Ed Niles architectural home in prime Beachwood Canyon. Perched on a knoll with breathtaking views of the lush surrounding greenery, the home celebrates Niles’ innate view-conscious siting ability. Enveloped by nature the home serves as a base to experience Hollywood Hills living.
The open floor plan provides expansive living space, while the floor to ceiling panels of glass beckon the outdoors in.
Crestwood Hills Richard Neutra Mid Century Modern home, The Sale Residence – 1960, is sited in the “utopian” enclave of expressive architecture known as, Crestwood Hills. Architects, Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Craig Ellwood all contributed work to this cooperative development which brought about “good design and economical construction to moderate-income housing…” With interest in the project coming from musicians, artists and faculty members at UCLA, the growing group incorporated as the Mutual Housing Association in 1946.
Neutra’s signature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls, paneled walls and custom cabinetry highlight the interior space.
Hip re-imagined Silver Lake bungalow sits perched above the street and is located in the coveted heart of Silver Lake. Stylish home features a renovated modern interior that creates a warm and welcoming feeling.
Expansive windows flood the space with natural light highlighting the open floor plan and creating an energetic flow between living, dining and kitchen areas.
Italian architect and designer, Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) born in Milan, was one of the postwar designers shaping the international idea of “good design.” After receiving his degree in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, he began his career as an architect, designer and city planner. Additionally, Zanuso was editor-in-chief of Domus magazine, the preeminent publication on architecture and design founded by Gio Ponti in 1928, from 1947-1949. As one of the leaders in the Italian Modern Movement he was a pioneer in furniture design, working with metal tubing and creating a new joining mechanism that allowed a fabric seat to be suspended from a tubular steel frame.
In the late 1940s, Zanuso began collaborating with Arflex, an Italian manufacturing company, to create a furniture collection using a newly developed polyurethane foam and elastic tape. It was for Arflex, he designed a series of pieces that would become icons of the modernist movement, among them, the Lady Armchair (1951) and the Sleep-o-matic sofa (1954). Between 1957-1959, Zanuso began collaborating with German industrial designer Richard Saper. It was with Saper, he created work devoted to the relationship of the user to the object. Together they pioneered a new aesthetic known as techno-functionalism, designing objects such as the Grillo telephone (1966) and the Brionvega (1962), the first fully-transistor television. These pieces were characterized by bright colors, synthetic materials and sculptural shapes. Zanuso’s work can be found in museums throughout the world including MoMA, the Met and the Triennale in Milan.
One of Zanuso’s iconic pieces, the “Lady” lounge chair (1951), was the first armchair to incorporate expanded polyurethane and foam rubber. The armchair showcased a new system of springing, while the slender brass, slim-line legs suspend the body of the chair in an animated fashion.
Forward thinking Zanuso designed this “Sleep-o-matic” sofa (1954) for Arflex with an internal metal mechanism that can easily be opened to become a sofa bed. Tubular metal structure with foam rubber padding.
Stunning Woodland Hills Mid Century house, Ray K. Mosher Architect, 1964. Blurring the lines between inside and out this spectacular piece of architecture is not to be missed. The entrance of the home sets the stage for the interior story with its’ cantilevered concrete stairs, soothing architectural water feature and distinctive landscaping.
Inside, the multi-level interior spaces open up to a lushly planted central atrium, covered by a period mid-century sunshade. Floor to ceiling glass brings the outdoors in, blurring the lines between shelter and nature.