8920 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA 90069
3BD / 3.5BA
This is a legal duplex, but serves as an amazing mini-compound, gated, private and just completed!
This remodel offers a 2bd/2.5ba main house with custom finishes,
1639 Landa St, Echo Park, CA 90026
3BD / 2BA
This just may be THE listing of the year for Echo Park/Northeast L.A. A brand new build from renowned Echo Park developers, “Resourceful Developments, Inc.,”, this is an architectural gem.
Then one takes external stairs down to main home. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls let you look out from living room to fabulous mountain-scape that goes for miles.
For the last several weeks, the best way to try to understand Beverly Boulevard has been to head for a different boulevard — Wilshire — and the western end of the Miracle Mile.
On view there, at the Architecture and Design Museum, is one of the more gregarious exhibitions in the Getty‘s ongoing Pacific Standard Time Presents architecture series.
Curated by the writer and critic Greg Goldin, “Windshield Perspective” is a colorful, deceptively ambitious and in the end oddly dated look at a relatively short stretch of Beverly, between Normandie and Virgil avenues, just northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The goal is not just to re-create the experience of driving that distance — just under a mile — but to suggest everything we miss in a normal, uneventful car trip. As Goldin argues, “Typically, our way of seeing from behind the wheel is unconscious.
Beverly Boulevard, in its apparent bleakness, is easily dismissed as ‘nowhere,’ falling into the hole in our consciousness put there by the dominant notion that much (if not all) of Los Angeles is not a city at all.”
The exhibition promises something different: “a choreographed drive” meant to reveal “the very essence of the built city: messy, disorderly, impromptu, and vital.”
Above courtesy of Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic.
4030 Deervale Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
3BD / 2.5BA
Benton & Park AIA Mid-Century Post & Beam architectural with pool.
Beautifully and recently re-designed. Donald Park was a student of, and later an employee of A. Quincy Jones. At the architectural firm of A. Quincy Jones & Frederick Emmons, employees Benton & Park met and later established their own firm by 1956.
The Hammer Museum will present two days of exclusive architectural tours “A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living“. They will take place on June 22 and June 29, 2013, which will focus on projects throughout West Los Angeles, and will give Hammer supporters the opportunity to experience some of Jone’s most significant buildings inside and out.
These tours are the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.
See schedule of tours here.
15615 Castlewoods Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
4BD / 4BA
David G. Clark, A.I.A., 1962. Dramatic true mid-century showplace hidden up long private drive in prime Royal Woods.
Lovingly renovated and improved by current owner. Entry gallery approaches over a serene koi pond concrete walk leading to double door entry.
8549 Hedges Way, Hollywood Hills, CA 90069
Just minutes from the heart of the Sunset Strip, this absolutely stunning and rare 1930s Bauhaus-inspired moderne house was originally designed by architect William Kesling.
Stunning finishes include Dornbracht and Duravit fixtures, Sonance speakers, custom-made cabinetry, bleached oak floors, porthole windows, Lutron lighting, and custom reveals and moldings throughout.
12400 Deerbrook Lane, Brentwood, CA 90049
3BD / 1.75 BA
A. Quincy Jones, Architect – Siegel House, 1950.
High up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Brentwood, with sweeping city and ocean views, this historic Mid-Century Modern home is one of the most important of the small number remaining from this forward-looking postwar housing experiment.