The Art & Design of the HollyHock House

This week, we tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House – the first house he designed in Los Angeles. Built in the early 1920’s for bohemian oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, this stunning house reopened to the public in 2015 after a five-year restoration.

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Glamorous Mediterranean-style house replete with original ’20s details seeks $4.3M

By Bianca Barragan

Located up in the Los Feliz hills, this nearly 5,500-square-foot residence dates to 1924. Designed by architect Charles Kyson, it features beautiful beamed ceilings, wrought iron details, a library with a built-in humidor, and imported Della Robbia tiles.

The house’s former organ room has been converted into a wine cellar, but its dining room—disassembled in England and reassembled in Los Feliz, including the stained glass—has remained intact. (The organ in the old organ room was built to accompany the movies being screened in the living room, the listing says.)

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Excessively Charming ‘Snow White Cottage’ in Los Feliz Asks $749k

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By Bianca Barragan

The so-called Snow White Cottages were once housing for animators at Walt Disney’s studio, which was located nearby at the time. (Disney’s studios were on Hyperion before they expanded their outfit and moved to Burbank.) This particular cottage was built around 1936, and, where it was “rumored to have also been used by Disney until the early 1940’s,” according to the listing.

The two-bedroom storybook cottage has a lot more than Disney lore going for it. Original details abound—stained glass, vaulted and beamed ceilings, built-in china cabinets, and even original hardware.

In some parts of the house, like the kitchen, the original elements look a little worn, but in a charming, endearing kind of way—like maybe some animated birds are going to fly out and help with cooking dinner. The 1,111-square-foot house is asking $749,000.

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‘Jurassic World’ screenwriter Derek Connolly sells his home in Los Feliz Oaks

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By Neal J. Leitereg

Screenwriter Derek Connolly, who gained fame for his work on the 2012 dramedy “Safety Not Guaranteed” and the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World,” has sold his home in the desirable Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.2 million

Set up from the street, the modern-style home is distinguished by an clean lines, open space and and a flood of natural light. Main living areas center on a two-story wall of windows framed in steel beams that take in dramatic city and ocean views.

Adding to the loft-style vibe is an office that sits above the great room. Glass doors off the living/dining area open directly to a deck with a spa, and the chef’s kitchen is outfitted with a tiled backsplash and a breakfast bar.

The master suite has a glass-enclosed shower and a soaking tub for a total of three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. A second lofted space sits over the master bedroom.

Connolly bought the house two years ago for $2.15 million, records show.

Victoria Massengale and Michael Maguire of Compass were the listing agents. Stephen Parisi of Deasy/Penner & Partners repped the buyer.

Connolly won Independent Spirit, IFJA and Waldo Salt awards for best screenplay for the film “Safety Not Guaranteed,” which starred Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. Among his current projects is adventure film “Kong: Skull Island,” due out in 2017, and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” due out in 2019.

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Home of the Day: Bright lights, big city views in Los Feliz

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By Bonnie McCarthy

Panoramic Los Angeles views define this expansive, open-concept home located up the hill from Los Feliz Village. Updated with an eye toward sophisticated, contemporary design, the multilevel, Midcentury-inspired home features a high-end kitchen, spa-like master bath and separate guest quarters. Polished wood warms an interior detailed with honed marble, stainless steel and glass.

Address: 4028 Braeburn Way, Los Angeles, 90027

Price: $1.895 million

Built: 1977

Lot size: 6,929 square feet

House size: 3,066 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Features: Open concept floor plan, wall of sliding doors, generous deck space, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, honed-marble counters, high-end kitchen appliances, built-in custom cabinetry, spa-like master bath with city view and oversized steam shower; a lower-level studio features a separate entrance suitable for creative work space or guest quarters

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