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740 E Kensington Road In Echo Park

740 E Kensington Road
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 1.5 BA
$829,000

This classic craftsman in Echo Park was built in 1903 and features period details through, including soaring 9’10” ceilings, transom windows, quarter-sawn oak floors, and a brick wood burning fireplace in the dining room.

The 1,474 square foot residence is surrounded by lush greenery. There is also a great outdoor space with a heated and private pool!

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1361 Micheltorena Street In Silver Lake

1361 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 BR, 1 BA
$565,000

I checked out this new listing in Silver Lake today. The Spanish style home was built in 1926 and is hidden away on a stair street just north of Sunset Blvd.

The 1,184 square foot residence has a grassy front yard, formal living room and dining room, and wood and tile flooring throughout.

It has a great location–close to Sunset Junction’s shops and restaurants and features nice views of the  Silver Lake hills.

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3600 Fletcher Drive In Glassel Park

3600 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

2 BR, 1.5 BA
$1,195,000

This modernist residence was built in 1968 and used as a plant for Saturn Lighting, a fabricator of mid-century-modern light fixtures, before it was remodel by Silver Lake architect Tony Unruh, A.I.A. The sleek industrial exterior is covered in corrugated steel and spans its own city block.

The 1,866 square foot residence features an open and spacious floor plan with a flexible live-work design. The home is currently used as a musician’s recording studio, but would also be ideal for offices or other creative work spaces.

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1260 Hill Drive In Eagle Rock

1260 Hill Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90041

3 BR, 2 BA
$599,000

Originally built in 1950, this modernist home has soaring roof lines and large sliding glass doors that bring the outdoors in to this open, functional living space. This mid-century modern home features hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplace, great outdoor space and more.

The 1,482 square foot residence was rebuilt between 2004 and 2007 with eco-friendly details throughout, including dual-pane glass windows, low-VOC maple floors, and VOC-free organic milk paint.

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2232 Westridge Road In Brentwood

2232 Westridge Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4 BR, 3.5 BA
$2,900,000

Originally built in 1959 and completely renovated in 2010 by architect Mark Pisani, this gorgeous new listing in Brentwood features ocean, city and canyon views.

The 3,000 square foot home is ideal for lovers of mid-century modern who are also looking for high-end finishes. There are dramatic, curved floor to ceiling glass windows, a saltwater pool and spa, and a firepit set in poured concrete.

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Pierre Koenig’s Scott House In Tujunga

10300 Haines Canyon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91042

2 BR, 2 BA
$585,000

The Scott House, designed by Pierre Koenig in 1956, is an example of his early work in steel and glass and is one of only five projects predating his Case Study work. This residence is a precursor to the Bailey House (Case Study House #21) built in 1958 and to Koenig’s most well-known work, the Stahl House (Case Study House #22), which was built in 1960. The Scott House is virtually unaltered, and as with all Koenig’s designs, it looks strikingly modern over 50 years later.

The Scott House was designed as a model for postwar suburban life and includes an efficient floor plan that stretches well beyond its 1,429 square feet. Nearly every room opens to the outdoors, and views of the foothills are captured through the massive sliding glass panels.

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Missoni for Target Collection

Target’s designer collaborations with lines like Liberty of London, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zac Posen Alexander McQueen and many more, have brought high-end fashion to the masses for over five years. There is always a fashion feeding frenzy over the collaborations, thanks to an evil mix of advanced hype, secrecy, and a sense of urgency spurred on by Target’s limited-time-only events.

And now Target is joining forces with the luxury Italian home and fashion brand Missoni to release the 400-piece Missoni for Target collection. The line will include pretty much everything under the sun, including a plethora of zigzagged clothing for women, men, kids, and babies, shoes, knits, office products, luggage, housewares, accessories–even a Missoni-clad bike!

Of course, my eye is on the home decor, which is all Target-priced. Items range from $3 to $600 with most landing around $40. The Missoni for Target collection launches in stores and online September 13 and runs until October 22. But get there early if you want the good stuff! It will go fast.

(Image Source: Missoni for Target on Facebook)


399 Cherry Drive In Pasadena

399 Cherry Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

3 BR, 2 BA
$650,000

Built in 1954, this stylish mid-century modern post and beam is located on a street-to-street lot the San Rafael Hills of Pasadena. The 1,353 square foot residence has been well maintained over the years and is in turnkey condition.

Filtered sunlight streams through the floor to ceiling windows, and sliding glass doors open to the back deck with treetop and garden views.

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10227 Chrysanthemum Lane In Bel Air

10227 Chrysanthemum Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3 BR, 3 BA
$1,525,000

Built by architect John Reed, AIA, in 1957, the Zolotow House is located on a quite lane off Beverly Glen in Bel Air.

The 2,629 square foot post and beam features walls of glass that open to a spacious deck with treetop and canyon views from the front of the house and hillside views from the back.

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Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints In West Hollywood

LA fashion gets a bad rap. It’s pointed to for flip flops at business meetings and dudes in bedazzled Ed Hardy. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that the anti-fashion stereotype is only partly true. There’s certainly a fair share of Christian Audigier and teacup Pomeranians rolling around in designer purses, but there’s also incredible fashion and gorgeous architecture around every corner. It is the intersection of fashion and architecture that West Hollywood’s Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints is exploring and celebrating this Saturday, August 27th.

Beginning at 11am, there will be a guided walking and shuttle tour. Participants will explore the latest architecture, design, and fashion concepts at some of the top boutiques in West Hollywood, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, H.L.N.R., Alberta Ferretti, Roseark and Church Boutique. The event will close with a reception catered by Craig’s at the new West Hollywood Library. You’ll drink and dine while viewing the murals created by Shepard Fairey, Retna and Kenny Scharf. Most importantly, all proceeds go to the WEHO Community Housing Corporation, which raises money to build affordable housing for low-income families.

Tickets for the Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints are $185, but for Take Sunset readers, there’s a special insider rate of $110! Go here to purchase your discount tickets directly through PayPal. And for more information, a detailed schedule and map, go here.

Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints
The New West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

August 27, 2011 from 11am – 3pm