6235 Lubao: Entrance

I’ve been looking at Zillow lately.  It’s depressing. Not that we’re moving but I’m always curious. Most houses in the Los Angeles area, priced in the $500 -900,000 range are very…well, I have to say it: ugly.  It’s a clash of architecture styles with no eye for design. I usually have to go on a…

6235 Lubao: courtyard and kitchen

The house has a beautiful courtyard adjacent to the den, the garage and a breakfast nook area.  The fourth wall/boundry is frosted glass and makes up part of the entry way path.   We left off with the backyard. This is a picture I posted before. The sliding glass door on the right has the…

6235 Lubao is for sale.

There’s one house in our neighborhood I’ve always wanted to see on the inside.  A few days ago “for sale” signs went up and yesterday I saw an “open house” sign AND the nanny was with Gemma so I felt it was a sign from God! So many signs!I never thought this house would go…

Krisel’s Brentwood Residence Sells for $3Million

image from the Krisel Archive of the Getty Research Institute via Modernist Architecture  I love Curbed LA!  They’re so on top of all things architecture and real-estate in Los Angeles. The Mid Century Modern architect, William Krisel, the man who designed our home, just sold his residence in Brentwood for $3 million.  But, it was sold as a teardown!!!…

Palmer & Krisel in NoHo for $499K!

Per Curbed LA, there is a Palmer & Krisel home in North Hollywood for sale right now. It’s asking price is $499K!  Wow!  It looks like it’s in pretty great condition to. Our home is a Palmer & Krisel. Except our home was the first tract housing  project William Krisel ever designed. He himself has said…

Eastwood Estates Brochure

“Luxurious living in the San Fernando Valley”!  This tag line cracks me up!  I don’t know why. Maybe because I never considered this house to be a “luxurious” purchase. Anyway, so this is where we live.  We have Floor Plan F and Elevation B.  Our unique feature is that our carport is in the back…

Corbin Palms Brochure

One of our neighbors is a huge follower of the Mid Century Modern movement and it’s architecture. His home is beautiful. He has followed the history of our neighborhood probably better than anyone else who lives here.  I’d even say he knows more than the first or second owners who still live among us. He…