The 580-square-foot Hollywood abode of Vincent Kartheiser features an outdoor seating area around a fire pit.
At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together. Architects Jeff Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle of L.A.-based firm Standard arranged their two main living spaces in an L-shape to maximize a sense of transparency.
Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four months of hands-on hard work—managing subcontractors, sourcing materials, driving the front loader—she completed the design at $200 per square foot.
With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments. As the renovation began, resident Joe DeMarie would talk with Bubeshko about certain details in the apartments, namely the owners’ unit where they had both lived.
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today. The front door is tucked under a cantilevered terrace.
Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.
A good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered midcentury house into a family home for the ages.
The clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.
Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own hands—and found a new career in the process.
With new owners, a locally renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne. The resulting house of courtyards, shelves, and even some repurposed car parts is a hybrid sensation.
By putting solar power and recycled materials to use, Eric Garcetti and his partner transformed a mid-century house on a cozy hillside plot into a sustainable home with garden terraces and panoramic views.
A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.
A 500-square-foot trailer renovation proves that living small doesn't mean sacrificing good design.
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown. Formerly a restaurant, punk rock night club, and furniture warehouse, the Berniers’ loft is anything but boring.
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.
Architect Barbara Bestor's Silver Lake house a seamless mix of raw materials with vibrant colors and a natural blend of both the indoors and outdoors.
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.