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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...

1549 Rising Glen Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90069   $2,588,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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Case Study #17 was built was designed by Rodney Walker in 1947. Be warned, though. If you are excited by the prospect of finding a well-preserved example of the Case Study program, this is not it...

7861 Woodrow WIlson Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046   $2,849,000   2 BR,   3 BA
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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...

2732 Hollyridge Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068   $1,269,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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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...

1822 Westridge Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - List Price: $3,695,000   $3,695,000   3 BR,   3 BA
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Calling all Eastsiders, especially those with elementary school-aged kids! Here’s the place you’ve been waiting for. Three bedrooms, two baths, a good size lot with a gentle slope, zoned to...

2424 N. Edgewater Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90039   $839,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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Back in September to 2012 I blogged about a midcentury fixer in The Colony neighborhood of Upper Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and described it as a diamond in the rough, anticipating...

7536 Kimdale Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90046   $1,899,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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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...

2358 Edgewater Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90039   $899,000   3 BR,   2 BA
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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...

730 Chester Ave, San Marino, CA 91108   $2,798,000   4 BR,   4 BA
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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...

8475 Brier Drive, Los Angles, CA 90046   $1,499,000   3 BR,   3 BA
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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...

7529 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046   $2,400,000   1 BR,   1.5 BA
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