Restored Buff & Hensman House in Malibu finally sells at auction

List price:  $5,950,000

Address:  21900 Briarbluff Drive, Malibu

4788 Square feet - 4 bedrooms, 6 baths

After over two years on the market, the home has gone to auction and is pending sale.  Perfectly poised on five acres in the hills of Malibu, this architectural masterpiece is flanked by stunning ocean and mountain views. Picture perfect in both the elements comprising its top-of-the-line finishes and striking panoramas, this Malibu modern was designed to heighten the ultimate in relaxation; a place to regenerate from the stress of city life and work and retreat to a home in which you are transported and replenished.  

The has undergone a meticulous and extensive renovation by Santa Monica's David Montalba Architects, transforming the existing house from a vertical to a more horizontal structure. The restoration and additions defined the terraced site with wood-clad walls that situate the house as a series of outdoor rooms with an indigenous landscape, and features a blend of unique stone and Brazilian walnut floor, floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the canyon and ocean views, built-in walnut millwork, a stone- clad interior water feature and a custom aquarium room divider.

Price reduction on Architect Craig Ellwood's Broughton House

List price:  $800,000

Address:  808 N Beverly Glen, Bel-Air

1660 Square feet - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Craig Ellwood's 1949 Broughton House is a bold precursor of his Case Study designs. Modular construction and Miesian styled steel beams support curtain windows that draw light and afford hillside views. Two bedrooms and a bathroom on main level and third bed and bath below adjacent to car port.  

Gregory Ain Beverly Hills home sold for $3,000,000

List price:  $4,700,000

Address:  1181 Angelo Drive, Beverly Hills

2616 Square feet - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

First time on the market. The Feldman House, designed by Gregory Ain, 1954. A masterwork of contemporary architecture by a world-renowned architect. The house is sited amidst a ¾ acre wooded sanctuary which is totally private. The open plan features walls of glass creating an organic interaction between the grounds and the house. The great room is simply breathtaking and extends through the entire length of the house. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with wood floors and built-in bookcases and ample storage together with a 2-car garage. A great opportunity to renovate and expand this soulful work of architecture in an incredible Beverly Hills location.

Buff & Hensman, "Domus Solaris'", 1975 hits the market for $2,400,000

List price:  $2,400,000

Address:  7529 Muloholland Drive, Hollywood Hills

1508 Square feet - 1 bedrooms, 2 baths

 Buff & Hensman, The Don Hensman Residence, "Domus Solaris'", 1975.  The life-enhancing exhilarating power of great architecture has nothing to do with size is proven & experienced here.  Carefully drawn across the highest ridge above Mulholland, Hensman's personal residence each day recalls the experience of ascending the mountain.  The pool, like a small lake at the base of the summit, is crossed over by a bridge. There is pristine shelter at the top, with panoramic views of the Valley, Hollywood through the broad Nichols Canyon, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Interiors are one space for living indoors-outdoors in freedom and privacy on top of the world. 

Frederick Fisher Marina del Rey closes over asking price

List price:  $1,695,000 (sold for $1,712,000)

Address:  130 Outrigger, Marina del Rey

2290 Square feet - 3 bedrooms, 5 baths

 Architecturally significant Frederick Fisher home located on the coveted Silver Strand just steps to the sand over the quaint Lighthouse Bridge. This classic Fisher is infused with ambient light and ocean breezes. NY loft style design with wonderful open flow floor plan, triple high atrium entry, artistic use of wood, glass, multi-colored brick textures and concrete floors. Sexy living room with wood burning fireplace, dining area and open space kitchen with old fashioned eat-in booth, all on one level with maple hardwood flooring throughout. Enjoy outdoor living all year on the sunny front patio off the living level and a very private roof deck. This 3 bedroom home also has a loft style family room/office that can easily be converted into 4th bedroom. Master bedroom with Juliette balcony and classic Fisher master bath that leads you to the roof deck with built-in bar, daybed, landscaping & fountains. Green integrated home including LED's and solar panels. 

