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 Sense of Seclusion in Los Feliz

There are plenty of things about this new listing in Los Feliz that will draw the attention of homebuyers who are hunting for a place on the Eastside. The first thing you can mark of your checklist is its style. This home features clean mid-century lines are still as hot as the blistering heat wave that just passed through southern California.

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A Hollywood Cottage with Design Wizardry

Check. This. Out. This home is listed as offering a mere 603 square feet of living space on a 2,325 foot lot. And yet it features 1 bedroom, 2 baths (including a tub and 3 showers!), an office, steam room, dry sauna, laundry room and an outdoor living space that’s cozy enough to be a family room. How does it do it? With a deft application of architectural and design wizardry is how.

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Craftsman Elegance in Harvard Heights

Prepare yourself for a treat. If you appreciate turn-of-the-century homes, you will be completely won over by the exceptional charm and appeal of this splendid 1903 Craftsman in Harvard Heights. From the moment you step in the front door, your reaction will be: “this feels like home”.

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ReInhabit Unveils A Craftsman in Harvard Heights

Anyone who has followed this blog over the past two years will know that I’m a long time fan of the work by acclaimed boutique real estate developer ReInhabit. And now, I’m proud to share with you a their most recent project, which happens to be in Harvard Heights, a neighborhood that I profiled in a post last week.

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Say Hello to Harvard Heights

Life can be a blur. Especially in LA where many of us have a predilection to rely on the freeways to get to wherever we’re going as quickly as possible. You know, point A to point B, without giving one’s self the chance to take a closer look at our surroundings. But if you forgo the freeways and cruise the surface streets you’ll discover neighborhoods throughout LA that are absolute gems.

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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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Architectural Stunner In Los Feliz

Back on the market is this architectural residence in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. This home has been on and off the market since mid 2011, but I have a feeling that given its new price point and the current shortage of inventory on the market, it will move this time around. And it should, because this home is magnificent.

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Delightful Spanish in Silver Lake

I always say that if you can hit 80% of the items on your home-buying wish list, it’s probably worth making an offer. I think this new listing has a good chance of passing that test. Silver Lake? Check. Close to the reservoir? Check. (Practically within spitting distance). Updated? Check. Three bedrooms and two baths? Check. And finally…

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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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