Built in 1950, the home has been thoughtfully renovated, fusing designer finishes with the original architectural elements.
1816 Silverwood Ter, Silver Lake, CA 90026
3 BR, 2 BA
Richard Neutra’s 1937 modernist duplex in the hills above Silver Lake was built for art professor Harry Koblick. When it first came the market last month, it received and accepted an offer, but now it’s back on as an active listing.
This 1,620 square foot architectural property is in “largely unspoiled” condition and sited with two vacant lots on either side. It has commanding view of the lake and mountains.
3 BR, 3 BA Mid Century Modern fixer home at the top of Nichols Canyon. The Warshawsky Residence,1961 by Volker Traub,Architect,recognized for making a significant contribution to the Richard Neutra’s office.
This 3 bedroom/2 bath house is sited to masterfully capture the dramatic city and canyon views. Glass walled yet private.
8973 Wonderland Park Avenue, Hollywood Hills, CA 90046
3 BR, 2.5 BA
First time on the Market! Philip Kimmelman, A.I.A family residence, built in 1957. Kimmelman served as Chief Project Architect for numerous Welton Becket iconic structures including the Pasadena Bullocks department stores.
3050 N Beachwood Dr, Hollywood Hills, CA 90068
3 BR, 2BA
Mid-Century Modern gem in Beachwood Canyon . A shining example of the real estate, this home was recently and extensively renovated by owner/architect with an eye for detail.
Sited amongst majestic sycamore trees. Original features include clerestory windows, open floor plan, lots of glass and a modernist fireplace.
If you’d like to see it in person, email me or give me a call at 323-687-1170
Listing courtesy of Brian Courville/John Aaroe Group.
Reading Steve Jobs’ biography and finding the origin of his character and taste is truly fascinating. Like the influence of his very first home on his perception of what design for the masses should be.
Jobs’ first home was a Joseph Eichler-built house. Like many people in California, Jobs’ adoptive parents lived in one of the 11,000 homes built by Eichler in 12 communities all over that state. The Eichlers, as they are commonly known, are simple, clean, single-story open-plan houses, with exposed wood beams and large, top to bottom glass panels.
Eichler was influenced himself by Frank Lloyd Wright, as he lived for a while in one of the famous architect’s Usonian houses. Wright coined the word Usonia to refer to his idea of architecture and landscaping for the common American citizen, home designs that were simple, small and embedded in the environment. The real estate developer thought he had to bring Wright’s design philosophy to the masses and he succeeded.
Jobs had warm memories of this house. He loved it. He told to his biographer that this house greatly influenced his vision of what design for the masses should be: “I love it when you can bring really great design and simple capability to something that doesn’t cost much. It was the original vision for Apple.” It’s too bad that he didn’t live to see what would have been his ideal house—to be built in the terrain where the Jackling House was located—which follows the Usonian ideal as well, although in a larger scale. (Architizer)
“California Design, 1930-1965: Living In A Modern Way,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through March 25, 2012, is a must-see. Even though the Golden State played a key role in shaping our material culture, the exhibition is, somewhat surprisingly, the first major museum survey of California design. Organized by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman of the museum’s department of decorative arts and design, this sprawling show features more than 350 objects, including furniture, fashion, film, graphic and industrial design, ceramics, jewelry and architectural drawings and photography.
A masterly exhibition design by the Los Angeles studio Hodgetts + Fung takes visitors on a journey through California in all its midcentury glory. Curvy white display platforms populated with examples of furnishings and objects (by designers both known and less so) snake through the elegant Renzo Piano-designed Resnick Pavilion gallery space, punctuated by vignettes that highlight particular aspects of California living as well as the state’s rich design history.
1953 Renovated Mid-Century Modern home in the hills of Silver Lake. Living room w/ fireplace. Kitchen w/breakfast area. Newer baths. Lush yard with updated patio. Street to street lot w/ room for pool. Views of hills and observatory.
Call now for a private showing.
1957 Woodsy Mid Century Modern w/ Zen garden in Silverlake. A Modernist home surrounded by trees w/ a lush garden. Warm wood elements throughout. Master bedroom loft overlooks large living room w/ fireplace. A unique find for architectural enthusiasts.
Call now for a private showing.