Just Leased! Pristine Hollywood Hills Buff & Hensman

Pristine Buff & Hensman 1959 Hollywood Hills architectural masterpiece on a promontory with breathtaking and expansive views of the mountains and the city. True post and beam construction with walls of glass in all directions to capture the stunning views. Bonus area off kitchen can be used as a den or formal dining room. Beautiful woodwork, cabinetry, tile and stone throughout. Pool, indoor/o […]

Frank Israel Architectural In Beverly Hills

It was really an honor to spend so much time in this piece of architectural art by Frank Israel, listed at $5,888,000. Situated on an amazing view parcel this compound incorporates an art collector’s need for light and space and the vision of their Architect Frank Israel, who transformed and expanded the original structure. The use of steel, wood, glass and metals are incorporated into the overall […]

Just Sold for $3,600,000 – 2257 Betty Lane, Beverly Hills

Just Sold, in two weeks, with multiple offers, for $3,600,000! That is $350,000 above asking, and one of the highest prices per square foot in the neighborhood in the past two years.  Pristine Mid-Century Architectural in Beverly Hills, designed by renowned sculptor Morris Levine as his personal residence, circa 1964. A truly exceptional home, set back on a large, private lot, with wonderful indoo […]

Just Listed! 2257 Betty Lane – Beverly Hills

Pristine Mid-Century Architectural in Beverly Hills, designed by renowned sculptor Morris Levine as his personal residence, circa 1964. A truly exceptional home, set back on a large, private lot, this hidden retreat boasts many original details including terrazzo floors, milled cedar ceilings and walls, custom storage, an open family room, a large, solar-heated swimmer’s pool, and a flat, ma […]

Tour of Lloyd Wright’s 1928 Samuel-Novarro House

Today we were able to tour one of the true historic architectural gems of Los Angeles- the Lloyd Wright Samuel-Novarro house in the Los Feliz Oaks. It was a treat to walk through this 1928 historical home, with a very interesting history. For more than 85 years, it has been home to a number of celebrities, including Leonard Bernstein, Diane Keaton, Christina Ricci, and the original owner, silent f […]

Good Reclaimed Hardwood is Hard to Find

We have been trying to find good wood for our new floors, but keep running into outrageous prices… often more than $12 a square foot. Luckily, last week we found Granada Millwork in Pacoima. The mill is huge- you could walk around for hours. Granada Millwork’s showroom displays high end lumber products and offers custom milling, flooring, reclaimed lumber, mouldings and timbers. The selectio […]

Nichols Canyon Update

Update! As predicted, this home went into escrow very quickly. We just saw a great new listing in Upper Nichols Canyon, at 2850 Nichols Canyon Road. It is a really fantastic condo alternative, listed at $749,000 for a single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in the Hollywood Hills. It is a flip property… the people at ModOp Design bought the house last year for $450,000, and did a […]

Palm Springs – Modernism Week

We just returned from Palm Springs for Modernism Week. The collection of Mid-Century homes in Palm Springs is pretty amazing. It is hard to find a collection of so many Mid-Century Modern homes anywhere else in the United States. Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in Palm Springs. It includes architectural tours, films, lectures, an archi […]

Hollywood Hills – Nichols Canyon Mid-Century Modern Home

We are really excited about this property we just purchased in Upper Nichols Canyon, just off Mulholland, in the Hollywood Hills. It is a Mid-Century home with a really great flow to it, with almost all rooms opening out to the back yard. The kitchen is a little stuck in the 80’s, but the entire floorplan really works for us. The neighborhood is great too, with wide streets, sidewalks, no po […]

Total Home Down-to-the-Studs “Green” Remodel

When we took our first look at this house we were blown away by the possibilities. The property had an amazing setting, with sweeping views of the hills, but also had not been remodeled or updated in many, many years. We had our hands full with orange shag carpeting from the 70’s, (it was groovy, man, but it had to go…) plywood cabinets, a deck that was precariously unsafe and needed t […]