Mid-Century modern

A Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Home Gets Lovingly Restored - Design Milk

Tasked with bringing one of the Alexander mid-century modern homes back to life, Michelle Boudreau Design achieved that while also updating it for …

Furniture

On The Market: Richard Neutra designed mid-century modern home in East Falls for $2.195M

When John Hauser and his husband George moved to Philadelphia from Los Angeles in 2008, it was their dream to live in a Richard Neutra house. When …

Architecture

Rancho Mirage compound blends innovation and art

Two-foot-thick rebar-reinforced walls of rammed earth, and concrete floors stained with wine, are among the distinctive features at this Rancho Mirage compound. There are ceilings made of tin, peacock feathers and leather. The stained-glass windows, railings and sinks were imported from</b> …

Luxury Homes

David Hertz's 'Californication' house in Venice sells for a record $14.6 million

A Venice residence made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.<p>The home that sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet in the Silver Triangle consists of four permanent structures connected by three bridges that …

Real Estate

Well-preserved Victorian in Brooklyn's tiny Fiske Terrace district wants $2.5M

The 1907 house includes updates for modern living like a heated driveway<p>Ditmas Park is well known for its stock of stunning Victorian architecture, but the homes of the neighborhood’s small planned community of Fiske Terrace might take the cake. Example: This new-to-market Victorian home, which …

Houses

The Glamour of Palm Springs Comes to Life in This Season’s Saturated Shades

View Slideshow<p>In the heyday of Hollywood’s golden age there was no vacation spot more in demand than Palm Springs; you didn’t need a passport, or …

Fashion

Architecture informs Palm Springs’ culture: Former Dwell magazine CEO

Few cities match Palm Springs’ reach of modernist design, and that’s why this southern California desert city should sit as a model for architectural …

Modern Architecture

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

Houses

Polished midcentury modern by Richard Dorman flips back to market in Nichols Canyon

Lookin’ sharp!<p>Long beloved by privacy-loving famous folk, Upper Nichols Canyon—a.k.a. the “Colony”—is also a bastion of pedigreed midcentury modern homes by architects such as Edward Fickett, Buff & Hensman, and Richard Dorman, who designed this classic post and beam on Nichols Canyon Road just …

Design

Drake's Beverly Hills Villa With Canyon Views Is the Definition of Lavish

It's valued at $10,000 per night<p>Even though Drake typically calls YOLO Estate (his Hidden Hills, California, property) home when he is out west, the rapper is, instead, staying at an Airbnb a few towns over. <i>Architectural Digest</i> has learned that he has been making himself comfortable at the Grande …

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Sunset stunner sells for $555K over asking

Oh, and the sale was all-cash too<p>After only two weeks on the market, the circa-1935 Spanish Mediterranean at 1531 25th Avenue received 18 offers, realtor Jason Chan tells Curbed SF. Out of those offers, the lucky winner went to the second highest bidder, and all-cash and non-contingent fortunate …

Design

For $998K, a 1914 Echo Park home filled with original woodwork

Plus, a wraparound porch<p>“Nestled under the canopy of a native oak” in Echo Park, you’ll find this two-bedroom home built in 1914. Clad in wood shingle siding and wrapped in a porch that spills onto a wood deck, it gives off cozy cabin vibes.<p>But it’s not totally isolated from urban-living. Given …

Houses

‘Sex Bomb’ Singer Tom Jones Lists Beverly Hills Villa

<b>SELLER:</b> Tom Jones<b><br>LOCATION:</b> Beverly Hills, CA<b><br>PRICE:</b> $8,000,000<b><br>SIZE:</b> 8,146 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms<p><b>YOUR MAMA’S NOTES:</b> Almost a year after …

Houses

Prairie-esque condo mid-rise headed to Oak Park

The 28-unit ‘District House’ draws both its name and neo-Prairie design from Oak Park's Historic District<p>While a handful of high-rise rental projects are giving the near-downtown suburb of Oak Park its own mini skyline, an upcoming mid-rise development dubbed “District House” aims to deliver new …

Architecture

Q&A With an Architect About What it's Like to Design Your Own Home

When you're an architect, designing your own home is a dream come true. Or is it?<p>To find out what it's like for architects who bring their expertise to their own home build or remodel, we turned to Jen Hill of Austin-based CDK Architects to give us the full, honest scoop.<p><i>To illustrate some of Jen’s</i> …

