Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mid Century Modern Egg Chair Stocking

This stocking is so cool!!! it is made of thick ,dark gray wool felt, and is embellished with a red wool felt Egg Chair.The Iconic Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in the fifties. The Chair has been stuffed with batting, and has been hand stitched using cotton embroidery floss. The snowflakes are hand embroidered using cotton floss. The seams of the stocking have been hand stitched using the blanket stitch.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Hollywood Hills home/studio of the late Julius Shulman sells

Whoever bought the home of Julius Shulman must feel so inspired everyday. I know I would!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Richard Neutra "The Troxell House" for sale in Pacific Palisades

This Neutra house is breathtaking!!!

766 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
4 BR, 2.5 BA

This outstanding Richard Neutra, known as The Troxell House, was built in 1956 and has been expertly renovated. The 3,044 square foot home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with spectacular panoramic ocean, city, and mountain views.
The residence sits on a 47,611 square foot lot with a lap pool that looks like it’s reaching into the Pacific, with views overlooking the Queen’s Necklace.
The interior features floor to ceiling walls of glass for enjoying the incredible views, beautiful post and beam ceilings, a wonderfully open floor plan, built-ins, and more.
This architectural home represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a Richard Neutra in the spectacularly beautiful Pacific Palisades

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Santa Monica Conservancy:Mid-Century Modern Tour & Reception Oct 23, 2010

This tour is going to be awesome! These early modern and Case Study homes in Santa Monica Canyon are rarely open to the public.

Mid Century House Tour: You will tour John Entenza’s first home in Rustic Canyon (Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1937), a second early modern home by Harris, the Pumphrey House (1939), and the West House (Rodney Walker, 1948, Case Study # 18). Docents will also be at the Charles and Ray Eames Home and Studio (1949, Case Study # 9). From noon to 5 PM on Saturday October 23. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for the general public.

Exclusive Reception: Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the sculpture garden at the Bailey House (Richard Neutra, 1948, Case Study # 20). Barbara Lamprecht, an architectural historian specializing in Modernism, will speak on Neutra and her conversations with Dr. Bailey. Tickets are $150 for members and $175 for the general public.

Click here to purchase tickets online and for details on shuttles and parking

For more information, send email to or leave a message at 310-496-3146 or visit website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Max Lawrence dies at 98; co-founder of L.A.'s Architectural Pottery

 Architectural Pottery gave the world futuristic planters and other space-age ceramics. The bowls, fixtures and furniture warmed up stark settings and looked just as good in the garden or the living room. They still do.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pasadena Mid Century Modern Gem!

This is a great deal for a beautiful mid-century home in South Pasadena.

71 Pinecrest Drive
South Pasadena, CA 91030
3 BR, 2 BA

This exceptional mid-century modern, post and beam home was built in 1965 and is located in the in the hills of South Pasadena. It features soaring open-beamed ceilings and panoramic mountain views. The split-level home has a formal entry that leads into the living room with tall windows, a wood burning fireplace, and cork flooring.
The home also offers ample storage, off-street parking, and a carport. Additional details include central air conditioning and heat, a Martin Bilben custom designed front door, UV resistant shades, reverse osmosis water filtration system, and more.
The kitchen offers Caesarstone counters, newer appliances, and opens into the formal dining area that provides views of the spacious terrace through beautifully tall windows.
All three of the home’s bedrooms are grouped together, and the master suite has its own private bath.
There is a large rear patio and upslope rear yard with fruit trees and spectacular views.

 If you would like to schedule a showing, call me at 714-814-9949

Monday, June 21, 2010

Buff & Hensman Designed Mid-Century Post/Beam Masterpiece for sale

Check out that city view!!!

3512 Multiview Dr
3 Bedroom
3 Bath
2500 sq. st.
Built in 1961

Buff & Hensman Designed Mid-Century Post/Beam Masterpiece w/Pool & View! Striking 270 degree Views stretching from the Hollywood Observatory to the City Lights and Mountains of the valley. Hidden behind gates with a long driveway this 1-story home sits on its own promonitory with unique spectacular views. Updated and upgraded in the flavor of its original style. Walls of windows, open layout, viewing deck. Approx. 30,000 sq. ft. of privacy. Meandering path leads to the studio/pool house in mid-century style that floats over the sparkling private pool.

Directions Multiview, off of Mulholland Dr.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vidal Sassoon's Home for sale in Beverly Hills

Love the private bridge to the Master Bedroom!

