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It isn’t often the rare masterpieces by some of the world’s most iconic and visionary architects come available for sale, offering lucky home seekers the opportunity to own some of the most coveted real estate in the world. With extensive experience representing some of the most prestigious properties, The Agency’s current portfolio includes an exceptional collection of architecturally significant homes, from Phoenix to Beverly Hills, Palm Springs to South Florida.

6836 N. 36TH STREET | PHOENIX

The desert has always been an inspiring canvas for the world’s renowned architects, including the famed Frank Lloyd Wright. The last home designed by the master architect, 6836 N. 36th Street is an iconic masterpiece and one of only 14 circular homes

Nothing says summer like a sparkling, sun-drenched pool beckoning you to unwind with a frozen cocktail in hand. We invite you to enjoy this dose of summer inspiration, featuring some of our favorite pools, from the Sunset Strip to Indian Wells, from the Hollywood Hills to Palm Springs.

1307 SIERRA ALTA WAY | LOS ANGELES

This stunning architectural marvel off the Sunset Strip, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Rouja Koleva, is centered around the outdoor experience, where water features, a grassy lawn and sun-soaked terraces lead to the zero-edge swimming pool and sprawling adjacent cabana. And there’s much more than initially meets the eye. The lower level of the home offers alluring views of the pool from below; a view that is the

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The Agency was thrilled to take part in one of the world's most fascinating and unique festivals, Modernism Week, which recently wrapped its signature February event in Palm Springs. The annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture featured more than 250 events, including architectural bus tours, lectures, and signature home tours. The Agency was on-hand for the much-anticipated debut of Desert Palisades, the last hillside enclave situated along the storied, sun-drenched landscape of Chino Canyon.  

Entry GatePoised to become the new model for extraordinary, modern architectural vision, Desert Palisades is a collection of 110 homesites, each appointed to preserve the natural

Blog_QA With David Ko Old Hollywood Inspiration A native Angeleno and regarded design scholar, architect David Ko grew up admiring the 1920s and 30s bungalows and Spanish courtyards that dominated Hancock Park and West Hollywood. As a teenager he would spend hours on foot, exploring local neighborhoods and sketching old homes on strolls around Los Angeles, and it was these early outings that inspired him to pursue a career in architecture. Ko is widely recognized in the field for his honest and timeless approach to building, looking to the past to shape and inform the way he approaches design today. One of Ko’s latest projects involved designing several homes at the newly-built Country Ridge Estates, a community represented by The Agency’s Craig Knizek and Michelle Schwartz We recently sat down with…

Blog_4444 Libbit Ave Encino Historic Architecure and Design The San Fernando Valley is filled with an abundance of rich history and architecture, and Encino is one of its most vibrant, character-rich neighborhoods. Famed architect Martin Stern Jr. was a major influence in designing  one of the neighborhood’s most popular communities, Encino Village, during the mid-1950s, with many other acclaimed designers making their mark since then.  Many of the buildings and homes were originally designed with traditional architecture in mind and have maintained their charm over the years. In fact, just strolling along many streets, including Ventura Boulevard, you can still see some of the original eye-catching architecture today. The Agency's own Craig Knizek is well-versed on the area's most historic homes, including the…

Blog_Pav This is what happens when some of the world’s most renowned designers and architects re-envision the classic: ultra-modern pre-fab pavilions to accentuate your outdoor living spaces delivered right to your backyard. These “bespoke architectural collectibles” offer fresh new spaces for classy entertaining, seeking refuge or they can simply stand alone as innovative works of art. Revolution is a unique collaboration to create prefabricated structures including pavilions and homes. Its roster of over thirty globally respected designers and architects includes Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, Kengo Kuma, Marmol Radziner, the late Zaha Hadid, Kravitz Design, Fernando Romero and David Salle. They are all brought together by real estate developer and art collector…

Blog_Dubai Rumored to be one of the supreme engineering marvels of its time circa 600 BC, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon has inspired an ambitious, modern-day architectural feat. Emaar Properties is building on the mythical “tall tale” as it transforms Dubai’s skyline with the world’s tallest skyscraper—again. Emaar is also the developer of the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest building. Emaar unveiled plans to construct The Tower, whose upper observation decks are modeled after the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Designed by neo-futurist architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the super-scraper features a slim profile with a floating oval-shaped bud ascending to the top. The observation areas will serve as…

Blog_Skyline The most iconic skyline in the world will soon feature a new 65-story tower, with a twist. Renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is bringing his signature style to Manhattan’s West Side, unveiling plans for The Spiral, a 1,005-foot Manhattan office tower that will occupy an entire block on Tenth Avenue and Hudson Boulevard, between 34th and 35th Streets. The latest creation from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will feature a series of landscaped terraces ascending like a coiling ribbon around the building, creating a continuous green pathway circling to the top of the skyscraper. Every floor of the tower seamlessly connects to hanging gardens, where tenants will be able to enjoy majestic views of Manhattan’s skyline and the Hudson River from…

Blog_Buildinga The tallest building in London will soon be unveiled in the capital's financial district, known as City of London. The skyscraper, 1 Undershaft, will factor in at 1,015 feet above sea level and be surrounded by other towering structures, including 22 Leadenhall Street (734 feet) and 30 St. Mary Axe (590 feet). Designed by London-based firm Eric Parry Architects, 1 Undershaft will boast 73 floors of office space and accommodate approximately 10,000 people. _Blog_Building-2aLocated directly across the Thames from 1 Undershaft is the Shard skyscraper. Completed in 2013, the Renzo Piano-designed building stands at 1,003 feet, making it the tallest building in London proper and the European Union. Since 1 Undershaft will be constructed on an elevated portion of the city, it…

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Hacienda De La Paz is a work of art, a preservation of design, a testament to history and passion.

Few properties in North America rival the beauty, craftsmanship and architectural significance of Hacienda De La Paz, a breathtaking eight-acre estate nestled along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Capturing sweeping ocean, mountain and city views, the estate’s palatial splendor and unimaginable tranquility must be experienced to be believed. To celebrate the launch of this exquisite 19th century Andalusian estate represented by Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky, The Agency opened the gates for an exclusive broker preview Thursday, January 14 welcoming 400 agents from Los Angeles, South Bay and Palos Verdes. Blog_HDLP_2Guests were treated to a tour of the…