Posted on 21 Mar
We have a soft spot for great design—and our listings have plenty of it. From notable architects and beautiful original features to fresh design and premier amenities, these homes are truly extraordinary. Take a look and prepare to be inspired.
Chaplin House | Venice
An iconic house in an iconic neighborhood, the Caplin House was the first solo project of world-renowned architect Frederick Fisher, who worked in Frank Gehry's office in the 1970s. Gehry's influence shines through in Fisher's "deconstructivist" approach to this dramatic Venice dwelling with its tall, expansive open spaces that maximize sunlight and a design concept that replicates a boat's hull and a rooftop in the shape of a breaking wave. The home's different design elements converge in a spectacular central atrium with an exposed beam ceiling, oversized skylights, and lofted balconies.
117 Park Place | Venice
Represented by Michael Grady
This unique architectural home designed by architect Michael Allen Eldridge is located in the heart of Venice Beach. Through the private gated entrance and glass French doors, this modern treasure with soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light seamlessly captures the indoor-outdoor California Venice beach lifestyle. The professional chef’s kitchen on the main level opens to a secluded garden with a fire pit and plenty of room to relax under a lush canopy of trees. The primary en suite bedroom has 12-foot ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a sun-drenched private balcony nestled in the treetops.
2232 S Toledo | Palm Springs
Midcentury architect Charles Du Bois envisioned this executive estate—one of the largest in Canyon Estates—and the masterful talents of the current owner brought it back to life. Charles Du Bios's signature double doors and handles greet you past a private courtyard into this gorgeous restoration. Hand-selected imported tile with a vibrant palette bathes the home in playful shades of blue and green echoed in the terrazzo tiled flooring. Enjoy photographer Don Flood's coveted Fliepaper wallcoverings, a hand-scraped douglas fir wood-beamed umbrella roofline and dramatic neolith fireplace overlay. A dining room with a wine cellar overlooks the gorgeous poolscape.
2218 Glencoe Avenue | Venice
Represented by Jagger Kroener
This recently renovated luxury smart home, conceived by high-end contractor Jeff Gordon, offers an oversized pivot door that opens into an airy, spacious room with oak flooring, 15-foot ceilings, countless custom features and great indoor-outdoor flow. Pass through the living room and head to the sleek, modern kitchen showing off custom cabinetry, polished concrete floors, and an oversized island. The living space seamlessly flows from the dining room and custom wet bar to the backyard via vanishing sliding glass doors that practically open up the entire wall to the yard with a fire pit, spa and mature landscaping for privacy.
1417 Wilson Avenue | San Marino
Originally designed by Santa Barbara’s renowned architect Mary Craig in 1929, this beautiful example of the “Spanish style” in San Marino’s coveted Mission District. Recently renovated by award-winning South Pasadena-based architect Susan Masterman, quality is present in every detail. Grand in scale and design, light pours in through floor-to-ceiling custom Douglas Fir windows and doors that open to a stunning interior brick courtyard shaded in the summer by two robust non-fruiting pecan trees–—a perfect venue for entertaining and tete-a-tete al fresco dining.