The Perfect Eichler Time Capsule, $790K

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By Philip Ferrato

Where: 17122 Nanette Street, Granada Hills
Asking: $789,900
What: Designed by Jones & Emmons for Joseph Eichler’s ground-breaking 1964 Balboa Highlands development, this 5-bed, 2-bath classic was purchased fifty-two years ago by a pair of steadfast Modernist owners– Frances and Larry– a couple who have done an extraordinary job of maintaining the original’s design and details.

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View Ava Gardner’s Midcentury-Modern Home

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By Leslie Anne Wiggins

A classic California midcentury-modern home that belonged to Golden Age actress Ava Gardner is on the market. Located in the exclusive Hollywood Dell neighborhood, where one may be lulled to sleep by the faint sounds of summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, the 1959 residence was designed by famed Los Angeles architect Edward Fickett. The home features a gold seal recognizing it as an “all-electric” house, which may appeal to the eco-friendly buyer. Set on a double lot, the property includes plenty of outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. Gardner’s second husband, Frank Sinatra, reportedly attended swanky soirées at the house, although he and Gardner were by then divorced. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living and dining areas provide broad views across the hills, and the ground-floor master bedroom, complete with a fireplace, has sliding glass doors that lead out to the tree-shaded terrace. Listed for $2 million, the 2,668-square-foot home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Contact: Kate Blackwood, 310-275-1000;deasypenner.com

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My Home As Art :: Eichler Home :: A. Quincy Jones, FAIA

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Presented by Greg Guinto

This true pride of ownership Mid-Century Modern Eichler was meticulously kept with only one set of owners, Frances and Larry. Originally looking into building their own home in Brentwood with the help of Case Study architect Pierre Koenig, Frances noticed signs for a modern community, just North off of the 405 fwy. Larry and Frances drove up to see these modern tract homes and instantly agreed they had found a place to call home. They’ve lived here ever since, but now the time has come for someone new to discover this hidden gem in the Valley. This five bedroom home is over 2,000 sqft and feels as though you’re walking through a time capsule, complete with original kitchen with functioning built-in blender. Experience walking into the atrium, through the A-frame design structure, surrounded by walls of glass, while looking past the spacious living room into the nice sized private backyard with wrap around patio areas. This home truly makes you feel outdoors when you’re indoors and that’s something Joseph Eichler was able to capture. An added benefit for this community is the potential tax breaks from the Mills Act, as Balboa Highlands is in a designated HPOZ. Come see for yourself. You too may quickly know you have found your future home.
For Sale $789,900
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2078 Sqft

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Deasy/penner Welcomes Greg Guinto

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Originally from Canada, in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, Greg moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and quickly fell in love with the available architecture that he had never seen or experienced before. Normally exposed to brick homes with basements, many of which were split level, Greg started to see a style of home that was designed in a way to help families feel more connected to each other, and to nature. These post and beam homes had a lot of thought put into them with single stories, open floor plans and floor to ceiling walls of glass. One particular community in Granada Hills, Balboa Highlands, which featured atriums in the middle of the homes, changed the way he looked at home design. These homes found a creative way to connect people, and they were pieces of art. Greg is excited to join deasy/penner who focuses particularly on that idea, home as art, and to take his newfound passion to the next level.
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This Historic L.A. Home Is On the Market for $2.5 Million

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By Jennifer Tzeses

More than 1,000 buildings in Los Angeles are designated Historic-Cultural Monuments, marking a significant contribution to the history of the city. And now you could own one of them. Built by architect R. M. Schindler in 1925, the James Eads Howe House has a garden by Richard Neutra, making it a rare collaboration of two great minds as well as a protected site. Considered one of Schindler’s most important works, the Silver Lake, California, home is situated on a hillside, with the communal living areas on the top level and the bedrooms below. Its design, featuring interlocking shapes and varying volumes, was quite progressive for the time. Inside the redwood residence, the two-story living room has paneling on the ceiling and walls, while the dining room includes a large picture window and a fireplace. There’s also an updated kitchen and a den with another fireplace and a massive window that wraps around a corner of the room. Beneath the cantilevered roof is an outdoor dining terrace with views of the mountains and ocean. Listed for $2.5 million, this 2,426-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Contact: deasy/penner&partners; 310-867-0847

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