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Mid-Century Modern Condo in Landmark Co-Op Complex by Architect Gregory Ain

Welcome to Avenel Homes, a landmark 10-unit cooperative housing development designed by master architect Gregory Ain in 1947. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located in the coveted Ivanhoe School District, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of mid-century modern history and what the Los Angeles Times in 2002 called, a “compact but stylish design [that] may provide a blueprint for L.A.’s future.” Renovated in the early 2000s by architect Michael Folonis, this unit is a must-see.

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Craig Ellwood’s Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece Casa Kundera – 2977 Passmore

“If order and logic are in the Architecture, then Architecture will inevitably compliment nature.” – 1950, Craig Ellwood

Built in 1956 for a graphic designer, legendary architect Craig Ellwood’s mid-century modern masterpiece Casa Kundera returns to the market with a vengeance, fully restored and completely marvelous. For mid-century modern devotees, 2977 Passmore Drive in the Hollywood Hills is a must-see.

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Buyer Beware: These Hollywood Celebrity Homes May Be Haunted

Hollywood has plenty of celebrity tall tales but not nearly as many tales about celebrity hauntings from beyond the grave. This Halloween, take a look at some of Hollywood’s spookiest urban legends of deceased celebrities and the houses they once called home and are now rumored to haunt.

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images, Supermanhomepage.com, Flickfacts.com, Fanpop.com, Baron, Getty Images

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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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