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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz Lists for $23 Million – 2607 Glendower

Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Ennis House has returned to the market seeking a whopping $23 million dollars. The jaw-dropping Los Feliz property’s design is based on ancient Mayan temples and the home is considered to be one of the best examples of Mayan revival architecture in the United States and is perhaps one of the most recognizable and esteemed homes in the world.

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The Legendary El Cabrillo Courtyard Complex in Hollywood – 1838 Grace Ave

A rare unit has opened up in the famed and historic El Cabrillo courtyard complex in Hollywood. Set just below Franklin Blvd., the 10 unit El Cabrillo was originally commissioned by Cecile B. DeMille. DeMille originally built it to house Broadway stage actors moving to Los Angeles to work in sound films. The location was chosen so that it was at the foot of Whitley Heights and DeMille’s studio, which was then Hollywood’s premier address, where Chaplin and Valentino had houses.

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Silver Lake Home by Legendary Mid-Century Architect – 3056 Landa St

The Austrian Spencer House was built in 1937 by a young Raphael Soriano. The architect would later go on to help define the mid-century modern style. He was invited by Arts & Architecture magazine to participate in the Case Study Houses program, Soriano completed his project in 1950. Pioneering in its use of steel in residential construction, the design marks a turning point for the program, later culminating in his colleague Pierre Koenig’ s Case Study House #21 and #22. The Austrian Spencer House is just one of twelve surviving houses built by Soriano.

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Colorful & Cool Mid-Century Modern Los Feliz Hills Home – 2320 Alto Oak Dr

This cool, colorful and updated mid-century modern home is located in the exclusive Oaks section in the Los Feliz hills where all the sleepy streets are named after different types of oak trees. 2320 Alto Oak Drive is a stunning example of mid-century style and boasts incredible views of the canyon, downtown LA, Hollywood, and the Griffith Observatory.

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Reservoir Views at Silver Lake Architectural Masterpiece – 2039 Kenilworth

Incredible mountain and reservoir views are on offer courtesy of The Pettibone Residence in Silver Lake. 2039 Kenilworth is a three bedroom custom made and single owner architectural home designed by master J.G. Kitashima.

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A Mid-Century-style New Build in Silver Lake – 1677 Lucile

Funny, it looks like it could be a mid-century classic from one of our many Los Angeles-based masters of architecture. Yet this three bedroom, three bathroom home was built just this year and though it may share many aspects with a masterpiece by Neutra or Lautner, once you’re inside you’ll find 1677 Lucile has a feel and aesthetic all its own.

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Iconic Pasadena Post and Beam – 1615 Hastings Ranch Drive

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Spectacular Estate on Celebrity Row in Los Feliz – 4848 Los Feliz Blvd

This English-style home is a spectacular one of a kind masterpiece on Celebrity Row in Los Feliz. The quiet, completely private compound boasts six beautiful bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a former chauffeur’s quarters turned detached guesthouse, gardens, sprawling lawns, a swimmers pool, and prominent views of Downtown LA and the Griffith Observatory. It’s a dream home if there ever was one.

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You Could Win this Mid-Century Modern Dream House in Palos Verdes

This Mid-century modern dream home in Palos Verdes could be yours for just $150. The Palos Verdes Art Center’s dream house raffle are offering raffle tickets for a chance to win the Anderson House, a midcentury modern dream home with views of the Pacific Ocean. But maybe you don’t want to live in a oceanfront masterpiece in Palos Verdes? If you win, you can choose between the house or a cool $4 million.

All Photos by Lance Gerber for Palos Verdes Art Center

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Los Angeles’s Iconic Film Houses by Wright, Neutra, Lautner, & more

Sometimes Los Angeles essentially feels like one sprawling studio backlot. We have some of the most iconic movie and TV houses in the world. It doesn’t hurt that some of these were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, or John Lautner. Below are 9 of the 10 most recognizable, architecturally significant, scene stealing houses in Tinseltown. The 10th was recently demolished so it didn’t make the cut. That’s show business (or real estate) for you.

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