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.
Hidden in plain site. There are plenty articles written about the Case Study Homes sponsored by John Entenza’s Arts & Architecture publication. But are you aware of the Post War House and, eventually, rechristened as the House of Tomorrow? It sits right on Wilshire Blvd and Highland Avenue in the Mid City neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
In the lovely Brookside neighborhood sits this classic Spanish Mediterranean home. Hidden behind mature hedges, this architectural home has charm to spare. The grand living room window is a showstopper. Lush vegetation and a stunning pool make for the kind of outdoor setting where your guests will never want to leave.