The collapse of the real estate bubble has affected home prices throughout L.A., but it's made the fate of several mid-century masterpieces especially uncertain. Many of these homes have been on the market for months, sometimes years, and are struggling with multiple price reductions.

From 1945 through the first half of the 1960s, Arts & Architecture Magazine commissioned a series of model homes from some of the most acclaimed architects and designers of the time, including boldface names like Neutra, Eames, Koenig, and Saarinen.

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