Mid-Century modern

Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Pad Is for Sale

Come and knock on her door: Suzanne Somers is selling her lovely Palm Springs home for $14.5 million.<p>The 8,826 square foot home is set on 70 acres of …

Houses

Affordable modernism: 1960s four-bedroom property in Williamstown, Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland

What does £166k get you these days? Well, it might get you this <b>1960s modernist property in Williamstown, Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland</b>.<p>It’s an …

Ireland

You can own this house overlooking the beach in LA for $150

A gorgeous mid-century modern house in Los Angeles built on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean? You’d be right to assume a property like this …

Houses

My Favorite Room: Ross Mathews plays host with a lot of whimsy and a sprinkling of Liberace

Fourteen years ago, Ross Mathews visited sunny Palm Springs for the first time and thought: “This is my mother ship.”<p>The television personality pledged to live there one day, and last year, he and his partner, fashion stylist and interior designer Salvador Camarena, purchased a pied-à-terre in the …

The Arts

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners

Gerte and Seamour Shavin of Chattanooga, Tennessee, were sure the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright would be too busy to design a house for them. So they …

Real Estate

The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile-High Chicago Tower

In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled plans for The Mile High Illinois, a tower that would be four times the height of the Empire State Building. But it would never be built.<p>In 2010, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai opened its doors and accepted the title of tallest building in the world amid a dazzling …

Architecture

Neutra J.M. Roberts House

Coming off a two-year restoration, the Neutra J.M. Roberts House is looking as fresh as its 1955 debut. The southern California residence retains its …

Houses

A double feature in Rancho Mirage

Repeating arches and ornamental flourishes take center stage at this grand Mediterranean in a guard-gated enclave in Rancho Mirage.<p>Known as Casa Bella, the estate boasts such features as a playhouse-inspired theater complete with balcony seating. For the second act, wraparound loggias open to m …

Coachella Valley

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

Dolores Heights renovates its way to success, while SoMa has lofts of love<p><i>Friday is time for the</i> <i>High & the Low</i><i>, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. What surprises did the week hold?</i><p>When future historians write the tale of San …

Real Estate

Veteran actor John Larroquette lists Venice home with recording studio for sale

Emmy-winning actor John Larroquette, who currently stars on the series “The Librarians,” has put his home in Venice’s Marina Peninsula on the market for $3.75 million.<p>The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1998, fronts a walk street and has a courtyard patio with a spa. Vine-wrapped walls and …

Houses

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn let go of longtime Pacific Palisades home

Actors <b>Kurt Russell</b> and <b>Goldie Hawn</b> have sold their Pacific Palisades home of more than a decade for $6.9 million.<p>The Georgian traditional-style home, built in 1951 and since updated, retains its classic curb appeal, with slender columns, ivy-covered siding and brickwork. An ornate frontispiece …

San Francisco

From a Japanese Internment Camp to Mid-Century Modern

Filmmaker Emiko Omori joins us to discuss an exhibit of her work at MoMA titled, “Emiko Omori Retrospective: Rabbit in the Moon.” Omori is a Japanese-American woman who grew up in an internment camp. Her 1999 film “Rabbit on the Moon” recounts the story of two sisters, Emiko Omori and her …

History

Modernism Week Returns to Palm Springs

Modernism Week, one of Palm Spring’s largest and most popular annual events, will take place February 16 to February 26.The post Modernism Week …

Modern Architecture

3 fab Frank Lloyd Wright homes you can still nab right now

FLW FTW<p>The homes of Frank Lloyd Wright continue to enchant their owners (not to mention architecture enthusiasts), even after decades of living there. Still, there comes a time when one must sell one’s dream home for a variety of reasons. But because Wright’s homes are so peculiar and …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Midcentury-modern's appeal is simple: It fits the SoCal lifestyle

Palm Springs is a haven of midcentury-modern architecture, but that doesn’t mean the city is stuck in a time capsule.<p>The style — which became popular in the U.S. in the 1940s — still commands a hefty price. And aesthetics are only part of the appeal.<p>“It fits the California lifestyle,” said Paul …

