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

Early film set designer re-created a Spanish town in Hollywood Hills

By Lauren Beale Drawing its inspiration from the villages of Andalusia, Las Orquideas complex in Hollywood Hills was built at the end of the 1920s to evoke a Spanish hill town. To achieve the effect, original owner Wilfred Buckland, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille’s onetime art director, designed the compound with ascending walkways, connecting gardens and… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: A Knockout Mid-Century in Studio City, $2.25M

By Philip Ferrato With an exceptional, period-appropriate renovation by interior designer Daniel Krog and his husband, television producer and executive Adam Bonnett, this c.1951 home– originally by the architect Henry C. Burge– is asking $2,250,000. 3748 Eureka Drive will be open today, Friday, April 26, and Sunday, April 28, and again on Sunday, May 5…. Keep reading

1936 William Kesling Streamline Moderne asking $1.25M in the Cahuenga Pass

By Pauline O’Connor Located in the Cahuenga Pass not far from Universal Studios, this jaunty 1936 residence is believed to be the work of Streamline Moderne master William Kesling. Closely resembling Kesling’s Adams House in Silver Lake, the three-bedroom home sports many original elements, such as horizontal steel casement windows, portholes, fluted glass, curved walls, three-quarter sawn oak floors, and… Keep reading

Late-career Donald Wexler asking $4.5M in the Hollywood Hills

By Pauline O’Connor Though primarily known for his steel-and-glass midcentury moderns in Palm Springs, Donald Wexler didn’t restrict his work to the desert. In 2008, the visionary designer collaborated with architect Henry Buckingham on this live-work space in the Hollywood Hills for Wexler’s son, art photographer Glen Wexler. Located in the Hollywood Knolls about a mile northwest of the Hollywood… Keep reading

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