Posts tagged midcentury modern
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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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 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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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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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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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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House of the Sun by Buff & Hensman

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.

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Franks House by Raul Garduno in Brentwood

The Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood has an abundance of outstanding mid-century modern homes. And while it’s well known for its trove of A. Quincy Jones homes, there are plenty of exceptional homes by other architects to choose from. One fine example is the Franks House by Raul Garduno.

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A Condo Classic: The Avenel Coop by Gregory Ain

The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project by Gregory Ain in Silver Lake is a 10-unit complex of modest sized homes that are as rich in character as they are in their history. Built in 1947, Ain employed innovative design ideas to provide maximum flexibility and openness of the living space – both indoors and out.

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Maximum Style and Views on Mulholland

The views alone are worth half the price for this sweet new listing on Mulholland in the Hollywood Hills East. Sited on a knoll, this home enjoys jetliner views of both downtown to the south and the valley to the north. But the views are just half the story. This Post & Beam Mid-Century is scrumptious in every way one might hope.

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