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2015 Home Of The Year

Is it already almost 2016!? Hard to believe but it is time again for us to decide which was the best home of 2015. This was a great year for architectural listings in Los Angeles and it was hard to narrow the picks to just these 10 homes. I’ve blogged about so many great houses this year, but the following are my favorites.

3970 Archdale Road in Encino


Designed by Richard Nuetra and built in 1951, the Goldman Residence has been painstakingly restored using the finest materials while keeping Neutra’s original vision. Situated on three-quarters of an acre in the coveted Royal Oaks neighborhood in Encino, this mid-century home is surrounded by lush lawns and mature landscaping.

18128 Chardon Circle in Encino


In the early 1960’s, one of the city’s original and most well-known contemporary modern furniture dealers discovered a home built by Donald Park, AIA. Today, nearly 50 years later, the residence of Mel Brown hits the market for the first time ever, creating an amazing opportunity for a fortunate buyer to continue the story of this special property.

17061 Strawberry Drive in Encino


Built in 1964 by architect Benton Park, this mid-century modern view home features floor to ceiling walls of glass, light-filled rooms, and an indoor/outdoor flow.

15928 Skytop Road in Encino


Built in 1960, this untouched mid-century modern is situated on a private and secluded cul-de-sac in prime Royal Oaks. The 3,531 square foot home is set up off the street behind a large motor court. The entry hall features walls of floor to ceiling glass and the interior courtyard offers views of the pool and the wooded … Continued

16039 Skytop Road in Encino


This stunning mid-century modern home was built in 1959 and is located in the prestigious neighborhood of Royal Oaks, part of the desirable Lanai Road Elementary School District. The 4,034 square foot residence features an open floor plan with great indoor/outdoor flow, floor to ceiling Fleetwood doors and panoramic city views.

3940 Royal Oak Place In Encino

Robert Earl designed this gorgeous estate in the heart of Royal Oaks in Encino. Sited on a 0.9-acre lot down a private driveway, this 4,505 square foot gem offers a spectacular combination–a mid-century house in pristine condition, beautiful pool, lush yard, and privacy.

16642 Oldham In Encino

16642 Oldham St Encino, CA 91436 3 BR, 2 BA $1,690,000 I love this beautifully renovated new mid-century listing in Encino. The original design’s aesthetic is intact but it’s given a new look and feel which seems to suit it very well. Lots of light courtesy of the walls of glass and skylights give it … Continued

5146 Sophia Ave In Encino

5146 Sophia Ave Encino, CA 91436 3 BR, 2.5 BA $1,025,000 $999,000 I meant to post this when it first hit the market a few weeks ago, but it somehow slipped through the cracks. What caught my eye was a charming mid-century ranch home located a stone’s throw from the 101 in Encino (I have … Continued