HISTORIC PROPERTIES

El Cabrillo Historic Hollywood Townhome

Beautiful El Cabrillo Historic Hollywood Townhome

El Cabrillo – Historic Hollywood townhome built in 1928. This Spanish-style courtyard complex embodies the spirit of stylish classic southern California living. Designed by self-taught Arthur & Nina Zwebell, the structure was commissioned by Hollywood mogul, Cecil B. Demille. The swoon-worthy townhome has soaring 20ft beamed ceilings, elegant ironwork, French doors, period sconces and an engraved stone fireplace. The unit also comes with Mills Act tax benefits.

El Cabrillo Historic Hollywood Townhome

The spectacular courtyard centered around an Andalusian-style fountain with arched doorways, colorful tile, multiple balconies, sculptural succulents and lush greenery feels as it were taken straight from a Hollywood movie set.  

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Miracle Mile Spanish Home

Miracle Mile Spanish Home

Old world restored Spanish stunner Mills Act property in the Miracle Mile HPOZ. Charming curb appeal with all of the right details, this beautifully restored Miracle Mile Spanish home has been updated for modern living. Arched windows and doorways tell the story of classic Los Angeles, while a complete historical restoration, including structural, electrical, plumbing and more, perfectly reframe the property for today.

The step-down living room features arched inset bookshelves a beamed ceiling and a Batchelder tile fireplace which open up to a beautiful courtyard with fountain.

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Stunning Sten Frenke House by Richard Neutra

Sten Frenke House by Richard Neutra

The Sten Frenke House, architect Richard Neutra – Historical Landmark #647, often thought to be one Neutra at his best. Originally custom-built for a Ukrainian actress and her husband in 1934, this iconic Bauhaus inspired piece of architecture won the House Beautiful competition, becoming the first modern home to win that particular contest and was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, No. 647. Located on a double lot at the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon and close enough to the ocean to hear the roaring surf.

Sten Frenke House in Santa Monica

Living room with Neutra’s classic continuous steel-framed ribbon windows surrounds the space. An expansive wood-burning brick fireplace and oval-shaped dining room, emphasizes the relationship between the home and the exterior as it juts out into the landscape.

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Bel Air Fortress by architect David Tenneson Rich

architect David Tenneson Rich - Ursa Major

Once known as Ursa Major by architect David Tenneson Rich, this inimitable fortress inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright stands as an unmitigated paragon of architectural brilliance.

Forty-foot ceilings accompanied by walls of glass combine effortlessly to create a boundless space beyond the stunning recessed conversation pit and wood-burning fireplace.

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South Pasadena Mid Century Home,
The Wilkins House – Richard Neutra

The Wilkins House - Richard Neutra

South Pasadena Mid Century home, The Wilkins House – Richard Neutra, 1949. Case Study House #13 (also known as the Alpha House), has been designated as “unbuilt” – however, Neutra was able to realize his design in this fine example of Modernist architecture.

The home sits at the end of a long drive and resides on a gorgeous lot of over 30,000 square feet of usable land in South Pasadena. The main house features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and features a 2 bedroom and 2 bath guest house. 

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