Tranquil Bungalow Hideaway in Eagle Rock

Online home search tools typically allow users to specify parameters such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, pool, etc.  But if it were possible to define a search that includes a query parameter for a magical outdoor space, this new listing in Eagle Rock, would certainly rise to the top of the search results. 

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The Polkinghorn Residence in Harvard Heights

Here is another very special property that I'm thrilled about bringing onto the market. Built in 1911 by architect William Polkinghorn as the residence for his family, there is no question that this Craftsman possesses a timeless grandeur. But even more important, it feels like a true home. 

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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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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 Magical Setting with Majestic Views in Hollywood Heights

A couple years ago I blogged about the Hollywood High Tower, a campanile style elevator tower that services a small community of homes tucked into the hillside at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood of the hills. And now, with this listing that just came on the market, here is your chance to experience living in a setting that is unlike any other.

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A Miesian Oasis: The Moore House by Craig Ellwood

When evaluating a property, one really ought to consider the entire package: the neighborhood, the site, the views, the grounds, and of course, the house. And in this case, the house alone is more than worthy of a blog post, simply because of its architectural pedigree.

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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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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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