MID CENTURY MODERN

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.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS THE BIRD STREETS MID CENTURY

1479 RISING GLEN RD. LOS ANGELES | $5,250,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA

Sparkling pool yard in this Hollywood Hills the Bird Streets Mid Century home

Rising Glen is one of those streets that plenty aspire to live on. This modernized mid century conveys the elegance and grace befitting this stretch of homes.

Hollywood Hills the Bird Streets Mid Century

A tastefully renovated Mid-Century centered around a sun-drenched pool. With an elevated interior design, all materials and furnishings have been meticulously selected throughout the home for a refined aesthetic. A unique offering in the Bird Streets, a true sanctuary.


HOLLYWOOD HILLS THE GARCIA HOUSE BY JOHN LAUTNER

7436 MULHOLLAND DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | $16,000,000 | 3BD | 3BA

Hollywood Hills the Garcia House by John Lautner

One of the true architectural prizes of Los Angeles real estate, Garcia House by John Lautner.

a lava rock entryway, original terrazzo flooring, signature parabolic roof, a 55-foot wall of windows

It’s stunning unique parabolic roofline is but a taste of the exceptional design bestowed on this home. An extensive renovation by award winning Marmol Radziner architects will help ensure this home has many decades of life left for its inhabitants.


HOLLYWOOD HILLS CASE STUDY BIRD STREETS HOME

1455 ORIOLE DRIVE, LOS ANGELES | 3 BD | 4 BA | $4,995,000

The vaulted ceilings and gorgeous wood used throughout the home are highlighted by the natural light that floods in from the expansive floor to ceiling windows and skylights.

“First time on the market” has got to be one of our favorite phrases in selling architectural homes. Case Study architect Whitney R Smith along with his partner Wayne Richard Williams were commissioned to build this Bird Streets home circa 1949. It does appear that original details like the gorgeous wood paneling and Japanese screens have been well preserved. Let’s hope the buyer takes on the stewardship in preserving this house.

Find tranquility in your backyard retreat with a swimming pool, a flat grassy lawn with expansive canyon, city and ocean views, and a patio that is perfect for al fresco dining.

Original Smith & Williams mid-century on the market for the first time ever. Tucked away in the exclusive Bird Streets on over a half-acre lot and surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees for ultimate privacy. Step inside this approx. 3,240sqft home to experience the beautiful fusion of mid-century design with Japanese influence.


PASADENA FLOYD MUELLER PERSONAL RESIDENCE

3 LIDA LANE, PASADENA  | 3 BD | 2 BA | $2,279,000

Pasadena Floyd Mueller Personal Residence

Being featured in Modernisms premier magazine is rarified air. This architectural home by Floyd Mueller donned the pages of Arts and Architecture’s December 1951 issue. Lots of original details are intact. The Japanese influence is evident in the woodwork, screens and lighting.

Designed by architect Floyd Mueller as his personal residence, 3 Lida Lane was created with the utmost privacy in mind. The lush surrounding setting was intentionally utilized to form a symbiotic relationship with the home’s clean Post and Beam lines. Walls of glass throughout offer views of the pool, foliage, mature oak trees, and clear sightlines from one end of the home to the other.


HOLLYWOOD HILLS 60’s MID MOD POST AND BEAM

7035 N MACAPA DRIVE. HOLLYWOOD | 3 BD | 3 BA | $2,695,000    

The large open floor plan leads to the living room with its Tongue & Grove Wood Ceilings and Monolithic brick fireplace while enjoying the view both from the living and dining rooms.

A 60’s Mid Mod post and beam just hit the market. This architectural view property is a nice treat this time of year when there’s usually not much new to hit the market. Hollywood Hills 60’s Mid Mod Post and Beam.

The large open floor plan leads to the living room with its Tongue & Grove Wood Ceilings and Monolithic brick fireplace while enjoying the view both from the living and dining rooms.

Designed in 1963 by Carli & Spak, and remodeled by its present owners, this wonderful Post & Beam Mid-Century is quintessential of Mid-Century architecture.


HOLLYWOOD HILLS THE OPHELIA HOUSE BY EDWARD FICKETT, AIA

3130 NICHOLS CANYON RD., LOS ANGELES | $3,850,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA

Hollywood Hills The Ophelia House by Edward Fickett, Aia

Introducing “The Ophelia House,” a Jack Weisskopf home designed by renowned architect Edward Fickett, AIA -1959 located in the highly coveted “Nichols Canyon Colony” perched at the crest of tree lined Nichols Canyon.

Dynamic entry to this Hollywood Hills The Ophelia House by Edward Fickett, Aia

Introducing “The Ophelia House,” a Jack Weisskopf home designed by renowned architect Edward Fickett, AIA -1959 located in the highly coveted “Nichols Canyon Colony” perched at the crest of tree lined Nichols Canyon.


PASADENA BUFF AND HENSMAN THE SALTMAN RESIDENCE

1161 ROMNEY DRIVE, PASADENA | $4,500,000 | 4 BD | 4 BA

Walls of glass looking out to your refreshing saltwater pool.

When we think post and beam, Buff and Hensman are usually the first to come to mind. Here’s a fine example from them in Pasadena.

Pasadena Buff and Hensman the Saltman Residence

The Saltman Residence, 1962. Built by Buff and Hensman and thoughtfully restored and updated by the current owners this quintessential California home has all the character of a Post and Beam with today’s modern conveniences.


BEVERLY CREST THE HUNTER HOME

2283 SAN YSIDRO DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS | $4,350,000 | 3 BD | 4 BA

We saw the pictures of this one before it was renovated. This architectural home in the Beverly Crest neighborhood appeared to be sorely neglected. It was brought back to life by Hollis and Jordyn Design Studio over the past year. Lots of original details mixed with new materials make for a stunning property.

Beverly Crest the Hunter Home

Introducing “The Hunter Home” a masterful and extremely meticulous restoration of this Robert Sinker House, Rex Lotery 1960. Perched amongst the hills of Beverly Crest, and redesigned by Hollis and Jordyn design studio, this house combines luxury living with Mid Century legacy.