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Originally from the metro Detroit area, he headed east for college and graduated Princeton University, receiving an AB in History with High Honors. There he focused his independent work on the history of architecture, town planning and urban design. Cities have always fascinated him and his clients find him always current on the patterns of redevelopment and change in the modern metropolis.
He has in-depth experience in selling and leasing single-family houses, income properties and condominium apartments. His first ten years in Real Estate sales with Brown Harris Stevens in Manhattan and then Coldwell Banker, by necessity involved dealing with lofts, co-ops and every other kind of multi-unit living. His East Coast years began with extensive relocation and leasing experience, and culminated with several sales of historic brownstones in the West Village.
After relocating to Los Angeles, he joined the firm in 2006. He has since represented sellers in the marketing of residences located from Malibu to Downtown, and from Burbank to Venice. Michael is also Crosby Doe Associates’ commercial specialist, working with clients who seek a superior caliber of commercial properties for lease, sale and live-work needs.
Among past listings are residences designed by: Frederick Fisher & Partners, John Lautner, Allyn Morris, Jerrold Lomax, Stephen Ehrlich & Don Hensman of Case-Study firm Buff & Hensman. As is the tradition of the firm, America’s first to specialize in the marketing of great architecture, he goes wherever there are properties of distinction within Southern California. For buyers, his broad knowledge of diverse neighborhoods affords a comparative expertise rare in the local community.
The Lois and Roger Kennedy Studio/Residence #3, 1970. It is easy to understand why the genius of Roger Kennedy's work in residential architecture is not well known; he only designed three houses for himself and his wife Lois.
On a private cul-de-sac with views out to the Pacific, this light-filled structure was built in 1940 by sculptress Ada May Sharpless with a double-height living room to serve as her home & studio.
No house should ever be on the hill…. It should belong to the hill." Frank Lloyd Wright's dictum, brilliantly expressed at Fallingwater, is well embodied in the Reed Residence in Malibu.
First offering: The DeVault Residence, 1958, Herbert Kameon, AIA. The tenets of Organic Architecture as espoused by Wright and Harris are strictly adhered to in what is reputed to be Herbert Kameon’s first residential commission.
Cliff May, native Californian & a self-taught builder of genius, built his entire career on the premise that houses here should all but compel us outdoors into the sunshine every day.
That the life-enhancing exhilarating power of great architecture has nothing to do with size is proven & experienced here at Domus Solaris.
The Payne Residence 2007. Christopher Payne, A.I.A. Exemplary contemporary modernism on a street-to-street double-lot with sweeping views, lap pool & a separate studio in Los Feliz?s Franklin Hills.
Classic one-story modern estate on a nearly acre-lot in the heart of Royal Oaks offers one of the finest combination of house, pool, yard and privacy to be found anywhere.
When approaching its Sunset Plaza view site, the sculptural simplicity of the Lomax Residence is arresting.
Majestically straddling the high ridge just above Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, this classic and rare Egyptian Revival Residence built in 1924 affords remarkable two-way views of both Griffith Park, and the city at your feet below.
A north-facing hillside presents a special challenge. At the Spanner Residence (1968) mid-century master architect Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A. developed a solution in which light and space are gloriously one.
Cliff Burlew Associates Design. This exceptionally pristine mid-century modern residence in Encino South of the Boulevard summarizes all the characteristics of the style the world knows as the "California House."
Live/work opportunity - In the midst of one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods is this free-standing loft building with a soaring bow-truss roof, upper-floor bedroom, roof deck, and limitless potential.
Post & beam living in the canyon with cook’s kitchen among the pines in upper Benedict Canyon.
In the foothills above Burbank is the rarest of rarities, part Tiki fantasy, part sleek mid-century. Magical multi-terraced rear yard with large pool, fountains and lava sculptures need only a DJ for entertaining nirvana.
Welcome to the world of gracious living at The Somerset. This two-bedroom condominium enjoys excellent privacy, with treetop views of the quiet street below; all opens to a sunny western exposure.
Desirable Arts & Crafts duplex offers tremendous charm in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz.
A 1929 beach cottage with considerable charm above three garage spaces (note: prewar dimensions!) with an enormous, gorgeously planted front garden.
Morris? own home, daringly cantilevered into a Silver Lake hillside, was described by Julius Shulman as '[the] best work [Morris] ever did.' Trained as an engineer and first apprenticed to Lloyd Wright.
This mid-century 1-story residence has the bosky atmosphere of a grown-up tree-house.
What is unequivocally one of the City's most desireable hideaways pad is now available for lease.
Sophisticated modernism by the beach--completed in 2001, this U-shaped glass, cement, steel & wood residence accomplishes the rare feat of combining a minimalist aesthetic with both comfort and a rich yet understated luxury.
Elegantly remodeled West Hollywood 2 bedroom with two sleek modern baths in an intimate mid-block pool-courtyard building is ready for its close-up.
Like a graft of a new stalk on old roots, Emily Jagoda's architecture grows from historic California architectural precedent, yet blossoms with new fruit.
Sited high above the Sunset Strip with sweeping views out to Catalina and the distant Port of Los Angeles from nearly every room, this restored and re-interpreted Traditional residence from the 1920s beautifully integrates modernist elements.