LOS FELIZ OAKS EXCEPTIONAL SMART HOME

Los Feliz Oaks Exceptional Smart Home

Los Feliz Oaks Exceptional Smart Home

1979 N VAN NESS AVE, LOS ANGELES | $3,495,000 | 4 BD | 4 BA

Introducing 1979 N Van Ness Ave.  Just below the foothills of the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood sits this stunning property. This exceptional smart home has gone through an extensive architecturally significant renovation and remodel. Hidden behind mature hedges, you’ll discover a perfect mix of classic charm meets modern design. Upon entering, it is quickly evident that this is a one-of-a-kind property.


If you would like to know more about this amazing home, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312. Or, for additional Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

BRENTWOOD HARRY GESNER THE STEBEL HOUSE

Brentwood Harry Gesner the Stebel House

Brentwood Harry Gesner the Stebel House

1963 N MANDEVILLE CANYON ROAD, LOS ANGELES | $3,497,900 | 3 BD | 3 BA

We sadly lost Harry Gesner just last year. Fortunately, there are some stellar examples of his unique modern architecture. His Malibu Sandcastle hit the market earlier this year. Now, we have the Stebel House. This A frame is truly something special. We’re reminded of architecture usually found in houses of worship. 20ft high ceilings in places allow for some stunning vertical views of the natural habitat outside. A gabled roof line meets designed geometry.


If you would like to know more about this amazing home, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312. Or, for additional Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

PASADENA THE MCMILLAN HOUSE CONRAD BUFF AND DONALD HENSMAN, FAIA

Pasadena The McMillan House Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA

Pasadena The McMillan House Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA

1130 LINDA VISTA AVE, PASADENA | $1,999,999 | 2 BD | 3 BA

The magic words in modernist real estate: Original owner and first time on the market. The McMillan House by Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman is classic late period for them. And, remains in mostly original condition. Our first impression upon our approach is some really cool 80’s looking art work on the stucco outside the front door. The signature open floor plan is evident, yet the rooms feel properly delineated.


If you would like to know more about this amazing home, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312. Or, for additional Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

HANCOCK PARK STORYBOOK REVIVAL HOME, CHATEAU LEMOINE

Hancock Park Storybook Revival Home, Chateau Lemoine

Hancock Park Storybook Revival Home, Chateau Lemoine

846 S LONGWOOD AVE, LOS ANGELES | $5,498,000 | 5 BD | 6 BA

If we think of Hollywood as the land of make believe, then call the coachman to bring around the carriage, we’re headed to a Storybook Revival home, Chateau LeMoine. French architect Earl LaMoine purchased this piece of land at the behest of his wife, as she loved the idyllic setting.


If you would like to know more about this amazing home, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312. Or, for additional Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

BEVERLY HILLS THE NANCY SINATRA HOUSE

Beverly Hills The Nancy Sinatra House

Beverly Hills The Nancy Sinatra House

2296 BETTY LANE, BEVERLY HILLS | $2,950,000| 4 BD | 4 BA

If Gogo boots, mod dresses and beehive hair dos are your inspiration, then the Nancy Sinatra house above Beverly Hills has answered your prayers. At the intersection of Hollywood Regency and Mid Century, this house is quintessential 60’s kitsch and glam. The picture-perfect swimming pool is accented by classic green and white awning trim around the roofline. Parquet floors, antiqued mirrors, and a double-sided floating fireplace provide the setting for a martini-fueled celebrity bash.


If you would like to know more, call 310.622.0312 or email Brian Courville. Whether Mid Century ArchitecturalSpanishLuxury, or Classic Los Angeles design, MODERN LIVING LA is here to guide you home. Follow us on Instagram @modernlivingla

CITY WITHIN A CITY

Well, this post technically isn’t a place we’ve lost. It’s more about a place that could have been and never was.

