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580 North Hermosa Avenue in Sierra Madre

3BR/5BA
$1,590,000

Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA, 1949; John T. Lyle, AIA, FASLA, 1986. The J.J. Mulvihill Residence and Lyle Design Studio. Designed by master architect Harwell Hamilton Harris in 1949, the 2,000-square-foot, three-level home celebrates Harris’s multivalent approach to architecture.

4223 Sea View Lane in Mount Washington

3BR/4BA
$1,988,000

Driving down Sea View Lane is like a journey through the history of 20th century architecture. The historic collection of homes includes works by Harwell Harris, James De Long, and others. The Albee Residence by Fung & Blatt fits beautifully into this landscape.

1444 Poppy Peak Drive in Pasadena

4BR/3BA
$1,799,000

New to the market, the de Steiguer Residence, 1936, 1951, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, F.A.I.A and Leland Evison, A.I.A. This incredible home was moved to the Poppy Peak Historic District in 1951 by Leland Evison to avoid demolition during the construction of the 134 Freeway. Harris’s two-story, hillside design is an expression of modern … Continued

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.

635 Kaweah Drive in Pasadena

2BR/2BA
$749,000

Built in 1949 by architect Robert E. Bond, this newly listed mid-century is located in the Poppy Peak Historic District of Pasadena. Along with Bond, homes in this area were designed by notable architects including Richard Neutra; Harwell Hamilton Harris; and Buff, Straub and Hensman.

3763 Fredonia Drive In Hollywood Hills

Newly listed, the Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio, 1939, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris. This exceptional residence underwent a meticulous multi-year restoration.

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.

14329 Millbrook Drive In Sherman Oaks

2BR/2BA
$950,000

Designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, a contemporary of Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler, this modernist home built in 1941 is located south of the Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. Nestled in a private setting below street level, the residence features panoramic mountain and city views and an open floor plan with large expanses of glass overlooking the spacious terrace.

3763 Fredonia Drive In Hollywood Hills

2BR/2BA
$725,000

The Lee and Mary Blair Residence was designed by modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris in 1939 and features spectacular construction in redwood and glass. This is the first time the home has been on the market since 1955.

Harris’ Hansen House

Stop #3 on the MAK Tour was another Harwell Hamilton Harris House – the Hansen House in Silver Lake overlooking the reservoir. Built ten years after the Alexander House, Harris looked to blend function, nature and aesthetics and place the occupants’ needs and comfort above all else (sounds like a good idea to me). Harris succeeded so well that the original owners lived in the house for 40 years.