Mid-century modernism is where it’s at in the nature-filled Hollywood Hills, where you’ll find Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer House, Richard Neutra’s Linn House, John Lautner’s Chemosphere, and a flurry of newer designs from contemporary architects such as XTEN, SPF Architects, and Marmol Radziner. Thanks to its perch high atop the city and central location to the major studios, the hillside neighborhood is home to countless celebrities and industry execs. The Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods: Beachwood Canyon, Cahuenga Pass, Franklin Village, Hollywood Heights, Hollywoodland, Outpost Estates, and Whitley Heights. To get a feel for the area, attend a screening at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest, take in a concert at the Ford Amphitheater, and hike Runyon Canyon—a 13-acre park filled with wild chaparral and drought-resistant evergreen trees— for jetliner views and insanely good people watching.
By Pauline O’Connor Located in the Cahuenga Pass not far from Universal Studios, this jaunty 1936 residence is believed to be the work of Streamline Moderne master William Kesling. Closely resembling Kesling’s Adams House in Silver Lake, the three-bedroom home sports many original elements, such as horizontal steel casement windows, portholes, fluted glass, curved walls, three-quarter sawn oak floors, and... Keep reading →
By Mark David Internationally celebrated celebrity photographer Cliff Watts listed a photogenic International Style home on a famously celeb-lined street in the Hollywood Hills for a smidgen less than $4.5 million, and within weeks, according to online listings, the property was put into escrow at an unknown price. Watts, who’s snapped heavy-hitters like Halle Berry,... Keep reading →
By Jessica Estrada The holiday season brings with it sumptuous feasts, festive fêtes, and of course, lots of holiday guests. Prepare for the days ahead with one of these gorgeous homes that boast not only tons of room for entertaining, but also amazing detached guest houses to accommodate friends and family from out of town.... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 1724 North Fairfax, Hollywood Hills When: Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm Asking: $5,200,000 What: Originally built in 1923, this grand 5-bed, 6-bath English Style home in the Hollywood Hills recently underwent a comprehensive 2-year renovation. Built during the boom years when cottages-on-steroids like this were the norm, it was the answer... Keep reading →
By Bonnie McCarthy Designed in the Storybook style for which he became famous, this 1926 French Normandy cottage in the Hollywood Hills was the personal residence of Los Angeles architect Frederick A. Hanson. The fairytale-esque home features high hip roofs and a protruding entry gable on the outside, and a vaulted, two-story living room with decorative arches, period... Keep reading →