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The Future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

The Future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

This gorgeous building, which was home to the Academy Awards from 1961-1968 and a celebrated venue for countless concerts and performances (including George Carlin’s famous show with the 7 dirty words), has been essentially closed since 2013.

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The Magic of Conceptualization

The Magic of Conceptualization

Step inside a home where ideas drenched in non-conformity are woven into the fabric of its design. If one took elements of MidCentury, Craftsman, Southwest Adobe and Contemporary design and threw them in a blender, you might end up with this.

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The Pierre Koenig Residence (#2)

The Pierre Koenig Residence (#2)

There are many homes all over L.A. with serious architectural pedigree and it’s very satisfying when you happen to own one. What’s uncommon is having the opportunity to buy a house designed by a leading architect as his own home.

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Garcia House by John Lautner – An Architectural Triumph

Garcia House by John Lautner – An Architectural Triumph

There are things in life where the backstory helps one appreciate it more fully. And while my intention here is to do just that, the truth is, this home is something whose beauty speaks for itself. It is truly a work of art.

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Alden Schwimmer Residence by John Lautner in Beverly Hills

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

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.

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Johnson Residence by Harwell Hamilton Harris

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 you’ll be sure to find in every project is a careful use of materials and spaces that are elegant and fluid.

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Reinhabit Reinvents a Hollywood Hills Midcentury

Reinhabit Reinvents a Hollywood Hills Midcentury

Prepare yourself to be seduced. Sited on a bluff and tucked away behind an 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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Architectural Dazzler in Mid-Wilshire

Architectural Dazzler in Mid-Wilshire

A great way to get a sense of architects’ ideas and creativity is to see the homes they build for themselves.  A shining example of that (literally and figuratively) is this stunning new listing in Mid-Wilshire designed by architects Linda Pollari and Robert Somol. 

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First Time on the Market in Crestwood HIlls

First Time on the Market in Crestwood HIlls

It’s always a 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 by A.Quincy Jones and it’s in the Brentwood enclave of Crestwood Hills.

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