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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Build Your Own Fallingwater

The other night Rob and I were at the bookstore with my nieces and came across a LEGO model of Fallingwater. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934, Fallingwater is one of the most famous residential homes in the world. It has been open to the public since 1963, and exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architectural style by merging a man-made structure with the surrounding landscape.

Kaweah Falls In Three Rivers


Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in beautiful Three Rivers, California–just 3 hours north of LA and 4 hours south of San Francisco. The home’s original structure was built in 1947 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. This spectacular 3,000 square foot home literally has a river running through it–right under the dining room! While sipping wine at the bar, you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through the glass-bottomed floor.

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…

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


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 new owner. Warning! This house is not for everyone. Personally, I love looking at photos of the Ennis House but could never imagine living there. … Continued

2527 Hargrave Drive In Hollywood Hills


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. Dig that sunken living room! There’s also a wet bar, outdoor studio/guest house, pool with … 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