Part of the allure of real estate is creating a space that reflects your personal style. But first, you have to find the perfect architectural gem. Whether you’re drawn to the streamlined aesthetic of Bauhaus design or find that a colorful colonial feels more comfortable, the current market is teeming with luxurious, design-forward homes worth your consideration—or at the very least, lusting after from the other side of this screen. Keep scrolling for the must-sees.


Los Angeles

1240 S. Grand Avenue

This English Tudor Revival estate represented by Rita Whitney proves you don’t have to sacrifice old-world charm for modern luxury. Designed by Federick Louis Roehrig (famously dubbed the “Millionaire’s Architect”) in 1906, this Pasadena paradise has been upgraded with a gourmet kitchen, temperature-controlled wine room, pebble-coated saltwater pool, a lavish media room and a four-car garage that blend beautifully with French-style windows, whimsically tiled bathrooms, oversized fireplaces and elegant oak and mahogany detailing.

4238 Willis Avenue

Represented by Christine Kim, this artist-created sanctuary abounds with architectural details and a midcentury appeal. Enter to find custom wide-plank French oak floors, vaulted ceilings, custom concrete countertops, zellige tile, and clever built-in cabinetry and shelving throughout. Sold furnished with the option to include artwork, this retreat even includes its own studio in the converted garage.

15137 Mulholland Drive

Mid-century architecture celebrates California’s views and quintessential indoor-outdoor lifestyle in the Seidenbaum House, an award-winning architectural tour de force designed by Richard Dorman and brought to market for the first time in more than 45 years by Denise Snanoudj. Walls of windows make you feel as if you’re floating in the treetops while bathing hardwood floors, soaring cathedral ceilings, custom cabinetry and clean white walls in natural light. This minimalist gem is far from boring.

1710 Mandeville Canyon Road

This stunning home, represented by Billy Rose, has been blessed by not one, but two master architects. Originally designed by Richard Dorman, the residence has been recently renovated by architect John Bertram and brought into the 21st century with warm wood accents and advanced technology and appliances that infuse the contemporary space with a sense of laidback elegance.

675 Perugia Way

Renowned architect Paul McClean captures California luxury in this glass-encased Bel Air home represented by James Harris and David Parnes. Surrounded by Mediterranean landscaping, finished with limestone and oak, and outfitted with stunning water features, the property beautifully balances contemporary design, natural beauty and a sense of softness and elegance.