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

Southern California’s Case Study Homes Reimagined Modern Living, and Remain Relevant Today

By Anne Machalinski On a Friday afternoon in the spring, a small group wandered below a canopy of towering eucalyptus trees in an idyllic and sun-dappled Southern California yard. The Pacific Ocean below sparkled a dazzling shade of blue, birds chirped and sang overhead, and cheerful bright orange poppies blanketed a nearby hillside embankment. The… Keep reading

Home of the Week: In Pasadena, coaxing a 1920s gem into the present

By Neal J. Leitereg Set in the historic Prospect Park area of Pasadena, this Andalusian Spanish-style bungalow has come full circle after a recent restoration and renovation by Jeffrey Botwin and Philip Howlett of Herringbone Design. To execute their vision, which involved bringing the 1920s residence into the present, the designers removed solid walls and… Keep reading

What $1.05M buys in Los Angeles right now

By Jenna Chandler The selling points for this property: location and outdoor space. A few blocks north of Sunset Boulevard, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom was built in 2012 and has easy access to shops and eateries, Dodger Stadium, and Echo Park Lake. On a 7,405-square-foot, it’s equipped with an expansive front deck that boasts views of the… Keep reading

Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine selling restored Steel House for $3.8M

By Jenna Chandler The band members of Maroon 5 sure know how to pick ’em. They’ve racked up several impressive midcentury modern residences, including this glossy steel number in Los Feliz, appropriately named The Steel House. Lead guitarist James Valentine purchased the home in 2006, paying $2.2 million, and he’s now ready to part with it. It’s come a long… Keep reading

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