Preservation Personals: A Modernist Castle Above Los Angeles

By Emma Sarappo If you’re searching for an older home with plenty of history, I might not initially stand out. After all, I was built in 1957, which is quite young in a dense field of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. But when you step back and take a real look at me, my clean lines and… Keep reading

1940s Monterey Colonial seeks $4M in Los Feliz

By Bianca Barragan This “exquisitely restored” Monterey Colonial estate sits just below Griffith Park in Los Feliz. Built in 1941 but updated throughout, the two-story residence features coved ceilings, diamond-paned glass, bay windows, a glamorous entryway, and a library with wet bar. Newer additions include custom cabinetry in the kitchen, spa-like bathrooms, and a landscaped backyard with pool that’s… Keep reading

Nautical Richard Neutra–Designed House Hits Los Angeles Market

By Miabelle Salzano The current asking price for the 5,185-square-foot residence is $4.1 million. In the mid-1900s, successful shipwright John Rados purchased a 1.268-acre hillside lot that would allow him to look out over the Port of Los Angeles where his company, Harbor Boat Building Co., operated. Soon thereafter, Rados commissioned famed modernist Richard Neutra… Keep reading

Home of the Week: A shipbuilder’s Neutra in Rancho Palos Verdes

By Neal J. Leitereg At just over 5,000 square feet, this postwar residence by Richard Neutra is among the largest homes designed by the modernist architect in the U.S. Named for its original owner, shipbuilder John Rados, the striking two-story surveys the Port of Los Angeles from its hillside vantage in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among… Keep reading

Midcentury Franklin Hills Traditional with original elements seeks $1.5M

By Bianca Barragan Located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Franklin Hills, this 1955-built Traditional home has undergone an “extensive” remodel by Graham Ferrier Architects. But it still maintains a number of original features, including hardwood floors and steel casement windows throughout, a wet bar, and a dumb waiter. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence holds custom cabinets and… Keep reading