Mid-century modernism is where it’s at in the nature-filled Hollywood Hills, where you’ll find Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer House, Richard Neutra’s Linn House, John Lautner’s Chemosphere, and a flurry of newer designs from contemporary architects such as XTEN, SPF Architects, and Marmol Radziner. Thanks to its perch high atop the city and central location to the major studios, the hillside neighborhood is home to countless celebrities and industry execs. The Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods: Beachwood Canyon, Cahuenga Pass, Franklin Village, Hollywood Heights, Hollywoodland, Outpost Estates, and Whitley Heights. To get a feel for the area, attend a screening at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest, take in a concert at the Ford Amphitheater, and hike Runyon Canyon—a 13-acre park filled with wild chaparral and drought-resistant evergreen trees— for jetliner views and insanely good people watching.
By Jessica Estrada The holiday season brings with it sumptuous feasts, festive fêtes, and of course, lots of holiday guests. Prepare for the days ahead with one of these gorgeous homes that boast not only tons of room for entertaining, but also amazing detached guest houses to accommodate friends and family from out of town.... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 1724 North Fairfax, Hollywood Hills When: Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm Asking: $5,200,000 What: Originally built in 1923, this grand 5-bed, 6-bath English Style home in the Hollywood Hills recently underwent a comprehensive 2-year renovation. Built during the boom years when cottages-on-steroids like this were the norm, it was the answer... Keep reading →
By Bonnie McCarthy Designed in the Storybook style for which he became famous, this 1926 French Normandy cottage in the Hollywood Hills was the personal residence of Los Angeles architect Frederick A. Hanson. The fairytale-esque home features high hip roofs and a protruding entry gable on the outside, and a vaulted, two-story living room with decorative arches, period... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 5867 Tuxedo Terrace, Hollywood Hills East When: Sunday, September 11 from 2:00PM-5:00PM Asking: $1,095,000 What: A splendid little 2-bed, 1-bath, c.1926 Storybook Style house, built by architect Frederick A. Hanson for himself and his wife. Hanson’s best known for his work as the principal architect at Glendale’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, where... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland This little Normandy-style cottage in the Hollywood Hills is right out of a storybook—and that sort of makes sense, as its the home that Forest Lawn Memorial Park architect Frederick Hanson designed for himself in 1926. If you’ve ever been to the Glendale cemetery, you’ll be well familiar with Hanson’s eclectic, lovingly... Keep reading →