What Is Mid-Century Modern, Anyway?

By Lydia Geisel It’s an undeniable fact that “mid-century modern” has become an essential part of our everyday design vocabulary. But what would you do if an acquaintance at a cocktail party asked you for a minute-something description of the style? Could you do it? Despite our obvious and enduring obsession, the term “mid-century modern” (first… Keep reading

Top sales: June’s priciest home sales

By Neal J. Leitereg $11.5 million — Brentwood Prolific Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife, author Linda Bruckheimer, sold their International-style home of more than two decades for $400,000 less than the asking price. The buyer, per property records, was a trust. The steel and concrete residence, once owned by L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, was designed by… Keep reading

Light-filled Koreatown condo with two bedrooms asks $699K

By Elijah Chiland This airy two-bedroom condo is situated in Koreatown’s elegant Miramonte Terrace. Now seems to be the time to buy in the building—we spotted another unit in this week’s Curbed Comparisons. Built in 1922, the Italianate complex is positioned around a central courtyard with vintage light posts and neatly trimmed hedges that frame a… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Welcome Home To The Camellia Cottage, $4M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 1413 Wentworth Avenue, Oak Knoll, Pasadena When: Sunday, July 1 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $3,988,000 What: Camellia Cottage, a wonderful “cottage” to accommodate long-term guests, originally built as part of the legendary Huntington (currently the Huntington Langham) Hotel’s postwar expansion in the late 1940s, and now a 5-bed, 6-bath home with a swimming pool in the… Keep reading

Landmarked midcentury post and beam in Glendale asks $1.5M

By Elijah Chiland This lovely Glendale residence is stylish enough that the city added it to its historic register as an “outstanding example of post and beam modern-style architecture.” Built in 1963, the home sits on an 8,195-square-foot lot at the northeastern edge of the city, close to the Chevy Chase Country Club. It’s got four bedrooms and three… Keep reading

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