1617 Pleasant Way In Pasadena

1617 Pleasant Way
Pasadena, CA 91105

3BR/2BA, 1,744 square feet

When I drive through the Poppy Peak District of the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena I have to be very careful because I am often stopping my car to oggle one of the many gorgeous mid-century modern homes that dot the hillside. This post and beam by Buff, Straub and Hensman is definitely one I have stopped to stare at before, so I am thrilled to have a chance to finally see it in person.

Listed for the first time since it was built in 1957, this home has been carefully maintained in nearly original condition. The residence is sited on the North Slope of the San Rafael Hills and was planned for dramatic views across the city, while framing the San Gabriel Mountains through two story glass.

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1490 Old House Road In Pasadena

1490 Old House Road
Pasadena, CA 91107

2,906 square feet

I love this stunning 1956 mid-century modern ranch home that was just listed in Pasadena. With a guest house on a half acre lot dotted with mature California Oaks and a pool, this is sure to be a popular new listing.

The living room is the showpiece with high ceilings and a gorgeous fireplace.

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2351 Hidalgo Ave In Silver Lake

2351 Hidalgo Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2BR, 1BA
1,434 square feet


Finding an untouched and unspoiled mid-century post and beam in Silver Lake for under $1 million is no easy task, but good news! Here is a great one just listed on super cool Hidalgo Avenue. This wood and glass architectural time capsule is on the market for the first time in over 50 years.

Designed by AIA architect, Thomas Takahashi, for himself and his family, this home features soaring ceilings, huge windows and doors all to the view of the surrounding hillsides.

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12400 Deerbrook Lane In Brentwood

12400 Deerbrook Lane
Los Angeles CA, 90049

3BR, 1.75BA
1,548 square feet

Just listed is the Siegel House by architect A. Quincy Jones. High up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Brentwood, with sweeping city and ocean views, this historic 1950 Mid-Century Modern home is one of the most important of the small number remaining from this forward-looking postwar housing experiment. Still owned by the original family, one of four founders of the Mutual Housing Association, this home was literally the first built among 500 planned for this award-winning neighborhood.

Eight-foot sliding glass doors allow the open plan to flow freely outdoors to patios and private gardens, creating the illusion of a home twice its actual size.

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John Lautner’s Wolff House in Hollywood Hills

8530 Hedges Pl
Los Angeles CA, 90046

4 BR, 4 BA

One of the great homes in LA has hit the market: The Wolff House by John Lautner. Lautner is responsible for many of SoCal’s definitive modernist homes, but this may very well be his best. Built in 1961, this is a true work of art using wood, stone and glass to merge form, space and function. The home has been on the market a few times in the past decade and has been fully renovated and restored.

The living room has nearly 16 foot ceilings with walls of glass to feature the city below.

Designer details include a Balthaup stainless kitchen and a grand master bedroom with private pool and pavilion.

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2028 Sanborn Avenue In Franklin Hills

2028 Sanborn Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
2 BR, 1.5 BA

Built in 1952 and located in a private cul de sac in the Franklin Hills section of Los Feliz, this light filled mid-century residence was completely remodeled with a permitted addition by the owner/architect, Craig Maldonado.

The 1,323 square foot home features thoughtfully designed interiors and exteriors to maximize its location. The residence offers an open floor plan, wood beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, skylights, central fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and sunset views.

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11001 Bellagio Place In Bel Air

11001 Bellagio Place
Los Angeles, CA 90077
4 BR, 5 BA

This mid-century marvel in Bel Air was the personal residence of architect John B. Parkin. The spectacular home has not been on the market since it was built in 1968.

The home look like a pristine set from Mad Men, full of enviable mid-century furniture and art.

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1966 Lucile Avenue In Silver Lake

1966 Lucile Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
3 BR, 2 BA

The Fischer Residence, built in 1957 by Eugene Weston III, is a fine example of mid-century post and beam architecture. The 1,872 square foot home residence is extremely tranquil and private, set back from the street and up a private driveway.

Located in prime Silver Lake and within the Ivanhoe Elementary School District, the home  features walls of glass, an open floor plan and stunning panoramic views.


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6705 Comet Street In Highland Park

6705 Comet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
3 BR, 2 BA

This newly listed ranch in Highland Park, built in 1949, and recently remodeled to provide modern comfort and convenience in a quiet, rustic setting.

The 1,643 square foot home features beautiful open-beamed ceilings and a brick hearth in the living room and newer flooring surfaces throughout, including bamboo, tile and wood.

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4525 Cockerham Drive In Los Feliz

4525 Cockerham Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BR, 3 BA

This stunning mid-century modern in prime Los Feliz was built in 1953 and underwent a complete renovation and expansion in 2012, including all new systems, flooring, plumbing, electric, appliances, a new pool and spa, balcony off the master suite, new chef’s kitchen, and more.

The 2,380 square foot residence features an open floor plan, original built-ins, and updated pieces designed by noted local architect.

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