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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Huell Howser’s Volcano House

50451 Silver Valley Road
Newberry Springs, CA 92357

2 BR/2 BA

If your lifelong dream is to live in a flying saucer in the middle of the desert, this is your home.  The newly-listed Volcano House is a mid-century icon, perched on a 150-foot cinder cone, offering rare architectural elements paired with unique 360 degree views.

This incredible residence was originally commissioned in 1968 by Vard Wallace, a mechanic who built a business selling drafting machines and airplane parts during World War II.

The home was subsequently owned by Huell Howser, the late producer and host of the TV show “California’s Gold”. Howser donated the home to Chapman University in 2012, a year before he died. The university planned on using it for desert studies, astronomy, and geology pursuits but found that the location was not suitable for their needs.

The Volcano House sits on 60 acres in the Mojave Desert, approximately 45 minutes east of Barstow.

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1845 Verdugo Knolls Drive in Glendale

1845 Verdugo Knolls Drive
Glendale, CA 91208
4 BD/ 3 BA

Amidst winding redwood decks and nestled within a shady canopy of old oaks, stands this stunning, designer remodeled 1964 Mid Century Modern home. Located in the Verdugo Woodlands neighborhood of Glendale, a curving concrete driveway leads up to the home which is situated on over 1/3 acre.

A detailed and caring remodel enhances the home’s architectural lines.  A floating black slate hearth frames the home’s dramatic floor to ceiling lava rock fireplace.

A large wall of windows lets in boundless light and incorporates sweeping treetop green vistas into all of the living spaces. Read more…

325 Monterey Road in South Pasadena

325 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, CA 91030

2 BR / 1 BA

Over the weekend I visited the Fleet House in South Pasadena. The residence was built in 1947 and has an interesting, nearly forgotten, history.

Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss and architect Edward Larrabee Barnes collaborated on the prototype prefabricated aluminum structure. Built in the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft factory, the walls and roof are composed entirely of lightweight, honeycombed cardboard and sheet aluminum composite panels.

Previous owners were not aware of the home’s unique beginnings and it was covered in stucco at some point. More recently the home was recognized for its importance in the history of manufactured homes, and today it is listed as a historic property with the Mills Act and is South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark #51. It is also featured in several books on modern post war architecture, including Julius Shulman’s book, Architecture and Its Photography and Tashcen’s PREFAB HOUSES.

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1276 Sunny Oaks Circle in Altadena

1276 Sunny Oaks Circle
Altadena, CA 91001
3 BD/ 1.75 BA
Located just a few minutes from the Altadena Crest trail, this modern architectural treasure is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains! Designed by the architect Richard Leitch (USC) as his personal residence, this one-of-a-kind mid-century home perfectly blends mature verdant gardens  with interior living spaces.
The living room is surrounded by expansive walls of glass which showcase views of towering oak trees, large boulders, and two interior courtyards.
Clerestory windows surround the residence providing air flow throughout the home. Read more…

735 Rome Drive in Mt Washington

735 Rome Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
2 BD/ 1.75 BA

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…