2023 Micheltorena St in Silver Lake

2023 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3BR/2BA, 2,162sf

I have a great new listing coming soon in Silver Lake! At the top of Silver Lake in the coveted Moreno Highlands area sits this magical 1940s mid-century.

This warm and inviting 3BR/2BA home is overflowing with character and features a large living room with high beamed ceiling and fireplace, a cozy den, and dining area all with incredible westward-facing views.

The newly remodeled kitchen with vintage stove opens to a large laundry room with tons of storage. Direct access into the house from oversized 2-car garage.

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1977 Lucile Ave in Silver Lake

1977 Lucile Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2BR/3BA, 1,885sf, 12,584sf lot

I am very excited to present my newest listing! True mid-century modern living is found in this Silver Lake “treehouse” designed by architect Robert A. Pratt circa 1954.

Brilliantly sited to capture spectacular 180 degree views from the mountains to the ocean, this organic 2BR/3BA home is on an oversized street to street, 12,000+sf lot made up of three parcels, featuring lush vegetation, mature trees, a large flat pad, and meandering pathways.

Built from redwood, maple, concrete, & steel this visionary home allows you to feel at one with nature and your surroundings.

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295 Glenullen Drive in Pasadena

295 Glenullen Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

3 BR/2 BA

For the very first time on the market, this incredible, architect-designed, mid-century fixer. The home was designed and built in 1952 by local architect Dante De Cicco for his personal family residence.

This relatively untouched residence epitomizes the Southern California mid-century style with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, thoughtful layout, and seamless blending of indoors to outdoors. Most of the home’s original details remain, from the Herringbone pattern cork floors to the Roman brick fireplace in a stack bond pattern to the combed plywood between the ceiling beams.

The 1,719 square foot home offers an amazing renovation and preservation opportunity for the right buyer!

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1900 North Serrano Avenue in Los Feliz

1900 North Serrano Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4 BR/4 BA

Built in 1923, this spacious, Spanish residence offers privacy and serenity–all within a prime Los Feliz locaton.

The 3,041 square-foot sanctuary is walled and gated. Enter the residence through the courtyard, complete with gardens and peaceful fountains.

The arched front door leads through a foyer and into a grand formal living room with stunning arched Palladian windows and a fireplace.

Adjacent to the living room, you will find the airy family room, lined with floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

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The Glendale Historical Society 2015 Home Tour

The Glendale Historical Society 2015 Home Tour is this Sunday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s tour features six distinctive mid-century modern gems, including:

  • Webber House, a prize-winning 1950 “Sun Villa” model home designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones.
  • Ruzicka House, a 1961 post-and-beam designed by Karl Schwerdtfeger of Welton Becket and Associates.
  • Barker House, a sprawling 1958 hillside home by contractor and architect Edward Kirtlan.
  • Peterka House, a striking two-story home built in 1963 and designed by architect David Alexman.
  • Markwith House, designed by architect Denver Markwith as his private residence.
  • Conway House, a 1959 showpiece designed by architect William Duquette that was recently featured in Los Angeles Magazine.

Ticket purchases made today, September 21, are $25 for TGHS members and $35 for non-members. Purchases from September 22 to 27 are $30 for TGHS members and $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased  online or in person. For more information on purchasing tickets or on event details, please visit GlendaleHistorical.org.

3763 Fredonia Drive In Hollywood Hills

3763 Fredonia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

1 BR/1 BA

Newly listed, the Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio, 1939, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris. I originally wrote about this home when it was on the market in 2010. Since then, this exceptional residence underwent a meticulous multi-year restoration.

This exceptional artists’ residence and studio reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of positioning, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity.

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2328 Bronson Hill Drive in The Oaks

2328 Bronson Hill Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

3 BR/2 BA

This brand-new listing is a stunner. Built in 1955, the residence maintains the effortless functionality of classic mid-century architecture.

The 1,669 square-foot home offers an open floor plan with art walls, cement polished floors, and stunning Fleetwood doors that overlook incredible views.

The updated kitchen is perfect for entertaining and includes some of the built-ins, which are found throughout the home.

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2188 Ponet Drive in Los Feliz

2188 Ponet Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

8 BR/10 BA

I saw this incredible new listing in Los Feliz yesterday. It’s the Victor Rossetti Residence, designed by famed architect Paul Williams in 1928. This Mediterranean style residence is an incredible 8,240 square feet and is listed as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #915.

The lavish estate is a rare example of Paul Williams’ Italianate style and has been superbly restored and lovingly updated. The residence offers a long private driveway, stunning city views, voluminous rooms, plentiful bedrooms, and three separate offices/guesthouses.

The large motor court leads to the main floor with grand reception rooms, including living room, den/library, dining room, breakfast, and kitchen.

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265 Mesa Lila Road in Glendale

265 Mesa Lila Road
Glendale, CA 91208

3 BR/2 BA

This mid-century modern residence was built in 1955 by Zell Van Myers, a talented young architect out of USC. Van Myers designed the home for himself, utilizing the majestic views of the location while also creating a cutting-edge, post-and-beam home.

The residence includes an incredible pool area, enveloped in the privacy of its tree-lined lot.

There is an open floor plan, high wood ceilings, walls of glass, and floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow in ample natural light.

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2299 Panorama Terrace in Silver Lake

2299 Panorama Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3 BR/2.5 BA

This charming tree-house retreat, built in 1936, was given a fresh look by Karen Vidal of Design Vidal. The home’s original character details were maintained while the overall feel was modernized. Clocking in at a generous 2,230 square feet and located within the Ivanhoe School District, this residence would be ideal for families.

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home includes hardwood floors and custom finishes throughout.

The home offers an open floor plan and the classic California indoor to outdoor flow.

The generous chef’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining.

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