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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. 

Craig Ellwood’s Smith House in Brentwood


Now on the market, Craig Ellwood’s Smith House, circa 1958, located in Brentwood’s Crestwood Hills neighborhood. This incredible architectural feat is as dramatic as it is iconic. In 1960, The Architectural Review wrote: “Periodically there comes to light a building that – whatever its other merits – seizes the attention by the way it exemplifies … Continued

24514 Malibu Road in Malibu


Just in time for summer, the perfect Malibu beach house hits the market. Designed by architect Craig Ellwood in 1957, this mid-century modern home is situated on a sandy stretch of Malibu Road with almost 50 feet of frontage.

Taalman Koch’s Craig Ellwood Renovation

Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture is documenting the hands-on renovation of a double unit in the (1953) Craig Ellwood Courtyard Apartment in Hollywood on Dwell. Taalman and Koch are remodeling a 1,600-square-foot, live-work courtyard apartment in the 3,200-square-foot, two-story, four-unit block building, which they’re using as a home to raise their daughter and an office for up to six people.

6 Shadow Lane in Rolling Hills Estates

This is the first time The Kawahara Residence has been on the market since it was built by architect Craig Ellwood in 1969. The 3,365 square foot home is being sold by the original owners.

909 North Beverly Glen In Bel Air

Craig Ellwood’s 1949 Broughton House is a precursor to his later Case Study designs. Its modular construction and Miesian styled steel beams support large floor to ceiling windows that open to hillside views…

1515 North Tigertail Road In Brentwood

This stunning mid-century modern masterpiece was built in 1952 by hugely influential Los Angeles-based architect Craig Ellwood. It features the same eight-foot module and paneled “floating walls” utilized in Ellwood’s Case Study House #16, also built in 1952. It has been fully restored with Ellwood’s original design preserved.

Ellwood’s Moore House

The fourth stop on the MAK Architecture tour was Ellwood’s Moore House – my favorite on the tour that was not called the How House. The walk up from Bonvue Avenue to the house is like walking into another world. Before you see the house you see one of many outdoor seating areas – a … Continued