Razor-sharp midcentury modern asks $1.25M in Valley Village

By Pauline O’Connor In a neighborhood dominated by 1920s Spanish bungalows and 1930s traditional ranches, this early midcentury modern in Valley Village really stands out. Located three blocks west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at 12360 La Maida Street, the redwood-sided residence calls to mind the work of Gregory Ain. In actuality, it was designed and built in 1948… Keep reading

In Laurel Canyon, Atomic Age modern with wild history lists for $4.5M

By Pauline O’Connor You can find a property with an interesting history on the market in Los Angeles pretty much any day of the week, but very few are as fascinating as that of Laurel Canyon’s Wohlstetter House. The International Modern-style home was designed by architect Josef Van der Kar in 1953. The son of… Keep reading

Home of the Day: In the Company of Giants

By Bonnie McCarthy In a pedigreed neighborhood boasting residences by architectural icons such as R.M. Schindler, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Gregory Ain and J.R. Davidson, this Silver Lake modern with an experimental design by former CalArts painter-turned-architect Sean Briski fits right in. Industrial interior details include poured concrete finishes, exposed structural steel, curtains made of shredded tire… Keep reading

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