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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

2860 Herkimer Street In Silver Lake

This renovated mid-century traditional home in Silver Lake was built in 1951. It has a great open flow through the public space, incorporating an eat-in kitchen with the dining area, living room and separate family room. The 1,725 square foot home includes plenty of upgrades and is located in the Ivanhoe Elementary School District.

Vidal Sasson Renovates Neutra’s Singleton House

Vidal Sassoon and wife Ronnie purchased Richard Neutra’s Singleton House in 2004 for $6 million. But just two weeks after closing, part of the roof collapsed, and a few months later a huge chunk of the property slid into the neighbor’s yard… They ended up completely remodeling the home and then listing it for $20M in 2007…

Want To Be On TV?

HGTV is looking for homeowners in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area that are gearing up to do a home renovation for the third season of their show Professional Grade… Is that you?

Taalman Koch’s Craig Ellwood Renovation

Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture is documenting the hands-on renovation of a double unit in the (1953) Craig Ellwood Courtyard Apartment in Hollywood on Dwell. Taalman and Koch are remodeling a 1,600-square-foot, live-work courtyard apartment in the 3,200-square-foot, two-story, four-unit block building, which they’re using as a home to raise their daughter and an office for up to six people.

Ruth Duckworth’s Chicago Studio & Home

Ruth Duckworth was a modernist sculptor whose work included monumental sculptures, murals, and smaller ceramic pieces. In the early 1980s, Duckworth renovated a former pickle plant on Chicago’s north side, which she used as her home and studio. Check it out…

1829 North Avenue 51 In Highland Park


I’m very excited about my new listing hitting the market this week! This newest offering from ModOp Design is an impeccably restored 1927 Spanish Hacienda in a great Highland Park location. The home’s beautiful original details have been carefully restored, including arched ceilings, wood beams leading from the living room to an open kitchen, a dining room built-in and a beautiful leaded window. The facade includes original arches and is finished in smooth stucco and sits on a large lot measuring 6800 square feet.

1965 Taft Avenue In Hollywood Hills

This 3,471 square foot classic craftsman style home epitomizes early LA architecture. Built in 1913, it has undergone a recent “ground-up” restoration/renovation that has transformed the residence. Walled and gated for privacy and security and situated in the foothills of ultra-desirable Oaks neighborhood, the home consists of a two-story main house and a separate guesthouse.

Mid-Century Dream Home In Studio City

Lynn Harris, an executive vice president of production at Warner Bros., and her husband, Matti Leshem, founder and CEO of the branding company Protagonist, remodeled this classic mid-century post-and-beam house in Studio City. It was built in 1951, by architect Maynard Woodard, a former studio set designer for his personal residence while working at Welton Becket & Assoc. Harris and Leshem took the home through a yearlong renovation process, and the result is an absolutely pristine example of an updated mid-century modern, and pretty much my ultimate dream home…

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.

Interview With Kelly Lamb

A while back I wrote about artist/designer Kelly Lamb’s beautiful geo-birdhouses, planters, and terrariums. Kelly has also designed interiors for Malo restaurant in Silver Lake, the Echo nightclub in Echo Park, and she’s designed and produced artist’s campaigns with corporations like Salvatore Ferragamo and Coke. And she also renovates old homes. After reading up on Kelly, I just had to bug her for an interview. And, awesomely, she complied.