Architect Dan Brunn was hired five years ago by Samy and Hedy Kamienowicz to design a Venice beach house. The outcome would be the clean lined, but structurally complicated house, known as the “Flip Flop House” Minimal instructions were given to Brunn when he began creating this $8 million 5,700 sq. foot house located on a virgin beachfront lot. The few conditions required of the homeowners were, walls that provided space to showcase their art, an elevator, and nothing brown. The outcome is quite remarkable. Click link below to read and see more about the home
Want to live in an immaculate modern home designed by Richard Neutra? You can now that his Hees House has recently hit the market. This property sits on a quarter-acre above the Bel-Air Bay Beach Club in the Pacific Palisades. This three bedroom four and a half bath house has amazing views and is listed for $4.35 million.
Lloyd Wright’s Gainsburg House is currently on the market for $2.225 million. This La Canada home was built in 1948 and has recently been restored and updated by architect Richard Corsini. The home is on the market for the first time in 10 years.
Recently the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the
2013 AID/HUD Secretary Housing Awards. They recognized “the best in
housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity
of life, a sanctuary for the human spirt and a valuable national
resource.” The winners all portrayed beautiful examples of contemporary
architecture around the country.
Mid- Century Los Angeles Architect, A. Quincy Jones is responsible for many swoon worthy homes in Los Angeles, including the Brody House. Jones is now getting his first major retrospective as part of the Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in LA- Building for Better Living. This exhibit opens on Saturday at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. With much of his work here in LA, La.curbed.com has mapped 20 of his personal residences he designed.
The Sachs Apartments, also known as Manola Court, designed by Rudolph Schindler hit the market recently. It was designed originally for Schindler’s friend Herman Sachs, a muralist and decorator who designed many LA landmarks. It was on the market back in 2008 with a list price of $3 million, but failed to find a buyer. Today this 16 unit Silver Lake complex has an asking price of $2.5 million.
Respites from the big city…..
The Sunset Strip gained popularity during prohibition and has continued to evolve over the decades. Before it got “Rock and Roll”, it was a hot spot for Hollywood types and Gangsters. To read more, and see historic photos of the Sunset Strip click the link below.
PBS aired a special last Sunday about the 10 Buildings that changed America. They spotlighted buildings that shaped architecture, construction, and urban planning over the last 225 years. Some on the list are famous landmarks, like Frank Llyod Wright’s Robie House, while others are unknown.
Rupert Murdoch, just bought a Bel Air property that according to the La Times was once owned by Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz director, Victor Fleming. Besides the three bedroom main house, there is a guest house, office building, and wine cave. But perhaps the most impressive feature is the commercial vineyard located on the property. The asking price of the property, $29.5 million, it is not yet known what Murdoch paid.