The former home and studio of mid-century modern architect A. Quincy Jones, known as “the Barn” was originally designed as a photographer’s studio in 1950. Located at 10300 Santa Monica Blvd, the traditional wood building was remodeled by Jones in 1965 after his home burned down in a hillside fire. In 2008, Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones, the famed architect’s widow, put the residence on the market, where it sat until November 2009 when it sold for $2M to the Annenberg Foundation, ensuring the Barn’s preservation and restoration.
Designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, a contemporary of Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler, this modernist home built in 1941 is located south of the Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. Nestled in a private setting below street level, the residence features panoramic mountain and city views and an open floor plan with large expanses of glass overlooking the spacious terrace.
Built in 1929, this Spanish style home was designed by William P. Kesling, one of R.M. Schindler’s draftsmen turned builder/architect. The charming 2,709 square foot home in Silver Lake features Art Deco influences and is located on a large lot with fantastic views of the Reservoir.
Designed by R.M. Schindler, the Philip & Phyllis Schlessinger House is located in Los Feliz, just steps from the famed Shakespeare Bridge. This mid-century modern was commissioned by the Schlessingers in 1952 and built in 1956; it was Schindler’s last commissioned home. The original owners are selling the residence and offering original furnishings, some designed by Schindler himself. The home’s interior features mid-century design touches, including wood beamed ceilings, vertical blinds, wood sconces, room dividers, pocket doors, and built-ins. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus an office, with city lights views from the living room and office. There is also a nice-size backyard.
Wow! The itinerary for the MAK Architecture tour this year has me very very excited (I actually scheduled our Honeymoon for September so I’d be around for this). This year’s tour is themed around renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman as it will feature modern residences he shot over the course of his career. Homes to … Continued
This new listing has enough history to satisfy the most seasoned architecture buff. In 1912 a hunting cabin was built for the Dodge family in the Hollywood Hills. The hillside property (which has been owned by the same family for the last 80 years) has views of the Hollywood sign, Observatory and city lights. In … Continued
Kristin Kilmer of Kristin Kilmer Design, Inc. has been the interior designer of some of the most architecturally significant homes in Los Angeles, including John Lautner’s Wolff House and Stevens House, R.M. Schindler’s How House, and Ray Kappe’s Canna Road House. Kilmer combines the theories and practices of the mid-century masters with the current materials of today to create her “Eco Modern Luxury” approach to design. Her company uses the fundamental green values, demonstrating that design can be both sustainable and luxurious. Kilmer took a few moments out of her busy schedule to talk to Take Sunset about how she started working with mid-century masterpieces, how she gets into the mind of Schindler and Lautner, and what she’s doing in Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez’s bathroom in Echo Park…
This spectacular A. Quincy Jones home was built in 1950 and has been designated a cultural monument. Beautifully clean lines and walls of glass accentuate the original design of thissecluded refuge in Brentwood. The home has undergone updates and renovation that stay true to its original architectural integrity.
Congrats to the Bubeshko Apartments for receiving a 2010 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. The apartments (located at 2036-2046 Griffith Park Blvd in Silver Lake) were designed by R.M. Schindler in the 1930s for Anastasia Bubeshko and her daughter. The two lived there and rented out the units for 60 years to local artists and … Continued
4217 Scandia Way Los Angeles, CA 90065 3 BR, 2.5 BA $899,000 $859,000 Perched on the top of a hill near the end of a dead end street overlooking Eagle Rock and Highland Park, this new listing certainly takes advantage of the dramatic location. Nearly every square inch of the house seems to have a … Continued