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1901 Myra Avenue in Los Feliz


Exquisitely and sensitively restored, The Schlessinger Residence designed by architect R. M. Schindler between 1952-54 overlooks the Shakespeare Bridge. Last sold in 2010, the current owner, having purchased the home from the Schlessinger estate, set about to skillfully restore and align the residence more closely to the original Schindler plan. The home glows on this handsome elevated corner lot in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz surrounded by tall palm trees and newly planted drought tolerant native plants.

2004 La Brea Terrace in the Hollywood Hills


Nestled in the heart of this private gated enclave in the heart of Hollywood sits this 1902 traditional craftsman home. Sited on a flat lushly green half acre this home boasts an open and large living room with wood burning fireplace and beautiful wood floors throughout. Rarely do homes of this caliber and grace become available in this exclusive neighborhood!

7463 Franklin Avenue in Hollywood Hills


This traditional north of Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills first catches the eye with its deep blue exterior coloring and native drought tolerant landscaping surrounded by mature long needle pine trees. Built in 1940, this new listing has been recently renovated to include sun-drenched hardwood floors in the living room, crown molding throughout and a wood burning fireplace.

3827 Carnavon Way in Los Feliz


Located in the hills north of Los Feliz Boulevard this impressive French Normandy is sited on 7,997 square feet. Designed in 1934 by F. Scott Crowhurst the home is sided with stucco and decorative half timbering echoing the traditional aspects of the romanticized traditional French farmhouse.

12414 Rochedale Lane in Brentwood


Located in the desirable Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood, this 1950 built A. Quincy Jones home has been recently renovated by architect Marco DiMaccio. Named the Friedman Residence, this home is a terrific example of the true expression of the soul and grace of mid-century modernism. Sited on a flat and lushly green .26 acres the home is quintessentially Californian with walls of glass to create a seamless integration of indoor-outdoor living.

7529 Mulholland Drive in Hollywood Hills


Described in the LA Times as “perched on a promontory like a luxury railroad car” this residence offers incredible views and privacy. Built in 1975, this 1,508 square foot home is situated on a 9,200 square foot lot and is hidden from street view. The open frame design lets in copious amounts of light during the day and features both mountain views and city light in the evening.

4929 Sycamore Terrace in Highland Park


In Highland Park, this charming craftsman, built in 1900, sits in a Historic Preservation Overlay zone in an area called “Professor’s Row.” Making careful remodeling decisions to not alter the interior so that it remained consistent with the exterior, this home has been expertly remodeled from the studs up retaining the original architectural details. Situated on a 7,365 square foot lot surrounded by a low hand-built rock barrier, wrought iron fence and drought resistant plants, this home offers plenty of entertaining areas surrounding the pool and easy indoor/ outdoor flow.

5715 Briarcliff Road in Los Feliz


North of Franklin Avenue in the highly sought after winding Oak streets this 1949 built, 2 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom offers a private and serene oasis with a sleek exterior, refined landscaping and tons of natural light.

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.

2508 Lake View Avenue in Silver Lake


This stunning Silver Lake mini-compound hidden from the street offers a salt water pool and exceptional views! Sited on an 8,632 square foot lot, this two bedroom one bathroom home boasts a lush flat green lawn surrounded by a tall fence and mature plants and trees. Multiple outdoor seating areas are sprinkled throughout the property, many secluded from one another and each with its own magical feel.