Property

Real Estate Report: A Big Tree with a Mind of Its Own

If you looked at as many real estate listings as we do, you'd find both uninspired landscaping and uninteresting art on the walls. Just not always, we're glad to report.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In LA, Two Listings with Historic Cred

Signature works by great architects don't always sell. Here are two properties designed by architect Gregory Ain— both with respectful additional work by two other eminent LA architects, Michael Folonis and Pierre Koenig— one for a radical collective in Silver Lake, the other a handsome house for progressive lawyer Ben Margolis, in Los Feliz.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In the Hollywood Hills, a John Lautner House from the Late '40s

Iconic- and idolized- architect John Lautner (2011-1994) got his start with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesen, moved to Los Angeles to supervise Wright's projects, and went on to his own career designing some of the most radical residential work built in Los Angeles and Southern California in the 20th Century. These days, his houses are much sought-after by Hollywood's creative community.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Darkly Vintage Classic in San Francisco's Tendernob, $895K

In the Tendernob— on the edge of one of San Francisco's "polite" neighborhoods and one of its seedier ones, close to Union Square and downtown— this vintage classic is on the market.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In San Francisco's Cole Valley Neighborhood, a Sliver of a House, $849K

A beautifully-detailed house built by welders instead of carpenters in a Birkenstock-friendly neighborhood. Under ten feet wide and in an uneasy alliance with the neighbors, it's a Minimalist cottage perfect for someone with their own expectations about what a house should be.   Read More...

Real Estate Report: Save $4M on this Fortress-Like Artist's Compound, Near the Beach in Venice

Sculptor Robert Graham's studio and living compound has been on the market since September, 2010 and was originally listed for $18M.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Classic LA Modern in Venice

Using elements from the classic Los Angeles modern design tradition, architect Robert Thibodeau designed this house in Venice. It's on the market, asking $2.595M.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Very Brady Bunch, Updated, $2.85M

Roughly contemporaneous with the ground-breaking sitcom about a blended family, this Los Angeles house has the same lines as Mike Brady's house but looks comfortable in the 21st Century.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Have Your Own Terroir With This Perfect Dry Creek Vineyard, $3.595M

On the west side of Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, a few minutes northwest of Healdsburg, this property produces organic Cabernet and Syrah.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Russian Hill Condo Comes on the Market

The listing says "fine architecture cultivates fine lives."  That's long been a premise of modern architects, and realtors will say anything, but it is partly true. Here at 955 Green Street, for almost $5M, life should be just fine.  Read More...

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