Real Estate

10 Best Restaurants in Palm Springs

The Palm Springs restaurant scene is alive with new additions and renovations happening all the time. In an effort to help visitors experience the …

Restaurants

Midcentury Palm Springs home, impressively restored, asks $587K

Designed in 1958 by Palmer & Krisel<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Palm Springs, California<p><b>Price:</b> $587,000<p>Here’s a fascinating look at a total …

Houses

Midcentury Modern stands tall among Pasadena's architectural homes

Giving the appearance of a low-slung single-story from the street, this Harold Bissner-designed Midcentury Modern holds a surprise out back. Two levels with walls of glass and vaulted-ceiling rooms look out onto a stone-surrounded swimming pool area complete with changing rooms.<p>Among Bissner’s …

How Do You Design a Project Next to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater?

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), the Pennsylvania firm best known for its iconic, glass-encased Apple stores and striking, angled residential projects, has completed four new dwellings at High Meadow, the home base for Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art and design.<p>…

Architecture

Midnight Modern: Focusing on the modernist houses of Palm Springs in moonlight

Midnight Modern brings into focus a view of Palm Springs and its internationally renowned modernist houses never before shown, shot entirely by the …

Palm Springs

For $679K, a landmark Craftsman bungalow in Monrovia

Wood paneling and an impressive river rock fireplace<p>This two-bedroom Craftsman bungalowis a lovely example of the type of charming, old Monrovia homes that tend to list for lower prices than those in buzzier urban ‘hoods like Echo Park and Silver Lake.<p>“Monrovia has a lot of older homes. The area …

Houses

Mel Gibson loses money on California home sale

Mel Gibson has unloaded his Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house in Sherman Oaks, California, for $2.1 million.<p>Gibson, 61, who is up for his first Oscar …

Real Estate

Buffalo in the 1900s: Frank Lloyd Wright's 'freak mansion'

Tens of millions of dollars into a decade-long renovation, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House is among the crown jewels in Buffalo’s resurgence …

Architecture

New-construction home in Western Springs: $984,990

Houses

‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Another Suspect Arrives the Night of Wes’ Death (SPOILERS)

<i>SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched “How to Get Away With Murder” Season 3, episode 3, titled “It’s War,” which aired on</i> …

TV

'Bold and the Beautiful's' Rena Sofer is ready to part with Sherman Oaks home

Daytime soap star Rena Sofer and her husband, director-producer Sanford Bookstaver, have put their home in Sherman Oaks on the market for $2.649 million.<p>The two-story home, built in 1957 and since updated, sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with a swimming pool and decking that overlooks the …

Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seek $6.45 million for Malibu compound

Actress Cheryl Hines and her husband, attorney-activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., are ready to part with their West Coast beachhead of sorts, listing their home in Malibu for $6.45 million.<p>Set behind fences and gates in the Point Dume area, the bucolic property centers on a barn-style main house with …

Houses

'Modern Family' creator Steven Levitan sells Brentwood traditional for $9.77 million

Emmy-winning television writer, director and producer Steven Levitan has parted ways with his longtime home in Brentwood, selling the East Coast-inspired traditional for $9.77 million.<p>Tucked behind hedges and gates in the Brentwood Park area, the two-story home sits on about half an acre of …

The Arts

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard sells Seattle bungalow for over the asking price

Rock musician Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam fame has recorded a quick sale in Seattle, selling a home in the Ravenna neighborhood for $855,000.<p>The colorful bungalow hit the market in late January for $735,000 and went from pending to closed in 10 days. Gossard bought the property in 1992, a year after …

Real Estate

Original Frank Lloyd Wright home owners on living with design history

Only five Wright homes are still in the hands of their original owners<p>Frank Lloyd Wright fans will love this: A new piece in <i>WSJ</i> magazine tracks down the original owners of Wright-designed private residences across the U.S. Today, there are just five such homes, in states as far and wide as New …

Architecture