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Los Angeles Times Home of the Week: John Lautner, The Schaffer Residence

If homes were music, John Lautner's designs would be Duke Ellington compositions. The architect, a onetime Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, compared the importance of the jazz composer's use of rests to the significance of the voids in his architecture. Lautner's 1949 Schaffer Residence, set in a wooded area at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale, represents the simple, uncluttered look the...

Art Market: My House is your House

My House is your House Written by JORG HANTZSCHEL California discovers its architectonic heritage - modernistic domiciles are sold to the highest bidder. "If a Picasso is worth 145 million, then this should cost around 30 or 40 million, but it is, in fact, on the market for seven and a half... Crosby Doe, wearing rather daring sunglasses, parks his green Jaguar in front of an imposing gate in a...

Los Angeles Times Home of the Week: Marmol Radziner Desert House

It is the house that won new respect for factory-built prefab housing: Leo Marmol's sleek, solar-powered, steel-and-glass Desert House in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. It has been Marmol's weekend house since he built it in 2005, but it is now listed for sale for $1.85 million. The buyer will have a unique home that has been widely praised for its blending of mid-century modern design with...

Conde Nast Portfolio: Starchitecture for a Song

Starchitecture for a Song Written by Peter Viles A Frank Lloyd Wright for under a million dollars? Yes as long as you're flexible about location.Emotionally battered by the Los Angeles real estate market, where first-time buyers still fight over small tract homes priced at $750,000, Kali Nikitas and her husband all but gave up on homeownership this summer. "The prices of L.A. real estate were...

ArtNet: Art House

By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp Never mind the Jean Prouve tables and Damien Hirst butterfly paintings. To really be of the moment, why not collect a John Lautner motel in Desert Hot Springs? That is the thinking behind architectureForSale.com, a website offering quality works of architecture on a national and international basis. Real estate websites are a dime a dozen, but AFS, as it is called, comes with...

L.A. Land Blog

Listings: The Hong Residence, Los Feliz If there is a real estate bubble, and it is popping, well, that's going to be a somewhat depressing story to read about every day. And LA Land does not want to be completely depressing, so we mix in items like this one -- our attempt to celebrate the vibrancy of Los Angeles residential architecture and style. The Hong Residence, built in 1968 at 5146 Los...

Hauser Magazine (German)

Houses Today Iconic Homes Clients such as film producer Joel Silver are a firm favourite with realtor Crosby Doe. In 1985, Silver, one of the makers of "Matrix", purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House. He then had the property restored at great expense, and generated a great deal of publicity too: "Joel had so many house parties with so many well-known actors that the house became as...

GQ Japan

Written by Hiroyuki Kushida Crosby Doe — A realtor who knows everything about and deals only in modern vintage homes. Over the past few years, we've introduced you to several modern vintage homes for sale in this magazine. All of them are masterpieces that make people that are into this kind of thing drool. So when it comes to this kind of property, I went to visit the only real estate agency you...

Los Angeles Times: Home of the Week: A piece of L.A. history

Home of the Week: A piece of L.A. history Lloyd Wright design was preserved by the tuneful Newman family. By Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer The Alfred Newman musical clan gathered the other day to say their goodbyes to a Pacific Palisades home that has played host to many musicians since it was built in 1948. The house, designed by architect Lloyd Wright (son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright), was the...

Realtor Magazine: Architectural Diamonds

Architectural Diamonds Unique homes command premium - if you can make the case. Written by Robert Freeman It's not every market that boasts for-sale homes by architecture luminaries such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Frank Gehry. But in Beverly Hills and parts of Los Angeles, homes by Wright and other architects of national reputation aren't uncommon. And when these homes go on the market, it's often...

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