Situated at the top of Mt. Washington, amid towering trees with ample blue sky overhead lies the quintessential mid-century modern. The long linear Pilot House by A. Quincy Jones emerges from the steep ridge and fills wide angles with sumptuous views of the hillside speckled with twinkling lights.
Built in 1949, this home is a collaboration of A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini. Designed and composed at a time when the Architects were contemplating their now famous Mutual Housing Association, they came together with their mutual desire to create a design that would test out their engineering, innovation and inspiration.
Here they explored deconstructing formal thoughts about space and opened up the home up to create an energy where great design met practicality. Read more…
Situated just south of the San Gabriel Mountains, in lush Altadena, this architectural mid-century offers striking lines and is shaded by magnificent deodars. This property boasts a main house as well as a large separate live/work studio!
2035 Liliano Drive Sierra Madre, CA 91024 3 BD/ 2 BA $949,000
Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Sierra Madre, this vibrant mid-century home has been lovingly maintained over the years. Built in 1956, this is the home’s first time on the market. The brick-lined circular drive way and professionally landscaped yard set the home back from the curb.
The open floor plan features a spacious living room and dining area with hardwood floors.
3970 Archdale Road Encino, CA 91436 5 BD/ 5 BA $4,995,000
Designed by Richard Nuetra and built in 1951, the Goldman Residence has been painstakingly restored using the finest materials while keeping Neutra’s original vision. Situated on three-quarters of an acre in the coveted Royal Oaks neighborhood in Encino, this mid-century home is surrounded by lush lawns and mature landscaping.
As one the most recognized Architects of the modern era, Richard Neutra was the master at “placing man in relationship to nature.”
Boasting a wood burning fireplace and gleaming wooden ceiling, the formal living flows easily into the dining room. Read more…
Located moments from Eaton Canyon Falls and on the edge of the San Gabriel Mountains, this relaxing and serene mid-century modern home boasts gorgeous vistas all the way to downtown Los Angeles! The home is situated on a captivating .65 acres and offers a long private driveway and wrap around decks.
Stunning floor to ceiling windows frame the treetop and mountain view from the living room.
The exposed wood beams and new concrete floors integrate the dinning and kitchen area making it an entertainer’s dream. Read more…
A true mid-century modern home is a rare find in La Canada and this one is unquestionably special. Designed by architect David A. Lopez and built in 1959, this residence leverages some of the greatest architectural details of the period!
Low water vegetation punctuates the modest front yard giving way to a tiled patio and glass enclosed entryway.
Floor to ceiling windows frame a view of city lights, downtown Pasadena and the blazing sunset. The living room features exposed beams and a low-slung freestanding fireplace.
Beautiful built-in cabinetry surrounds the formal dining area.
The kitchen is directly adjacent to the family room and boasts period cabinetry and a good flow.
With direct access to the patio, this family room is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining or relaxing near the fireplace.
A cantilevered master bedroom suite wakes and sleeps to tree-top views.
The spacious 1,926 square foot layout includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Additionally, there is a home office or storage/work room next to garage.
Private and serene with gardens, pool, fire pit and a fruiting orchard this home is located within the La Canada school system. Don’t miss this gem!
Listing courtesy of Carolyn Baron, Deasy/Penner & Partners
3307 Bonnie Hill Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2BR/3BA, 2,274 square feet
$1,895,000 / $7,500/month lease
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I am very excited to announce my newest listing: The Parr-Schoenfeld Residence, c 1954. Designed by architect Lucille Raport, disciple of Richard Neutra, and revered for her Post-War feminism in a male-dominated field in the 1950s.
Featured on American Women in Architecture & Design Founders Day Tour, this private home embodies the spirit of Raport’s designs. Listed for the first time in over 20 years.
Reminiscent of Richard Neutra this is the home for a modernist buyer. Walls of glass, indoor/outdoor flow, pool, views, privacy and a convertible den showcase the hallmarks of 50s design.
5158 Los Adornos Way Los Angeles, CA 90027 4 BD/ 4 BA $1,997,000
North of the boulevard, in the Los Feliz Estates, this uber-chic 1960′s mid-century modern is situated on a flat quarter-acre lot with minimalistic landscaping. Featuring grand open volume public rooms this home boasts a recent high quality professional restoration.
The intricate black wrought-iron gated formal entry tucks under a low roofline and opens up to an atrium style detail at the front door. Read more…
320 Mavis Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065 3 BD/ 2 BA $925,000
Designed in 1950 by Case Study architect Kemper Nomland, this Mavis Drive home is located on a hillside below street level and shaded by gracious elms. Wrapped by patio spaces this is an ideal example of mid-century modernism in Mt. Washington.
Floor to ceiling glass walls grace each room with natural light and city, canyon and mountain views.
The quintessential modernist flow of the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen are accented by polished concrete floors, white walls and wrap around windows.
The re-imagined kitchen is the heart of the house with warm-toned cabinetry, black counters, and chef’s stainless steel appliances. The covered pergola is accessible through multiple sliding doors.
The unique floor plan bisects one of the bedrooms to create a unique studio area with built-in bookshelves open to the morning sun.
Two rooms exist behind the studio area, one is currently used as a nursery and is able to be closed off from the second bedroom via sliding doors.
The shared bathroom includes a floating zerbra wood counter with rectangular vessel sink.
Privately located, the master suite includes a spacious bedroom, plenty of closet space and an en-suite master bathroom.
The master bathroom sanctuary, includes a deep soaking tub and double shower heads.
Enjoy al fresco screenings and dinners under the stars on the outdoor patio that includes a central fire pit.
A perfect mid-century home with unique shape, light and views. Sited to create maximum entertaining, relaxation space, and capture the city lights beyond, this home is sure to go quickly!
Listing courtesy of Liz Johnson, Teles Properties