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Eye On Architecture: Japan’s Shigeru Ban Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize

Mar. 26, 2014
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The Pritzker Architecture Prize is often thought of as the Nobel of architecture awards. Since it was established in 1979, its winners have included luminaries such as Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster. A new name was added to that list this week: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. While many of us think… Read more

The Agency Dives Into The Marina’s Polar Plunge

Mar. 6, 2014
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Marina del Rey may not be as chilly as Alaska where the Polar Plunge originated, but the water in February is still cold enough to get your heart racing. On Saturday, February 22, more than 230 people accepted the challenge and participated in the annual Polar Plunge, running, walking and diving into the chilly waters… Read more

High Design Meets Rock ‘N Roll Swagger: An Interactive Tour Of The House Of Rock


  The landmark House Of Rock in Santa Monica is the cover feature in the April issue of Design Bureau, and in conjunction with the exclusive look inside the home, the magazine has launched an interactive online experience that stylishly showcases all that makes this estate property truly one of a kind. For the interactive… Read more

Watching The World’s Best Golfers From The House Of Rock

The landmark Santa Monica estate known as the House of Rock is the “House of Golf” this week as the world’s best golfers, including Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell and Ernie Els, can be seen playing the 13th hole of the Riviera Country Club from the home’s huge grassy yard and stunning flush-edge infinity pool…. Read more

Video: One Night At The House Of Rock

Feb. 5, 2013
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The video above, shot and edited by Rob Lambert, captures the unique lifestyle that can be experienced, if even for just one night, at the landmark residence located at 2009 La Mesa Drive, Santa Monica (aka “The House of Rock“). The 11,000 sq ft home’s state-of-the-art recording studio, designed and curated in collaboration with a multi-Grammy winning… Read more

La Mesa Landmark Estate Featured On HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms


HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms paid a visit to the La Mesa Landmark Estate, the former home of legendary actress/singer Kathryn Grayson, to feature not one but two rooms that satisfy the show’s namesake criteria in cost. The master suite and state-of-the-art recording studio of the historic Santa Monica estate, which spans more than 11,000 square feet of living space, are… Read more

Mauricio Umansky Gives The Insider A Tour Of The House Of Rock

Dec. 13, 2012
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Last night on CBS’s The Insider, Mauricio Umansky, CEO and co-founder of The Agency, gave viewers a tour of the legendary La Mesa Landmark Estate (aka, House of Rock) along with House of Rock founders Elaine Culotti and Jen Vernon. Spanning more than 11,000 square feet of living space and overlooking Riviera Country Club, the estate has… Read more

Wall Street Journal: Santa Monica ‘House of Rock’ Hits Market for $22 Million


The Wall Street Journal first reported yesterday that the La Mesa Landmark Estate at 2009 La Mesa Drive, Santa Monica, referred to on occasion as the “House of Rock,” is on the market; listed by The Agency for $22 Million. As Lauren Schuker Blum of WSJ notes, a partnership led by designer and developer Elaine Culotti owns… Read more

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