Richard Neutra, Architect

The Barsha Residence, 1938

Los Angeles, CA


The Barsha Residence, 1938. Rescued from the path of the Hollywood Freeway, and moved to its new site in Santa Monica Canyon, the Barsha Residence retains much of its original historic fabric. Here is an exciting opportunity to restore an early classic Neutra Residence located in one of Southern California's most desirable neighborhoods. When properly restored, the structure will certainly become one of the Canyon's most famous and important landmarks. From its site, it is an easy walk to the beach. The original garage is converted into a quest quarters w/bath, and a new garage has been added.

Philip Kimmelman, Architect

The Kimmelman Residence, 1957

Los Angeles, CA


First offering: The architect's own family residence. More often than not the creative individuals behind many great commercial projects do not receive the public awareness their contributions deserve. They work modestly behind the scenes, and credit goes to the firm. So it was with Philip Kimmelman who served as Chief Project Architect for numerous Welton Becket structures, some of them LA icons, for 40 years. His Pasadena Bullocks remains a landmark among department stores, and in his own home he exercised a sure, skilled hand, deftly contrasting a wealth of disparate materials.

Great homes usually begin with a great site, and Kimmelman selected one of the best

John Lautner, Architect

The Schaffer Residence, 1949

Glendale, CA


The Schaffer Residence, 1949. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete & glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. A meticulous restoration of systems, as well as surfaces, hardware & appliances has been completed. This published, world class architectural treasure incorporates open plan living, dining and den areas, two bedrooms, one & a half baths, laundry and attached two carport. In nature and apart, yet just 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.

Harold B. Zook, Architect

The Griffith Residence, 1948

Pasadena, CA


First Offering: The Griffith Residence, 1948. Set
carefully within the landscape, the low profile
emphasizes a natural horizontal flow across
the acre plus hilltop site. Being set back from the
private drive, and behind a planted circular motor
court, a park-like estate feeling is conveyed. The
public rooms showcase panoramic city and
mountain views through floor to ceiling glass
walls, while the requisite covered patio and
grassy yard extend the entertainment flow to the
outdoors. The architect, with training under
Swiss master Albert Frey, creates a lasting
statement of post-war modernism that is

John Lautner, Architect

The Anne Baxter Remodel

Los Angeles, CA


The Anne Baxter Remodel First offering since 1966. Virtually unknown today, this longtime residence of agent Hal Gefsky hides Lautner's explosive open plan interiors, designed for Frank Lloyd Wight's granddaughter, behind an original Norman Facade. Photos at the Getty Research Institute reveal the exciting potential to restore a unique Hollywood celebrity lifestyle where entertaining is the focus of the lower level privacy & self fulfillment the space above.

Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.

Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954

Long Beach, CA


Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the

Michel Tortel, Architect

Deconstructionist Contemporary Home, 2005

near Aix-en-Provence, FR


This genuine landscape-house with swimming pool is nested in greenery. Its geometric shape stems from the deconstructionist movement, along the same lines as the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.

Up on the east side of the Mount Aurélien, it offers a panoramic view on the surrounding landscape while sheltering its residents of the Mistral wind. It is located at 20 minutes by car from Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille airport and 1h30 from Nice. There are stores and schools nearby. The house also enjoys many walking paths in enchanting settings.

Built on a 5600 m² plot, the house extends over a surface of 340 m². It includes on the ground floor a

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Winslow House, 1893

River Forest, IL


As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's

Los Feliz Museum Modern

Los Angeles, CA


A house transformed. This is the result of a painstaking remodel of the original design that now evokes art-gallery comparisons.

Terrazzo and wood flooring brings a high level of sophistication to the residence. New, high quality window systems frame unbelievable city and mountain views from nearly every room.

A terraced rear yard with enclosed patio and an upper deck with spa provides for tranquil, outdoor entertaining. With a timeless design in the newer bathrooms and kitchen, here is a three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom property that is truly inspirational in nature; offered at a price that overcomes the challenges of today's marketplace. The

Frank O. Gehry, F.A.I.A.

Venice Angled Contemporary

Venice, CA


Frank Gehry design utilizing the architect's signature angled surfaces within grand volumes. The orderly main level features an updated kitchen with living and dining area which open to the private garden. The upper level explodes vertically in space and light. Gehry's placement within the great volume of a loft style bedroom and balcony, as well as alcoves and niches, create a unique space suitable for a multitude of configurations.