Harwell Hamilton Harris’ “Johnson Residence”. This distinctively unique Redwood clad two level Mid Century Modern home rests quietly on a hillside shaded by oak trees.
Redwood siding, untouched, original and never painted. [Read more…]
11020 Wrightwood Pl, Studio City, 91604
4BD / 4BA
Gregory Ain, Architect. Garrett Eckbo, Landscape Architect. First time on the market for this Mid Century Modern house: The Tufeld Residence, 1953.
Ain explored social issues through his progressive views with an emphasis on the flexible use of work, leisure and outdoor space planned to circulate activities throughout the house, & technology to facilitate daily living.
For a decade, while traveling to perform in concerts, Moby was looking for a new place to call home. His longtime city of choice, New York, had become so gentrified and expensive that artists — his spiritual kin — were being driven out.
“I was looking for a city that was warm in the winter, had access to nature and was primarily filled with weird artists,” Moby says, seated in the guest house of his Beachwood Canyon estate. “Honestly, this is the only place that satisfied all the criteria.”
A wonder of Curved space, Marvel at how lines bend, edges arc and shapes bow in the hands of Alexander Calder at a beautiful exhibition of his mobiles and other works.
This exhibit is being featured at LACMA’s Resnick Pavillion now through July 27, 2014.
If you like Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, you’ll love the sculpture of Alexander Calder. And vice versa.
As an artist Calder certainly wasn’t in the business of illustrating difficult scientific postulates. (Born on the cusp of the 20th century, he died at 78 in 1976.) In fact, one frequent knock on him was the claim that, while charmingly whimsical, his sculpture is physically, emotionally and intellectually lightweight.
After all, this is the guy who built an entire miniature circus out of cardboard, some buttons and a bunch of twisted wire. He dropped humble metals for high-end silver and gold in order to craft bracelets, necklaces and brooches. And in the 1930s he hit his stride with the development of the mobile — suspended kinetic sculptures that drift on currents of air — eventually inspiring an entire commercial industry for the gurgling amusement of infants.
How could any of that be as serious as a modern theorem that revolutionized, well, just about everything — from the old philosophical belief in the possibility of absolute truth to conventional weaponry, which morphed into the apocalyptic power of the atom bomb?
‘Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic’
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
When: Through July 27. Closed Wednesdays.
Contact: (323) 857-6000, http://www.lacma.org
Story Courtesy of Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
December 17, 2013 | 7:00 a.m.
2020 Cummings Dr, Los Feliz, CA 90027
5BD / 3.5BA
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the oldest estate in Los Feliz, the Cummings Estate, 1905.
Located deep within gated Laughlin Park, this historic estate has it all: security; celebrity-seclusion; 360-degree views; mature grounds; sunny exposure.
11051 Wrightwood Ln, Studio City, CA 91604
The Thies Residence, an exemplary Mid century Modern architectural home from Carl Maston, award winning graduate of the USC school of architecture and it’s located in Studio City.
Modernist lines abound throughout this home evidenced by folded plate ceiling details to the endless rows of floor to ceiling glass windows.