Property

Real Estate Report: But who changes the bulbs?

  With an award-winning garden and a pool that multitasks as outdoor lighting and a water feature, this classic mid-century in Pasadena is on the market. As for the bulbs, we're thinking they're probably LEDs that won't need replacing anytime soon.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Pared-Down Modern in a Victorian Shell

In San Francisco, sometimes those pretty Victorians hide a minimalist heart.    Read More...

Real Estate Report: Reinventing the Suburbs in the 1950's

    In the early 1950's Bay Area architect William Wurster and landscape architect Lawrence Halprin put together Greenwood Common, an alternative plan to the suburbs that were spreading across the country. One of the ten houses there just came on the market.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In Pasadena, Aging in Place With Some Style

  This old-school Pasadena mid-century condo might well have housed an archetypical "little old lady from Pasadena." It now makes a great case for her to hang in a while longer.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Live Like a Mid-Century Red Menace in Silver Lake

  Los Angeles after WWII (and before air-conditioning) was a hotbed of both political radicalism and modern design. Sometimes they joined forces and experimented in "Modern" living.     Read More...

Real Estate Report: Room for Everyone in Bernal Heights

  Sometimes, not even the sleekest design or best green intentions will sell a house. Maybe accidentally having a great party space will do it.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In Noe Valley, A Powder Room to Reckon With

  In San Francisco, a house can't make up its mind what it wants to be when it grows up. And is full of surprises.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Kubla Khan Drops the Price— Xanadu Now $3.5M Less

  Sometimes, reducing the price is the key to selling your house. In this case, $3.5M off the top seems to have done trick. With apologies to both Samuel Colerigde and Olivia Newton-John.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Live Like an Actress-Gardener in Los Angeles

  We look at enough real estate listings online to make our eyes bleed, but not all of it is over-the-top and expensive. Here's a listing in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles that's unpretentious, personal, totally livable— not staged— and set in great garden.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: 1959 Ranch Deconstructed in Mandeville Canyon

A new way of looking at the Mid-Century California ranch house and stripping it down to the edge. To quote the realtor, "this home is very buyer-specific." We'd call the results moody and sequestered, neither of which is a bad thing, and we're crazy about the pool.  Read More...

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