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Every week, the brokers’ open house caravan features new homes on the market and it’s not at all uncommon to see beautiful mansions targeted at buyers with deep pockets and a penchant for the...

5771 Valley Oak Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068   $9,995,000   7 BR,   7 BA
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Yep, that's the name - as in 'whattizzit?' I post a photo of a portion of a landmark or architectural feature and you try to guess what it is.  Let's begin with an easy one.  Click the photo for...

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 Blog, Identify This

This past Friday, the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles held a special open house presenting Architectones, a site-specific installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan created...

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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Events

My favorite new property on the market this past week is a stylish contemporary compound at 6365 Ivarene Avenue in the Hollywood Hills.  It consists of a two residences with 6800 square feet of...

6365 Ivarene Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90068   $4,395,000   8 BR,   5.5 BA
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 Blog, Hollywood Hills East, Architectural

First off, this house has no connection to the Crayola company - at least not that I know of.  I call it The Crayola House for obvious reasons.  The paint colors selected for the exterior are...

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 Caught My Eye, Blog, The Artful Home

A couple months ago the Skinner House, by William Kesling, came on the market in Silver Lake.  This week it was open for broker's caravan again and so I went for a second tour.  This place is...

1530 Easterly Terrace, Los Angeles, CA. 90026   $1,250,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Silver Lake, William Kesling

John Lautner is unquestionably one of the most original and imaginative architects of the twentieth century and, much to the delight of Angelenos, many of his most iconic and enduring projects...

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 Blog, John Lautner, Hollywood Hills, Architect's Corner

Perhaps the most widely recognized mid-century home in Los Angeles is the Stahl House by Los Angeles architect Pierre Koenig.  Perched on a nearly vertical precipice in the Hollywood Hills, at...

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 Blog, Architect's Corner, Hollywood Hills, Pierre Koenig