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2015 Home Of The Year

Update 12/28: And the winner is…The Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio! The Harwell Hamilton Harris home received 30% of the votes. Good news is that it is still for sale! Second place went to the Richard Neutra home at 3970 Archdale Road followed by The Pilot House in 3rd. The full results are below. Thank you all for voting and happy holidays!


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4240 Palmero Dr in Mt. Washington

4240 Palmero Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90065

3BR/2BA, 1,599sf

I am very excited to present my newest listing: a Mid-Century Modern in Mt. Washington with major views and LAND. Rarely does a home with this much usable FLAT land become available anywhere on the east side.

This light-filled 1950s 3BR/2BA has an abundance of style with a great open floor plan, built-in bookshelves, fireplace, and pitched ceilings.

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176 Jaxine Drive in Altadena

176 Jaxine Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Main House: 2 BR/2 BA
Guest Unit: 1 BR/1 BA

This mid-century modern compound is sited on over one-half-acre in the upper foothills of Altadena. The exceptional property consists of two homes built for original owner, noted sculptor David Green.

The main house was designed by Randall Makinson, AIA in 1964 and features 2 bedrooms, 1 ¾ baths, sculpted ceilings, and clerestory windows.

The walls of glass open onto a full-length deck that overlooks the woodsy outdoor space and canyon views.

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3620 Lombardy Road in Pasadena

3620 Lombardy Road
Pasadena, CA 91107

5 BR/4 BA

The Van de Kamp Estate, built in 1951 by architect W. Bourne, is located in the highly-desirable Chapman Woods section of Pasadena.

The 3,724-square-foot-home was designed for Arthur Van de Kamp and his wife Mary Lou. The Van de Kamps owned specialty foods company Lawry’s, including the popular Tam O’Shanter and Lawry’s Prime Rib.

This modernist estate offers dynamic indoor to outdoor flow, stunning floor to ceiling windows, and an original brick fireplace in the living room.

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635 Kaweah Drive in Pasadena

635 Kaweah Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

2 BR/2 BA

Built in 1949 by architect Robert E. Bond, this newly listed mid-century is located in the Poppy Peak Historic District of Pasadena. Along with Bond, homes in this area were designed by notable architects including Richard Neutra; Harwell Hamilton Harris; and Buff, Straub and Hensman.

The residence is stunningly beautiful in its simplicity and design.

While modestly sized, the home’s walls of glass, angled roofline, and multiple outdoor areas provide a much grandeur feel.

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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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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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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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1855 Redcliff Street in Silver Lake

1855 Redcliff Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR/2 BA (plus 1 BA guesthouse)

This uniquely handcrafted property was renovated by Glen Bell, AIA, of DEX Studio, and featured on the Dwell on Design Home Tour 2011. The impeccable renovation was a collaboration with Bell and the artist and landscape architect owners. The property includes a 1,906-square-foot main house and a detached 505-square-foot guesthouse with a kitchen and bath.

The main level of the residence offers stunning open living areas, one bedroom, bath, and a den.

All rooms in the main house connect to the 1,875-square-feet of outside living spaces, surrounded by succulent and native plantings.

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