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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Take Sunset specializes in mid-century modern homes for sale in Los Angeles because of our appreciation for the style and for its popularity among our clients. These properties combine vintage design with a California aesthetic. Generally, they offer abundant windows that invite nature into the home and highly functional open spaces. Explore the featured listings for our personal take on the most recent mid-century modern homes for sale. You can also find additional mid-century real estate through our search tool.

“The Jet Set”

I’m late to this party, but I’ve recently gotten hooked on Mad Men. I’m on Season 3, but I’m still hung up on something that happened in Season 2. In the episode The Jet Set, Don Draper goes to Los Angeles for work and winds up in Palm Springs with a group of wealthy strangers at the most amazing mid-century home. Ever since I saw the episode I’ve been dying to know what house it was…

California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”

Pacific Standard Time, the collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the LA art scene from 1945 to 1980, opens this weekend. And as part of this massive event, California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way” opens at LACMA.

Palm Springs Desert Modernism

Yesterday I hopped in the car with my fiance and mom, bought a map at the Palm Springs Visitor Center and drove around checking out some of Palm Springs’ notorious desert modernism architecture. For decades architects traveled to Palm Springs to design the sleek and modern homes the region is famous for. For those of … Continued

5656 Tuxedo Terrace In The Hollywood Hills

5656 Tuxedo Terrace Los Angeles, CA 90068 2 BR, 2 BA $729,000 I like the looks of this 1959 post and beam mid-century in the Hollywood Hills. In addition to 1400 square feet and views of the Hollywood Sign and Bronson Canyon you get a fully updated home – it has a new roof, electrical … Continued

3921 Scadlock Lane In Sherman Oaks

Sited on a generous, quiet lot, this quintessential three-bedroom two-bath mid-century home, designed by Pollack & Kahn, exudes warmth and sophistication reminiscent of homes of the era.

Mid-Century Design Question

The other day I received a question from reader Mary on the East Coast. Mary purchased a 1970s post-and-beam mid-century in New Jersey and needs some interior design advice from a mid-century expert. Here is her question: Dear Take Sunset: Love your website and wondered if you might be able to give me a little … Continued

766 Paseo Miramar In Pacific Palisades


This outstanding Richard Neutra, known as The Troxell House, was built in 1956 and has been fully renovated. The residence offers 3,044 square feet of interior space, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and beautiful post and beam ceilings. There are spectacular panoramic ocean, city, and mountain views, as well.

3307 Bonnie Hill Drive in the Hollywood Hills


I am very excited to announce my newest listing: The Parr-Schoenfeld Residence, c 1954. Designed by architect Lucille Raport, disciple of Richard Neutra, revered for her Post-War feminism in a male dominated field in the 1950s.

9711 Oak Pass Road in Beverly Hills


Sited high above Oak Pass road, commanding its own knoll and set within a grove of California oaks, this architectural residence is situated on a gated private road. This one story mid-century home has been recently renewed to its 1954 design by Bruce Bollander, A. I. A. and features stunning canyon vistas.