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

Cozy 1920s cottage in Atwater Village seeks $892K

By Elijah Chiland Located just a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, this charming little Atwater Village cottage has been around since 1923 and packs plenty of charm into its 1,252 square feet of living space. Featuring hardwood floors throughout, the home has wide windows and sliding glass doors that give it a light and… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Mid-Century Gem In Encino, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1959, this elegantly low white stucco home is the work of Cliff Burlew, a Valley architect about whom little is known, and according to a vague obituary, he also worked in film set design. Commissioned by one J. Reed Gattman, the house presents two very different faces– walled, austere, and… Keep reading

Nifty 1960s post and beam in Altadena asking $1.1M

By Pauline O’Connor Well well well, looks like the housing gods have seen fit to favor us with a time capsule listing, and a very fine one at that. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in northern Altadena, the well-preserved post-and-beam was designed by USC-trained architects Fred Dinger and Harlan Pedersen in 1962…. Keep reading

Bidding for Encino midcentury loaded with original details starts at $1.8M

By Elijah Chiland Built in 1959, this fetching Encino residence still looks very sharp six decades later. The post-and-beam-style home was designed by residential architect Cliff Burlew and many of its original features appear to be intact. That includes walnut-paneled walls and built-in cabinetry, a raised dining room, an elegant living room fireplace, and walls of glass… Keep reading

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