Here we are, gearing up to welcome a New Year and a new decade, reflecting on another year of beautiful modern homes and architecture for sale in Los Angeles. This is our Top 10.
Boarded up for years and “very much abandoned and headed for the bulldozer,” the Lukens House by Raphael Soriano hit the market “in absolutely pristine condition.” This restored gem sold for $1.850 million.
The Ulm House is believed to be one of the few William Kesling-designed streamline moderne dwellings still standing in Los Angeles. After one week on the market, this curvaceous residence sold for $2.325 million.
Also known as the Salzman House, it’s the first of three homes Craig Ellwood designed for the Case Study House Program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture. The home is listed for $2.9 million and is currently in escrow.
Completed in 1953 on nearly an acre, this handsome mid-century is said to be one of three homes the USC Architecture School grad designed and built for himself. The home is under $3.8 million and is currently under contract.
Dubbed by the Los Angeles Herald Examiner as “the house that hangs in the sky,” its second owner, fashion photographer Cliff Watts restored the home in recent years. Asking $4.750 million, it’s on the market for the second time since 1953.
A pioneering architect, Gilbert Leong designed many of Chinatown’s public and commercial structures and several private residences. Listed for $899,000, this midcentury sold in a bidding war for $1.135 million.
If a home were ever sexy, it would look like this. Inspired by the mid-century Case Study program, the home was initially designed by Neil A. Johnson and restored in recent years by Mark Haddawy. Floating on a knoll north of the boulevard in prime Los Feliz, the residence sold for $4.1 million.
From the Sowden House to this two-story Spanish Colonial Revival known as the Calori House, Lloyd Wright’s work included “bold, soaring forms; unusual colors and materials; careful siting; and of course, integrated landscape” with a touch of theatrics. The home is listed for $1.695 million.
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