Sunset Strip – Hollywood Hills – one of the most iconic places in Los Angeles, and home to many of LA’s most beloved destinations. Known worldwide as historically significant in the music and entertainment world. There is no lack of enjoyment in this community with theaters, boutiques, museums, shopping, restaurants, and a dynamic nightlife.
Opposite to its reputation, Sunset Strip isn’t all studios and entertainment. The Hollywood Hills that surround this area, are peaceful winding streets, filled with homes with charming character and breathtaking views. A mix of vintage house, contemporary apartment buildings, and traditional Los Angeles bungalows. Also known for it’s Sunday farmer’s markets, the private canyon living offers an eclectic artist community with something for everyone.
Offering exquisite estates with explosive City, Mountain, and Ocean Views, the neighborhoods above Sunset Blvd are some of Los Angeles’ most exclusive. The Hollywood Hills neighborhood is divided into many different areas some including filled Bird Streets, Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Heights, Outpost Estates, Mount Olympus, and Nichols Canyon.
The Bird Streets … With classic names like Thrasher, Swallow and Oriole, are filled with awe-inspiring estates, many with jaw dropping views from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. Celebrities and Hollywood elite alike choose to retreat to their private sanctuaries in the Bird Streets where they can easily head down to “the strip” for award-winning dining and entertainment. One of the most famous houses in this area is the stunning Case Study No. 22 house, also known as the Stahl House, designed by architect Pierre Koenig, as well as, the home George Harrison wrote “Blue Jay Way” in 1967.
Laurel Canyon … Laurel Canyon is an important travel way between West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, specifically into Studio City. This neighborhood was first developed in 1910, with some of the main side streets being, Mount Olympus, Kirkwood, Wonderland, Willow Glen, and Lookout Mountain Avenue.
Home to many famous musicians, especially during the peak of rock n’ roll in the 1960’s and 70’s. Past residents included Cass Elliot, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison and Carole King. Laurel Canyon is also known for the “Bailey House,” Case Study House No. 21, by Pierre Koenig. The area is woodsy, with abundant plant life, rolling hills, and enchanting hillside bungalows. Despite its rich history, it is a quiet residential area, affording a break from the nearby city life below.
Unlike other nearby canyon neighborhoods, Laurel Canyon has houses on only one side of the main road. There are many side roads that lead off the main canyon, most of them are not through streets, only emphasizing the solitude of this neighborhood. This area continues to attract people with bohemian and artistic sensibilities.
Whitley Heights … Whitley Heights is a residential neighborhood in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Named for Hobart Johnstone “HJ” Whitley, known as the “Father of Hollywood. A Mediterranean style village designed on the magnificent hillsides above Hollywood Boulevard.
One of Los Angeles’s first celebrity communities, some of its legendary residents include Rudolph Valentino, Barbara LaMarr, Maurice Chevalier, Bette Davis and Charlie Chaplin. Bordered on the north and east by Cahuenga Boulevard, west by Highland Avenue, and on the south by Franklin Avenue. Beautifully designed on winding roads with homes that are Spanish in style and magnificent cultivated grounds.
Whitley made fantastic use of the space providing each home its own stunning view, and stairways built from level to level, to embrace walking throughout the neighborhood. It is rumored that many homes have secret tunnels and passageways.
Although the construction of the 101 freeway destroyed many landmarks in the neighborhood, as recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Whitley Heights continues a to be a significant treasure of a neighborhood to many happy residents.
Mount Olympus … Mount Olympus is a renowned neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills that occupies a narrow north-south strip of land lying just east of Laurel Canyon. It is bordered by Hollywood Boulevard, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Willow Glen Road, and Nichols Canyon Road. Featuring oversized lots, chic retro homes of all styles, and breathtaking views of the city. Most famously known for the streets, which are named from Greek mythology, such as Achilles, Hermes, Venus, Vulcan, and Zeus Drive.
Hollywood Heights … Hollywood Heights is a small neighborhood in the hills that is just west of the 101 and is bordered by Highland Avenue, Outpost Drive, Franklin Avenue, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Famous for a couple notable destinations, one is the legendary Yamashiro Restaurant, a replica of a palace in Japan, that has majestically stood on a hill looking over Hollywood since 1911. The other is the exclusively private Magic Castle. Its building is an original Chateau-esque mansion built in 1909.
The area includes a number of notable historic homes and buildings and has been home to many people in the film and music industries, dating back to the silent film era. Including, the Samuel Freeman House (1962 Glencoe Way) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the first hillside houses to be built in the Hollywood Heights area.
