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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Scandinavian Modern: Equal Parts Cool and Warm

This new listing in Venice will not catch your eye with external flourishes and ornamentation, but it will most certainly catch your eye all the same it. And it will hold it. After all, Scandinavian design is all about clean lines and simplicity. And this is good design throughout.

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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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A. Quincy Jones Studio For Rent in Hollywood HIlls

Here’s a truly unique leasing opportunity, especially if you have an appreciation for the history of midcentury architecture in Southern California.  This property is the former studio of A. Quincy Jones and his wife Ruth Schneider. What makes it all the more special is that this was their first studio after getting their degrees in architecture.

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Architect Schmarketect - Episode 5: The Hollywood Bowl

Everyone knows the Hollywood Bowl. But do you know who designed it? Or how many there have been? Or how old it is? In this episode, we answer all of these questions and more while enjoying a gorgeous day in the park that is the Hollywood Bowl.


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A De-Lovely Spanish Hacienda by Milton J. Black

Tucked away at the end of a winding road in the hills of Woodland Hills is this surprising and utterly fantastic find. This 1930 Spanish Hacienda by architect Milton J. Black has so much going for it, it’s kinda ridiculous.

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A Summer of Sales in 60 seconds...

Man, this summer flew by in what feels like the blink of an eye! And while some might say the real estate market has been cooling off, that's definitely not the case from where I'm standing. Here's what happened for me this summer, recapped in 60 seconds...


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Architect Schmarketect - Episode 3: Case Study House Program

For everyone who has heard of the Case Study House program, but never really understood what it refers to, Tamar and I break it break it down for you, and then zero in on 3 particular homes from that famous experiment in residential architecture.


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