Interior Design

There’s A New Must-Read Book For Frank Lloyd Wright Fans

An updated edition of Wright Sites guides architourists through 74 of the architect’s projects that are open to the public.<p>This year, Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest and most popular modern American architect, would’ve turned 150 years old. To help commemorate the milestone, the Frank …

Architecture

Jeremy Scott Seeks Buyer for One of His L.A. Homes

Jeremy Scott is selling one of his Los Angeles pads after picking up a pair of architecturally significant homes<b>.</b><p>As first reported by Variety, …

Real Estate

Marilyn Monroe's Former LA Home For Sale For $6.9 Million

This Spanish hacienda style home in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood has its fair share of charm—just like its former owner. The property that …

Marilyn Monroe

Home of the Week: Grand adobe in Santa Barbara seeks its next patron

The Frederick H. Booth estate, a historic landmark in the foothills of Santa Barbara, centers on a sprawling adobe residence designed by R.M. Ortega and completed in 1939. A matching two-room guesthouse was built in 2008, joining a workshop/garage, a tiled swimming pool, orchards and century-old …

Santa Barbara

Part 6

Nov 28, 2009<p>A particularly smart 1970s example of the Christchurch style from a former W&M architect: exposed concrete block walls, steep tongue and …

Architecture

Signs go up in Racine marking Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

Signs have gone up in Racine to guide visitors to buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.<p>The signs are part of the state-sponsored Frank …

Design

Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

<b>Mike Dirnt</b>, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He’s put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively.<p>The Newport property, built in 1967 and recently updated, sits on a corner lot and …

Real Estate

Sam Dekker, who is out with a fractured left hand will visit a team doctor on Monday. Dekker said it's been "pretty difficult to be home. It's a hand, a freak accident. It's not like I did something wrong." Dekker said he'll get a few more tests done on the hand to determine when he can return. He's been out three weeks since the injury.

Sam Dekker, who is out with a fractured left hand will visit a team doctor on Monday. Dekker said it's been "pretty difficult to be home. It's a …

Basketball

Laguna Beach estate once home to actress Diane Keaton lists for $16 million

An oceanfront home once owned by actress Diane Keaton has come on the market in Laguna Beach for $15.989 million.<p>Built in 1928 for J. Roy Smith, whose family operated a large orange ranch in San Juan Capistrano, the renovated house sits on a quarter-acre bluff with sweeping ocean views. A private …

Real Estate

Moto2 Americas, Austin - Free Practice (3) Results | MotoGP Results

<b>Free Practice (3) results from the Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas, round 3 of 18.</b><p>1. <b>Alex Marquez</b> SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (Kalex) <b>2m 10.164s</b> <br>2. <b>Miguel</b> …

Startups

High School Junior Alex Wright Commits to Virginia Tech

Photo Courtesy: Alex Wright<p><i>Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on</i> …

Education

Hot Property: Inside the celebrity housing orb

Though Los Angeles employers are concerned that high housing costs are an obstacle to hiring top talent, the Southern California celebrity sphere remains largely immune to such affordability fears.<p>As spring temperatures rise, so do the number of home deals among the area’s high-profile actors, …

Real Estate

Philip Johnson’s Booth House seeks new owner fast

$1 million is the ask<p>Most architecture enthusiasts will know the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece in the midcentury-modern haven of New Canaan, Connecticut. Much less known, however, is the Booth House in rural Bedford, New York, Johnson’s first commission and a project that …

Architecture

Concrete home brings wild geometry to lush valley

Mind-bending angles abound<p>Inspired by the surrounding countryside, the U Retreat from South Korea’s IDMM Architects—who also designed this stunning seaside cafe— contrasts nature’s organic forms with sharp lines and angular cantilevers. It almost looks as though the compound’s structures are …

Architecture

Meet a new breed of hipsters: flipsters, millennials who flip homes

That ever-present real estate breed, the home flipper, has spawned a new progeny: flipsters, or hipsters who flip homes — often to a hipster market.<p>If you picture millennial flippers wearing flannel and pork pie hats as they peer through ironic eyewear at fixer-uppers, that might be a fairly …

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