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by gwdiener
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Glen, CA - Little "Lloyd Wright" in the Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

There are a bunch of streets around there that seem too narrow for access by any kind of commercial or emergency trucks. I was in love with a house on Scenario (just on the opposite side of Beverly Glen) and it was the same way. I couldn't figure out how one would move in or out :roll:
by gwdiener
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Glen, CA - Little "Lloyd Wright" in the Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

We saw it when it was for sale in 2005. It is a Lloyd Wright but wasn't anything special. I feel bad for the person who bought it then for 820k and is now selling it for 697k. :(
by gwdiener
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pinyon Crest/Mountain Center, CA - AD featured. Architect?
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Thanks, I just came back to post that info :D 8-) I'm going to see if I can find a library with back copies to look at the article. I'd definitely have to have a copy if I owned the house! I found an artist's site who visited Pinyon Crest in 2006 and did at least one painting of the house. He refers...
by gwdiener
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pinyon Crest/Mountain Center, CA - AD featured. Architect?
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Pinyon Crest/Mountain Center, CA - AD featured. Architect?

This house recently came on the market in Pinyon Crest (a mountain community about 30 minutes and 4000 feet above Palm Desert). The listing says it was featured in Architectural Digest. Does anyone know/recognize? Wondering who the architect might have been and/or when published. Would also love to ...
by gwdiener
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Architect recommendation for a mid century remodel
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Architect recommendation for a mid century remodel

I tried to post this earlier today and couldn't find it via search so maybe I screwed up? :( My brother-in-law is in commercial real estate and his boss just purchased a William Beckett-designed house in Bel Air. The house was being sold by the estate of the original owner (songwriter/composer Ray E...
by gwdiener
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Trying to ID a MCM in Beachwood Cyn (Hollywood Hills)
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Curbed LA just featured this house today in their "priced: too much/just right/bidding war" feature. It is on the market for 1.26m and will be open this Sunday.

The website is
by gwdiener
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

There seem to be a decent number of Richard Dorman houses in Southern California. I wonder if there is an owners group that might know? It was obvious that the house was amazing at one time and the location is spectacular. I'd be willing to live in a travel trailer if it was sitting on that piece of...
by gwdiener
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

It appears Jean (Mrs. Irving) Stone just passed away in 2004. I wonder if the house declined in her later years and then was empty for the past 4 years? It certainly looked abandoned when I went up there.
by gwdiener
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs Mid Century Masterpiece!
Replies: 11
Views: 5700

It's a pretty house. And I'm normally not the kind of person to say this but I think it is rather overpriced for where it is located. We used to stay in that area before buying in the desert. If it were on the other side of Mesquite it might come closer to commanding that type of asking but San Lore...
by gwdiener
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills/Studio City, CA - Buff, Straub, & Hensma
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

I happened to noticed Halverson#1 listed as an open house this weekend so we went to check it out. It is amazing now. When I last saw it, a flipper had damaged the interior beyond recognition before giving up (and running out of money). Interior walls were removed, bathrooms were odd shaped/location...
by gwdiener
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles,CA: Richard Neutra's The Van Cleef Residence
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

This is kind of a weird listing this time around. It hasn't had a for sale sign but I noticed it in the paper a couple of weeks ago. Today it was an open house...with one small sign in the yard, no flags. I was in a hurry so I couldn't stop but it almost looks like the house may be empty.
by gwdiener
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Lautner Exhibit at the Hammer July 13 - Oct. 12 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

The first tour (Harpel I, Tyler, & Schwimmer) was great yesterday. The restoration of Harpel I is done. I would have done more landscaping on the hillside if front of it but I think the owner is going for a natural look. Tyler is very cool and livable. I would change a couple of small details. T...
by gwdiener
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles,CA: Richard Neutra's The Van Cleef Residence
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

I drive past it every weekday. I thought it was a cool house long before I knew it was a Neutra. It sits on an odd pie shaped lot, wide at the street and to a point in the back yard. If you look at the aerial maps you will see what I mean. The kitchen is butted up against the property line of the ho...
by gwdiener
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: WOW - Frank Lloyd Wright, Pasadena
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

gwdiener is correct about houses with two names. The convention is that the house is named for the first owner. It can get a hyphenated name if a subsequent owner performs something significant architecturally to the house. I've noticed sometimes even then the "new" name doesn't take. One...
by gwdiener
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: WOW - Frank Lloyd Wright, Pasadena
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