Lorcan O'herlihy home in Westwood hits the market

List price:  $2,198,000

Address:  1254 Fairburn Ave, Westwood

2163 Square feet - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths

Lorcan O'herlihy nod to Neutra masterpiece features walls of glass strategically placed thru out, giving the space a profound sense of openness w/o sacrificing privacy.The incorporation of the interior &exterior design features w/the usage of varied woods, stone &dramatic lighting come together to project an image of warmth & serenity. The gourmet kitchen w/top of the line stainless appliance opens to a dramatic great rm. Glass drs flow to the backyard w/built in BBQ &stainless steel dinning table. Additional unique touches such as the enclosed bamboo garden &pivot drs that transform into a wall speak of the homes inventiveness. The private master enclave w/polished concrete floors, walls of windows &spa bath w/floating tub & floors of Douglas Fir &Travertine transform the space into a tranquil retreat.

Price drop on Thornton Abell home in Santa Monica Canyon

List price:  $3,595,000

Address:  247 Amalfi Drive, Santa Monica

2202 Square feet - 4 bedrooms, 5 baths

Reimagined Thornton Abell, AIA, architectural nestled among lush landscaping for stunning beauty and privacy in Santa Monica Canyon. The main house, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, has walls of glass and post and beam ceilings to capture the beauty of the Canyon. Radiant heated floors. Separate Pied-a-terre. The detached art studio provides a cool environment in which to work. Minutes to the beach and the famous Canyon stairs. 

A. Quincy Jones Architectural estate at 1010 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills

List price:  $16,500,000

Address:  1010 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills

7710 Square feet - 6 bedrooms, 7 baths

Mid-century modern tennis court estate in Beverly Hills designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1955.  The home sits on a flat 1.2 acre, street to street lot with lush landscaping and d beautiful views of the gardens from every room. Amazing architectural details throughout,  chef’s kitchen, separate butler’s kitchen, sushi bar and wine room.  Private master wing features a fireplace, relaxation room and luxurious bath.

Frank Lloyd Wright, The John Storer Residence, Hollywood Hills for sale

List price:  $6,900,000

Address:  8161 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Hills

2967 Square feet - 4 bedrooms, 3 baths

A Frank Lloyd Wright landmark, a special opportunity for a discriminating buyer to own a piece of architectural history in it's purest form.  The "Little Palazzo", clad in patterned textile block inside and out, private, gated and offering amazing city views.  Fully restored by architect Eric Wright.  

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John Lautner "Stevens House" in Malibu hits the market at over $6500 a foot

List price:  $14,995,000

Address:  78 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu

7500 Square feet - 6 bedrooms, 7 baths

John Lautner's Stevens' House (1968) Is an architectural masterpiece on the beach in the famed Malibu Colony. This striking architectural is situated on approx. 37 feet of sandy beach w/ a large beach deck, grassy yard and swimming pool. Built of wood and concrete, Lautner created the five-bedroom structure to resemble waves. After undergoing a significant restoration that bridges the past to the present, this California State Cultural Landmark is a one of a kind treasure that has become a symbol of Lautner's work and the Malibu coastline. 

Frank Lloyd Wright's Navarro House Hits the Market

List price:  $3,995,000

Address:  2255 Verde Oak Drive, The Oaks, Los Feliz

2690 Square feet - 4 bedrooms, 4 baths

"Samuel Novarro House", built in 1928, one of the most signigicant architectural estates in Los Angeles.  The home sits perfectly on a promontory with a magical setting, in The Oaks, one of LA's most exclusive areas of Los Feliz.  The perfect home for anyone who appreciates Art, Architecture and History, meticulously restored keeping the architect's original vision intact.  The home has been celebrity owned many times over, the most famous owners being Diane Keaton, Leonard Bernstein, and Christina Ricci.