Outpost … Intended to appeal to the emerging elite of L.A. in the roaring twenties, Outpost Estates were created to be one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential grounds in the world. A small community located with Runyon Canyon Park to the west, Mulholland Drive to the north, Franklin Canyon to the south, and Cahuenga Boulevard to the east. All centered around Outpost Drive. Homes were all designed in Spanish, Mediterranean or California modern style, with red tile roofs and enough patios to afford gracious outdoor living. Most of the original homes have been well-maintained, and much of Lower Outpost still looks like it did in the 1920s. Known as a haven from the busy city surrounding its borders, a popular neighborhood for those looking for city and canyon views, in a lush, park-like setting.
Nichols Canyon … Nichols Canyon was named after John G. Nichols, twice former Mayor of Los Angeles, and a builder who lived in the first brick house to be built in Los Angeles. Nichols Canyon begins at Hollywood Blvd. on its south end and wends its way northward into the hills below Mulholland Drive. Nichols Canyon borders, and in some places overlaps, Runyon Canyon Park, to its east. Known as oases for wildlife with its lush canyons, of exotic trees and shrubbery that cover Nichols Canyon.
For years Hollywood stars have made their home in Nichols Canyon, Ava Gardner, Natalie Wood, Rudy Vallee and Frank Sinatra, just to name a very few. The canyon has attracted both the famous and infamous and has had a featured role in many TV series, commercials, a couple of movies. Nichols Canyon is home to the internationally known John Lautner designed “Garcia House.” However, best known for its jogging and cycling, and its natural, year-round, spring-fed creek and 100’ waterfall.
Historic Lofts at Hollywood and Vine Premier Penthouse Unit. This is a rare opportunity to own the premier penthouse unit in a true Hollywood landmark building.
This stunning home is ideally located off Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills. It features a Connecticut-inspired slate roofed estate with motor court and sits behind a gated drive and on one of the most private cul-de-sacs in lower Sunset Plaza.
Hollywood Hills Architectural Gem on a hillside cul-de-sac in the highly coveted Outpost. his light-filled home has large open living areas and extremely high vaulted ceilings. Floor to ceiling glass facing the sunny backyard for ultimate entertaining and relaxation.
Ideally located above Sunset Strip, this beautiful home is private, stylish, and ideal for entertaining. All the grandeur of classic Hollywood and suitable for today’s lifestyles.
This one-of-a-kind home offers the ultimate Hollywood Hills lifestyle. Stunning jetliner views from downtown to the ocean.
Offering one of the finest samples of Buff and Hensman’s classic post and beam style homes. Methodically restored and lengthened with careful consideration to maintain the historic fabric of this Hollywood Hills Buff & Hensman home.
Unique opportunity to own a piece of history in the Hollywood Hills. Justly one of the most charming homes on the market, this Hollywood Hills Spanish home features original hardwood flooring, barrel ceilings, French doors, designer paint, and an antique iron staircase.
Sprawling and breathtaking views from Downtown Los Angeles to Catalina Island will amaze you. Live among the stars in this rare, meticulously restored Hollywood Hills Mediterranean Villa on its own secluded knoll in the Hollywood Hills, West of Laurel Canyon.
This newly reimagined Hollywood Hills Spanish estate features abundant natural light, dramatic double height ceilings, and incredible landscaping with mature trees throughout.
Have you always dreamed of living in the Hollywood Hills? Welcome to this beautiful 1926 Hollywood Dell Spanish House in the heart of Los Angeles.
Hollywood Hills Richard Neutra: The Hailey Residence, 1959. The Neutra office achieved some of its most creative architectural solutions when confronted with the necessity of making compact space function comfortably and efficiently through varied social circumstances.
Richard Neutra – The Linn Residence, 1961. Neutra lifts the main level above the site and over the carport and a separate guest quarters to further enhance the views of this Mid Century Modern home.
Domus Solaris by Buff & Hensman, Don Hensman’s own residence, 1975. At twilight, Domus Solaris seems to float in a close orbit between the lights of Los Angeles below & the deep blue sky above.
Steeped in history this remarkable Hollywood Hills Architectural home was originally designed by Rodney Walker for the Case Study program. The home was eventually built using those plans after the program timeframe and subsequently
reinvented 50 years later.
Perched atop a knoll in the Hollywood Hills with framed views of downtown, across the city and into the valley, this home showcases Lautner at his best. The hexagonal designed roof is suspended by external steel masts allowing for floor to ceiling walls of glass helping to blur the line between indoors and out.
Mid Century Modern Hollywood Hills home in the exclusive Nichols Colony enclave. 1959 Edward H Fickett FAIA post and beam is the quintessential Hollywood Hills home designed for indoor/outdoor living with timeless design.
