talk about one of the home’s featured in the B-roll of their previous video, and John Lautner architect that designed it.
Bespoke? David Kubiczky and Tamar Kagan talk about what they do.
David Kubiczky and Tamar Kagan talk about living in Los Angeles, real estate, architecture, and working with one another.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Googie architecture, with its acute angles and freeform shapes, found its start and flourished in spectacular fashion throughout Los Angeles in the 40's and 50's primarily in commercial structures like diners, gas stations, motels and drive-ins. But there are also plenty of residential designs that incorporate many of the same elements.Read More
Case Study #17 was built was designed by Rodney Walker in 1947. Be warned, though. If you are excited by the prospect of finding a well-preserved example of the Case Study program, this is not it. What you will find, however, is a stunning contemporary home,…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Calling all Eastsiders, especially those with elementary school-aged kids! Here’s the place you’ve been waiting for. Three bedrooms, two baths, a good size lot with a gentle slope, zoned to Ivanhoe Elementary and it’s priced at $839K. And on top of all those must-have items, the house just oozes with character.Read More
Back in September to 2012 I blogged about a midcentury fixer in The Colony neighborhood of Upper Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and described it as a diamond in the rough, anticipating that a developer would scoop it up and transform it into something special.Read More
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.Read More
The year was 1975 and Donald Hensman, of Buff & Hensman architects, selected one of the highest perches along Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills and built himself a bachelor pad cum laude. Named “Domus Solaris” (House of the Sun), this Modern masterpiece boasts style that will never go out of style and views that go on forever in every direction. Check it out, drool, and give me a shout if you’d like to schedule a visit.Read More