Family-Friendly Modernism In Rustic Canyon, $4.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 731 Greentree Road, Pacific Palisades Asking: $4,500,000 What: A 1949 gem by early Modernist architect Kenneth Lind in Rustic Canyon, originally dubbed The Platform House, now a 3-bed, 4-bath home reinvented by the LA/Montecito firm of Shubin Donaldson. Set on stilts to capture the view, the ground level was filled in with family-friendly entertaining spaces… Keep reading

In Palm Desert, The Perfect Setting For A Mid-Century Collection, $1.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 74855 Fairway Drive, Palm Desert Asking: $1,495,000 What: A sophisticated, 4-bed, 4-bath Mid-Century classic by the prolific firm of Patten + Wild, recently renovated, and a perfect, gallery-like setting for a collection of period furniture. Out front, there’s a typical but sophisticated desert profile and walls of breeze block, but with hints of the… Keep reading

Quirky and Wonderful Mid-Century in Franklin Hills, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 3986 Clayton Avenue, Franklin Hills When: Open on Sunday, November 5 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $1,785,000 What: A wonderfully quirky cottage designed by architect Stephen Alan Siskind in 1963, this 3-bed, 2-bath home has a vibe that immediately draws you back to a long-lost bohemian Mid-Century Los Angeles. The main living space, with angled walls and… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Classic Post+Beam Revival in La Cañada, $4M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 5228 Escalante Drive, La Cañada Flintridge When: Sunday, October 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $3,995,000 What: A 5-bed, 5-bath Modernist composition in redwood, stone and glass, this c.2008 house can be forgiven if it looks c.1960. Deploying materials and technology in a way Mid-Century architects could only dream of, it’s an architectural tribute to the great California… Keep reading

Pristine Silver Lake Modern, $2.5M

By Izumi Tanaka Where: 2955 Swan Place, Silver Lake Asking: $2,495,000 What: The work of the acclaimed firm of Lee + Mundwiler, this exquisite house in Silver Lake is a beautiful composition of hard, polished surfaces set above the street; a cantilevered wing contains a fully independent guest/in-law suite with a strong rental history. To read the full article visit… Keep reading

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