Thornton Abell - Augustus Bakos Residence

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A mid-century classic designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell and built in 1959 for Dr. Augustus Bakos, this Hollywood Hills residence has been impeccably restored by Tony Unruh to the architect's vision. Located in the Wonderland School District on a rare, exceedingly private parcel of over an acre, it sits at the end of a long, gated, driveway and offers pastoral canyon and tree top views. For more info or to schedule a viewing click HERE

 

- Courtesy of Stephen Apelian of Coldwell Banker 

David Fowler - Galbraith Residence

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Breathtaking, spectacular and panoramic from sunrise to sunset, from downtown to the Pacific and everything in-between. This enchanting parcel of premium land contains a geometrically elegant +2,200 SF home, with tremendous natural light diffusion, enhanced by a lap-sized pool and a zen-like water feature. For more info or to Schedule a viewing click HERE

 

- Courtesy of Rick Dergan of Keller Williams 

Israel House - Crestwood Hills

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A rare opportunity to own a exquisite property. On the market for the first time since1962. Architect, A. Quincy Jones, one of a kind! Sure to WOW fans of the mid-century modern. Jones, ''Building for Better Living''--pioneered the use of greenbelts and green design. For more info or to schedule a viewing click HERE

 

- Courtesy of Kathleen Bywater of Berkshire Hathaway 

James De Long - The Nowling Residence

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Situated behind private gates on a hilltop acre, sits this magnificent custom-built residence which seamlessly combines mid-century architecture with modern updates. James De Long, who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright, has built “The Nowling Residence.”  For more info or to shcedule a viewing click HERE

 

- Courtesy of Carole Geronsin of BHHS CA Properties

Altadena - 3506 Monterosa Dr

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Single story mid-century set in the hills of Altadena. Features include living room appointed with dual sided fireplace, dining area, kitchen with ample cabinetry, wood beamed ceilings, central air and heat, freshly painted interior and exterior, pool with patio area and a 2 car garage. For more info or to schedule a viewing click HERE

 

- Listing Provided by Espi Bagwell of Keller Williams Realty

1694 Putney Rd - The Holland/ Goudzwaard Residence

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The property reflects meticulous care, with sensitive updates by architectural designer Bob Moore, who was recommended to the house by Don Hensman. Sited up a private drive, on a mountain promontory, the residence offers a retreat to peace, privacy within a forested setting and open plan living/dining areas.

Click HERE for more info or to Schedule a viewing

- Listing provided by Crosby Doe

711 San Rafael Ave - Case Study Home #10

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Case Study House #10 is located in the San Rafael area and showcases the beauty of design, simplicity of materials and spirit of the era. A horizontal house designed to follow the slope of the property. Post + Beam with an open floor plan, walls of glass and easy access to the extensive patios and vistas of the pool and gardens. Every effort has been made to incorporate the surrounding landscape with interior living spaces.

Click HERE for more info or to Schedule a Showing

 

- Listing Provided by Cynthia Luczyski of Deasy Penner

180 San Rafael Av - Smith and Williams

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At the end of a long private drive, this architectural marvel, designed by iconic architects Smith and William, offers 360 panoramic views of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Mountains. Slimplicity, open and free architectural effects produce a sense of repose and meditative calm.

Click HERE for more info or to schedule a viewing

 

- Listing Courtesy of Sotheby's

Quick Day Trip to Palm Springs

Yesteray I decided to take a quick trip to Palm Springs to enjoy the Architecture History that surrounds the beautiful desert. There is so much beauty out there and you can absolutely see how things have changed throughout the years. More and more people are starting to restore and renovate these homes and not letting them go into disrepair. I'd give you guys some history with particular homes but the reality is MOST people just want to enjoy photos, Until next time!

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616 Cold Canyon Rd - Doug Rucker, AIA

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Mid-Century Modern by architect Doug Rucker, with contemporary renovations by architect David Hertz, FAIA. A 10-minute drive up into the hills from the Pacific Coast, a short walk to Saddle Peak Lodge and Malibu Creek State Park, the exclusive Monte Nido neighborhood is a little slice of heaven, a respite from big city life. Click HERE for more info

 

- Listing provided by Brian Linder Deasy Penner

1450 EL MIRADOR Dr - Roland Russell, AIA, 1961

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Nestled among the trees, lies this meticulously upgraded Mid-Century Modern masterpiece. The one of a kind architectural was designed by AIA President Roland Russell in 1961. Stepping inside you are greeted by a flood of natural light coming from an atrium complete with a specimen Japanese cedar. Click HERE for more info

 

- Listing Provided by Ivan Estrada Douglas Elliman

1816 N Stanley Ave - The Schustack Residence - by Howard Lane, FAIA.

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Originally a student of Mies van der Rohe in Chicago, the designs of Lane's Los Angeles firm were known mostly for commercial buildings such as the Neo-Streamline Moderne Travelers Insurance Building on Ventura Boulevard. This is only the second offering of this rare modernist post and beam style gem. Click HERE to get more info

 

- Courtesy of Brian K. Courville of John Aaroe Group

1350 Linda Ridge - Gregory Ain

1951 - The Walter W. Ralphs, Jr. House by Gregory Ain, AIA. The home has been mostly maintained in its original state but clearly well taken care of. Aside from being generously sized at 3,700/sqft, the grounds were designed by famed landscape Architect Garrett Eckbo and the property sits a nice sized lot of 36,000/sqft with beautiful views. Click HERE for more info.

 

Listing Provided by Michael Bell Sothebys

952 Stonehill Ln - Gene Smith

It's very rare to come across a home in Crestwood Hills that hasn't been completely altered beyond belief if not sold as a tear down. This house has been beautifully restored and slightly updated, If you've never driven on Stonehill you are missing out on what could be one of the best streets in Crestwood Hills. Click HERE for more info.

 

- Listing courtesy of Hattie Rameriz Keller Williams

Reisbord & Caris, AIA; 1969

Looking for a home in Orange County? Want a Mid-Century Modern home with tons of Natural Light? Want something that's move in Ready? Pool? Maybe you have a big family and need more than 6,500/sqft of living space? LOOK NO FURTHER, this beautiful home might be the home you've been waiting for. Click HERE for more info.

 

- Listing provided by Megan Darakjian Keller Williams Newport Beach

John Andre Gougeon, A.I.A., 1963

I've never thought about moving to Glendora but man has that changed after seeing this beauty. John Gougeon trained under USC's Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, and Donald Hensman and you can absolutely see some similarities with this home. If there was ever a time to think about heading to Glendora, this might be it. Click HERE for more info.

 

- Listing provided by Matthew Berkely Deasy Penner