1163 Calle Vista Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
5 BR, 7 BA

Vidal Sassoon was the most influential hairstylist of the 1960s–inventing the precision bob and wash & wear hair, freeing women of shalaqued, overly styled hairdos. Sassoon is a lover of architecture, as well as hair. In late 2004, he purchased a Richard Neutra-designed house in Bel Air and oversaw its renovation. And he recently put his 6,189 square foot mid-century architectural home on the market.

The home was designed by Hal Levitt in 1962–the same architect who designed Jennifer Aniston’s Beverly Hill’s remodel. This house is located on one of Beverly Hills’ most prestigious streets and has been featured in numerous publications.

The gated home sits at the end of a long private driveway and features spectacular unobstructed city to ocean views. The home features beautifully high ceilings, walls of glass, and incredible space for art. There is also a magnificent pool, gardens and a guesthouse.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Round House

 How cool would it be to have a view in every room of this house?

122 Olmstead Hill Rd
Wilton, Connecticut 06897
3 BR, 2.5 BA

 The Round House in Wilton, Connecticut is on the market for $1.75 million. Designed by the renowned architect Richard T. Foster assisted by Philip Johnson in 1967, this home was fully renovated in 2005. Walled in glass, this circular house can rotate 360 degrees, capturing beautiful landscaping and water views. This place is very space age; it looks like a landing spaceship to me. It seems impossible that the tiny base supports the entire home, but apparently it works.

The Round House is 2,997 square feet and sits on 3.83 acres. If features a security system, beautiful hardwood flooring, a separate guesthouse, and even an in-ground pool.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Open House Fullerton Sat. June 5th 1-4pm

I will be holding an open house at 1150 W. Fern Dr. Fullerton this Saturday June 5th from 1-4pm. Hope to see you there!
  • 3 Bedroom
  • 2 Bath
  • 2,400 sq. ft.
  • 13,146 Lot Size
  • Built in 1940
  • $747,000
Beautiful Sunny Hills home, located in rural area of Fullerton. Home is over 2000 sq ft plus permitted recreation room w/bath is almost 400 sq. ft. could be used as detached 4th bedroom, has its own central air unit and separate entrance. Everything remodeled except for kitchen, Custom moldings around door jams and windows. Fabulous Master Bedroom with Cathedral 9 high tray ceilings, recessed lighting, Walk-in closet, Master Bathroom is amazing with so much detail, Jetted tub, large shower with custom shower doors. Flooring in hallway and all bathrooms is porcelain Tile that looks like distressed hard wood flooring. Custom moldings around door jams and windows. Tankless water heater, New windows, Central air, new roof, new copper plumbing and new electrical. Mud Room, Pavers surround property, . Huge Trex decking in backyard, great for entertaining, new grass and sprinkler system front and back on timers. Fun Play house for the kids. Too much to mention!! This is a must see!

Directions north of Malvern South of Valencia Mesa

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Silver Lake would be a cool place to live!

On our way to The Griffith Observatory, my family took a small detour through the Silver Lake Community. There were so many mid-century modern homes, we were in heaven. The community has a very hip and eclectic vibe. This year Silver Lake will hosts it's 30th Annual Sunset Junction Street Fair which will be held on August 21st & 22nd. Looks like lots of fun!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Affordable Modern House Numbers

Design Within Reach Neutra House Numbers 4" $40.80

Modern House Numbers - Socal Typeface 4" $21.00

If you are interested in purchasing affordable modern house numbers, then check out Modern House Numbers they are half the price of Design Within Reach.  In addition to affordable modern house numbers they also sell modern mailbox and curb numbers creating a custom house number package.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Silver Lake’s Biggest Sale

The biggest sale of the past decade in Silver Lake was this 6,417 square foot, 6 bedroom, 6 bath modern masterpiece at 2312 Baxter St. Designed by Silver Lake-based architect Barbara Bestor, this architectural home sold in a mere 11 days for a whopping $3,350,000 (it was listed for $3,495,000) at the height of the market in July 2007. How much do you think it would go for these days?

2312 Baxter featured a gated driveway, downtown LA and Reservoir views, pool/spa, 3 fireplaces, walnut hardwood floors and top-of-the-line cook’s kitchen.

To see more of Barbara Bestor’s projects around LA check out her official web site.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ray Kappe, FAIA Architectural Masterpiece For Sale

4,000 sq. ft. of modern heaven!

