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826 Kodak Drive in Silver Lake

3BR/3BA
$699,000

I am pleased to present my newest listing: a character Spanish bungalow in Silver Lake (recently named “LA’s Best Neighborhood”)! This designer-done home features two bedrooms and two baths along with a converted garage space that works as a great home office or 3rd bedroom.

1484 Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills

3BR/3BA
$6,900,000

Many new listings claim to “magazine quality” but few actually are. Here is one that definitely fits that description. The Hershberger Residence (ie, celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger), was originally built by William Stephenson in 1960 and fully renovated in 2004 – 2005 by Swift Lee Office Architects.

Coming Soon: New Listings From SIMO Design

I have long been a fan of SIMO Design. Their work around Los Feliz, Silver Lake and the Hollywood Hills stands out for their attention to detail, high end finishes, smart floor plans, and overall high quality. So I am excited to be able to give my readers a sneak peek at some upcoming listings … Continued

2001 Balmer Drive in Silver Lake

3BR/2BA
$1,099,000

As a resident of Silver Lake I get to spend a lot of time walking around the reservoir which means I spend a lot of time admiring the homes surrounding it. So this means I am very familiar with this awesome new listing as it sits in a prime spot right above the reservoir. This post and beam mid-century modern was built in 1961 and renovated by Standard Architects out of Brooklyn.

8817 Skyline Drive in Hollywood Hills

2BR/3BA
$915,000

I’m a big fan of this part of Laurel Canyon so it’s nice to see a classic 50’s post and beam pop up on the market. Set on a quiet corner with verdant hillside at front and back, the house is lifted from the street for privacy and sunny treetop views.

1617 Pleasant Way in Pasadena

3BR/2BA
$995,000

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.

1490 Old House Road in Pasadena

3BR/3.25BA
$1,350,000

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.

2351 Hidalgo Avenue in Silver Lake

2BR/1BA
$778,000

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.

MAK Architecture Tour 2013 Giveaway!

Update: Congrats to winner Kimberly D for posting this photo of Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House. Enjoy the tour! Exciting news everyone! The organizers of the MAK Architecture Tour 2013 have graciously agreed to give one lucky reader of this blog two free tickets for this amazing event on June 23rd. This year features a fantastic lineup … Continued

12400 Deerbrook Lane in Brentwood

3BR/1.75BA
$1,400,000

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.