In the late 1950’s Wilshire Blvd between Crenshaw and La Brea was referred to by some as the “Dead Mile”. The underdeveloped stretch lacked any of the Art Deco or Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings that dotted Wilshire to the West. But, did you know that plans were drawn up in 1959 to create a City within a City right in the Brookside neighborhood? The architecture firm of Charles Luckman (Los Angeles Forum, Kennedy Space Center, Madison Square Garden) was hired to develop plans that would include a hotel, apartments, restaurants and a park all linked by covered walkways. All this was to take place on the South side of Wilshire between Tremaine and Rimpau. The area of New York’s Radio City Music Hall and its surrounding buildings was to be the blue print. Obviously this plan was not realized. How different this neighborhood would have been. 


If you would like to know more, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312. Or, for additional information on Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

MAR VISTA GREGORY AIN, ARCHITECT MODERNIQUE HOMES

Mar Vista Gregory Ain, Architect Modernique Homes

Mar Vista Gregory Ain, Architect Modernique Homes

3550 MEIER STREET, Los Angeles | $2,495,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA

With as many examples of modernist architecture in Los Angeles, we, surprisingly, have few realized planned modern communities.  This Gregory Ain designed house for the Modernique tract in Mar Vista is one of those few homes.  A progressive architect who was arguably kept out of the Case Study program due to his controversial communist leaning views was still able to make a substantial impact on the landscape of Southern California modern homes.  We know get to consider ourselves lucky to be associated with Ain.


If you would like to know more, call 310.622.0312 or email Brian Courville. Whether Mid Century ArchitecturalSpanishLuxury, or Classic Los Angeles design, MODERN LIVING LA is here to guide you home. Follow us on Instagram @modernlivingla

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LOS FELIZ EDWARD FICKETT THE JACOBSON RESIDENCE

Los Feliz Edward Fickett the Jacobson Residence

Los Feliz Edward Fickett the Jacobson Residence

4520 DUNDEE DR., LOS FELIZ | $6,849,000 | 3 BD | 5 BA

Our experience with Edward Fickett mid century architecture usually has us pining away a casual day by the pool in Palm Springs. The Jacobson Residence in Los Feliz has plenty of the signature mid-century open floor plan vibes and walls of glass. But this custom residence was designed with warm woods, red brick and split levels.


If you would like to know more about this amazing home, contact Brian Courville at 310-622-0312.
Or, for additional Mid-Century Modern | Architectural homesSpanish homes, Historic Los Angeles homes or Classic Los Angeles homes for sale reach us by email at: Brian Courville. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE WHAT WE’RE SEEING

If you could only see what we’re seeing…

When we heard about a land art installation 50 years in the making, let’s just say we were intrigued. It all seemed a bit mysterious from the start. We signed up for the lottery system on a website back in January of this year. Months later we received an acknowledgment that we had 4 tickets (of 6 daily) to visit the installation in the middle of the Nevada Desert.

A few days prior to our visit, we were given instructions on how to proceed to our secret destination. The day of our visit would have us leaving Las Vegas at 3:30 am in the morning and driving to the tiny town of Alamo, Nevada. We were then met by a friendly transportation guide who drove us another hour and a half through gov’t then private land owned by the artist Michael Heizer (all the while regaling us with stories of space aliens and Area 51). Upon arrival, we were given instructions and set on our way to explore the mile and a 1/2 art installation. The exhibitors required us to sign a consent saying that we won’t take or post any pictures of the installation as it is meant to be experienced live and not recorded.

There have been several articles published on the exhibit, so we’re reposting approved photos (we hope) here. Most Angelinos will know the artist by his Levitated Mass exhibit at LACMA (the giant suspended boulder one can walk under). We were informed that the artist purchased the land back in the late 70’s and it is just now finished and open to a select lucky few. If you’re intrigued, I would check out the website and get yourself signed up for tix.  www.tripleaughtfoundation.org  

THIS WAY FOR MORE THINGS WE LIKE…


If you would like to know more, call 310.622.0312 or email Brian Courville.
Whether Mid Century ArchitecturalSpanishLuxury, or Classic Los Angeles design, MODERN LIVING LA is here to guide you home. Follow us on Instagram @modernlivingla

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