Clad in Black, This Minimalist, Japanese-Inspired Home Asks $1.7M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo This monochromatic home in Southern California stands out for so many reasons. Clad in corrugated cement fiberboard with sleek black exteriors, the Monokuro House cuts a striking figure. Set in a suburban neighborhood in Torrence, California, surrounded traditional single-story residences, the home stands out due to its distinctive facade and its… Keep reading

The Price of Modernism

By Michael Aushenker After World War II, the Mid-Century architectural movement known as Modernism thrived in Southern California, where famous practitioners of the school designed houses that interplayed with surrounding nature and defied the cookie-cutter format of suburbia. Many of the most iconic Modernist houses still cling to the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley…. Keep reading

Kristen Wiig’s $5.1 Million Silverlake Home Is a Midcentury Modern Dream

By Christie Calucchia Kristen Wiig’s Silverlake, California home is an architecture enthusiast’s dream. Designed by Albert P. Martin in the 1950s, the home—more accurately described as a tree house—sits perched atop the hills and among lush greenery on a sloped piece of land. Despite its stunningly modern architectural details and sweeping views, Wiig recently listed… Keep reading

Area Home Sales Fall, Lack of “Affordable Inventory” and Higher Interest Rates Blamed

By Brian Day with David Cross Analysts are reporting a downturn in Southern California home sales, but the owner of a major Pasadena real estate firm says he isn’t losing any sleep over it. Los Angeles County sales have tumbled by 8.5 percent below last year’s results, according to a report released Thursday by Irvine-based… Keep reading

Deasy Penner to buy out Podley Properties

  By Gregory Cornfield The wave of consolidation involving California residential brokerages is showing no sign of abating. In the latest combination, L.A.-based brokerage firm Deasy Penner said it will buy Pasadena-based Podley Properties to expand its presence in Southern California. The deal will create a network of almost 300 salespeople from Malibu to Palm Springs,… Keep reading

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