An Architectural View of the Samitaur Tower in Culver City

Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, the Samitaur Tower in Culver City is an iconic landmark constructed at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard. The 72-foot-tall tower is composed of five off-kilter, stacked circular steel rings. Its raw steel construction and jutting forms are a conspicuous new beacon for Hayden Tract. Besides being a great lookout point, the tower serves as a vertical park, with a 200-plus-seat amphitheater dug underneath, landscaping around it, and a new restaurant and gallery next door.

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2 Architects Make Magic With This Mid-Century Modern Classic

By Claudine Zap

Sitting amid a grove of mature oak trees, a classic Mid-Century Modern property is back on the market for $2.25 million. Built in 1973, this secluded home has gone through two architects and two renovations.

You’ll find this real estate gem in the woodsy enclave of Monte Nido in Malibu Canyon, 10 minutes from the beach in Malibu.

 “It’s understated and low-key,” listing agent Brian Linder says of the design. “And yet it’s gorgeous, classical Mid-Century Modern architecture.”

Local architect Doug Rucker was commissioned to build the original home, which was completed in 1973. In 1990, the home’s second owners brought Rucker back to expand the space, adding a bedroom wing, living room extension, and an outdoor lounge with fireplace.

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6 Exquisite Homes in Peaceful Places

Pasadena, California. This modern smart home in the Langham neighborhood has walls of recycled glass. The five-bedroom house includes three fireplaces, a gym, a spa-style master bath, wide-plank walnut floors, and 12-foot ceilings throughout.

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My Home As Art :: 1925 English Tudor Revival

Situated in the heart of the Country Club neighborhood in Altadena, this charming English Tudor Revival reflects period charm along with thoughtful renovations. The large living room features a beamed ceiling, fireplace, hardwood floors and French Doors leading to the large rear patio and garden. There is a formal dining room, breakfast area, and laundry. The fabulous cook’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including a commercial-grade Viking range and Viking wine refrigerator. Three family bedrooms and two baths complete the downstairs. The upstairs offers a large family room, bedroom/office, and bath plus storage, which could become the Master Suite.
For Sale $1,450,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Garage Spaces
  • 2960 Sqft
  • 0.22 Acres
 

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The Art & Design of Downtown’s Bradbury Building

Today, we tour through an architectural landmark commissioned by gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury. Constructed in 1893, the Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building left in Downtown Los Angeles. The original design was crafted by Sumner Hunt but was replaced by George H. Wyman. According to Wyman’s daughters, Bradbury felt that Wyman could realize his vision for the building better than Hunt.

As you walk through the archway entrance on Broadway, you’re immediately greeted by a magical light-filled Victorian court, with marble stairs, ornate iron railings, and open cage elevators. The building is still being used as a working retail/commercial space so expect limited access. Here’s a look inside and you might even recognize its unique design from Hollywood films Blade Runner and 500 Days of Summer.

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