How did you get into the Freeman and the Storer...and the Millard? I saw all the houses as part of the FLW Building Conservancy Conference in 2005. I have been in Freeman two additional times - a 2006 MAK tour, and the best time was an indepth private visit with Bob Timme (Dean of USC School of Arc...
by gwdiener
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: WOW - Frank Lloyd Wright, Pasadena
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

The interior looks almost as gorgeous as the Ennis-Brown house to me. Maybe you actually have to see it up close. I've been in both (as well as Freeman & Storer). Ennis does seem to have more natural light. Millard has (had when I was there) a lot of shade trees on the side between the house an...
by gwdiener
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Charlton Res, David Hyun - Architect
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Fortunately the decor isn't permanent. :wink:

I think it is a very cool house but the location leaves a bit to be desired. 3rd is a major street and Rossmore isn't much better. There is also a school directly across 3rd from it.
by gwdiener
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, A. Quincy Jones barn for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Redfin says 85 days so looks like we all snoozed on this one.
by gwdiener
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Beverly Hills, 1959 Modern House open to ModCom June 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Saw the progress on this house from the street today while looking for the Roger Dorman house in topic "Beverly Hills - does anyone know this house?" (see http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12477 ) It is looking very good. They haven't put the framing back up around the deck. I ...
by gwdiener
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

I went and found this house this morning. I did not trespass so only can relay what is visible from the street. The house looks really rough. There is plywood over all the openings and the roof appears to be sagging in places. The landscaping does not appear to have been maintained for a long time. ...
by gwdiener
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

According to the City of BH site, the planning commission had this property on their agenda for April 24th, including a bus ride up to the house. "Request for a Hillside R-1 Permit for view preservation, an accessory structure within 100 feet of the front lot line and walls in the front yard.&q...
by gwdiener
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

by gwdiener
Tue May 13, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Celebrities, Celebrated, Famous, 'known' people into MCM
Replies: 23
Views: 2332

Re: Celebrities

Bob Hope had Lautner build him a home in Palm Springs. Actually it was Delores Hope (although I guess Bob had to keep the wife happy and pay for it :wink: ). Delores was friends with Arthur Elrod and admired his Lautner. Elrod was supposed to do the interiors but died before the house was finished....
by gwdiener
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz, CA - Corey and Roswell
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Saw this house today. It is in amazing condition considering it's age. One could literally clean well, slap a coat of fresh paint on it and move in. It was the home of composer Herman Stein who passed away a year ago at 91 years old. Stein composed music for horror films and various tv shows. His wi...
by gwdiener
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz, CA - Corey and Roswell
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

I believe it is going to be open this Sunday. The price is very low for the neighborhood it is in.
by gwdiener
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Leed's Shoes 6350 H'wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

And one Tracie Butler would be the responsible designer to be roundly trashed for the decision. The four celebrity owners/investors likely have no idea. On a positive note, I hear from people who have already been able to get a table that the food is very good. So a negative for the sign, a positive...
by gwdiener
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Case Study House #21 (Pierre Koenig)
Replies: 73
Views: 6860

by gwdiener
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Leed's Shoes 6350 H'wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

I pass this building frequently but never looked close at the sign since it was just another of those buildings along Hollywood Blvd. in need of something...anything... to improve. After seeing this post, I stopped and looked at the work in progress. It appears to me that the tile panels have been r...
by gwdiener
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The Hollywood Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

A couple of things I have read about the subject - Only 5 acres of the 138 is buildable. Currently there is only approval for up to 5 homes. I haven't heard/read anything about townhomes. Your link is dead and I searched yahoo but didn't see anything about townhomes (tuscan or otherwise)? According ...
by gwdiener
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA Marmol-Radziner's Desert House
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

I stopped by the open house on Sunday. I love the house, love the finishes, love the acreage, love the view....have a tougher time with the location. If I were to own the house, I would create two desert "oasis" at the property line on both sides just large enough to block the view of the ...

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