mid-century

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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The Reiner-Burchill Residence (aka Silvertop) by John Lautner

The Reiner-Burchill Residence (aka Silvertop) by John Lautner

Well, well, well. For architecture buffs and especially those with deep pockets who’ve been waiting for a bona fide mid-century masterpiece, here’s one that was worth the wait. And a very long wait it’s been. 

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Mid-Century With a Googie Vibe in the Hollywood Hills

Mid-Century With a Googie Vibe in the Hollywood Hills

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 structures like diners, gas stations, motels and drive-ins. But there are also plenty of residential designs that incorporate many of the same elements.

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Case Study #17 Reborn

Case Study #17 Reborn

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. What you will find, however, is a stunning contemporary home,…

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Artful Mid-Century in the Hollywood Hills

Artful Mid-Century in the Hollywood Hills

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 ever come across a home that made better use of its space, both indoors and out, than this one and does so in a manner that is practical, interesting, and artful.

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Brentwood Mid-Century Awaits Your Touch

Brentwood Mid-Century Awaits Your Touch

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 century, this new listing in Brentwood is ripe fruit waiting to be picked. What makes this home great is that even as is, it’s not just livable, it’s quite splendid.

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Sumptuous Mid-Century by Harold B. Zook in San Marino

Sumptuous Mid-Century by Harold B. Zook in San Marino

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 market. This time it’s in San Marino and this one is a lot more diamond than rough. In fact, it’s downright fantastic.

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