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2014 Home Of The Year

Update 12/22: And the winner is….Silvertop! Not a big surprise that one of the best houses in L.A. won. The voting wasn’t even that close as the landmark Lautner property captured a wopping 37% of the votes. Tied for second place was the Wirin House and 7529 Mulholland Dr with 11% each. The full results … Continued

2257 Betty Lane in Beverly Hills

4BR/3.5BA
$3,250,000

New to market is this truly exceptional, pristine, mid-century home designed by renowned sculptor Morris Levine in 1964. Set back on a large and private lot this hidden retreat boasts many original details.

9711 Oak Pass Road in Beverly Hills

2BR/1.75BA
$1,795,000

Sited high above Oak Pass road, commanding its own knoll and set within a grove of California oaks, this architectural residence is situated on a gated private road. This one story mid-century home has been recently renewed to its 1954 design by Bruce Bollander, A. I. A. and features stunning canyon vistas.

2013 Home Of The Year

It’s that time again for us to decide which was the best home of the year. 2013 was a great year for architectural listings in Los Angeles and it was hard to narrow the picks to these 9 homes.

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.

1479 Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills

4BR/4.5BA
$9,875,000

This 4,000 square foot residence in prime Beverly Hills was built in 1967 and features clean lines, walls of glass, and Fleetwood doors offering truly seamless indoor outdoor flow.

1274 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills

4BR/3BA
$2,350,000

This newly listed mid-century modern was built by Buff, Straub & Hensman in 1957. The award-winning residence is located at the top of Benedict Canyon, offering ultimate privacy and views.

1010 North Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills

5BR/6.5BA
$14,990,000

This mid-century modern tennis court estate in Beverly Hills was designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1955. The stunning 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home has been carefully maintained over the years and was further restored in 2005.

1196 Cabrillo Drive In Beverly Hills

9BR/11BA
$49,000,000

What property could possibly be worth $49M? An ultra-private, modern 3 acre compound owned by Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi!