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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 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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Soaring Over Encino: The San Fernando Valley Flyers Club

Soaring Over Encino: The San Fernando Valley Flyers Club

Tucked away in the middle of 2,000 acres of land that comprises the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is one of the coolest public spaces that you probably didn’t know exists: The Apollo XI Airfield.

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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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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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Pied-à-Terre in the Heart of DTLA
Sunlight pours into a modern living room.

Pied-à-Terre in the Heart of DTLA

Enjoy the best of DTLA every single day while living in this turnkey 1 BR / 1 BA stunner in The Promenade. The updated unit features a spacious lanai with a western exposure overlooking the pool area and picturesque skylines at sunset.

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