California

California architecture students design shelters for LA’s growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. Read more

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. This place has even hanging off the side of the Sherman Oaks hills for over 50 years. So we can only presume that despite the precarious positioning, this house is as safe and as solid as any […]

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

If you want to live in a place once owned by Hollywood royalty, then look no further then this 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA. Built back in 1956, this building has been home to the likes of William Holden, Stephanie Powers, Audrey Hepburn and Tippi Hedren in the past. That […]

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

This week seems to just keep on giving when it comes to architectural classics. The 1950s Richard Neutra-designed J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA is another fitting that bill. It’s also another of those houses that looks to bed straight off the pages of a period interiors magazine. But once again, that is […]

Richard Neutra classic: 1950s J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA

This week seems to just keep on giving when it comes to architectural classics. The 1950s Richard Neutra-designed J.M. Roberts Residence in West Covina, California, USA is another fitting that bill. It’s also another of those houses that looks to bed straight off the pages of a period interiors magazine. But once again, that is […]

1950s Midcentury modern gem: The Ken McLeod Residence in Claremont, California, USA

It could be off the pages of a 1950s interior design magazine, but these are shots of The Ken McLeod Residence in Claremont, California, USA in 2017. The house actually dates from 1954, the work of Fred McDowell and Rufus Turner, with the latter reworking the rear of the property in 1964. It sounds like […]

Iconic midcentury modern: The Edris House by E Stewart Williams in Palm Springs, California, USA

Not cheap, but The Edris House by E Stewart Williams in Palm Springs, California, USA is pretty special. In fact, this 1952 desert modernist gem is both listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Palm Springs Class 1 historic site. No mean feat for a piece of domestic architecture. But this […]

1960s A-frame: Three-bedroom property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Yes, the living room is the reason why we are talking about this 1960s A-frame property in Los Angeles, California, USA. Not that there is anything wrong with the rest of this 1963 build. We just love that A-frame, the beams, the space that it offers and the light that comes into this place courtesy […]

Renovated Eichler: 1960s midcentury modern property in Orange, California, USA

As you probably know, we are big fans of the work of Joseph Eichler and by extension, fans of this 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in Orange, California, USA. One of the many (now sought after) properties produced by Eichler in California in the mid-20th century, this one, has been renovated extensively, keeping the key […]

Historic midcentury: 1940s Rudolph Schindler-designed Kallis-Sharlin Residence in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, California, USA

This place is pretty amazing. It’s also the 1940s Rudolph Schindler-designed Kallis-Sharlin Residence in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, California, USA. Well, most of it is anyway. That’s because two architects have also left their mark on it over subsequent years. According to the agent, this place (amazingly) dates back to 1946. The work of […]

Preserved midcentury modern: 1940s Ted Criley Jr-designed Frank Thomas Residence in Flintridge, California, USA

If you are a fan of classic Disney, this 1940s Ted Criley Jr-designed Frank Thomas Residence in Flintridge, California, USA might have significance beyond the architecture. Frank Thomas was one of Walt Disney’s ‘Nine Old Men’ illustrators, the core animators and illustrators behind some of its most famous cartoons. Thomas was behind the likes of […]

1950s time capsule: Johnny Stroh-designed midcentury modern property in Santa Paula, California, USA

Now this is how you start 2017, a time capsule in the shape of this Johnny Stroh-designed midcentury modern property in Santa Paula, California, USA. The agent describes this as entering ‘an era gone by’ and for good reason. Little has changed with this place in 60 years, not least because it has stayed in […]