Dexter Star Lists Former Starchitect Hal Levitt's Personal Residence

I visited this property this week and was impressed. I actually showed the Outpost Estates area home to a buyer client of mine back when it last sold in 2008 for $1,750,000. They should have bought it then, but instead the star of Showtime's Dexter Michael C. Hall was the lucky purchaser of this great home. This home was the personal residence of architect to the stars, Hal Levitt, from 1964-2004 according to the listing. Mr. Levitt has done some fantastic homes, most recently and notably the home that Jennifer Anniston just sold for a whopping $35M. It was Mr. Hall that took this home to the next level though. He did some great improvements, including all new oak flooring, modernized kitchen, and redone pool. The improvements definitely show, and I don't see this one remaining on the market for long.

7039 Senalda Rd, Hollywood Hills

$1,995,000 4 Bed 5 Bath 3,525 Sq. Ft 10,308 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos by Joshua Myler & Jeff Kohl - The Agency

At over 3500 sq. ft in a prime location, this is a good value on a very cool house. If you would like to see this great home rich in architectural history, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Sweet Mid-Century w/ Views in South Pasadena

Designed by Architect Marvin O. Berman, who according to the listing, "worked with Richard Neutra and Victor Gruen," designed this stylish mid-century home in 1959. I am not familiar with Mr. Berman's work to be honest, but I certainly like what he did here. While this home is of modest size at under 1500 sq. ft, it is well laid out, open, and with the high ceilings and walls of glass it certainly appears larger then it's number would indicate. The wood paneling softens the modern finishes and gives it a good mix of modern and mid-century roots. This one has clearly been updated with a sleek kitchen and nice finishes in the bathrooms. Lying in a peaceful setting with mountain views from the decks, this one may just be the one you have been waiting for. There is also additional outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing.

5511 Alta Vista, South Pasadena

$875,000 3 Bed 2 Bath 1,462 Sq. Ft 6,754 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Jennifer Parker-Stanton - Deasy/Penner & Partners

If you would like to see this stylish mid-century home, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Sleek Modern Outpost Architectural; Hollywood Hills

Chic modern architectural home in the desirable Outpost Estates area of the Hollywood Hills. Designed by an Architect for their personal home, and now available. The home features a double height living room, ideal open floor plan, Brazilian walnut hardwood flooring, and high end kitchen and baths. The outdoor space has been utilized remarkably well, and flows out from the living room. It is a secluded private yard with a pool, sitting areas, and great landscaping. I have shown this property previously, and it is very well designed. If you like modern architectural homes, this is a great area, and could be the one...

2613 Carmen Crest Dr., Hollywood Hills

$2,749,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath 3,480 Sq. Ft. 5,652 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos courtesy of Louise Leach & Juan Longfellow - Sotheby's Int'l Realty

If you would like to see this sleek architectural home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Two Houses on a Lot, 1 Modern, 1 Vintage -- West L.A.

A unique and creative space created by owner/architect Emily Jagoda. The modern home is both practical and visually pleasing, taking inspiration from California's great architectural pedigree, yet remade in Jagoda's own vision. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with concrete flooring, an open floor plan, and the unique use of windows throughout the home allow for a ton of natural light. The vintage house has been upgraded, and is 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. They both have private outdoor spaces as well. In a growing westside location, this is an opportunity to own a mini-compound in coveted West Los Angeles. For more information, see the video of the creation of the property by the architect/owner herself here.

2500 Tilden Ave, West Los Angeles

$999,000 5 Bed 4.5 Bath 2,665 Sq. Ft 5,280 Sq. Ft Lot (Figures are for both houses combined)

Great outdoor area to entertain in for the modern home

Front of the Vintage house

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Crosby Doe -- Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

This is a unique opportunity to own two homes for the price of one. Especially on the westside, where one would be surprised how little a million dollars gets you, this is an excellent value. A good mix of modern and vintage, live in one and lease out the other, or use one for an office/creative space. Opportunities abound in this one. I spoke to the listing agent today, and both houses are currently leased for a total of $6100/mo, which makes for a nice investment, as this would definitely cash flow with 20% down. If you wish to see this property, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Clean Cool Updated Mid-Century

Lying on a cul de sac in highly desirable Outpost area, is this cool updated mid-century home built in 1958 by architect Dennis V. Wehmueller. According to the listing the home has a "open floor plan in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright's usonian homes." The property has clearly been updated by the current owner, who is an architect, with top level finishes. These high end finishes include: Vidrotil Glass mosaic tiles, Interface carpet and Milleniennium Tiles Stainless Steel roof.

