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The Duckett Residence, 1964 – Vernon F. Duckett, A.I.A
Front of the Duckett Residence illuminated at dusk.

The Duckett Residence, 1964 – Vernon F. Duckett, A.I.A

For the second time this year, there is a home on the market that was the home of the architect himself. Previously, it was Pierre Koenig’s. The architect this time does not have that sort of name recognition. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of Vernon Duckett. But the beauty of this home is a testament to his skill.

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The Ohara Residence in Silver Lake by Richard Neutra, 1959
The Ohara Residence by Richard Neutra, 1959.

The Ohara Residence in Silver Lake by Richard Neutra, 1959

With the exception of tract developments by the likes of Charles Dubois, or Palmer and Krisel, it’s not a very common occurence that one gets the chance to survey a collection of works by a single architect concentrated into a very small area. In fact, it’s rare.

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Mid-Century Design and Country Club Views in Woodland Hills
Classic mid-century post and beam home in woodland hills.

Mid-Century Design and Country Club Views in Woodland Hills

Sited prominently and proudly upon a knoll overlooking the green of the 15th hole at Woodland Hills Country Club is this eye-catching mid-century post and beam home designed by Dale Bergerson in 1965.

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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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Space to Breathe. And Hike. And Run. And Ride. And More.

Space to Breathe. And Hike. And Run. And Ride. And More.

If, like me, you’re not a native Angeleno and your arrival included views from a plane landing at LAX, you were probably stunned by the density of the residential sprawl making up the greater LA area.

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Rock Hudson Pied-A-Terre in Studio City Hills
Exterior view of home and pool.

Rock Hudson Pied-A-Terre in Studio City Hills

If you owned this property, I guarantee no one would ever walk into the house and not say “wow”. Sure, the Hollywood pedigree of being Rock Hudson’s little hideaway is a great storyline. But the reason he…

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High Tower Court: Hillside Living with a Private Tower

High Tower Court: Hillside Living with a Private Tower

Tucked away at the end of a short street in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood close to the Hollywood Bowl rises a five-story campanile style tower built in 1920. Because of its isolation, many Angelenos aren’t even aware that the tower exists.

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An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate

An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate

If you have no plans for this evening and are hoping to find a unique and worthwhile experience, the Los Angeles Conservancy is hosting a fundraiser event at the 1926 Buster Keaton Estate in Beverly Hills. Whether you are a supporter of preservation of just a fan of the silent film era, without question, this will be an evening to remember.

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A Good One to Buy for Your Little Chickadee

A Good One to Buy for Your Little Chickadee

Just because I’m immune to the crazy impersonators that line the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard doesn’t mean I’m unaffected by all things Tinseltown. For instance, it’s always fun when a a property from Hollywood’s golden past comes onto the market. So, this week’s prize in that category of listings goes to the W.C.Fields estate in the Laughlin Park gated community in Los Feliz. Built in 1920, this Mediterranean Revival mansion is clear evidence of Fields’ stature back in the day. A humble little abode this is not.

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