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825 North Kings Road #17 in West Hollywood

2BR/2BA
$825,000

New to the market, a unit in this stunning architectural building in an ideal West Hollywood location, just a block from shopping and restaurants. Habitat 825 was built in 2007 by the award-winning L.A. architecture and design company Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and it won the 2008 AIA National Housing Award.

The Barn: A. Quincy Jones

The former home and studio of mid-century modern architect A. Quincy Jones, known as “the Barn” was originally designed as a photographer’s studio in 1950. Located at 10300 Santa Monica Blvd, the traditional wood building was remodeled by Jones in 1965 after his home burned down in a hillside fire. In 2008, Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones, the famed architect’s widow, put the residence on the market, where it sat until November 2009 when it sold for $2M to the Annenberg Foundation, ensuring the Barn’s preservation and restoration.

14329 Millbrook Drive In Sherman Oaks

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.

2014 Balmer Drive In Silver Lake

4BR/3BA
$1,499,000

Built in 1929, this Spanish style home was designed by William P. Kesling, one of R.M. Schindler’s draftsmen turned builder/architect. The charming 2,709 square foot home in Silver Lake features Art Deco influences and is located on a large lot with fantastic views of the Reservoir.

1901 Myra Avenue In Los Feliz

Designed by R.M. Schindler, the Philip & Phyllis Schlessinger House is located in Los Feliz, just steps from the famed Shakespeare Bridge. This mid-century modern was commissioned by the Schlessingers in 1952 and built in 1956; it was Schindler’s last commissioned home. The original owners are selling the residence and offering original furnishings, some designed by Schindler himself. The home’s interior features mid-century design touches, including wood beamed ceilings, vertical blinds, wood sconces, room dividers, pocket doors, and built-ins. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus an office, with city lights views from the living room and office. There is also a nice-size backyard.

MAK Architecture Tour 2010

Wow! The itinerary for the MAK Architecture tour this year has me very very excited (I actually scheduled our Honeymoon for September so I’d be around for this). This year’s tour is themed around renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman as it will feature modern residences he shot over the course of his career. Homes to … Continued

Schindler/Ain Duplex In The Hollywood Hills

3BR/2BA
$799,000

This new listing has enough history to satisfy the most seasoned architecture buff. In 1912 a hunting cabin was built for the Dodge family in the Hollywood Hills. The hillside property (which has been owned by the same family for the last 80 years) has views of the Hollywood sign, Observatory and city lights. In … Continued

Interview With Kristin Kilmer Design

Kristin Kilmer of Kristin Kilmer Design, Inc. has been the interior designer of some of the most architecturally significant homes in Los Angeles, including John Lautner’s Wolff House and Stevens House, R.M. Schindler’s How House, and Ray Kappe’s Canna Road House. Kilmer combines the theories and practices of the mid-century masters with the current materials of today to create her “Eco Modern Luxury” approach to design. Her company uses the fundamental green values, demonstrating that design can be both sustainable and luxurious. Kilmer took a few moments out of her busy schedule to talk to Take Sunset about how she started working with mid-century masterpieces, how she gets into the mind of Schindler and Lautner, and what she’s doing in Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez’s bathroom in Echo Park…

12412 Deerbrook Lane In Brentwood

3BR/2BA
$1,899,000

This spectacular A. Quincy Jones home was built in 1950 and has been designated a cultural monument. Beautifully clean lines and walls of glass accentuate the original design of thissecluded refuge in Brentwood. The home has undergone updates and renovation that stay true to its original architectural integrity.

The Bubeshko Apartments

Congrats to the Bubeshko Apartments for receiving a 2010 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. The apartments (located at  2036-2046 Griffith Park Blvd in Silver Lake) were designed by R.M. Schindler in the 1930s for Anastasia Bubeshko and her daughter. The two lived there and rented out the units for 60 years to local artists and … Continued