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Part of our journey involved saving a historic house in Los Angeles from the wrecking ball. We spent 3 years doing a museum quality restoration, doing most of the work ourselves. We successfully petitioned City Hall & won Landmark Designation for our home, protecting it for generations to come. Our house was designed by an amazing group of Architects & Designers led by A. Quincy Jones. You might notice some John Lautner & Frank Llyod Wright in the bones! The lead draftsmen, Jim Charlton, was one of Frank Llyod Wright's top apprentices & he work-studied for his education, helping out at the schools (Taliesin) & farms that supported them. He worked under Lautner, who was originally in charge of the design, but then moved over to Jones's team after a domestic entanglement between Lautner & his Boss's wife! Chartlon also studied under Lautner during the building of Frank Llyod Wright's Sturges house on our same mountain. Our home is part of a greater community called The Crestwood Hills. It was one of the 1st homes built by this design team. We live in a sad time for these beautiful homes. The property values in Los Angeles & confluence of uneducated or insensitive international buyers results in the destruction of our cultural heritage. We hope this video will help share our appreciation for American Modernist Architecture & perhaps convince more people to save these homes instead of building large soulless stucco boxes and imprisoning themselves from the indoor/outdoor California Lifestyle. Music By Sea & Cake Jacking The Ball 1993 Extra Special thanks to Kristine Smiley for filming this for us! Please subscribe to her amazing youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/kristinesmiley
Stunning images of gorgeous steel framed homes. Music: "EDM Detection Mode" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Discover TWO Westwood Los Angeles Apartment buildings, located right on the Wilshire Corridor. Wilshire Margot: http://www.nmsresidential.com/wilshire-margot-los-angeles-ca Wilshire Victoria: http://www.nmsresidential.com/wilshire-victoria-los-angeles-ca
Here's the latest house flip from http://www.tomtarrant.com, a 1962 Drogin-built Mid-Century Modern renovation located in San Diego, CA. We maintained respect for the original architecture and design while bringing in modern materials to bring it into the 21st Century. You'll see replica period light fixtures such as the Sputnik chandelier and brushed aluminum hourglass wall sconces. We even replaced the mosaic bathroom tile with a modern glass mosaic in a retro pattern. In the kitchen we used modern flat panel cabinets in high gloss grey and light grey quartz countertops. The bathrooms got new versions of floating vanities and wall mount faucets to match the original design. The original tongue and groove Cedar ceilings were sandblasted and re-stained and we used Milgard aluminum dual paned windows and sliders throughout to give the original feel. A new 50-year roof, renewable bamboo floors and complete landscaping including driveway, modern fence and full view aluminum garage door completed the package for the new homeowner. This incredible Green Button Homes LLC Design/Build only took 11 weeks to complete. See more projects at http://www.tomtarrant.com. We Buy Houses in San Diego.
Klopf Architecture was challenged to design Atrium House, an Eichler-inspired 21st-Century, energy efficient new home that would replace a dilapidated 1940s home for a family of three in Belmont, California. Klopf and the owners planned a home that is modern, connected to nature at every turn, simple, and modular with a sense of composure, restfulness, and highly energy efficient. The home follows the gentle slope of the hillside while the overarching post-and-beam roof provides an unchanging datum line. The changing moods of nature animate the house because of views through large glass walls at nearly every vantage point. Every square foot of the house remains close to the ground creating and adding to the sense of connection with nature. Read more: http://freshome.com/hillside-eichler-inspired-residence-california-atrium-house/ Follow us: @freshome on Twitter | freshome on Facebook More architectural and interior design inspirations on http://www.homedesignlove.com Follow us on GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/+homedesignlove Follow us on PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/homedesignlove/ Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/homedesignlove Check us out on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/homedesignlove
Edward H. Fickett, F. A. I. A. , 1956: This private mid-century post and beam modern located in the hills of Encino showcases the masterful work of the architect. Thoughtful design allows spaciousness; with a freestanding fireplace in the center of the home providing definition without confinement. Strategically placed fenestration offers seamless fluidity of environment permitting an infusion of natural light. This 4-bedroom / 4-bathroom atomic ranch flows within 2,720sf * and includes a large Master suite with fireplace and large walk-in. Beds 3 and 4 are separated by original accordion wall. Top-of-the-line upgrades include French white oak hardwood flooring, custom chef's kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and Caesarstone countertops, spa-like bathrooms, and freshly painted. The large private backyard with pool and spa provides privacy while enjoying the mature landscaping. Buyers looking for design and integrity will appreciate the pride of ownership displayed. | MLS 16-160888 | Presented by Modern Homes Los Angeles #01871422 | Mid-Century at a Classic Level