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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Barbara Bestor’s Panel House in Mt. Washington


I saw this home today and it’s amazing. The Panel House is the first residence built by architect Barbara Bestor. The 1,348 square foot, loft-like home is set high up in Mt. Washington, with incredible views of downtown Los Angeles.

1718 Webster Avenue in Silver Lake


I’m loving the newly listed Greenwood House, built in 1954 by architect Lee B. Kline. It’s set high in the hills of Silver Lake on a street-to-street lot. The home includes a redwood bridge/deck that leads to the entrance, lots of outdoor space and a beautiful kidney shaped pool, which you don’t find too often in the area.

875 Laguna Road in Pasadena


This mid-century modern, post and beam home is one of four residences designed and built by architect J.W. Putnam on the highly desirable Laguna Road in the San Rafael section of Pasadena. Built in 1955, the 1,673 square foot, steel-based home spans a flowing creek bed stemming from nearby Johnston Lake.

1616 Cerro Gordo Street in Echo Park


I saw this new listing in the hills of Echo Park yesterday. The charming 1-bedroom, 1-bath home was built in 1910 and also includes a 1-bedroom and bath guest cottage.

12327 Rochedale Lane in Brentwood


The Kalmick House, built in 1950 by A. Quincy Jones, is one of the best remaining examples of the Mutual Housing Association’s postwar tract.

8636 Allenwood Road in Hollywood Hills


Built in 1959, this classic mid-century in the Laurel Hills section of the Hollywood Hills has it all–gorgeous walls of glass, wood beamed ceilings, bamboo floors, fireplace and more.

2483 Glendower Place in Los Feliz


I saw this new listing on Tuesday during the broker’s open and I loved it. The hilltop home is in prime Los Feliz, north of the Boulevard, and within walking distance of Griffith Park. The 3,111 square foot home was designed by Hungarian-born Bartholomew Mako in 1925 in Medieval Revival style.

4414 Brunswick Avenue in Atwater Village


It’s not every day that a house like this in Atwater Village comes on the market, since many homes in the area were built in the 1920s and 30s and are Bungalows or Spanish style. This 1,800 square foot home was built in 1939 and has a mid-century modern feel with vaulted wood beamed ceilings, open floor plan, brick fireplace and more.

2750 Lakewood Avenue in Silver Lake


I saw this new listing in Silver Lake yesterday during the broker’s open, and I was impressed. Built in 1955, this traditional home was recently renovated and is move-in ready. It would be a great home for a small family since it’s within Ivanhoe School District.

7975 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Hollywood Hills


The Linder Residence was built in 1938 by Edward B. Rust, A.I.A. Shortly after the residence was completed, it was sold to actor Anderson Lawler. According to the listing, Lawler’s friend Marlene Dietrich helped furnish the home, and later Lawler apparently rented it to Orson Welles who lived there with Rita Hayworth.