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1960s midcentury modern: Dick E. Lowry-designed property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Originality is the name of the game with this 1960s Dick E. Lowry-designed midcentury modern property in Los Angeles, California, USA. The house dates back to 1961, sat in half an acre of ‘forest-like’ land and still largely unchanged in 55+ years. So much to appreciate here, including the walls of glass, the wood exterior […]

1980s modernism: Pierre Koenig-designed Koenig House 2 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA

A superstar architect’s house is on the market for the first time. That’s the Pierre Koenig-designed Koenig House 2 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Koenig was, of course, was one of giants of midcentury modern design, inclusding the iconic 1950s Case Study House #21, which we featured last year. If you thought that was […]

1930s art deco: William Kesling-designed property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

We love this 1930s William Kesling-designed art deco property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Yes, US art deco. We don’t feature enough of it. Although that’s usually down to a lack of great examples to feature. Not this week. That’s because this week we have this wonderful place on the market. It was […]

Richard Neutra classic: The Schaarman House in Los Angeles, California, USA

Not a great piece of architecture, the Richard Neutra-designed The Schaarman House in Los Angeles, California, USA is also a movie star. The house dates back to 1951, which is a surprise in itself. This place looks as contemporary as anything on the market right now. That’s forward-thinking architecture for you. But 50 years after […]

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood’s Smith House in Los Angeles, California, USA

An opportunity to own something very special. That being Craig Ellwood’s Smith House in Los Angeles, California, USA. Special in two ways actually. The architecture itself is the first plus point, a house and design raved about back in 1960 by Architectural Review. ‘Periodically there comes to light a building that – whatever its other […]

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

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 […]

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 […]