Posted on 11 Aug
The beauty is in the details in these fantastic homes that were created or owned by some of the world’s most noted architects. From distinct lines and curvatures to unique modernist details, these homes are truly one-of-a-kind.
Originally built in 1953, this architectural gem was the first American residence of architect and prolific French designer Philippe Starck. Represented by Michael Grady, Tom Wrigglesworth and Jagger Kroener, the 2,900-square-foot home features a bright, airy flow while encompassing the indoor-outdoor, California lifestyle. The home is also available fully furnished with pieces by B&B Italia, Cassina, Driade, Kartell, Cappellini, Maxalto, Emeco, Flos, Axxor and other custom pieces.
Designed by Ralph Yanagawa, AIA, this modern architectural home, situated at the end of a private cul-de-sac in the heart of celebrity row, has undergone a meticulous restoration. The four-bedroom, 3,955-square-foot residence features floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood doors and windows that open to the exquisitely landscaped grounds, pool, spa and waterfall backing into the Santa Monica Conservancy. Represented by Blair Chang, the home boasts a dramatic living room, bar, gym and Dolby Atmos screening room.
Conceived by renowned modernist architect Ed Niles, this six-bedroom home available for short or long-term lease features walls of glass, stunning views, large-scale living spaces and contemporary amenities. Represented by the Umansky Team’s Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany and Eduardo Umansky, the 7,500-square-foot home features soaring ceilings, dramatic steel beams, a central interior courtyard, walls of custom-made curved glass, an infinity pool and far-reaching views of Downtown L.A., Beverly Hills, Century City and the ocean.
A rare find in the Hollywood Hills, this iconic Boathouse was designed by famed architect Harry Gesner. Represented by Jonathan Ruiz and Jessica Koltsov, the home is filled with natural light, showcasing vaulted cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams and a true midcentury, wood-burning fireplace. Rows of windows are set into the angled roof, framing sweeping views of the canyons and mountains.
Originally built in 1869 by renowned local architect Robert Barbour, this 4,014-square-foot, five-bedroom, Ontario cottage-style stone home showcases a blend of historic charm and contemporary amenities. Living spaces showcase pristine door casings and crown moldings, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, dedicating living and dining rooms, a recently added sunroom and updated kitchen with breakfast nook. Represented by Steve Bailey, the estate also features lush, three-tiered gardens, stone patios, and a pillared portico entry.