Craig Ellwood’s Iconic Smith House in L.A. Is Listed For $3M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

Here is your chance to live in an iconic work of art.

Originally constructed in 1958 by influential modernist architect Craig Ellwood, the Smith House has been recently restored under the guidance of James Tyler, FAIA in 2018.  Now, this striking midcentury abode has hit the market for $3,000,000.

A showcase of midcentury modern architecture, the Smith House is located in Crestwood Hills and has been widely published throughout the years, including an appearance in Arts & Architecture Magazine. Scroll ahead for a peek inside the two-bedroom, two-bath home.

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Long Beach’s grand old Bixby House seeks $3.2M

By Elijah Chiland

Here’s your chance to own one of the oldest and most distinguished houses in Long Beach.

Built in 1890, the handsome Bixby Ranch House—a city landmark—was constructed for developer George Bixby, whose name is shared by the Bixby Knolls neighborhood around the house. It originally served as the headquarters for Bixby ranch operations.

Having once been surrounded by farmland, the home outdates pretty much everything else in the area.

It was designed by brothers Almeric and Ernest Coxhead, who adorned the exterior with cedar shingles and brick, to go along with elegant gables and bay windows. Interiors include coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in shelving, multiple fireplaces, custom-carved pillars, and dramatic moldings.

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1936 William Kesling Streamline Moderne asking $1.25M in the Cahuenga Pass

By Pauline O’Connor

Located in the Cahuenga Pass not far from Universal Studios, this jaunty 1936 residence is believed to be the work of Streamline Moderne master William Kesling.

Closely resembling Kesling’s Adams House in Silver Lake, the three-bedroom home sports many original elements, such as horizontal steel casement windows, portholes, fluted glass, curved walls, three-quarter sawn oak floors, and a magnesite staircase. The home’s kitchen and baths, however, appear to have undergone a rather zany makeover at some point in the ’90s.

On a lush, .32-acre lot, the property also features a bonus studio with half-bath, an outdoor bar, a fiberglass hot tub, multiple decks and patios, and a detached two-car garage.

It’s listed with an asking price of $1.249 million.

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An Architectural View of the Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry, Architect

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.

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This A. Quincy Jones–Designed Midcentury Lists For $2.77M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

Featuring sweeping ocean and city views—and a cool midcentury sense of style—this historic home is now on the market.

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles, this historic property was originally designed in 1950 by A. Quincy Jones FAIA, and is one of the best surviving examples of the forward-looking Mutual Housing Association’s postwar experiment.

Boasting both midcentury charm and striking city and ocean views all the way to Palos Verdes and Catalina, this three-bedroom, two-bath home is now being listed for $2,765,000.

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