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2012 Home Of The Year


Update: The votes are in! John Lautner’s Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills was crowned Best Home Of 2012. It received 19% of the votes (followed by The Skinner House, 920 N Foothill and the Hailey Residence all tied for second).

My vote was for The Skinner House, but the Foster Carling House was a close second. It’s a beautiful house and everyone seems to love all things Lautner. Thanks for voting and happy new year!

It’s that time again for us to decide which was the best home of the year. 2012 didn’t have as many homes by big name architects hit the market as last year, but there will still plenty that got us all excited. I’ve blogged about so many great houses this year, but the following are my favorites. Please vote for your favorite at the bottom!

2338 Chislehurst Drive.

“Treehaven” in Mt. Washington.

William Kesling’s Skinner House in Silver Lake.

3644 Buena Park Drive in Studio City.

920 North Foothill Road in Beverly Hills (A. Quincy Jones)

Richard Neutra’s Hailey Residence in the Hollywood Hills.

Artemesia in The Oaks.

Neutra/Hoag Triplex in Beachwood Canyon (yes, my listing….and still available!)

See the best homes of 2011.

5 responses to “2012 Home Of The Year

  1. 920 North Foothill. I’m a big Lautner fan, but am going for AQJ’s house because of it’s widely accessible balance and beauty. It’s a home with design elements can be applied to a lot of sites, and existing homes, throughout Los Angeles.

  2. I guess I’m mainstream; I love that Lautner house! Thanks for the link to the previous year’s HOTY. It reminds me how long I’ve been admiring the houses of Take Sunset. Thanks for another great year!

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