Hollywood Hills Harwell Hamilton Harris home, The Johnson Residence. This distinctively unique Redwood clad two-level Mid Century Modern home rests quietly on a hillside shaded by oak trees.
Richard Neutra called this Hollywood Hills home his favorite of the period. Perched over a hill in prime West Hollywood, this home has exceptional views from city to ocean.
Striking celebrity-owned Modernized Mid Century home designed by Richard Dorman has been caringly updated in 2012 by Padraic Cassidy, AIA.
This striking Hollywood Hills Mid Century home is currently being established as the work of renowned architect Edward H. Fickett, FAIA. This extraordinary ultra-trendy home was built in 1959 and is situated in the core of a mid-century enclave of architectural residences.
Ed Fickett Hollywood Hills Mid Century post and beam home. Private and peaceful canyon view home in the famed Hollywood Dell area.
Harwell Hamilton Harris house, a flawlessly serene and creative retreat situated just moments away from major studios, The Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio, 1939. A spectacular example of Harwell Hamilton Harris, Architect. Nestled in a lush and tranquil hillside setting, this charismatic and inspiring home is an ideal pied-a-terre or retreat from artists to those with a creative spirit.
Celebrity owned Regency-style hideaway in the Hollywood Hills. Hidden behind a quiet façade lies this vine-covered 1955 Mid Century era home. Rumored to be a former Jimmy Durante residence, this private street to street compound boasts a 12,485 square foot lot and over 4,000 square feet of living space
This striking West Hollywood Richard Dorman Mid Century Home was originally designed by the renowned architect in 1958. It has been methodically restored and re-imagined by Studio Tim Campbell who preserved the original structural details while embracing 21st-century tastes.
Mid Century Cozy Hollywood Hills cottage, tucked away in a romantic cozy idyllic setting. Upon entering the front gate one is surrounded by a sparkling, heated saltwater pool and breathtaking views.
The Brander House the Outpost Estates Mid Century Modern home, established in 1959 by cultural barrier-breaking architect Eugene Kinn Choy, A.I.A., and preserved by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.
Originally designed and built in 1959, this Buff and Hensman Hollywood Hills home exemplifies the post and beam architecture that is so iconic of this era. A future addition would be made to the home in 2002 by Buff, Hensman, and Smith. As planned, the ease and flow of the floor plan is ideally suited for today’s lifestyle.
Stylish vibe mixed with traditional architecture in a gorgeous Hollywood Hills Mid Century home with view.
Characteristic 1957 Hollywood Hills Mid Century Modern home by Buff & Hensman on a large lot in peaceful Nichols Canyon. 2621 La Cuesta is believed to be the very first home designed by noted architects, Buff & Hensman.
Palm Springs Modern meets LA Boho Chic just of the Sunset Strip, Unit 109. Classic Hollywood Hills Mid Century condominium unit in an Architectural building at the base of Hollywood Hills.
John Lautner Bergen Residence, a 1953 Hollywood Hills house designed by perhaps the most sought-after architect in Los Angeles real estate. This awe-inspiring home features all the Lautner coveted characteristics: V-shaped roof, chevron shaped massing, non-rectangular rooms, avant-garde use of concrete and wood, and a thrilling layout with jetliner views.
The Bailey House Pierre Koenig Case Study 21 house, perched above the famed Sunset Strip. Built between 1956-58 the house was designed on a north and south axis in order to maximize sunlight in the winter and screen it out during the summer.
Just three houses from Mulholland sits this remarkable Mid Century Modern view home by Buff & Hensman, A.I.A. Set down a private gated driveway with a sparkling pool that features twinkling city, mountain and landmark views.
Unique opportunity to purchase a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom post and beam marvel situated on a large, flat lot on coveted Wonderland Park Mid Century Modern home in prime Laurel Canyon.
Prominent one story Hollywood Hills Architectural home featuring walls of glass, situated up a secluded gated driveway.
Wraparound decks, giant windows, and stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles, the famed Hollywood sign, wooded canyons, and Griffith Observatory, make this Los Feliz Mid Century house a true jewel.
The Steel House, Neil A. Johnson, AIA. An unrivaled architectural achievement perched on a knoll north of the Boulevard in a leading neighborhood on Los Feliz. Inspired by the mid-20th century Case Study program, this 1960 masterpiece has been thoroughly revived under the guidance of noted architectural restoration expert Mark Haddawy.
“The House that Hangs in the Sky.” This dazzling mid-century “crystal box,” was designed by architect Josef Van der Kar. Known as the “Wohlstetter House,” the residence has been featured in The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Modernism, and many architectural books for its open floor plan and mastery of light.
