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Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Have you seen Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman? “Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, RichardNeutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry…

The Kaufmann House: A Look Back

When we were in Palm Springs last month, we checked out Richard Neutra Kaufmann House, a 1946 glass, steel and stone landmark. Today, I came across an interesting New York Times article from 2007 when the Kaufmann House was up for auction at Christie’s New York. It sold for an astounding $19.1 million, but the sale would later fall out of escrow for unknown reasons. Last year, theKaufmann House was listed slightly below $13 million by Crosby Doe. I believe it is now off the market, and is occupied on alternating weekends by Brent and Beth Harris, who restored the home in the mid-90s. The Kaufmann House has a fascinating history and was hugely influential in shaping post-war Modernism. It also played a part in reviving interest in mid-century homes, thanks in part to the Christie’s auction…

Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Sam Kaufman Gallery

Whether you’re already living in your dream mid-century modern home, are currently looking, or are just daydreaming about owning, you’re going to need furniture to go inside of your home–real or imaginary. And Los Angeles just happens to be a hot spot for mid-century modern furniture stores. In upcoming weeks, I’m going to spotlight some … Continued

Lloyd Wright Lecture & Tour

Fans of Lloyd Wright get ready – there are two events coming up that will highlight the life and work of the distinguished son of one of the world’s most famous architects. Before his father moved to L.A., Lloyd Wright was already establishing himself in the city that would be his permanent home. Dana Hutt, … Continued

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House 2607 Glendower Los Angeles, CA 90027 4 BR, 4.5 BA $15,000,000 $10,495,000 $7,495,000 Sold for $4,500,000 on July 18th, 2011. One of the most recognizable of Frank Lloyd Wright’s many famous homes, the Ennis House just had a dramatic price drop in the Ennis House Foundation’s quest to find a … Continued

2527 Hargrave In The Hollywood Hills

2527 Hargrave Dr Los Angeles, CA 90068 2 BR, 3 BA 1,878 square feet $849,000 Built in 1960 and designed by architect Robert B. Marks, The Backer/DeCarolis House has just hit the market. This mid-century modern home has multiple levels in the hillside and has a hexagonal form that really becomes apparent on the inside. … Continued

Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings

I checked out the Richard Neutra exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library in Downtown L.A. today. While he was well-known for being one of modernism’s most important architects (and second only to Frank Lloyd Wright as one of America’s “star-chitects”), Neutra was equally as adept at sketching and drawing his subjects. Works of art … Continued