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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

947 North Martel Avenue in West Hollywood


Built in 1938 by famed modernist architect William Kesling for Academy Award winner Wallace Beery, this Art Deco masterpiece is one of the finest examples of streamline moderne in Los Angeles. Incorporating elements of aviation and nautical detailing, its striking horizontal lines and rounded edges create an architecture treasure. Meticulously restored, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home¬†features … Continued

2012 Home Of The Year

Update: The votes are in! John Lautner’s Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills was crowned Best Home Of 2012. It received 19% of the votes (followed by The Skinner House, 920 N Foothill and the Hailey Residence all tied for second). My vote was for The Skinner House, but the Foster Carling House was … Continued

Wallace Beery House By William Kesling

Designed by architect William Kesling in 1936 for Academy Award winning movie star Wallace Beery, this residence is considered a jewel of Streamline Moderne architecture, with striking horizontal lines, round edges, flat roof, and wing-like Pergola gates. A tiled fountain leads visitors to the hidden front door, opening to a dramatic living/dining room with ten-foot ceilings. Kesling’s steel frame windows provide the home with abundant light and frame views of the expansive, beautifully landscaped backyard.