Architect Couple’s L.A. Courtyard House Comes With a Scalloped, Round Kitchen Island and Le Corbusier Lighting

By Pauline O’Connor Architects love to live and build in Silver Lake — everybody from John Lautner and Richard Neutra in the ’30s and ’40s to, decades later, Michael Rotondi and Barbara Bestor, have designed homes for themselves in the neighborhood’s hills. More recently, Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin, XTEN Architecture and Bestor alums who founded their own firm, And And And Studio,… Keep reading

Vintage SoCal: An Early Bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak District

By Lauren Beale Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there. The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway,… Keep reading

Rent Rodney Walker’s Case Study House For $20k

High on a bluff in Pacific Palisades is a narrow, hedged lane off of Chautauqua Boulevard that contains some of the most radical and important 20th Century residential architecture in the country– a cluster of Case Study House projects, instigated in the late ’40s by Art + Architecture Magazine’s John Entenza and designed by Richard Neutra,… Keep reading

Neuroscience and Neutra: 70 Years Ahead of His Time

On the evening of December 8th, historian and author Dr. Barbara Lamprecht will speak on “Neuroscience and Neutra: 70 Years Ahead of His Time;” her doctoral dissertation exploring Richard Neutra’s roots in neuroscience and landscape. This unique opportunity is not one to be missed as the lecture will take place at one of Neutra’s architectural… Keep reading

Preservation Personals: A Modernist Castle Above Los Angeles

By Emma Sarappo If you’re searching for an older home with plenty of history, I might not initially stand out. After all, I was built in 1957, which is quite young in a dense field of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. But when you step back and take a real look at me, my clean lines and… Keep reading

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