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.
Sunset Strip Hollywood Hills Homes
CURATED – Sunset Strip Hollywood Hills Homes
Picture perfect and magazine shoot ready. We were stunned to find out that the sellers of this spectacular home were not full-time designers. They recently updated this 1920’s traditional home in the architectural neighborhood of Spaulding Square. The attention to detail that went into this restoration really shows.
Beachwood Canyon has a rich history of architecture. The developers even hired stone masons from Europe to work on some of the original houses. This classic Spanish Colonial Revival home has charm to spare.
We’re suckers for the pool in the front. We sold this mid-century house in Beachwood many moons ago. It had a red Ikea kitchen (Yeah, we know). Looks like Reath Design did a great job keeping it warm and modern.
Lloyd Wright is responsible for some of the most distinctive architectural homes in Los Angeles. From the Sowden House in Los Feliz to the Derby House in Glendale, these homes are true standouts in their respective neighborhoods. The Bollman Residence off the Sunset Strip at the base of the Hollywood Hills is no exception. With a blend of architectural styles, this home is a truly unique masterpiece
Looking for that perfect hideaway in the Hollywood Hills moments from the city yet feels like a vacation up in the woods? This charming mid-century modern treehouse is located in the heart of the Hollywood Dell. It is discreetly perched up a private drive surrounded by gorgeous pine trees, citrus and lavender.
Woods drive is famous for Case Study House #22, aka The Stahl House. This modern home by celebrated Los Angeles architect Brian Murphy is an impressive addition to this notable street. Did you see the scale of the living area?
Rising Glen strikes again! This is one of our favorite streets for architectural properties. He’s a 1956 vintage condition Mid Century Home by architect Richard Frazer. It’s in need of a little love, but aren’t we all? The “Rubin Residence”, built in 1956 by Richard Frazer is now available for the first time in 67 years. Tucked away on a private cul-de-sac on over a half-acre lot, this home is surrounded by lush greenery, providing ultimate privacy and seclusion.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can always count on Ed Fickett to deliver on a great iconic mid-century modern design. This architectural home on Woodrow Wilson is no exception.
Hollywood Hills Dike Nagano, AIA – 1962. Up a semi private drives lies this gated and private mid-century modern home. Dike Nagano, AIA – 1962. Up a semi private drives lies this gated and private mid-century modern home. Mr Nagano was known for both private residences (including a collaboration with Richard Neutra) and commercial structures like his design for Northrup Architectural Systems built the same year as this magnificent home.
Nestled within a small celebrity enclave of homes, just off Woodrow Wilson is an exceptional gated and secluded Hollywood Hills modern home. The designer done home is sited on an expansive lot close to 20,000 square feet.
When we think of classic vintage Hollywood, certain images come to mind. This gorgeous Spanish architectural home in the Hollywood Hills fits that image to a tee. Rare opportunity to own a true piece of Los Angeles history with this authentic, Old Hollywood inspired Spanish estate in the Hollywood Hills.
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.