midcentury modern

The Lechner House by RM Schindler: Perfection Revisited

The Lechner House by RM Schindler: Perfection Revisited

From the photos, you may think: “wow, what a great midcentury time-capsule!” But you’d be mistaken. This is a decade of restoration by a dedicated owner, who is also an accomplished designer.

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The Hammerman House by Richard Neutra in Bel Air

The Hammerman House by Richard Neutra in Bel Air

If you are a fan of Neutra’s work, one of the things that you’ll immediately notice about the Hammerman House (in addition to its beauty) is its size. With 4,315 square feet of living space, this is on the larger end of the spectrum of homes designed by Neutra.

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A Beverly Hills Home Perfectly Suited for a ‘Sherwood Forest’ Address

A Beverly Hills Home Perfectly Suited for a ‘Sherwood Forest’ Address

You know when you see something, and you know it’s your dream-something? This is one of the most unique properties I’ve seen in LA. It sits inside a canyon and feels like mother nature herself made it.

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Roland Russell House in Pasadena

Roland Russell House in Pasadena

A popular design element in midcentury modern architecture is the butterfly roof. It’s perhaps a little more common to find this feature on commercial structures than on residences. And I’m not sure why that is because I, for one, love the look of it.

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The Kambara Residence by Richard Neutra

The Kambara Residence by Richard Neutra

Thanks to a traffic light installed on Silver Lake Boulevard making it safe to walk to/from the meadow, it’s virtually impossible for drivers and pedestrians to not notice the magnificent Neutra VDL Studio and Residence located precisely at the crossing point.

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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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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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