Posts tagged mid-century
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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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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The Hammerman House by Richard Neutra in Bel Air

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.

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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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The Stone Residence by Donald G. Park, AIA

I know there are 3 months remaining in the year, but I’m going out on a limb and declaring that this is my favorite listing of the year. Friends might say this is due to the fact that I’ve coveted it for years as I walked past it on my way to hike in Griffith Park. Okay, there’s some truth to that.

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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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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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Mid-Century With a Googie Vibe in the Hollywood Hills

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.

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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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