A bright and stunning Mid Century home in the well-known Hollywood Hills. Two structures that open to a central courtyard featuring a heated, sparkling pool.
Iconic Hollywood Hills Post and Beam sanctuary with striking views from the canyon to the ocean and even the famed Hollywood sign. Sited at the end of a long driveway this classic post and beam has been immaculately restored by Tony Unruh A.I.A.
Revived under the guidance of the seller, a noted international designer, this unique home features only the highest end finishes, a renovation in excess of 7 figures. This Briar Summit Mid Century Modern home by Richard Dorman includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and over 14,000 sqft landscaped property.
7330 PYRAMID DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA | $4,349,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA Tucked in the star-studded hills stands this dramatic 1964 two-story mid-century treasure. A private driveway leads to this Vernon Duckett Mid Century home, set on a 7,000+ square foot lot. Methodically maintained for over 37 years by its current owners, this iconic architectural home features three bedrooms, three bathrooms […]
An exquisite example of a Bel Air Modern Architectural in the Hollywood Hills. Gorgeous elements of classic design are evident from the outset. This clean design fuses today’s materials with timeless classic features. Clean lines, stunning warm woods and polished concrete all meld seamlessly together.
This La Cañada Mid Century home is a unique illustration of master modernist Pierre Koenig’s early work. Built in 1953, the Squire House exemplifies his experimental structural steel system and palette of industrial materials that he later used for his famed Case Study houses #21, 1958, and #22, 1959.
Nestled on La Cuesta Drive, it’s a sophisticated house designed by Richard Cuen, AIA. This secluded Hollywood Hills Modern Architectural home is both a personal retreat and an entertainer’s dream.
Come experience this meticulously maintained wood and glass Sunset Strip Richard Dorman designed Mid Century Modern home
A favorite architect of the Modern Living LA team. John Lautner Silver Lake home – The John Lautner Residence, 1940. John Lautner, FAIA. This is the home the architect built for himself.
The incomparable architectural brilliance becomes immortalized in the stunningly maintained Williams Residence by John Lautner. Its attentive and meticulous restoration guarantees details in complete congruence with Lautner’s original design.
the market, with a main living space showcasing vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams, and a wood-burning fireplace in true mid-century fashion.
Glendale Modern home by Mid-Century architect Gus Stamos. This rare untouched classic home was built by the architect for his own family in 1968. This hidden gem in Chevy Chase Canyon boasts an expansive open floor plan with soaring beamed ceilings, a corner fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass opening out to a large viewing deck with treetop views.
Superb Sunset Strip mid-century by Jacob Tracht, AIA, 1959. The residence is tucked away on one of Los Angeles’ most desirable streets, right off Sunset Blvd. On a private cul-de-sac, the gated property boasts panoramic city views and an oversized 34,000+ sq ft lot complete with a glistening pool and walls of glass.
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.
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 Hiram Kwan Residence. This stunning Los Feliz architectural home was designed by modernist James Stevens, a protégé of John Lautner. The masterpiece’s renovations and unparalleled expansions were later designed by David Levitt, AIA. The lush landscaped mastery was designed by Jerry Hritz.
The Schwartzmann Residence, 1955 by Kenneth Lind, AIA. This Bird Streets Mid Century Modern home stands just above Sunset Plaza. Light floods through the Fleetwood sliding walls of glass and reflects off the sparkling pool, encompassing the beauty of indoor-outdoor living.
Striking classic Hollywood Hills mid century modern. Indoor/outdoor living at its best with this reimaged architectural living space filled with classic period designer furnishings and an expansive entertainer’s backyard complete with fire-pit and dual sided fireplace.
Nestled discretely in historic Whitley Heights is this Hollywood Hills Mid Century Traditional home. The house is set behind tall privacy hedges and is virtually hidden from the street.
7163 MACAPA DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA | $2,760,000 | 2 BD | 3 BA The Deutsch Residence, Hollywood Hills John Lautner home, 1954. The sleek personification of Lautner’s early work is showcased in this mid-century modern Hollywood Hills home. Dramatic angles and buff brick-clad walls welcome you into the open floor plan interior space. Celebrating Lautner’s attention to detail the living room […]
Stunning classic Laurel Canyon Mid Century home. The property was originally envisioned by California artist Jean Edelstein with Architect David Crompton, circa 1962. The work of landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, widely regarded as the father of Modern landscape architecture, lives in harmony with the structure of the home.
on, above the Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip. This clean-lined architectural property is light and bright. Wrapping around a sparkling freeform saltwater pool, with views of the city and beyond, this is what California living is all about.