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
7960 Fareholm Drive Los Angeles, CA 90046 3 BD/ 2 BA $3,500,000
A short drive into the hills, just north of Hollywood Boulevard, rises Richard Nuetra’s Kun Residence, 1936. Perched over a hill in prime West Hollywood, this home has exceptional views from the city to the ocean. Modernist architectural master Richard Neutra called this Hollywood Hills home his favorite of the period.
After a meticulous restoration, the original vision has been superbly and sensitively returned to Neutra’s original vision and is now a cultural heritage monument.
Features include a rooftop deck at the entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms with large wrap around deck facing south and offering extraordinary views and light. Read more…
11492 Thurston Circle Los Angeles, CA 90049 4 BD/ 3.5 BA $1,750,000
Resting on a slight knoll, this redwood sheathed home, built in 1948 and designed by A. Quincy Jones, Architect, presents eye-catching projections and cantilevered balconies. Sited on a landscaped and wooded lot nearing 1/3 of an acre, the Nordlinger House #1 would be an excellent restoration opportunity.
The floor plan of the home spreads out like a Y immediately upon entry, separating the public spaces on one side of the design and the private spaces on the other.
1910 Lucile Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039 3 BD/ 2 BA $929,000
First time on the market! Built in 1957, the Tapelband Residence was designed by David Hyun, AIA. With sweeping vistas of Griffith Park Observatory and the Hollywood sign, this home is a sited on a spectacular upslope, 11,859 square foot lot offering tranquility while being nearby the best of Silver Lake.
The living room is bright and open, with high ceilings, plenty of windows and hardwood floors throughout.
The living room flows into the dining area in this open plan design, which includes access to the patio. A gorgeous medium toned wood built-in bi-sects the dining room and the kitchen. Read more…
3711 Glenwood Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 2 BD/ 1 BA $719,000
Located down a brick paved driveway among mature trees and a lush natural setting quietly sits this post and beam residence originally built in 1954. Situated on nearly 1/3 acre, this 1,590 square foot home is a mid-century time-capsule chocked full of exposed wood work, natural stone and walls of glass.
The entry is graced with a vaulted ceiling, two wood sculptures and a river rock garden. I love the large scale rock pavers that give way to carpeting in the main areas but returns in the kitchen.
The living room features a wood ceiling and is punctuated at one end with a large stone and brick wood-burning fireplace and views of the grounds. Read more…
1860 Oak Tree Drive Los Angeles, CA 90041 3 BD/ 2 BA $987,000
Located down a secluded winding road in prime Eagle Rock, this mid-century post and beam showcases spectacular mountain views from every room. Built by USC architect Walter Kozoil in 1955, this once in a lifetime home boasts incredible light and epitomizes mid-century architecture.
Update 12/22: And the winner is….Silvertop! Not a big surprise that one of the best houses in L.A. won. The voting wasn’t even that close as the landmark Lautner property captured a wopping 37% of the votes. Tied for second place was the Wirin House and 7529 Mulholland Dr with 11% each. The full results are below and here is some more info about the sale of Silvertop. Thank you all for voting and happy holidays!
View the rest of this year’s nominees after the jump:
1470 N Tigertail Road Los Angeles, CA 90049 6 BD/ 4 BA $3,995,000
Situated on nearly one third acre lot, on exclusive Tigertail Road, this custom remodeled mid-century modern residence enjoys jetliner views, and is an exceptional example of Brentwood’s famed Crestwood Hills Architecture.
The living room is spacious with vaulted tongue and groove ceiling and multiple skylights. A large picture window lets in copious amounts of light and helps to create a bright and architecturally comfortable living space.
Offering a wide open floor plan, the dining room room is open to the kitchen, living room and lofted area. Wide plank wood flooring runs throughout. Read more…
2622 Glendower Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 2 BD/ 3 BA $4,500,000
Situated on nearly 3/4 of an acre lot high in the winding streets north of Los Feliz Boulevard, The Wirin House, designed and built in 1949 by Richard Neutra is recognized as one of his finer commissions.
Located directly across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, this residence is set back from the street, behind a private stucco half wall and is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds.
Meticulously restored to maintain Neutra’s original vision, the home features walls of glass that overlook the city below. The living room includes many built-ins including the banquet style sofa. Read more…
2232 Silver Lake Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039 4 BD/ 3 BA $2,300,000
This is the first offering of the Kambara Residence, built in 1960, designed by Richard Neutra in the Silver Lake “Neutra Colony.” I live just a few blocks away and have always admired this house. Contrary to appearance, this unique living environment, sheltered within a park-like landscape, was not a planned development. The Kambara residence shares an interesting, combined paved and planted entranceway with its neighbor, another Colony house, the O’Hara. Mature foliage separates the homes and offers privacy for both.
This four-bedroom, three-bath home has been very carefully maintained over the years. The main living area features a wall of glass that open to an inviting lake view balcony.
Adjacent to the living room, the formal dining area is connected by means of a set of sliding room dividing doors (pictured open.) The kitchen is also connected to the dining room through a hidden sliding walnut panel (pictured closed.)