MAK Architecture Tour 2014

In honor of it’s 20th year, the MAK Center is celebrating by opening a set of exceptional private homes by renowned architect R.M. Shindler for its MAK Architecture Tour 2014. The opening wine reception, May 17, will feature a talk with Judith Sheine at the How House.  Professor Judith Sheine is Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon and has been recognized as the leading authority on the work of architect R. M. Schindler.  She has lectured extensively on the architect’s work in North America and Europe, written several books and co-curated an exhibit at Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona.  This discussion is going to be interesting and insightful and if you are an R.M. Schindler devotee should not be missed! This year’s schedule: Saturday May 17, 5-7pm: Opening wine reception and lecture with Judith Sheine, How House Sunday May 18, 11-5pm:

How House (1925) Elliot House (1930) Bubeshko Apartments (1938/1941) Wilson House (1938) Falk Apartments penthouse (1939) Droste House (1940)

Each tour itinerary will take approximately 3.5 hours. TICKETS

Saturday, May 17, How House Reception: $50 Sunday May 18 Tour: $75, $60 Friends of the MAK Center and students with I.D. Shuttle bus option surcharge: $65

Click here for more info and to order tickets.

James Eads How House (R.M. Schindler, 1925)
Image courtesy of  Cory Weiss, Partners Trust Beverly Hills

3986 Clayton Avenue in Los Feliz

3986 Clayton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 2 BA

Built in 1963, this mid-century modern home with uncommon roof line is situated on a large 5,684 square foot lot, in the midst of impeccably landscaped grounds and amid lush mature trees in the desirable Franklin Hills neighborhood.  Masonry steps lead from the street to this two level home with a double tuck under garage.

Exposed beams highlight the 2,196  square foot space with tongue and groove wood planked vaulted ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Abundant natural light is let in through custom floor to ceiling windows.

The open loft like living room, dining room and kitchen easily joins the outdoors through french doors leading to the flagstone patio and entertaining areas.

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1937 Cedar Lodge Terrace in Silver Lake

1937 Cedar Lodge Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3BR / 3BA, 2,425sf

I am very excited to announce my newest listing: a stunning 1963 Silver Lake modernist compound.

All the highly desirable elements of modern living are here in this mid-century post & beam: open floor plan perfect for entertaining, an abundance of light from walls of windows, and giant sliding glass doors that open to a private pool to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience.

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3584 Multiview Drive in the Hollywood Hills

3584 Multiview Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
4 BD/ 3.5 BA

Located high above the city, nestled into the quiet winding streets of the Hollywood Hills is the stunningly remodeled Halvoresen Residence. Built in 1959 by Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects, this post and beam mid-century modern has been restored and thoughtfully upgraded.  Situated amid green leafy trees, the structure incorporates a tuck under carport with a cantilevered roof. A dramatic open-air double height beamed entrance leads to two opaque glass entrance doors.

The north eastern wall is wrapped in floor to ceiling pictures windows revealing covetable views.   The living room showcases a suspended, rotating fireplace and terrazzo floors which extend throughout the home. Along the window wall there are three separate entrances to the more than 750 square feet of covered deck space.

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2123 Branden Street in Echo Park

2123 Branden Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
2 BD/ 2 BA

Built in 1929, this Echo Park compound features a main house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom plus several incomparable live/work spaces on the property. The main unit is set high above Branden Street, behind the converted garage studio space and is awash in bright white stucco, olive green painted windows and terra cotta accents.  The home is separated from its neighbors with towering palm trees and drought tolerant cypress evergreens with trailing bougainvillea softening the bordering fence lines.

An original wood burning fireplace and gleaming hardwoods floors adorn the living room and extend into the dining room through an arched opening. Located at the end of a winding path through the grounds is the detached bonus office or studio space. This welcoming, bright, barn like structure was built with 100% repurposed materials.

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414 Avondale Avenue in Brentwood

414 Avondale Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
3 BD/ 4.5 BA

Designed by world-renowned modernist architect Richard Neutra, this home was originally built in 1942 for NBC radio producer John Nesbitt.  Restored and renovated by acclaimed designer Barbara Barry and Architect David Serrurier the home is sited on a rare 24,810 square foot lot. The grounds surrounding the property are dense with  tropical plants, lush gardens and offers seven water features all while being centrally located to local shops, restaurants and community.

Floor to ceiling walls of glass envelop the main living spaces. The combined living room and dining room features views to the verdant lawn, brick paved patio and pool area.

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8042 Okean Terrace in the Hollywood Hills

8042 Okean Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90046
3 BD/ 3 BA

Built in 1959, this classic mid-century modern home has been throughly updated with high-end fixtures and appliances throughout. Located on a quiet non-through street in the Hollywood Hills, the neighborhood features sidewalks and underground utilities. A flat lush green yard is surrounded by meticulous landscaping in an undulating pattern contrasting with the linear architecture of the exterior of the home, setting this home apart from it’s neighbors.

Unique flagstone floors run throughout the open living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room steps down from the foyer and is punctuated with wood burning fireplace and stunning views to the backyard and pool area.

Professionally designed and updated by Joseph Lo of Living square, the kitchen as well as the bathrooms in this one-level home feature custom cabinets as well as Dornbracht fixtures.  Read more…

2220 Vestal Avenue in Echo Park

2220 Vestal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
4 BD/ 3 BA

New to market this week is an incredible opportunity to own an owner occupied income property in a highly sought after part of Echo Park. Near to Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue this home is close to the shops and boutiques that make this area desirable, however it is set back from the street offering secluded and private living.

With walnut hardwood flooring running throughout the open living room, kitchen and dining area this home also features updated electrical, HVAC and newly installed wood windows.

Awash in whites and pastel hues the chef’s kitchen incorporates stainless steel appliances, a farm style sink, custom cabinetry and crisp white silestone counters. Access to the deck and gardens opens this space and is perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing.

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7861 Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Hollywood Hills

7861 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
2 BD/ 2.5 BA

Surrounded by tall trees, thick bamboo and natural lush vegetation this 1947 built architectural gem was conceived by Rodney Walker for the Case Study Program. Built after the time frame of the program the home has been recently updated and modernized. Located off of Woodrow Wilson Drive on a flat parcel of land the home is set back from the street at the end of a gated and winding drive. Perched atop of the detached 2 car garage is a luxuriously sized sun deck with room for outdoor dining and lounging.

Along the south facade, full walls of glass extend from the living room through to the kitchen, offering the enviable indoor/ outdoor California lifestyle and were originally designed with the intention to extend the eye through the living space and make the home feel larger than its 2,424 square foot footprint.

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1469 Westerly Terrace in Silver Lake

1469 Westerly Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
1 BD/ 2 BA

Tucked away on the picturesque winding street of Westerly Terrace behind several mature and leafy deciduous trees and a fully wooden privacy fence sits this white, sun drenched Silver Lake oasis. A terraced yard with plenty of room for plantings sweeps up to the front yard patio and up one more flight of stairs leads to the quaint, porch lounge with sweeping views of Silver Lake and the mountains.

Inside this 1915 built, quaint 826 square foot cottage, the floor plan is open and modern, with wooden floors throughout. This home has been superbly cared for and has an updated foundation, plumbing, electrical and new heating and air systems.

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