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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

2017 Home Of The Year

Another year, another year of beautiful homes listed for sale in LA. And with that it’s time again to choose the Home Of The Year. 

1694 Putney Road in Pasadena


The Holland/Goudzwaard Residence, 1958-2007. Designed by Calvin Straub, F.A.I.A., and architects Buff, Straub, and Hensman.

3584 Multiview Drive in the Hollywood Hills


Located high above the city, nestled into the quiet winding streets of the Hollywood Hills is the stunningly remodeled Halvoresen Residence. Built in 1959 by Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects, this post and beam mid-century modern has been restored and thoughtfully upgraded. Situated amid green leafy trees, the structure incorporates a tuck under carport with a cantilevered roof. A dramatic open-air double height beamed entrance leads to two opaque glass entrance doors.

1617 Pleasant Way in Pasadena


When I drive through the Poppy Peak District of the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena I have to be very careful because I am often stopping my car to oggle one of the many gorgeous mid-century modern homes that dot the hillside. This post and beam by Buff, Straub and Hensman is definitely one I have stopped to stare at before, so I am thrilled to have a chance to finally see it in person.

Thomson Residence by Buff, Straub and Hensman in Pasadena


The Thomson Residence, built in 1957 by Buff, Straub and Hensman, is a stunning example of the architects’ early post-and-beam work. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home won the 2012 Preservation Award from the City of Pasadena for its museum-quality restoration during 2011-2012. Virtually every surface was restored or re-built to exacting detail.

Dwell 2012 Modern Home Tours

This year’s Dwell Design Week and Modern Home Tours are right around and corner! The 2012 event will highlight the best of Los Angeles’ architecture and design, with a portion of ticket proceeds going to Dwell’s non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity.

1274 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills


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.

Pasadena Heritage 2012 Spring Home Tour

The upcoming Pasadena Heritage 35th Anniversary Spring Home Tour will highlight mid-century modern residential architecture on a self-driven tour of 5 mid-century homes designed by noted architects.

541 Fremont Drive In Pasadena

For the first time since it was built in 1956, the Mello Residence by Buff, Straub & Hensman is on the market. This mid-century modern, post and beam home is incredibly private with spectacular views, walls of glass, and beautiful outdoor living spaces.

1599 Pleasant Way In Pasadena

This 1959 architectural was designed by Buff Straub & Hensman, with additions by Architect Stephen Hans Nuetzel, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers a beautifully open floor plan with wood beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. There are panoramic views encompassing San Rafael, the San Gabriels, and out to San Gogornio and San Jacinto…