2246 Chelan Rd, Hollywood Hills

$1,149,000 2 Bed 1.5 Bath 1,971 Sq. Ft 6,960 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Photos Courtesy of Bill Lustig - Prudential CA

This is a great location and price for a cool home with clean lines and updated finishes. The bedrooms are good size, and that expansive living room with fireplace definitely looks inviting. If interested in seeing this cool mid-century home, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Hollywood Loft; Architect Jay Vanos

Architectural building in Hollywood, designed by Architect Jay Vanos in 2007. Lying steps to Larchmont Village, Paramount Studios, and all the new action of Hollywood is this 1 bedroom loft with bamboo wood flooring throughout. Designer finishes include; custom Italian cabinetry, Phillipe Starck commode, and Deca sink. Well designed open floor plan maximizing the space. Over sized industrial windows throughout allowing natural light to radiate in the property. Also, a private rooftop deck to relax and enjoy Hollywood Hills views is included with this unit.

5806 Waring Ave #14, Hollywood

$369,000 (Reduced from $399,000) 1 Bed 1 Bath 810 Sq. Ft

Listed by Lisa Paperno - Deasy, Penner & Partners

This is a nice unit in a growing area of the city. The private deck is key and really adds a lot. For that, along with the high end finishes at a good value make this a good buy. If you would like to see this cool loft, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Another "Bird" Street Modern Masterpiece

Another new modern minimalist architectural home in the famous "Bird" Streets, arguably the Hollywood Hills best area, has recently hit the market. This one designed by Zoltan Pali (same architect as this home I recently posted). A quintessentail view house with walls of glass throughout, which seemingly pulls the view of Los Angeles at your feet into every room. Nothing but the highest end finishes used throughout the property, inlcuding a custom Italian kitchen, Fleetwood pocket doors, and Rift Oak flooring.

9312 Nightingale Dr, Hollywood Hills

$13,700,000 4 Bed 7 Bath 28,383 Sq. Ft Lot

Listed by Mauricio Umansky - Hilton & Hyland

A property of this magnitude blurs the line between a home and a work of art. Even if very few in this world can afford it, it is still worth marveling at and imagining. Here's to the good life...If you would like to see this dynamic property, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

Is This The Coolest House in LA?

This home exemplifies modern architecture at it's finest. Lying on arguably the best "bird street" is this futuristic property created by architect Zoltan Pali in 2006. Hovering high above the city at the top of the Hollywood Hills, every room has commanding views through the floor to ceiling walls of glass throughout. High end appliances and finishes throughout, custom cabinetry in the kitchen, and a dynamic wide open floor plan. The home has special details, including a mirrored alcove for one to see into the pool from the billiards room, and a full fledged nightclub. Maybe it is not the best for a traditional family, but it sure is cool.

1654 Blue Jay Way, Hollywood Hills

$11,595,000 4 Bed 6 Bath 9,725/ow Sq. Ft 17,120 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing Courtesy of Benjamin Bacal - Keller Williams Realty Sunset

Notice the see through glass in the background allowing one to see into the pool from the inside

Large gym in the house.

Bring the party to you with it's own full fledged night club area.

And look, even ladies come with the pool.

This property is the epitome of hip high end architecture in Los Angeles, and this is a one of a kind property with out of this world views. Rarely do they come along like this one. If you would like to see this dynamic property, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

The Ralph Brown Residence, Phil Brown, Architect, 1963


$2,795,000 3 Bed 2 Bath 2,3600 Sq. Ft 10,890 Sq. Ft Lot

Stunning example of mid-century architecture just listed in a prime location in "The Oaks" of Los Feliz. According to the listing, this is only the second time it has been on the market since it was created by architect Phil Brown in 1963. That said, it has been nicely upgraded throughout over the years.

Explosive views abound from this one with wrap around decks allowing one to relax and take in Los Feliz and Hollywood below your feet. The property has wide open floor plan with soaring ceilings and walls of glass allowing a ton of natural light to flood the property. According to the listing agent, the architecture is a "bold use of steel cantilevered roof system above broad entertainment/view decks, extensive glass, high ceilings, elegant spaces." Listing Courtesy of Richard Stanley, Coldwell Banker - Los Feliz

This is a great view property in a prime location for mid-century architectural enthusiasts. If you would like to see this property, please contact us anytime @ 661.600.7463 or email

Silver Lake Architectural Home Just off Sunset Junction


$899,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,751 Sq. Ft 5,837 Sq. Ft Lot

Lying just off the Sunset Junction near Dusty's restaurant is this dynamic Architectural modern property built in 2005. According to the listing agent, the property was "Designed by Los Angeles based architect, Orhan Ayyuce, the newer construction utilizes spacious interiors to reflect the movement of light throughout the day."

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