Gorgeous Mid-Century In Pasadena, $1.375M

By Philip Ferrato A real estate unicorn, this 1959 Post+Beam has been put on the market by the estate of its original owners in original but beautifully maintained condition. And while no architect has been identified, this house is very much of its time, and in a way that’s rarely seen today. If we had… Keep reading

The Romance Of Concrete And Steel In Laurel Canyon, $1.875M

By Philip Ferrato Since the 1950s, Laurel Canyon has been a neighborhood of innovative architecture, and this new project by the architecture firm Mutuo joins that long tradition. Tasked by the developer to create three homes on a steep downslope, the firm placed the homes dramatically against a 20-foot-high retaining wall, creating room for deeply shaded… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: A Modernist Masterpiece In Los Feliz, $3.8M

By Philip Ferrato Exquisitely elevated and balanced above its site, the Steel House by architect Neil A. Johnson AIA has come back on the market after a comprehensive, multi-year renovation overseen by the noted architectural conservator/house whisperer Mark Haddawy for the home’s current owner, James Valentine, the musician, songwriter and lead guitar for Maroon 5. Built in… Keep reading

Luxe And Luminous In Oak Knoll, $6.5M

By Philip Ferrato With almost 6000-square-feet, this 5-bed, 6-bath home (plus a pool and poolhouse) in Pasadena’s Oak Knoll could be described as a party giver’s paradise. Massed in a trio of connected stucco pavilions, the steeply pitched whitewashed spaces are softly illuminated by skylights, ready to be filled with friends. And uniquely, the superb… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Franklin Hills Mid-Century, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1965, now sensitively and recently renovated, this 4-bed, 3-bath home by architect Dick E. Lowry is a classic. Originally from Canada, Lowry worked primarily around Los Feliz and Silver Lake, and his homes are contributory structures in the area’s Modernist history. Located at 3733 Clayton Avenue, there are open houses… Keep reading

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