John Lautner’s Bergren House In Hollywood Hills

7316 Caverna Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

2 BR, 2 BA

The Bergren House, built by John Lautner in 1951, is a stunning example of mid-century architecture. It is sited on a hillside off Mulholland Drive, perfectly capturing the city and mountain views.

The 1,582 square foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bath home has recently been updated, but maintains Lautner’s original mid-century design.

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1915 North Normandie Avenue In Los Feliz

1915 North Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3 BR, 1.75 BA

Built in 1950, this mid-century modern in Los Feliz is sited on a secluded lot behind custom gates.

The 1,696 square foot residence features a flagstone entry that leads to the living room with vaulted exposed beam ceilings, hardwood floors, brick fireplace and classic casement windows.

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2433 Solar Drive In Hollywood Hills

2433 Solar Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2 BR, 2 BA

The Warshawsky Residence, built in 1961 by architect Volker Traub, is sited on a prime Hollywood Hills lot with spectacular jetliner views of the city and Canyon. The home’s interior flows seamlessly out to the walled, ridge-top garden and view decks.

The 1,452 square foot, glass-walled but private home was totally remodeled for 2012 by designer Waldo Fernandez. I saw the residence before its transformation and the redesign looks fantastic.

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700 Rome Drive In Mt. Washington

700 Rome Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

3 BR, 2 BA

It’s always interesting to see a mid-century home home hit the market for the very first time. It’s kind of like looking into a time capsule. The “Par 4 House,” was built in 1949 and is set high in prime Mt. Washington.

The 1,918 square foot residence was built by architects Manfred & Colleen McArthur and has been largely untouched, aside from the addition of a third bedroom, which was built by the original builder/designer in the 1960s.

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2427 Solar Drive In Hollywood Hills

2427 Solar Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3 BR, 2 BA

The Sunbow House, with its distinctive folded plate roof design, was originally built by architect Val Powelson in 1960 and later renovated by Steven Kent, A.I.A. It was listed in 2010 and since rented out, but now it’s back on the market. The classic mid-century home is perched high in the Hollywood Hills with breathtaking views of the city, Valley and Runyon Canyon.

The 2,098 square foot architectural provides an open floor plan and updated design with a new pool, spa, sound and security system. Great for hikes and privacy, there’s direct access to Runyon Canyon Park at the end of the cul-de-sac street.

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8630 Fennell Place In Hollywood Hills

8630 Fennell Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

3 BA, 3.5 BA

Built in 1955, this a stunning example of an updated post and beam. The 3,000 square foot home is located in lower Sunset Plaza on a quiet cul-de-sac with southern exposure to optimize the natural light and spectacular city views.

There are floor to ceiling walls of glass that merge the indoor and outdoor spaces, an open floor plan that is great for entertaining, and the finest materials throughout.

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7440 Palo Vista Drive In Hollywood Hills

7440 Palo Vista Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3 BR, 3 BA

This new listing in the Hollywood Hills was built by renowned architect Edward H. Fickett in 1957. The 2,092 square foot home was fully remodeled both inside and out in 2011 while staying true to Fickett’s original design.

The home is extremely private. It’s located on a cul-de-sac, down a private driveway,  just off Mulholland Drive. It features 180-degree views of the San Fernando Valley and city lights.

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6670 Whitley Terrace In Hollywood Hills

6670 Whitley Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90068

3 BR, 2 BA

Built in 1958, this classic mid-century modern is on the market for the first time in 24 years. It is located in the Whitley Heights section of the Hollywood Hills, a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, and within walking distance of the Hollywood Bowl.

The 1,920 square foot residence has been thoroughly upgraded while maintaining original architectural details, including built-ins, Brazilian hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of the canyon, Hollywood Sign and the fireworks at the Bowl.

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1431 Glen Oaks Boulevard In Pasadena

1431 Glen Oaks Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105

3 BR, 3 BA

This mid-century modern home was built in 1954 by the notable architectural firm Neptune & Thomas, whose projects include the clubhouse at Annandale Golf Club and the conversion of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel.

The 2,799 square foot residence features wood beamed ceilings, walls of glass, a stone fireplace, stunning views and a heated pool.

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12305 Rochedale Lane In Brentwood

12305 Rochedale Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4 BR, 4 BA

Built in 1957, this post and beam home is located in Brentwood’s Crestwood Hills. The development, also known as the Mutual Housing Tract, was designed by A. Quincy Jones and features numerous homes designated as Los Angeles architectural landmarks.

According to the listing, the residence has since been restored by architect Matt Kivlin, AIA, a renowned 1950s surfing pioneer and legendary surfboard designer. Read more…