12321 Rochedale Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
5 BR, 4.5 BA, $2,695,000

Ray Kappe, FAIA, and LivingHomes brings the steel and glass Case Study Homes into the 21st Century with this architectural masterpiece.

Monday, May 24, 2010

1699 Woods Drive In The Hollywoods Hills

All I can say is "WOW" This view is amazing!!!

1699 Woods Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069
4 BR, 4 BA

You can’t get much better than this four bedroom, four bath home in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1953, it has clearly undergone a full modernization. Walls of glass open to the outdoor living room, incredible pool and spa, and breathtaking downtown city views. The master suite shares this amazing views and opens directly to the pool, as well. It also features a walk-in closet, immense steam shower, and a two-person soaking tub.

Which Wolff House Do You Want?

Ladd's Wolff House

Lautner's Wolff House

I would definitely pick Lautner's but I would really love to wake up to that view in Ladd's Wolff House.

8530 Hedges Pl – John Lautner’s Wolff House 1961 (To
Los Angeles, CA 90069
4 BR, 3.5 BA

2400 Carmen Crest Dr – Thornton Ladd’s Wolff House, 1958 (Bottom)
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2 BR, 1.75 BA

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hollywood Hills home for sale designed by architects Marmol Radziner

Love those overhangs!

2020 Wattles Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90046
3 BR, 2.5 BA

This newly constructed home designed by architects Marmol Radziner in the Hollywood Hills won an AFLA award for architectural design. In addition, it is registered with the U.S. Green building council and Gold LEED certified. It was constructed using non-toxic materials including denim insutlation, radiant heat and solar panels. Oh yeah and it looks gorgeous as well.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Craig Ellwood 1952 Mid Century Masterpiece Case Study House #16 for sale

Can you imagine owning a case study home? I Love those floating walls!

This stunning mid-century modern masterpiece was built in 1952 by hugely influential Los Angeles-based architect Craig Ellwood. It features the same eight-foot module and paneled “floating walls” utilized in Ellwood’s Case Study House #16, also built in 1952. It has been fully restored with Ellwood’s original design preserved.

Calvin Straub F.A.I.A Mid Century Gem for Sale

I wish I could have attended this open house. I love this home! Can you imagine all the relaxing moments here?

For Sale
The Mitchell Residence, 1959
Calvin Straub F.A.I.A.

2 Seahurst Road,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Listing Information

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Ft: 1,630
Lot: 1.03 Acre
Year Built: 1959

First time on the market, a little known jewel from the internationally acclaimed architectural firm of Buff, Straub, and Hensman. Situated on more than an acre, the house embraces a tranquil and incredibly private setting with expansive walls of glass. Outdoors and in are blended seamlessly together, placing the living spaces and adjacent decks amongst towering pines and bringing nature into every room. The details are exceptional: the post and beam vocabulary, the monumental fireplace and cantilevered mantle, the translucent glass panels, and the clever and abundant built-in cabinetry. An idyllic canyon retreat with panoramic city and mountain views, an ocean breeze, and a sense of solitude that belies its close proximity to the vibrant beach communities nearby. The original owners have lovingly cared for this home and updated it with a reverence to the architect's original design.

Additional Features

• Two Car Carport with Secured Storage
• Air Conditioning
* Full Copper Plumbing
• Original Architectural Details Throughout

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Very Cool Mid Century Modern Three Seat Sofa For Sale $910

Iconic Mid Century Modern Knoll Eames style Sofa with a timeless tailored look and low proportions.

* Clean, linear design with incredibly durable, high-quality construction
* Architectural design that adapts flawlessly to any environment
* Interior Solid Wood Frame and Very solid construction
* Exterior Heavy Gauge Steel Metal Frame and Legs with polished finish
* Cushions with foam in great condition
* Few small unnoticeable vinyl flaws
* Freshly sandblasted rails underneath with clear-coat, restored to original finish
* Modular Seat backs and bottoms may be interchanged
* Entire seat section may be removed and replaced with a table

Gorgeous turquoise blue - Very 'In' color!

Made in Long Beach, California - 1964

Dimensions: 82"w x 24"d x 29.5"h / Seat height: 15"h

Located in Sherman Oaks

Mid Century Modern Three Seat Sofa $910

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mid Century Modern Gems at Hope University May Be Safe – For Now

This building is so inspirational to me and my family. We hope it continues to remain here as one of Fullertons Mid Century Modern Gems.