The Art & Design of the Korean Friendship Bell

Donated in 1976, the Korean Friendship Bell celebrates the bicentennial of the U.S. and is a symbolic measure of friendship between the two countries. Located in a stone pavilion in Angels Gate Park, the bell is modeled after the Bronze Bell of King Songdok, which was cast in 771 A.D. The bell overlooks the Pacific… Keep reading

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

Paul R. Williams’ family residence in Lafayette Square hits the market for first time, asking $2.395M

By Pauline O’Connor On the heels of the opening of a new photo exhibit celebrating the work of Paul Revere Williams comes news that the International modern-style home the pioneering architect designed for himself and his family has just hit the market for the first time. Williams designed the house, located on a gated street in the Lafayette Square Historic Preservation… Keep reading

Two-bedroom in groovy 1960s Studio City complex asks $599K

By Elijah Chiland This two-bedroom condo at the southeastern edge of Studio City is snugly tucked into a sleek complex designed by SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe. Located just off Cahuenga Boulevard (opposite Universal Studios), the building has a semi-circular shape with walls of glass and neatly stacked units. This particular condo last sold in 2005 (for $489,000), and, per… Keep reading

Celebrity homes priced to sell during the holiday crush

By Neal J. Leitereg & Jack Flemming Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. Gerald Casale of Devo fame has listed his home in Palm Desert for sale at $1.495 million. Set on about half an acre of grounds, the well-preserved midcentury home was designed and… Keep reading

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