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2011 Home Of The Year

Update: The votes are in! The Norton House in Pasadena was crowned Best Home Of 2011. This Buff & Hensman beauty received 23% of the votes (followed by 3705 Alzada and 1160 Chateau in a tie for second).   My vote was for 1160 Chateau, but the Norton House was a close second. It’s such a … Continued

8650 Pine Tree Place Hollywood Hills

4BR/5BA
$3,850,000

This architectural estate, originally built in 1940, was remodeled in 1951 by John Lautner for actress Anne Baxter (granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright) and her husband John Hodiak. The 3,642 square foot home has a beautifully open floor plan with floor to ceiling walls of glass. The living room opens up to the stunning outdoor patio and heated pool, overlooking the lights of Los Angeles.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House In Pasadena

The Millard House, or “La Miniatura”, was recognized by Frank Lloyd Wright as his earliest Usonian house and was the first of Wright’s residences to utilize his textile block building system. The home includes a detached studio, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. Following a multi-year restoration, the 4,230 square foot home is now back on the market…

Sowden House In Los Feliz

This is a unique opportunity to own one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated landmark estates. The Sowden House in Los Feliz was built in 1927 by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., and is regarded as one of Lloyd Wright’s best and most important works. It is also know as the “Jaws House” due to its ornamental concrete block facade, which resembles the mouth of a shark…

Anaïs Nin’s Silver Lake Home

I’m always learning something new about the incredible architectural history in Silver Lake. I had no idea, for example, that Anaïs Nin lived right on Hildalgo Avenue from 1962 until 1977, when she passed away at age 73.

Barnsdall Park Outdoor Movies Return

This past Friday was the last wine tasting of the summer at Barnsdall Art Park, but that doesn’t mean the events in the park are over! This Saturday, September 4th, Barnsdall Park brings back their September Outdoor Movies Series. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and settle in on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. This year’s movies are modern classics that showcase the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles.

8830 Dorrington Avenue In West Hollywood

This beautiful home built in 1924 is in a prime West Hollywood location, just half a block from Robertson and all its restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Clean modernist lines define the 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. It features a newly remodeled kitchen and baths, hardwood floors. Skylights provide an open and bright interior.

Build Your Own Fallingwater

The other night Rob and I were at the bookstore with my nieces and came across a LEGO model of Fallingwater. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934, Fallingwater is one of the most famous residential homes in the world. It has been open to the public since 1963, and exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architectural style by merging a man-made structure with the surrounding landscape.

Kaweah Falls In Three Rivers

Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in beautiful Three Rivers, California–just 3 hours north of LA and 4 hours south of San Francisco. The home’s original structure was built in 1947 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. This spectacular 3,000 square foot home literally has a river running through it–right under the dining room! While sipping wine at the bar, you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through the glass-bottomed floor.