HOLLYWOOD HILLS THE RUBIN RESIDENCE BY RICHARD FRAZER

Find tranquility in your backyard oasis with a swimming pool, a flat grassy lawn, and breathtaking canyon and city views.

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.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS THE BIRD STREETS MID CENTURY

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. 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 CASE STUDY BIRD STREETS HOME

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.

PLACES WE’VE LOST – THE AUTOMAT

A major appeal of watching classic 50’s and 60’s movies is for architecture, furniture and fashion design. I remember a scene in That Touch of Mink featuring Doris Day and Cary Grant taking place in a food hall called an Automat. I was fascinated by this “futuristic” concept. Well, for those hungry for more information on the history of these establishments, there’s a fascinating documentary out now aptly titled, The Automat.