There is a definite appeal to a classic Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern home. Modern Design developed in the 1930s, the predecessor to Mid Century Modern, the design movement that became popular after WWII in 1945. Considered modern design because it values function over form, with its own unique twist. Mid-century modern uses dynamic decorative accents, expansive walls of glass, clean lines, muted curves and wide-open floor plans. Mid-century modern architecture featured flat roofs, angular details, asymmetrical contours, and the first to use bi-level structures, with the intention of making complementary indoor and outdoor living spaces. Adaptable and chic, Mid-century modern style appealed to everyone. The Case Study Program honored architectural designs of some of these landmark homes. With notable architects such as Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, J.R. Davidson, Thornton M. Abell, Charles Eames, Craig Ellwood, Rodney Walker, Buff and Hensman, and Raphael Soriano, creating the modernist movement in our city.
SUNSET PLAZA HOLLYWOOD HILLS MID-CENTURY LUXURY VILLA
1479 RISING GLEN RD., LOS ANGELES | $5,950,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA
Luxury houses are in no short supply on Rising Glen. This modernized mid-century is the personification of understated elegance. These original clean lines coupled with a sophisticated renovation make a beautiful match.
BEVERLY HILLS MID CENTURY JAPANESE MINKA BY JACK A. CHARNEY
703 N CANON DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS | $12,999,000 | 6 BD | 7 BA
While we wouldn’t expect Japanese modern from the architect best known for the Sierra Towers, we are quite impressed. Sited on a 27,000 square foot lot, lies with serene post and beam architectural home with Zen gardens, a koi pond with walking bridge and stunning Cyprus shaped pool. All this in the center of the city.
Transcend into Zen opulence in this stunningly preserved mid-century Japanese Minka on an expansive lot in the heart of Beverly Hills. Designed in 1960 by Jack A. Charney, known internationally for his iconic Sierra Towers building, 703 N Canon offers 7,500 square feet of awe-inspiring interior living space.
CRESTWOOD HILLS MID-CENTURY GEM BY A. QUINCY JONES AND WHITNEY R. SMITH
810 BRAMBLE WAY, LOS ANGELES | $3,200,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA
When a house pops up in Crestwood Hills we get excited. This architectural home by A Quincy Jones and Whitney Smith did not let us down. Known as the Goldenfeld House, this property has been updated with respect to its origins. Clean lines and lots of glass always makes up happy.
Mid-Century gem in Crestwood Hills. This significant 1950 property known as “The Goldenfeld House” was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith as part of the historic Mutual Housing Association (Monument No. 632).
HOLLYWOOD HILLS VAL POWELSON MID CENTURY MODERN
2550 ASTRAL DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $3,995,000 | 4 BD | 4 BA
Architect Val Powelson designed this residence on Astral drive for himself. While it’s been updated modified with a second story, the charm is still evident in the clean lines, open floor plan and plenty of windows to allow the L.A. sunlight to shine thru.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS STUNNING MID-CENTURY MODERN
2823 MONTCALM AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, | $3,800,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA
Private and gated Mid Century Pool Home in the Hollywood Hills. As Hollywood was transitioning from the vintage glamour of the 1930’s and 1940’s, to what would become commonly known as the “mid century” design aesthetic. Ludwig Gluskin (a prominent band leader who worked with Orson Wells and George Burns) would commission architect Harry B Aarens to design a modern home on a special piece of property in the Hollywood Hills.
Sited on a 27,000+ property, this Hollywood Hills Stunning Mid-Century Modern home sits hidden above the street and offers panoramic views from the Hollywood sign to the Griffith Park Observatory and beyond.
BEL AIR MID CENTURY CHIC
960 CHANTILLY ROAD, LOS ANGELES | $2,899,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA
I think we all know by now that grandma-chic is hip. Move over influencers, this is old school style. This mid-century modern has tons of its original 1960’s charm. Giant windows great you upon entering. A gorgeous, curved staircase climbing up the double height entry is minimal, but stunning.
Classic stone, brick and wood finishes adorn the walls. A burnt orange backdrop for the dining room really sets the mood. And, maybe if you ask nicely, she’ll throw in one of the floral sofas.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS MAGINFICENT MID-CENTURY ON MULLHOLLAND
7932 MULHOLLAND DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $4,200,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA
What’s more “L.A.” than a mid-century view house off Mulholland Drive? Situated behind a gate up a private drive, this architectural property may be a little too on the nose for a Hollywood cliche. It’s got a pool with an oversized deck looking the hills and the “Valley”. Maybe it’ll show up in a Tarantino film….
Right at the heart of it all, you will find this newly renovated mid-century modern refuge with dramatic views and beautiful light flowing throughout each room from morning until sundown.
CARMEL “THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE” BY FRANK WYNKOOP
26320 Scenic Rd., Carmel | $40,000,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA
A trip up the coast can bring many delights. One of our favorite houses is the Butterfly House in Carmel by Frank Wynkoop. If you’ve ever been to Carmel by the Sea, you’ve certainly noticed this house perched perfectly on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
And, even if you haven’t seen it in person, it’s been featured in Architectural Digest along with plenty of other publications recognizing its architectural brilliance. Jamie Bush of @jamiebushco gets the accolades for the meticulous restoration and renovation. Even if most of us don’t fall under the income bracket to afford this one, we can still dream.
PACIFIC PALISADES MID CENTURY DREAM HOME
1106 ILIFF ST., PACIFIC PALISADES | $3,250,000 | 2 BD | 2 BA
In the heart of the coveted alphabet streets, just a treelined stroll from all the coffee, restaurants, and shopping the Palisades Village has to offer, is this 1960 Mid-Century home.
Rarely does a mid-century home come up for sale in the Alphabet Street of Pacific Palisades. This one may be on the smaller side, but it got charm to spare.